Mariela C. Nava is a pediatric nurse practitioner with many years of experience who specializes in care of the adolescent. She completed a one-year fellowship with Dr. Lonnie Zeltzer at the UCLA Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Program in 2017 and presently works with youth with chronic pain in addition to pediatric primary care at Kaiser Permanente. The exposure to children with chronic pain and the obstacles faced in all aspects of life, including their medical care experiences, was a  life-changing experience for Mariela. 

Mariela completed the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program and obtained her MSN from California State University Los Angeles.  She obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Azusa Pacific University in 2016.

Mariela’s creative healing:  Prayer, family time, deep breathing exercises, and walking.