A non-profit, professional organization dedicated to unify and foster excellence of the Filipino-American Advanced Practice Nurses in Nevada.


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Why Join

❖You will develop personal and professional growth.
❖You will have the opportunity to influence policy that affects nursing at the state and national level.
❖You will learn how to engage with a diverse group of professionals in different fields.
❖You will have unlimited networking opportunities.
❖You will gain practical experience, career and leadership skills.
❖You will expand your resume making you more viable as a job candidate.
❖You are able to give back to the community.
❖You’ll have support and resource in times of need.
❖You will improve future career prospects.
❖Connect you to career boards and scholarship opportunities.
❖You will be updated on current  industry trends, new legislative rulings, and advances in technology.
❖You will carry a degree of respectability when applying for jobs or presenting credentials to potential clients.
❖We can provide stepping stones into additional career opportunities.
❖You will have access to continuing education opportunities.

Charter Board of Directors

Louvie Dizon-Alexander, MSN, APRN, NP-C, AACC
Current President
●Practice:UMCSN Heart Failure Clinic, Cardiology Department
●NV Representative, American College of Cardiology
●Award Recipient, March of Dimes Advanced Practice Category (2014)
●Member,Society of Clinical Research Associates
●Cardiovascular Research Coordinator
●Co-Investigator,CVRx BEAT Heart Failure Trial

Irene Benliro DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Founding VP of External Affairs
●President/Founder:World Cultural Foundation
●Owner/HealthcareProvider, Medical Weight Loss & Family Clinic, Take Charge of Your Life(TCOYL) clinic
●FormerProgram Director, Charles R. Drew Univ. Medicine & Science, MSN/FNP
●ExamMaster Test Item WriterAdjunct Assistant Professor,Charles Drew and Chamberlain Universit

Wilva Anne Cadianza, MSN, APRN, NP-C
Founding VP of Internal Affairs
●Practice:Western Critical Care NP Intensivist●MedicalAesthetic Provider●CEO,Vivid Glow Aesthetics & Wellness Clinic●Activelyinvolved in community activities and volunteer work.

Emerlinda Sambo, MSN, APRN, NP-C
Founding Secretary
●Practice:NV Kidney & Hypertension Center
●ClinicalNurse Specialist, Valley Health System
●ServiceExcellence facilitator, United Healthcare Services (2017)
●Winner,March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Long-Term Acute Care (2011)
●Activelyinvolved with “From the Heart Charitable Group”
●FormerHospitalist NP for Sound Physicians, St. Rose Hospital
●FormerNurse Manager, UMC Kidney Transplant Unit

Cherry Maglaya-Lee MD, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Founding VP of Finance
●President,Maglaya Medical-Legal Missions, Inc (MMLM), a 501  (c) (3) non-profit Charity
●Co-Owner,Imaj Skin & Wellness Center●VirtualMedicine Provider, SWMA
●Professor,NationalUniversity, MSN-FNP Program
●2019Most Outstanding Alumna, Leadership and Governance UERMMMCI
Marvi Socorro Navarra, MD, MSN, APRN, NP-C
Founding Auditor
●Practice:CVS Minute Clinic NP, Value Health Mobile Clinic
●CEO,VM Healthcare Consulting
●FormerNP for Optum, UHC Group, H2U Clinic, HealthFair Mobile Clinic’ Gerinet of NV
●AssistantProfessor, Charles R Drew University of Medicine & Science; Mervyn MDymally School of Nursing
●Activelyinvolved in community activities and volunteer work.

Julie Buensalida, MSN, APRN, CCRN, FNP-C  
Founding Treasurer
●Practice:Valley Pediatrics & Specialty Center, UMCSN NP
●Winner, March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Critical Care Category(2013)
●FormerIPC Hospitalist, SOuthern Nevada Internist
●FormerHome Health NP

Mary Betita, MD, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, MAP
Founding President/Co-Founder FAPRNA-NV
●Practice:UMCSN/Primary Care
●CEO/MedicalAesthetic Provider, Rejuvenesce Wellness Solutions, LLC
●NSBN,APRN Advisory Committee Member (2012-Present)
●ANCC,Content Expert Panel  (2009-2014)
●Winner,Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year, March of Dimes (2011)
●Multi-AwardedNP  for involvement in clinical, nursingeducation & research.
●AB170 Advocate & Lobbyist

Executive Director
●President,Nevada State Board of Nursing
●NCSBN/NCLEX,Executive Board
●AB170 Advocate & Lobbyist
●CEO,iCare Psychiatry
●AssistantProfessor, UNLV School of Nursing
●HealthcareHero Award (2013)
●FoundingPresident/Co-Founder: Kalahi Philippine Folkloric Ensemble
●Multi-Awardedfor involvement in local & national professional nursing organizations.