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Pediatric Orthopaedic Practitioners Society POPS

President's Message

Posted 5 months ago by Christi Abeln

Dear POPS members,                                                              

My name is Erica Flores Zepeda and I am a Pediatric Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner at San Antonio Children’s Hospital. I worked at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children for 11 years prior to this new transition which has led me to take a position closer to my family. As they say, family is everything and I am no different. I am blessed with a loving and supportive husband, Robert, a fearless and super active17 month old son, Robert Elliot, and a sensitive and loyal 7-year old Cocker spaniel, Knox, that carry my heart and soul.   

I am writing to express what an honor and privilege it is to serve as your POPS President for 2018 to 2019. I’m dedicated and committed to continue to move our organization forward by empowering our members and board as our past presidents have done. We’re fortunate enough to have such an amazing, hardworking, compassionate and active board of officers representing pediatric orthopedics across the nation. We will be organizing and coordinating a Fall Retreat and I will be sharing our goals and vision for this upcoming year in a future message. Personally, I would like to continue to provide our members with educational opportunities, networking and collaborative opportunities and professional growth opportunities. Overall, I hope to add value and visibility to our organization.

I also would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your time, commitment and dedication to POPS and the health and well being of children with pediatric orthopedic conditions. I’d like to invite you to participate in POPS as members. We encourage your suggestions because your voice and input is valuable to our growth and progress. Please feel free to contact me at

I look forward to a productive and successful year!



Erica Flores Zepeda MSN, RN, CPNP-PC,AC

POPS President 2018-2019 


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