Executive Committeee
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Executive Committee


Tonya Appleby, DNP, CRNP 

Dr Tonya Appleby is a board certified care and geriatric nurse practitioner and is the Director of Advanced Practice  at the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and University of  Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital. She is in clinical practice as a hospitalist.  She has served as the Maryland Representative for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (2014-16) and served in the roles of President Elect, President, and Past President for NPAM (2012-15)

Email:  tonyaappleby@gmail.com
Phone:  443-252-0164 



Past President 
Roseann Velez, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

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: roevelez@comcast.net

President  Elect

Kathleen M. Herberger, MSN, RN, CRNP, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioners should not have barriers to practice. This has never been more important than now, as health care and health care access become increasingly complex. NPAM was at the forefront for Nurse Practitioners to achieve Full Practice Authority and I want to be part of the team that will face and overcome any challenges to Full Practice Authority. I had the honor of serving at the national level representing the State of Maryland to AANP. I believe that I can use that experience to continue to advocate and support the vision and mission of NPAM.

As an active member of the NPAM legislative committee and the NPAM representative to the MNA committee, Kathleen also has represented Maryland as the AANP State Representative. .She has a  diverse background and health care experience and has  had a variety of executive positions while in the Army.  

Email:  kmherberger@gmail.com
Phone:  256-683-4964

Barbara Biedrzycki, PhD, CRNP, AOCNP, MSN

Barb has served as NPAM’s Baltimore District Director and the Continuing Education Nurse Planner. Additionally, she has worked on publishing the Oracle and has served as the MNA Secretary.

She  trained as a primary care Adult NP at UMAB.  Her NP career began by providing primary and nephrology care for people receiving hemodialysis at Good Samaritan Hospital. Later, she  returned to her original calling, oncology. At Johns Hopkins, her focus was immunology research and providing clinical care for people with gastrointestinal cancers, mostly pancreatic cancer.

email:  npbiedrzycki@aol.com


Veronica Quattrini DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC 

Veronica Quattrini DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC
 earned her DNP from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia in 2010 (first cohort). She earned her MSN in the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track in 1999 (first cohort) from University of Maryland, Baltimore, and BSN for RNs in 1985 from UMBC. Her initial nursing education was as a diploma nurse from St. Joseph's, Towson in 1983.

Veronica is currently full time faculty at University of Maryland, Baltimore educating DNP students. As an FNP, she is currently practicing at University of Maryland Medical Center Emergency Department. She has also previously practiced in primary care, occupational health, gastroenterology, corrections, retail health, urgent care, and emergency medicine. She has held numerous supervisor roles as an FNP, with the most recent as The Vice President of Clinical Support & Training with ChoiceOne Urgent Care. Veronica has  been precepting NP students in the clinical setting since 1999. She has held adjunct faculty appointments with Thomas Jefferson University, Salisbury University, & UMSON. She is currently a member of Sigma Theta Tau,American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners & NPAM as a member of the legislative committee. She has served on many professional committees including Robert Wood Johnson Urgent Matters. 

Email:  vquattrini@umaryland.edu
Phone:  443.365.3677

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