Executive Committeee
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Executive Committee

Sonia P. Brown, DNP, ACNP-BC

Sonia Brown is an acute care nurse practitioner specializing in cardiology. She currently works at Prince George's Hospital in Cheverly MD in the cardiac cath lab. Sonia completed her DNP at the University of Maryland where she was a 2012-2014 Jonas Scholar. As a Jonas Scholar she had the opportunity to work with the leadership group of the Maryland Action Coalition (MDAC). Working with the MDAC fostered her understanding of the importance of leadership development which helped her decide to work with NPAM as a District Director. Sonia served as NPAM’s Capital District Director for the past 2 years and is eager to expand her leadership role as President-Elect..

Email:  sbrown92568@aol.com



Past President 
Veronica Gutchell, DNP


Veronica Gutchell, DNP, CNS, CRNP, current President of the Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland, has been a member of the University of Maryland School of Nursing faculty since 2013, and currently serves as Assistant Professor in the department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health. Veronica’s scholarly work has focused on health policy to remove barriers to APRN practice in Maryland. Veronica is currently serving as Co-Chair of the Maryland Action Coalition on removing barriers to practice and care, and is a member-at-large to the MNA legislative committee. Veronica practices on the Governor’s Wellmobile providing primary care to an underserved and uninsured patient population. Veronica holds a DNP from the University of Maryland School of Nursing; an MS from Russell Sage College; a post-master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate from Binghamton University; and a BSN from Binghamton University.


President  Elect
Roseann Velez, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC

Roseann is a Family Nurse Practitioner who is a full time faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Roseann is the faculty liasion for the urgent care center at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Her research area of interest is antimicrobial resistance. Roseann has been a NPAM member since 1997, and she served on the legislative committee prior to her role as NPAM secretary. 

Email: rvelez@son.umaryland.edu



Allison Carew, MSN

Allison Carew is a Board Certified Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, receiving both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Maryland Baltimore. Allison began her career as a Registered Nurse at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. She has practiced in long term care and assisted living settings, in a memory disorders clinic, and is currently working for Personal Physician Care, a geriatric primary care practice in Howard County, Maryland. Allison has served as co-chair of the Public Relations/Membership Committee of the Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland for the last 2 years. Her professional interests include end-of-life counseling, advance care planning and optimizing function and quality of life in older adults.

email:  acarew5@gmail.com

Ameera Chakravarthy

Ameera Chakravarthy, MS, CRNP, has been a member of the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) since 2011, and currently serves as the interim specialty director for the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner / Clinical Nurse Specialist DNP program. She currently works in the Surgical Intermediate Care Unit at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). Ms. Chakravarthy is pursuing a doctor of philosophy at the University of Maryland School of Nursing with a focus on nurse led interventions to address sarcopenia in hospitalized older adults.

Ameera Chakravarthy holds a masters and post masters certificate in Family Health and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specialties from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelors in science from the University of Maryland.

Email:  chakravarthy@son.umaryland.edu

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