Institutes

1.  Institute for Mental Health Advocacy
2.  Institute for Safe Environments


Institute for Mental Health Advocacy
Co-Chairs:
Margaret Halter, PhD, APRN; Christine Tebaldi, MS, APRN, BC

Vision
The Institute for Mental Health Advocacy will be the conduit for monitoring legislative, regulatory and policy matters affecting mental health. The Institute will work to inform PMHN nurses about these issues and help coordinate organizational response.

Highlights of the group’s activities in the last year:
We have:
Identified co-chairs and a steering committee; organized work groups; set up a system for monitoring the web and have used electronic newsletters to disseminate information to members on a timely basis; developed a steering committee for agency/organization monitoring; compiled/synthesized member feedback for the DSM-V; monitored and made recommendations for signing on to health policy issues or in providing organizational support.

Steering Committee  
Jeanne Clement, EdD, APRN, BC, FAAN
Tracy Conard, BSN, RN
Emily Donelson, MSN, RN, NP, PMHNP-BC
Elizabeth Fife, RN, MSN, CNS, CPN
Patricia Jacobowitz, MS, NP, RN-DNPc, PMHNP
Matthew Lindquist, MSN, RN, PMHNP, BC
Mary Moller, DNP, ARNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN
Mary Ann Nihart, APRN, BC
Leslie Oleck, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, LMFT
Maria Romana, MS, RN, APRN-BC
Debi Schuhow
George Smith, ARNP, GNP-BC, MSN

 


Institute for Safe Environments
Co-Chairs:
Amy Rushton, MSN, APRN, BC; Lynn DeLacy, PhD, RN, CNAA

Goals

  • Develop a collaborative project with APA to develop a white paper and consider practice guidelines for chemical restraint.  Consider involving NAPHS, in light of their prior involvement with APNA and APA on the document “Learning From Each Other”.
  • Develop white papers that address special considerations for children and adolescents, older adults, individuals with frail or compromised health status, and the forensic population.
  • Develop a white paper that describes the risk factors and special considerations required to avoid deaths associated with positional asphyxiation and excited delirium.
  • Develop an accessible on line resource of best practice alternatives which incorporates the concepts of recovery and trauma informed care.
  • Develop a standardized curriculum to train nurses to competently perform the one hour face to face assessment.

Highlights of the group’s activities in the last year:

  1. Provided advice and recommendations to the board of directors on matters related to safety.
  2. The council is holding an interactive panel at the annual conference:
    Thursday, October 14; 12:30pm – 2:00pm
    Institute for Safe Environments General Session: Competency Based Training for Conducting the One Hour Face to Face Assessment of a Patient in Restraints or Seclusion
    Speaker: Marlene Nadler-Moodie, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC; ISE committee members Up to 1.5 contact hours.

 

Steering Committee  
Andrea Bostrom, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Kathleen Delaney, PhD, PMH
Valerie Glass, PMHNP, BC
Nancy Hanrahan, RN, PhD
Frances Hodgkins, RN, BC
Cynthia Kane Hyman, RN, MS, CNS
Kathleen McCann, PhD, RN
Charlene Moore
Marlene Nadler-Moodie, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
David Sharp, PhD, RN
Babette Wieland, BSN, MSN
Expert Panel  
Rolanda Acosta, RN, MSN
Janice Adam, RN
Joellyn Arce, RN
Susan Archacki-Resnik, MSN, ARNP, FPMHNP-BC
Lauren Barber, RN, NE, BC, MHSA
Sandra Barton, BSN, RN, BC
Nicole Beer, RN, MSN, CNS
Frances Berns, RN, NP, CNS
Barbarajo Bockenhauer, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC
Mary Bollinger, RN, BS, MSED
Peggy Boullier, MSN, RN
Noreen Brady, PhD, APRN-B-SC, LPCC
Nancy Brauhn, PhD, RN, BSN, MA
Donna Brazel, MN, ARNP
Jennifer Brown, RNCS, PhD
Jennifer Cain
Kelly Carlson, RN, BSN
Denise Carson, BSN, RN, BC
Lucy Chartier, PhD, NP, APRN-BC
Judith Collins, BSN, MA
Charlene Cooksey, RN, CRRN
Kayla Cross, RN, BSN
Nancy Diacon, DNP
Robert Doerr, RN, MSN
Lanny Douglas, CNS
Donna Drader, MSN
Stephanie Dutch, RN
Cheryl Dworman, BSN, RN
J. Carol Elliott, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC
Benjamin Evans, DD, DNP, RN, APN
Linda Flaherty
Chantal Flanagan, MS, CNS, FPMHN NP
Jolie Gordon-Browar, RN, BSN
Kimberly Grogan, AAS, RNBC
Jerilyn Hagan, JD, MSN, CNS
Michael Hamacher, RN
Lyons Hardy, MSN, BA, PMHCNS-BC, RN
Sarah Harris, RN, BSN
Paula Harrison, RN, BSN, MSN
Beverly Hart, RN, PhD, ARNP
Todd Hastings, MSN, MS, APRN
Patricia Hefner
Kimberly Hemphill, APRN, BC
Margaret Hernandez, MSN, RN, CNE
Edgar Jaminola, MA, RN, BC
Joan Jenkins, BA, BSN, RN
Susan Johnson, BSN, RNC, MA
Tiesha Johnson MS, NPP, RN
Barbara Jones, CNS
Ruth Jordan, MS, APRN, BC, NE, BC
Carol Koontz, BC
Rose Kutlenios, PhD, CRNP
Mary Jo Laudermilch
Andrea Lerma, MSN, RNCS
Carolynn Lindsey, BNS, RN
Pamela Lindsey, DNSc, RN
Donna Linette, MS, RN, CNA
Katherine Lucatorto, RN, MSN
Joanne Matthew, PMHCNS, RN
Cindy Michael, MSN, PMHAPN-BC
Charlene Moore
Linda Nagy, MSN, CNS
Sandra Nelson, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Marilyn Nendza, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP
Mary Ann Nihart, APRN, BC
Pamela Nold, MSN, RN
Valerie Northrup, NPP
Theodora Nwosu, BS, RN
Barbara Olesko, NP, MS, BC
Susanna Oley, BSN, RN, BC
Terese Olszewski, PMHCNS,BC
Catherine Osborn, RNC
Lynn Outlaw, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Sudha Patel, BSN, MN, MA, DSN, RN
Kathleen Patusky, PhD
Kathi Pendleton, MS, RN, BC
Lourdes Pineda, MSN, RN-BC, CCM
Mechelle Plasse, RN, CS
Rita Ray-Mihm, PMHCNS-BC, RN
Jeff Ramirez, PhD, PMH-NP
Beverly Hart, RN, PhD, ARNP
Todd Hastings, MSN, MS, APRN
Patricia Hefner
Kimberly Hemphill, APRN, BC
Margaret Hernandez, MSN, RN, CNE
Edgar Jaminola, MA, RN, BC
Joan Jenkins, BA, BSN, RN
Susan Johnson, BSN, RNC, MA
Tiesha Johnson MS, NPP, RN
Barbara Jones, CNS
Ruth Jordan, MS, APRN, BC, NE, BC
Carol Koontz, BC
Rose Kutlenios, PhD, CRNP
Mary Jo Laudermilch
Andrea Lerma, MSN, RNCS
Carolynn Lindsey, BNS, RN
Pamela Lindsey, DNSc, RN
Donna Linette, MS, RN, CNA
Katherine Lucatorto, RN, MSN
Joanne Matthew, PMHCNS, RN
Cindy Michael, MSN, PMHAPN-BC
Charlene Moore
Linda Nagy, MSN, CNS
Sandra Nelson, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Marilyn Nendza, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP
Mary Ann Nihart, APRN, BC
Pamela Nold, MSN, RN
Valerie Northrup, NPP
Theodora Nwosu, BS, RN
Barbara Olesko, NP, MS, BC
Susanna Oley, BSN, RN, BC
Terese Olszewski, PMHCNS,BC
Catherine Osborn, RNC
Lynn Outlaw, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Sudha Patel, BSN, MN, MA, DSN, RN
Kathleen Patusky, PhD
Kathi Pendleton, MS, RN, BC
Lourdes Pineda, MSN, RN-BC, CCM
Mechelle Plasse, RN, CS
Rita Ray-Mihm, PMHCNS-BC, RN
Jeff Ramirez, PhD, PMH-NP
Kathleen Regan, RN, MHA, CNA, BC
R. John Repique, MS, RN, NEA-BC
Donna Riemer, RN, LNC, PMHN-BC
Luanne Sadowsky, ARNP, BC
Darlene Santi-Rogers, PMHCNS-BC
Theresa Searls, APRN
Laura Sebera, RN, BSN
Margaret Sherlock, MA, APRN, BC
Judith Shindul-Rothschild, PhD, RNPC
Bette Sindzinski, RN, MN, NCACII
Virginia Singer, MSN, RN, BC, CARN
Stephanie Sloper, BSN
Dianna Sorenson, PhD, RN, CNS
Janet Stagg, MS, RN, APN
Cynthia Stewart, RN-C, BSN, MPH
Naomi Suhler, PMHNP
Karen Taylor, MSN, PMHNP-BC, ARNP
Janet Thelen, RN
Peggy Thomas, MS, RN, PMHCNS, BC
Maggie Tolbert, RN
Susan Varga, RNC
Anu Vazhappilly
Karen Vergano, PMHCNS-BC
Naomi Walker
Sandra Wall, MS, RN
Gail Ward, RN, BSN
Barbara Warren, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Steven Weiss, RN, MSN, CRNP
Rebecca Woods, RN, BSN
Joyce Yablunsky, RN, MSN, GNP-BC