Meet the Board

Meet The Board

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.

President Elect: Adebola “Bola” Olarewaju, PhD, MS, CPNP

Bola completed her bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of Southern California, master’s degree in nursing at UCSF, and recently graduated from UC Davis with a PhD in Nursing Science & Health Care Leadership. During her doctoral program she served as a teaching assistant to nurse practitioner and physician assistant students, was a class representative, was secretary of the Graduate Health Professions Council, and was a Global Education for All Fellow. Bola has been a pediatric nurse practitioner for 7 years and currently works as a nurse practitioner in the department of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery at UC Davis Health specializing in critical airways, cleft and craniofacial anomalies. She hopes to advance nursing practice through scholarship and leadership at home and abroad.

Treasurer: Mary Le, CPNP-AC, MSN, BSN

Mary grew up in Calgary, Canada. She completed her bachelors of nursing at the
University of Calgary and her Master’s degree at UCSF in the pediatric acute care NP program with a minor in Global Health. Her professional roles have included working as a PNP in the Pediatric HIV Clinic, a NICU follow up program and now as an inpatient pediatric surgery NP. Her interest include training and working with nurses abroad and her work with a nonprofit organization has helped included teaching neonatal care to nurses in DR Congo and Vietnam.

Secretary: Katrina Swartz, CPNP-AC, MSN

Katrina Swartz is a graduate of Duke University. She currently works as a Pediatric Surgery Nurse Practitioner at Kaiser Roseville and Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California.

CEU Chair: Kimberly Matchell, MPA, BSN, RN

Kimberly is originally from the Northeast and has been an RN for 19 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Connecticut and her Master of Public Administration for Nurse Leaders from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She has 19 years’ experience in neonatal, pediatric, and adult critical care nursing. In 2011, she came to Northern California to work for REACH air medical services as a flight nurse and member of their neonatal transport team at the Concord base. She is currently working as an adjunct pediatric clinical faculty at Samuel Merritt University while enrolled as a Master of Science in Nursing Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care student at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, class of 2023. 

Health Policy: Robyn Huey Lao, DNP, CPNP-AC, MSN, BSN

Robyn is originally from the Bay Area and has been an NP for 11 years. She received her Masters in Nursing from UCSF in the Pediatric Acute Care NP program and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in Healthcare Leadership from USF.  She was a Pediatric ICU (PICU) nurse at UCSF and started a PICU/transport NP program at UCSF as part of her doctoral project.  She has been practicing in pediatric surgery for 9 years. She helped launch the pediatric general surgery program at Shriners Northern California, and helped UCD become one of the first Level 1 Children’s Surgery Centers verified by the American College of Surgery.  She was a past president of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)- San Francisco chapter, and is excited to help start a chapter in Sacramento.