About Us

Who We Are...

Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs) are very special health care providers who are dedicated to improving children's health. PNPs have advanced education in pediatric nursing and health care and they serve children and families in an extensive range of practice settings. Working with pediatricians and other health care providers, PNPs have been enhancing the health care of children for over thirty years. (NAPNAP website, www.napnap.org)

What We Do...

PNPs serve as pediatric health care providers for well and ill children of all ages. Many parents choose a PNP as their child's health care provider knowing they will receive individualized quality health care.

Where We Work...

PNPs may practice in a variety of settings that include but are not limited to primary care settings, such as pediatric offices or clinics, as well as acute care settings, such as hospitals, surgical centers or specialty clinics. (NAPNAP website, www.napnap.org) PNPs are increasingly found in school based health centers at many schools and urgent care centers/emergency rooms at many children's hospitals.

Our Mission Statement...

The Mission of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) is to Promote optimal health for children through leadership, practice, advocacy, education and research (NAPNAP website, www.napnap.org)

The San Joaquin Valley Chapter...

The San Joaquin Valley Chapter (SJV) of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) is the local affiliate of the national organization. This affiliate organizes local educational conferences, and provides networking, educational opportunities, and scholarships for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and students throughout the San Joaquin Valley. Founded in 1981, our chapter has increased membership to over 99 members in the San Joaquin Valley. 

2022-2023 Board Members

President: Pam Marsh                                                    
Secretary: Lauren Bradley                         
Treasurer: Cassie Anderson                                         
Legislative Chair: Pam Marsh
CE Chairs: Minal Patel & Melissa Martz                                                           
Membership Chairs: Kelly Folmer & Elise Monel
Communications: Lauren Bradley

2021-2022 Board Members

President: Karen Acevedo                                                        
Secretary: Linda Giglio                              
Treasurer: Minal Patel                                          
Legislative Chair: Pam Marsh      
CE Chair: Minal Patel                                                          
Membership & Communications: Lauren Bradley

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