ABOUT

Puget Sound Nurse Practitioner Association is a non-profit professional organization supporting nurse practitioners in the Puget Sound area of Washington.

PSNPA was started in January 1998 by Diane Doles with help from Phyllis Christiansen and Deborah Keames, all ARNP’s. Ms. Doles thought that nurses should be getting the same funding for CME as physicians and set about getting support from a local pharmaceutical rep to start the organization. The meeting was well received and had over 50 members in attendace.

The initial goals were to provide networking with peers, learning from each others practices and clinical experience as well as finding ways to raise funds to funnel into ARNPs United of Washington.

Today the organization is still committed to those same goals and has been achieving them and more. We have continued to contribute to ARNPs United yearly since our inception.

We also hope to expand public knowledge of PSNPA and ARNP’s by being more involved in our communities where we live and practice.

 

Our mission:

  • Promote the Nurse Practitioner Role
  • Facilitate Practice Development and Continuing Education
  • Provide Networking Opportunities

 

Contact: 

Puget Sound Nurse Practitioner Association (PSNPA)
Email: psnpamail@gmail.com
Phone: (206) 414-9782
Mail: PO Box 17272, Seattle, WA 98107

 

Current Board Members:

President – Travis Day
Vice President- Amy Adkins-Dwivedi
Treasurer – Linda Shin Milhoan
Secretary – Kara Harrington Brennan
CE Coordinator – Kevy Wijaya

 

About Our Board Members:

President – Travis Day

Travis Day is a Family Nurse Practitioner at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland, Washington.  He is a passionate nurse practitioner who is well versed in nonprofit and business development. He obtained his Bachelor’s of Science degree from California Polytechnic State University in International Business Management, and was previously the General Manager of import and distribution company based in California. Travis has lived in Puget Sound since 2006 and considers Seattle his home. When the opportunity arose to change careers, he returned to graduate school at Seattle University and pursued a Masters in Nursing.  Travis values humanitarianism, community service, and advocating for vulnerable populations. His philosophy of care is to be an advocate for optimal health while encouraging patient involvement and collaboration with all members of the patient’s care team and family.

Vice President- Amy Adkins-Dwivedi

Amy Adkins-Dwivedi, Founder of Stepping Stone Pediatrics, is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Mental Health Specialist with small business experience and expertise in collaborative and integrated care models. Amy received her graduate degree and a fellowship for Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental disabilities from The Ohio State University. She specializes in working with adolescents and patients with chronic diseases. In addition to her clinical works, Amy enjoys community outreach, mentoring and teaching. 

Treasurer – Linda Shin Milhoan

Linda Shin Milhoan is an Adult Nurse Practitioner practicing as a Hospitalist for The Everett Clinic, based out of Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett.  Linda provides experience in various areas of nursing including clinical practice, academia, and advanced practice.  She is currently completing her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Secretary – Kara Harrington Brennan

Kara Brennan is an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner practicing internal medicine and rheumatology in Bellevue. She has obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Gonzaga University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Seattle University. She is a member of the national honor society of nursing Sigma Theta Tau International, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals and ARNP’s United. Her clinical interests include primary care, autoimmune disorders and nutrition.

CE Coordinator – Kevy Wijaya

Kevy Wijaya is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Stepping Stones Pediatrics. Kevy received his masters at Yale University in Pediatric Primary Care. He has an extensive history of working in the Pediatric Emergency Department, as well as in the primary care settings have provided him with a strong clinical base. Kevy enjoys volunteering in different capacities, including the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) and the Yale School of Nursing Alumni Association (YSNAA). Kevy likes to travel to new and exotic places, and also enjoys writing.