Orange County NAPNAP Chapter

NAPNAP National Conference and Updates!

Posted about 1 month ago by Linda Scott-Katz

Dear Members,

Below are a few updates that I wanted to share with you.



What an exciting National Conference in New Orleans!  Thank you for the opportunity to represent our chapter and meet with PNP leaders from across the nation. Our organization is filled with so many compassionate, intelligent and caring professionals and I am honored to be part of this.  Over 1800 attendees were present with many more attending live stream on Friday.  The E-chapter did a phenomenal job hosting. 


CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Margaret Brady, PhD, CPNP, RN on being awarded the Henry K. Silver award.  Your dedication to pediatric health care, education and leadership is inspiring.  Well deserved.


Conference keynote speaker was Mona Hanna-Attish, MD, MPH, FAAP who spoke on the Flint Water Crisis and her role in recognizing the lead contamination.  Very inspiring message.  You can learn more in her book: What the Eyes Don't See.  My favorite quote she shared is this, "It's better to build strong children than to repair broken men" by Frederick Douglass, 1855.  True then and even more so today.  That about sums up what we need to do.


Some of the new things I learned were that vape pens are now incorporated into hoodies, just in the drawstring area and that cannaboid hyperemesis syndrome exists.


Mark your calendars for March 25-28, 2020 when National Conference comes to LONG BEACH, CA.  Consider submitting an abstract to present or if you have a speaker or topic suggestion, please contact Judi at




On behalf of the board, big thanks to Cheryl Deters for her service as Continuing Education Chair and Deirdre Fitz-William in her role as President-Elect.  We appreciate your time and efforts on the board.




Serving your chapter is a great way to grow professionally, network with fellow PNPs and give back.  The time commitment is small and the rewards are great.  We are looking for a Continuing Education Chair and President-Elect.  If you would like to volunteer yourself for one of these roles or would like to volunteer for any other position, please let us know.  Feel free to call Judi at 714-609-2176 if you have any questions.


CAPITOL HILL DAY will take place in Washington DC November 2-4, 2019.  I am looking forward to attending and hope others will join in to advocate for children at the national level.




Don't miss the opportunity to shape the future of your association! Meet the 2019 slate of candidates and make your selections through the voting site link below. Voting ends on March 29.  Please vote as soon as possible.  It takes less than 5 minutes.

Please follow these steps to vote on-line:


Go to

Log in with your NAPNAP username and password.

Click on the blue Vote Now button, which will appear next to the My Account Button in the upper right corner of your screen, and follow the on-line voting instructions.

Once you verify your selection and cast your vote, your vote will be final, and you will not be able to make any changes.

You will see an on-screen confirmation that your vote has been accepted.

If you have challenges logging in to the NAPNAP website, please email or call (877) 662-7627.


If you have difficulty with the voting site, please contact Election-America at 1-866-514-2995 or


Thank you for voting today!


Again, I am very proud to be part of NAPNAP and honored to care for the children and families we serve.  I hope you will consider getting or staying involved in NAPNAP.




Judi Leonard

Orange County NAPNAP Chapter President