Anne DeBattista

Past DBMH SIG co-chair, Anne, is running for NAPNAP President-elect! Read Anne's candidate statement here:

I am wholeheartedly committed to NAPNAP’s national goals and objectives. As a chair of the Developmental Behavioral Mental Health (DBMH) SIG I had the honor of working with outstanding APRNs to achieve several important goals over the three years I was an officer. One way our SIG increased engagement was to create the opportunity to build relationships through a social venue connected to the national conference. Together we created and achieved goals and initiatives that aligned with the national strategic plan. My background and experience have prepared me to serve NAPNAP as the president-elect. At Stanford Children’s Health, I have a clinical, teaching, research and administrative role in the department of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. I direct the Stanford contributions of a countywide grant funded project to improve access and care for children with special needs, including a medical-community collaborative roundtable and colocation of developmental behavioral pediatric services in primary care. Additional leadership roles include being the first APRN to serve on the Board of Directors of the Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. My doctoral dissertation research was a longitudinal study focused on factors that influence outcomes and adaptive behavior trajectories of children born prematurely. Through this work, I appreciated the influence of medical and social disparities on outcomes of the children and families we serve. NAPNAP is an organization primed to lead nationwide efforts for improving healthcare service delivery and outcomes for children. I value the partnerships and collaborations that facilitate exemplary care in our field. I am proud to be a pediatric nurse practitioner among so many esteemed colleagues. If elected as president-elect, I will do my best to facilitate the important work of NAPNAP. Lastly, if elected I will support efforts to fulfill NAPNAP’s mission to empower pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses(APRNs) and our inter-professional partners to enhance child and family health through leadership, advocacy, professional practice, education and research.