2013 APNA Annual Awards Recipients

Honoring PMH Nursing Excellence
Each year, through the APNA Annual Awards, we celebrate psychiatric-mental health nurses who inspire us with their excellence and dedication to our profession. This year, we are pleased to honor the following members who are leaders, visionaries, scientists, and much more, but who are first and foremost PMH nurses. Click on each recipient's name to learn more:

Jocelyn Perez BSN, RN, MA
Kew Gardens, NY
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse of the Year
Helen M. Birkbeck APRN
Vernon Rockville, CT
Award for Distinguished Service
Joanne M. Matthew MS, RN, PCNS
Hope Valley, RI
Award for Excellence in Practice - APRN
Donna M. Riemer RN-PMHN
Madison, WI
Award for Excellence in Practice - RN
Gail R. Stern MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Coopersburg, PA
Award for Excellence in Leadership - APRN
Judy S. Linn BS, BSN, MS
San Leandro, CA
Award for Excellence in Leadership - RN
Merrie J. Kaas DNSc, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Eagan, MN
Award for Excellence in Education
Genevieve E. Chandler RN, PhD
Leverett, MA
Award for Excellence in Research
Marian W. Roman PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Knoxville, TN
Award for Innovation - Individual


The recipients will be recognized in person at the APNA 27th Annual Conference, in a press release, in APNA News, and on the APNA website. We will share more about each of these recipients and their outstanding achievements throughout the summer and fall. Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the 2013 APNA Annual Awards!   Learn more about the APNA Annual Awards.