PNP with Child The Virginia: Hampton Roads Chapter of NAPNAP is dedicated to serving infants, children, adolescents, young adults and parents in the Southeastern Virginia area by providing educational programs, networking opportunities and resources for pediatric health care professionals. The Chapter serves the geographic area of Southeastern Virginia known as Hampton Roads. The region includes nine cities, surrounding counties in Virginia from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach. The Chapter also serves the northeastern counties and cities of North Carolina and the Eastern Shore of Virginia. There is a strong military presence in the region with seventeen bases from all services.
The members of the chapter come from many types of practices including primary care, specialty practice and university faculty.   The Chapter was founded in 1996 with a charter membership of seventeen. Since that small beginning, over 170 healthcare providers have enjoyed membership. The Chapter maintains approximately 65 active members each year. The primary focus of the organization is to provide continuing education activities for the membership and pediatric health care providers of all disciplines. The Chapter hosts dinner/continuing education meetings several times each year. This meeting is usually free to members. On rare occasions, there may be a nominal charge to offset the cost of the meal. The Chapter hosts other continuing education events as needed and upon request. 

Katherine S. Robeson Award

On occasion, the Chapter presents the Katherine S. Robeson Award to a nurse who has exhibited outstanding leadership in the area of pediatric nursing. This award is named for the first president of the chapter, whose tireless effort and leadership made the Chapter a reality.

Addie McDuffie - 2017

Cynthia D. Fisher – 2005

Cyndi Fisher is recognized for her contributions to the fight to overcome childhood obesity in the Hampton Roads area. As the manager for the Health You program at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, she has been instrumental in the development of their childhood obesity program.

Anne C. Campbell – 2004

Anne Campbell has been a leader in the asthma awareness and reduction programs of the Hampton Roads area. As the chair of the local asthma coalition, she lead the development of their program involving multiple agencies and school systems in the area cities. As a dedicated volunteer for Operation Smile International, her activities have assisted children with maxillofacial defects and their families around the globe

Karen S. Rance & Jennifer L. McMurray – 2003

Karen S. Rance has been recognized for her effort to implement and disseminate a successful nurse practitioner developed treatment protocol for asthma through research and education. Jennifer L. McMurray has been recognized for her effort to change the legal environment of the Commonwealth to allow nurse practitioners to partner with physicians in the ownership of a healthcare practice.

Fawn R. Snow – 2002

Fawn R. Snow has been recognized for her effort to implement child passenger safety and pediatric injury prevention programs in the local military community through the emergency department at Portsmouth Naval Hospital.

Cynthia A. Trent – 2001

Cindy Trent is recognized for her overall leadership efforts during the preceding year to increase public and professional recognition of the PNP role.

Stephanie Marangoni – 2000

Stephanie Marangoni was instrumental in the expansion of prescriptive privileges of nurse practitioners in the Commonwealth to include schedule II – IV controlled substances.

E. Jane Servonsky – 1999

E. Jane Servonsky, PhD developed and taught the first pediatric nurse practitioner program in Hampton Roads. This program began as a joint project of Norfolk State University and Old Dominion University. Eventually Old Dominion University, assumed the entire program and Dr. Servonsky went to Hampton University to design and implement the PNP program there. (as a historical note of trivia, Norfolk State University and Old Dominion University are not allowed under federal regulations to offer identical degrees unless those degrees were in place prior to the passage of Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972.)

W Lawrence Daniels – 1998

Larry Daniels is recognized for his work in child passenger safety. As one of the first 100 instructors in the nation for the Standardized Child Passenger Safety Curriculum, he brought child passenger safety to the providers of Hampton Roads. Obtaining funding through the Department of Motor Vehicles, he developed a training program for providers across the region, developing programs in hospitals and led others to help prevent the leading cause of death of children.

Katherine S. Robeson – 1997

Through her untiring efforts and leadership abilities, Kathie Robeson made this Chapter possible. Her attention to detail, follow-through and tenacity brought together the PNP’s of Hampton Roads.

Past Presidents

Deborah Murray, DNP, CPNP – 2014
Juli Granica, MSN, FNP – 2013
Rebecca Myers, MSN, CPNP – 2011
Shanna Kreitinger, MSN, CPNP – 2010
Jessica A. Parrott, MSN, CPNP – 2009
Martha A. Jones, MS, CPNP – 2008
Jennifer L. McMurray, MSN, CNNP, CPNP – 2007
Melanie J. Wilhelm,MSN, CPNP – 2006
Karen S. Rance, MSN, CPNP – 2005
W Lawrence Daniels, MSN, CPNP – 2003, 2004
Cynthia D. Fisher, MSN, CPNP – 2002
Karen S. Rance, MSN, CPNP – 2001
Cynthia A. Trent, MS, CPNP – 2000
Jennifer L. McMurray, MSN, CPNP, CNNP – 1999
Susanne T. Potter, MSN, CPNP – 1998
Anne A. Norwood, MSN, PNP – 1997
Katherine S. Robeson, MSN, CPNP – 1996