Paula A. Manion, CPNP-PC, PMHS joined CMA in 1997 — Paula Manion earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Hartford and her master’s degree as a pediatric nurse practitioner from Old Dominion University.   She has over 30 years of experience in primary care as a PNP, holds additional certification as a primary care mental health specialist, and is a faculty member with the Virginia Mental Health Access Program. She and her husband live in Northern Virginia where they have raised their three children, the oldest of which has autism.  She has is an advocate for children with disabilities and their families and the founder and chair of Our Stomping Ground – Inclusive Communities, a nonprofit dedicated to helping adults with disabilities live meaningful lives in supported, inclusive communities.