Celeste Goodwin is the founding president of the National Pediatric Blood Pressure Awareness Foundation. The NPBPAF was founded in 2010 to educate and advocate on the issue of pediatric hypertension. After nearly losing her young son, Matthew, to undiagnosed hypertension due to renal artery stenosis and mid aortic syndrome, Celeste established the NPBPAF with a purpose to bridge the gap between community and healthcare. As a social worker, Celeste understands the importance of advocating for causes of significance. For the past ten years, Celeste has been a frequent speaker to hospitals and healthcare teams on topics relating to pediatric hypertension and patient advocacy. Celeste’s son Matthew has often served alongside his mother during presentations, openly sharing his experiences of pediatric hypertension, auto kidney transplantation, and diagnosis of midaortic syndrome. Celeste served as a parent liaison on the American Academy of Pediatrics subcommittee to publish the 2017 Clinical Practice Guideline for Screening and Management of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents.