Emily Bianconi, ARNP (she/her/hers) is a pediatric nurse practitioner at Skagit Pediatrics in Mount Vernon. She was born in Spokane and grew up in Eagle River, Alaska. Emily attended UC Davis for undergrad where she completed a BA in English, before going on to earn a Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of San Francisco.
Emily now lives in Mount Vernon with her husband and two children and has been an active advocate and WCAAP member. Her advocacy interests are in early childhood support and development, and she has clinical interests in autism and anxiety.
Emily has planted deep roots in her Skagit County community. Outside of her involvement with WCAAP, Emily is a member of the Skagit County First Thousand Days team, which is now transitioning to support the development of Help Me Grow Skagit. Before COVID, she was an active volunteer at her children’s school, and now volunteers her time intermittently at the Skagit County COVID-19 testing site. She is also on the Skagit County Autism Partnership (SCAP) team which is a group working towards providing Autism evaluations in Skagit County.
A natural advocate, Emily speaks up for legislation and policies that support families by participating with organizations like WCAAP and MomsRising, which has given her the confidence to reach out to her legislators on her own to talk about issues that impact her community. “WCAAP’s value to me is the opportunity for advocacy involvement, opportunities for professional and personal growth through newsletter articles and continuing education and conferences,” she says.
When she’s not in clinic or volunteering her time, you’ll find Emily embarking on outdoor adventures with family and friends, though during the COVID-19 pandemic she has spend more time enjoying quiet pursuits at home like board games and cards.