Leslie Pitts, MSN, CPNP-AC, CDCES, AP-PEN has been an endocrine nurse practitioner for 11 years at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama. She has a background as a diabetes and insulin pump educator prior to her career as a nurse practitioner, and she has personal experience living with Type 1 Diabetes. She is a consultant with the Alabama Department of Public Health for state newborn screening and is well experienced in caring for infants/children with Congenital Hypothyroidism and Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. She participates in a variety of clinics including both diabetes and general endocrine care. Her passion is patient and provider education. She has developed numerous resources for patients and regularly presents educational content for care providers at the local, state and national levels. Her research focuses on the improvement of endocrine newborn screening, the quality of diabetes clinical care and improvements in the management and outcomes of patients with CAH. Leslie is married and has two children, ages 10 and 7, and lives with her family in Pelham, Alabama. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is the chair of the PES APP SIG and participates in the Education Committees for both PES and PENS. She is also a member of The National Association for Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Leslie works diligently to promote the value of Advanced Practice Professionals within the medical community.