Your Chapter Board

President: Sarah Pihl, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC

Sarah Pihl, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC, received her Acute Care PNP degree in 2009 from Rush University. Currently, Sarah works on Hospital Medicine providing care at CHCO and for the Eagle County community at Vail Health. She recently received recognition as a Clinical Expert from the Department of Pediatrics.

Past President and Membership Chair: Julie Zavala, DNP, CPNP-PC

Julie Zavala, DNP, CPNP-PC, (she/her/hers) works in school-based health centers for Every Child Pediatrics in the Metro Denver area. Julie has been an active member of our Chapter for over 20 years!  In her free time she loves to garden, hike, take photos and travel.

Treasurer: Alison Conley, MSN, CPNP-PC

Alison Conley, MSN, CPNP-PC, received her graduate training at the University of Central Florida (Go Knights! Charge On!). Currently she works at CHCO, caring for children with epilepsy. She has been a member of NAPNAP since 2005. Alison is the mom of three boys (ages 13, 9, and 7).

Secretary: Mary Conyers, MSN, CPNP-PC

Mary Conyers, MSN, CPNP-PC, graduated with her masters degree from CU in 2019.  She works at CHCO in a split role between the Child Health Clinic and Special Care Clinic. She enjoys living in Colorado and spending as much time as possible with family and being in the mountains.

Education Co-Chair: Jennifer Rosen, CPNP-PC, MPH

Jennifer Rosen, CPNP-PC, MPH, works at the Young Mothers and Families Clinic and Child Health Clinic at CHCO.  She is a Senior Instructor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing. Her clinical interests include health promotion and adolescent care. In her free time she likes skiing with her family.

Education Co-Chair: Melissa Christie, MSN, CPNP-PC

Melissa Christie, MSN, CPNP-PC, is an Instructor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado and provides primary care to children with complex medical needs at CHCO. Her special interest is providing care to resettling refugee children. Melissa enjoys spending time in the Colorado sunshine with her partner.

Communication Chair: Sarah Bascand, MSN, CPNP-PC

Sarah Bascand, MSN, CPNP-PC, is currently working at Children's Hospital Colorado in Interventional Radiology. When she is not working you can find her at a pottery wheel, spending time outside, and traveling. She enjoy taking advantage of everything that Denver has to offer. 

Legislative Chair and Website Chair: Jess Francois, DNP, CPNP-PC

Jess Francois, DNP, CPNP-PC, graduated from Rush University, and will start in a primary care practice this fall. Jess has a passion for advocacy work and serves on the health policy committee for NAPNAP. She loves  camping with her husband and daughter.