There are unique challenges and opportunities in regards to access of psychiatric mental health care in our state. As a professional organization, we have the opportunity to be a part of innovative solutions to support our patients and develop our workforce and infrastructure. Through communication we can discuss the unique challenges across the state, from both rural and urban settings. We have the opportunity to connect with our fellow psychiatric mental health nurses in these areas and share ideas, knowledge, and resources. My goal would be to help with facilitation of this process, as well as identify priorities in regards to education and networking opportunities. There are many exciting initiatives that are happening across the State of Wisconsin and our chapter can help bridge the silos between organizations, to further support and engage the psychiatric mental health nurses in our state.
I am Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Lifespan) with a strong track record of addressing critical patient needs and collaborating effectively with multidisciplinary teams. In addition to my experience as a PMHNP-BC, I have broad and current medical-surgical, geriatric-gerontological, psychopharmacological, and teaching background and expertise. I am offering my 30+ years of experience as an appointed and elected member and administrator of numerous non-profit Boards of Directors (local, national, international) in service to the members of the APNA Wisconsin Chapter.
I have been a member of APNA for over 20 years and have served in various leadership positions including being president of the Wisconsin Chapter. I would like to help with efforts to revitalize the Chapter. I currently serve as treasurer of the Wisconsin Chapter of APNA.
To support the financial well being of the APNA.
Increase membership participation at the bedside nurse level.