2020-2021 e-Chapter Board

Current Board



            President                                             Christine Hallas

            President-Elect                                    Sarah Scheuermann

            Treasurer                                             Deborah Stone

            Secretary                                             Melissa Nunn




            Legislative                                           Linda Frye/ Nancy Cavanaugh

            Communication/Newsletter                  Amy Manion

            Membership                                        Jaime Panton

            Education/CE                                      Hannah Pressler

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Dr. Christine Hallas specializes as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)/child abuse PNP.

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Sarah Scheuermann
President Elect
Dr. Sarah Scheuermann is a pediatric nurse practitioner at Children's International Medical Group in Lacombe, La, where she serves children in primary care practice. She also developed and leads an interdisciplinary, comprehensive obesity care program delivered via televisits and serving multiple clinics, providers, and patients throughout Louisiana.
thumbnail imageDeborah A. Stone

Deborah Stone is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner working full time at Wolfeboro Pediatrics in Wolfeboro, NH, since 2001. In this role, she provides primary care to children and adolescents and performs ental health assessments as a Pediatric Mental Health Specialist. She is also part-time faculty at the University of Southern Maine School of Nursing, teaching pediatrics in the graduate program. During the summer, she works as a camp nurse and PNP. She is certified as a Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner through ANCC and is also certified as a Pediatric Mental Health Specialist through PNCB.

Melissa Nunn

Dr. Melissa Nunn is a pediatric nurse practitioner with over 9 years of experience working in pediatrics.  She received her Pediatric NP Primary Care MSN degree from Vanderbilt University in 2015 and recently completed her Pediatric NP Acute Care Program with Vanderbilt University.  She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from LSU Health New Orleans in 2019.  She is the Director of Advance Practice at Children’s Hospital New Orleans and acts as an administrative liaison for the facility’s nurse practitioners and physician assistants.  She is also an instructor and lead faculty for the pediatric nurse practitioner programs at LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing. She currently practices in the Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital.  She holds leadership positions in and is an active member in multiple professional organizations at the national and state level along with volunteering in her community.  She resides in New Orleans with her husband, Will, and their black lab, Rex.    

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Jaime Panton
Immediate Past President and Membership Chair

Dr. Panton recently moved to the New York City area where she has been hired as the Program Director for the Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program at Columbia University and a hospitalist PNP in the progressive care unit at Morgan Stanley.

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Linda Frye
Past President and Legislative Chair

Dr. Linda Frye is a retired associate professor of pediatric nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at the University of Texas at Arlington.  She has been a nurse since 1978 and an APRN since 1996 with experience in otolaryngology, school health, general pediatrics, and developmental, behavioral, and mental health. Linda’s funded research includes autism spectrum disorder and nursing education. She has spoken at the local, state, and national levels on autism spectrum disorder advocacy, toxic stress, trauma informed care, and developmental, behavioral, and mental health in school age children. She is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Nursing Scholarship. Linda has been an active member of NAPNAP since 1996 and has served at the national level as a member of the nomination’s committee, conference planning committee, and continuing education committee. At the chapter level, she served as secretary, president, and legislative chair of the eChapter. She served as secretary and chair of the Developmental, Behavioral, and Mental Health Special Interest Group.

Nancy Cavanaugh
Past-President, Legislative Chair
Health Policy Past Chair and Committee
Past Member-at-Large

Nancy Cavanaugh is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in community and school healthcare. She has been a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners since 1979, when she began her practice as a pediatric nurse practitioner. She serves as a valuable mentor, resource, and leader within the NAPNAP e-Chapter.

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Hannah Pressler
Past President and Education Chair

Dr. Hannah Pressler worked as a primary care PNP with a sub specialty in child maltreatment until 1997 when she began working full time as a child maltreatment PNP. She is currently retired clinically and from teaching in the Simmons online FNP program. Dr. Pressler is active in her national professional organizations and remains active in Maine State professional volunteer activities that impact the life of children and victims of violence.
Amy Manion
Communications Chair

Dr. Amy Manion serves the e-Chapter as communications. She maintains the electronic media sites and produces the quarterly e-Chapter newsletters. Dr. Manion is an Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Rush University, Chicago, IL She also practices a primary care PNP at Northwestern Children's Practice, Chicago, IL