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President Elect  

Leslie Miles: Leslie Miles has been a psychiatric nurse for 30+ years. She completed her MS in psychiatric nursing from the University of Utah in 2004 and her DNP from Rush University, Chicago in 2012.

Currently she is an assistant teaching professor at Brigham Young University College of Nursing teaching psychiatric nursing. Leslie has a love and passion for psychiatric nurse and those patients entrusted to her care.

 (By Ellois Bailey)  Leslie was part of the original group of three who got the Utah Chapter initiated.  She is an excellent leader and passionate about psychiatric nursing.


Michele Field I have been involved in psychiatric and mental health patient care for over ten years. I am passionate about holistic care in an environment of healing. My nursing career has been mainly focused inpatient psych care for adult age patients. I am employed by the University Neuropsychiatric Institute in Salt Lake City as a nurse manager of the Gero Psych/Medical Unit, Nurse Educators, Night shift/weekend Supervisors & a moderate size pool of PRN/Float RNs.

(Re: Michele Field by Linda Maybe) Michele is an excellent example of an RN committed to psychiatric nursing practice. She is the nurse educator at UNI and works very hard to keep nursing staff educated and practicing according to our standards and ethics. I think she would be an excellent choice. She also follows through in tasks.


Allyce K. Jones Allyce K. Jones has more than two years of experience as a Registered Nurse.  Working in inpatient, outpatient, and residential psychiatric settings Allyce has worked with a diverse group of patients.  Allyce is active in APNA and has attending the 2013 annual conference in San Antonio.  Allyce will also be attending the 2014 annual conference in Indianapolis.  Allyce is passionate about professional development and encourages other nurses to also be engaged in professional development.  Allyce has past experiencing serving as both Vice President and Treasurer for Utah State University Student Alumni Association.


Michelle DeMoss My greatest qualification is my willingness to serve, followed then by my commitment to work diligently. In truth I have not yet had the opportunity to serve in any capacity in APNA save as a member only. I look forward to being able to give back to my APNA community.

Pam Gurell I have been a PMHNP for the past 7 years. My experience runs the gambit from inpatient psychiatric units to psych consult service to outpt mental health. I would like to be a member at large so I can be a part of our professional organization in determining its' direction.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.