Sophia L. Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, a provider at Ascension’s Daughters of Charity Health Centers (DCHC) in New Orleans, has been named President-elect of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She has served DCHC’s patients for two years.

Dr. Thomas has held several leadership positions within her profession, including serving as President of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners. Additionally, she was inducted as a fellow of the AANP in 2012 and of the National Academy of Practice in Nursing in 2013.

Daughters of Charity Health Centers offers high-quality, affordable healthcare for children, adolescents, adults and seniors at nine community health centers throughout greater New Orleans. Services include primary and preventive healthcare, pediatrics, dental, optometry, chronic disease management, prenatal care, behavioral health, and onsite laboratories and pharmacies.