I am originally from New Jersey but moved to North Carolina with my husband when he was stationed at Fort Bragg. My professional background includes working in the pediatric intensive care unit, pediatric emergency department, and the newborn nursery. I am excited to form lifelong relationships in the primary care setting. My approach in the clinic is both relaxed and attentive. I actively listen to my patients and their caregivers, paying close attention to detail. I want my patients and their family members to always know that I am here to help them in any way that I can, and I am their health care advocate. Given my background, I am particularly passionate about preventing childhood injury and trauma as these are the leading causes of death and injury in the pediatric population.
I have a passion for pediatric health care and promoting healthy lifestyles. I have a strong desire to meet the unique health needs of my patients to help them live their best life! I love building relationships with my patients and providing a holistic and integrated approach to health care. I enjoy seeing children of all ages, from newborns through age 21, and being a reliable, caring, and dedicated resource for any health concerns. I have a special interest in pediatric mental health and managing ADHD. My goals are to discourage any negative connotations associated with mental illness, instill positive self-esteem, provide optimal guidance, and inspire success in school and at home. As a mother, I can easily relate to many health concerns in primary care and in the management of ADHD. I am committed to quality family-centered care and would love to be a part of your health care team.
Raeanne Johnson is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with Growing Child Pediatrics. She received her undergraduate nursing degree from the University of Virginia and Master’s in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Prior to working as a nurse practitioner, Raeanne worked as a bedside nurse serving the pediatric inpatient population for three years at Duke University Hospital, and two years at Wake Med Hospital. She works in both the Knightdale and Brier Creek offices and has a special interest in new parent education. Raeanne feels so grateful to be able to serve families across the triangle.
She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her little growing family.
Leah Thomas is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with Growing Child Pediatrics. She received her undergraduate nursing degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her master’s in nursing from Duke University. Prior to working as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, she worked in the Newborn Critical Care Unit at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.
Leah was born and raised in North Carolina and now primarily works in the Clayton office of GCP and with Urgent Care. In her spare time she enjoys shopping, running, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.
Monica Mosko, PNP joined Growing Child Pediatrics in December 2014. She received her BSN from Bowing Green State University in 2007. Monica worked as a RN on the general pediatric medicine floor at UNC’s Children’s Hospital from 2007-2011. In 2011, she returned to her hometown to go to graduate school. During that time, Monica worked at the University of Michigan’s Mott Children’s Hospital as a RN in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Perianesthesia Care Unit.
Monica returned to the Raleigh area after graduating with her MSN from Wayne State University and has really enjoyed getting to work with the patients and families.
Megan Miller, PNP is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her undergraduate BSN degree there as well as her MSN. Before joining Growing Child Pediatrics in July of 2007, she worked as an RN on the pediatric medicine floor at UNC Children’s Hospital for three years.
Megan has three children, Avery, born in May 2008, and twins, Colin and Lilah, born in January 2010. She enjoys being a mother, spending time with her family, traveling, and anything to do with UNC basketball!
Virginia McLean joined Growing Child Pediatrics in 2009. She then attended Loyola University of Chicago and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1983. Virginia went on to practice in various roles within pediatric health care including newborn nursery, neonatal intensive care, pediatric intensive care, and specialty outpatient clinic settings.
After relocating to North Carolina in 1995, she worked for the University of North Carolina Children’s Hospital as a pediatric surgical nurse where she was instrumental in beginning the pediatric pain team. Virginia returned to UNC where she received a Master of Science in Nursing specializing in pediatric nursing in 2007. Virginia has a special interest in asthma and obesity in children and teens.
Outside of Growing Child Pediatrics, Virginia enjoys spending time with her husband and four daughters. She enjoys cooking, hiking, and being outdoors.
Mandy Johnson, CPNP, received her Master of Nursing at Duke University and her BSN at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a long-time resident of this area, she joined our practice as our first Nurse Practitioner in February 2002 after working in the Duke Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant for three years.
Mandy’s love for children is evident in all her interactions with her patients and in her devotion to the health and well being of all kids.
She and her husband, Joey, have four children — Jace, Collin, Ava Grace, and their latest addition, Mia, who was adopted in 2013. They now reside in Creedmoor and enjoy spending quality family time together.
Anastasia (Stacy) Herbert is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received her Bachelors in Nursing as well as her master’s in nursing. Prior to joining Growing Child Pediatrics as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) in May of 2009, Stacy worked as a Registered Nurse in the ER at Duke University Medical Center. She also worked as FNP in a family practice in Benson which provided primary care to the under or uninsured population of rural North Carolina.
Stacy takes care of patients of all ages and loves helping parents be the best parents they can be through education and support.
Stacy and her husband, Travis, have one daughter, Amelia, born in March 2010. In their spare time the Herbert family enjoys snowboarding, being outdoors, playing with their dog Cali Bear, and spending time with their family and friends. Stacy is also a diehard fan of her alma mater – GO TARHEELS!
Morgan Fowler is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with Growing Child Pediatrics. She received her undergraduate nursing degree and master’s in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Prior to working as a nurse practitioner, Morgan worked at as a bedside nurse serving the pediatric inpatient population for five years at Duke University Hospital. She primarily works in the Clayton office and has a special interest in serving children and teens with asthma. Morgan appreciates the opportunity to provide care for children as they grow and thrive.
As a born and raised in North Carolina girl, she and her husband now live in Willow Spring. She enjoys spending time with her family and pulling for the Wolfpack in every sport!