APAPP Welcomes New Pediatric Pulm Committee Chairs

APAPP is excited to announce the appointment of Alexandra Kacena, APRN-NP, CPNP-PC, and Emily Simmons, APRN-NP, CPNP-PC, as our new Pediatric Pulmonary Committee Co-Chairs!

Alexandra and Emily are highly respected pulmonary APPs with extensive experience caring for children with respiratory conditions. They are passionate about advocating for the needs of this vulnerable population and are committed to advancing the practice of pediatric pulmonary medicine.

Experts In Their Field

Alexandra brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new role. She has a long history of working in pediatric pulmonology, and her expertise spans the spectrum of childhood respiratory illnesses, from common conditions like asthma to complex chronic diseases.

Emily is equally qualified, with a strong background in care of the medically complex child and a dedication to improving the lives of children with respiratory emergencies.

Together, Alexandra and Emily will provide strong leadership for the APAPP Pediatric Pulmonary Committee. They are committed to:

  • Developing educational resources for APPs who care for children with lung diseases
  • Advocating for policies that improve the quality of care for pediatric pulmonary patients
  • Fostering collaboration among APPs, physicians, and other healthcare professionals who care for children

Join Alexandra and Emily!

The APAPP Pediatric Pulmonary Committee is a dynamic group of APPs passionate about improving the care of children with respiratory illnesses. We are always looking for new members to join our efforts.

Are you a pulmonary APP with an interest in pediatrics?

We encourage you to get involved! By joining the committee, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Network with colleagues who share your interests
  • Contribute to the development of educational resources
  • Help shape the future of pediatric pulmonary care

To learn more and express your interest, please email us at .

We look forward to welcoming you to the committee!


APAPP is the leading organization for pulmonary APPs in the United States. We are committed to providing our members with the resources and support they need to deliver exceptional care to their patients.

We encourage all pulmonary APPs to join APAPP and become part of our vibrant community. Join Today!

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