President's Message

President's Message

NAPNAP - Los Angeles Chapter Members. 

As your 2023-2024 President, I would like to welcome you to the LA Chapter of NAPNAP. Thank you for your patience as the LA Chapter Board transitioned some board chairs earlier this year. We would like to thank all the recent past board members for all their ongoing contributions in making this chapter as successful as it is.  

We appreciate those who have completed the 2023 Membership Survey and given us insights as to what you would like the chapter to focus on for the next year. You can still fill it out here: 

NAPNAP continues to strive for expertise and advocacy in the pediatric population. Our chapter will continue to provide professional development, networking, and chapter engagement opportunities including: 

  • Quarterly Chapter Meetings for all members. The dates will be sent out to the email you provided ahead of time.

  • Chapter Newsletters. 

  • Complementary CEU Dinners and Conferences. 

  • Annual Professional and Scholarship Awards to be given at our End of the Year Luncheon in the Summer months. 

  • Participation in State Legislation via the NAPNAP CA Chapters Collaborative to advance child health initiatives. 

  • Networking opportunities with local hospital leadership, pediatric clinicians, and community outreach programs.

  • Annual participation with Project Linus: 

  • NAPNAP Group Membership Fee Discounts. The list of applicable sites can be found here:

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any suggestions or thoughts you would like to address concerning our organization. 




Karen Acevedo, MS, RN, PNP-PC

President, Los Angeles Chapter


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