Our Chapter



The Central California Chapter of NANN (CCANN) is one of the subchapters of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN). NANN is the longest established professional voice that supports the professional needs of the neonatal nurses throughout their careers; through excellence in practice, education, research, and professional development. 

CCANN’s humble beginnings started in 2008. This professional organization in the central valley was first conceived by Kamela Loo, who at that time was the NNP and one of the night shift charge nurses of Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera. Kamela eventually became the founding president of the organization. 


CCANN plays an important role in serving the community of the central valley. CCANN does philanthropic services by extending financial aid or donating goods in kind to legitimate charitable institutions. 


CCANN also offers convenient and inexpensive CEUs to all the neonatal nurses in the valley. Well known speakers from all over the valley share their knowledge and expertise in the most current topics in neonatology. CCANN offers two major conferences annually on top of the mini conferences throughout the year. 

To date, CCANN boasts over 200 members from all over the valley and is still growing in number! As a confirmation that the organization is very active in its mission, CCANN has been consistently earning awards since 2009 up through the present.