About Us

Upstate New York NAPNAP Chapter

We are the Upstate New York Chapter.  We are based in Rochester, New York, but cover Upstate  New York from Rochester to Albany (including Syracuse and surrounding counties)


Mission Statement:

Promoting optimal health for children through leadership, practice, advocacy, education, and research.

About Us

Upstate NY NAPNAP Chapter Board Members


President: Johanna Stump-Siembor, RN, CRPNP, PMHS

                  PNP in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at GCH
                  Email: johanna_stumpsiembor@urmc.rochester.edu

President-Elect: Katie Locke, MSN, RN, C-PNP

                           GCH@S - 7-North Inpatient Pediatrics

                           Email: Kaitlyn_Locke@urmc.rochester.edu

Stacey Abbott, MSN, APRN, PPCNP-BC

                  Special Care and Newborn Nursery

                  Unity Hospital|Rochester Regional Health
                  Email: stacey.abbott@rochesterregional.org

Treasurer: Bethany Jovkovski, MSN, RN, PPCNP-BC

                  Panorama Pediatric Group

                  Email: Bethanny.Jovkovski@gmail.com

Educational Coordinator: Pamela Herendeen, DNP, PPCNP-BC
                                         Director of Education for the National NAPNAP Foundation Board
                                         Associate Professor- Wegmans School of Nursing, St. John Fisher

                                         Email: pherendeen@sjfc.edu

Membership Coordinator: Emily Hermann, MSN, RN, PPCNP-BC

                                          URMC Pediatric Orthopedics

                                           Email: emily_hermann@urmc.rochester.edu

Legislative Representative:

Manager of Chapter Website: TBA

Social Media: 
                                     Danielle Stratton, DNP, RN, PPCNP-BC
                                     Primary Care Provider
                                     English Road Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

                                     Email: dstratton.dnp@outlook.com

Board Member: Amy Realbuto, PNP, RN, CPNP-PC

                          GCH- Division of Adolescent Medicine

                          Email: Amy_Realbuto@urmc.rochester.edu

Student Representative: TBA


Administrative Support: Alisa Shackelton
Email: ashackelton@urmc.rochester.edu



With over 7,500 members, NAPNAP is the professional association for PNPs and other advanced practice nurses who care for children. Established in 1973, NAPNAP has been actively advocating for  children's health by: providing funding, education, and research opportunities to PNPs; and producing and distributing educational materials to parents and families. NAPNAP prides itself in the caliber of its members, which includes national child health care experts, respected authors, distinguished faculty, and practicing professionals.