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Lisa Atwa

Lisa is a full-time Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with Indian Health Services at the Crownpoint Healthcare Facility.  Prior to that, she was a full-time Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Gallup Indian Medical Center.  Lisa has had a wide range of experience combining psychiatric-mental health, medical-surgical, urgent care, telemetry, mother-baby and corrections nursing.

She received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute in 2000; a Bachelors Degree in Nursing in 2002 from the University of New Mexico; a Masters Degree in Nursing with a specialty in Community Health Nursing in 2007 from the University of New Mexico; and a Masters Degree in Nursing with a specialty in Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing from New Mexico State University in 2009.  

Lisa is currently serving as Secretary of the Board of the APNA New Mexico Chapter.

Lisa states:

            “I have been on the APNA New Mexico board for two years and have served as secretary for one year.  I am intensely interested in promoting mental health and educating the public about mental health.  I support the mission of APNA and am dedicated to the accomplishment of its goals.”