President: Melissa De La Mora, PNP-BC, MSN, CLE
Melissa grew up in Placerville, graduated from UC Berkeley, and then obtained her Masters in Nursing from Yale in 2010. In 2017, she became a Certified Lactation Educator. Her professional career has included both pediatric primary care and hospitalist positions. She was the first Nurse Practitioner to provide newborn care at Alta Bates Medical Center in Berkeley. Through UCSF School of Nursing, she has precepted many pediatric nurse practitioner students, lectured, and taught a seminar course. After moving to Sacramento, she began working at Mercy San Juan Hospital where she primarily cares for newborns. Throughout her career, she has enjoyed working with new parents, collaborating with clinicians of all backgrounds, and mentoring and teaching future nurse practitioners.