2011 AWARDS & RECOGNITION COMMITTEE
Chair
Niki Gjere, MA, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC

 
Nina Beaman, Ed D, MS, RN-BC, RNCAWHC, CMA (AAMA)
Robert Billman, RN, BSN
Jennifer Brown, PMH-CNS/NP BC, PhD
Janet Collins, MS, RN, CS, NP-P,BC
Tari Dilks, DNP, FPMHNP
Laura Dzurec, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC
Mindy Elliott, RN, BSN
J. Carol Elliott, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC
Ben Evans, DD, DNP, RN, APN
Marian Farrell, PHS, CRNP, CNS, CS
Chantal Flanagan, RN, MS, CNS
Jeanne Florio, RN, MS, CNAA, APRN, BC
Kay Foland, PhD, RN, APRN, BC, CNP
Diane Gardner, EdD, MN, RN, CS
Vanessa Genung, PHD,NP
Suzanne Goetz, MSN, RN, CCS-P
Sharon Hancharik, EdD, BSN, MEd, RN
Patricia Hunt-Slamow, PhD, APRN, BC, BCETS
Mary Johnson, PhD, RN
Merrie Kaas, DNSc, APRN, BC
Ann Keeley, RN, MN, CNS/PMH, LMFT
Kathleen Lehmann, RN
Pamela Lusk, RN, DNP, FPMHNP-BC
Agnes Lynch, NPP
Joan C. Masters, EdD, RN
Janet McClintock, RN, MSN, LPC, MS
Cindy Michael, MSN, PMHAPN-BC
Kathi Pendleton, MS, RN-BC, CDNC
Rick Pessagno, MSN, PMHNP/CNS-BC
Karen Pounds, PhD, APRN, BC
Rita Ray-Mihm, DNP, PMHCNS-BC, LADC, RN-B
Susan Resnik, MSN, ARNP, FPMHNP-BC
Sally Roy-Boynton, DBA, MSN, PMHCNSBC, NEA-BC
David Sharp, PhD, RN
George Smith, ARNP, GNP-BC, MSN
Jerilyn Hagan Sowell, JD, MSN, CNS
Debbie Steele, RN, MSN, MAMFT, PhD
Kathleen Tusaie, PhD, PMHCNS, BC
Judy Van Cleef, MS, RN-BC, CARN
Karen Vergano, RN, MS, APRN-BC
Roberta Waite, EdD, APRN, CNS-BC
E. Monica Ward-Murray, EdD
Barbara Warren, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Suzane Wilbur, MS, PMHCNS, BC
Kimberly A. Williams, DNSc, PMNHNP-BC, AHNP-BC
Marci Zsamboky, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Wendy N. Zubenko, EdD, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
   
2011 ANNUAL AWARDS RECIPIENTS

Psychiatric Nurse of the Year
Barbara L. Drew PhD, APRN, BC
The APNA Psychiatric Nurse of the Year Award recognizes an APNA member who demonstrates vision, perseverance, dedication, initiative and facilitation in the delivery of mental health services to individuals, families and
their communities.

Award for Distinguished Service
Shirley A. Smoyak PhD, RN, FAAN
This award is intended as recognition for commitment, initiative, loyalty, integrity, and exceptional and meritorious service to the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

Award for Excellence in Education
M. Jane Suresky, DNP, PMHCNS-BC
This award recognizes an APNA member who has fostered the professional growth of psychiatric- mental nurses through imparting knowledge, skill, and critical analysis to the field.

Award for Innovation – Individual
Michael Terry, DNP, FNP, PMHNP
This award recognizes an APNA member who has developed and/or demonstrated a new, fresh approach to care through innovation in pmh nursing practice.

Award for Excellence in Leadership-Advanced
Lisabeth Johnston, PhD, APRN, CS
This award honors an APNA advanced level member who has distinguished him/herself as an accomplished nursing leader.

Award for Excellence in Practice—APRN-PMH
Patricia Cunningham, DNSc, APN PMHNP/CNS-BC, FNP-BC
This award recognizes an APNA APRN-PMH who has made significant contributions to psychiatric-mental health nursing practice.

Award for Excellence in Practice – RNPMH
Marcia Melby, RN-BC, PMH
This award recognizes an APNA RN-PMH who provides or promotes exemplary psychiatricmental health nursing practice to patients, families and populations.

   
2011 APNA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Description of Program
Janssen has been sponsoring this program since 1999. The target audience for this program is 30 nursing students who are interested in pursuing additional education in psychiatric mental health nursing (15 undergraduate and 15 graduate students). The program will allow 30 nursing students the opportunity to participate in the educational conference, Psychiatric Nursing: Quality and Safety through Connection, Engagement and Partnership. The APNA 25th Annual Conference will provide students the opportunity to meet with national leaders and experts in the field of psychiatric mental health care; and it will increase their knowledge of research, practice, policy and education in psychiatric mental health nursing.

Providing this opportunity for students allows the organization to promote psychiatric nursing and to increase the number of nurses who choose psychiatric mental health (PMH) nursing as their specialty practice. The purpose of this program is to promote psychiatric mental health nursing which will improve mental health care for underserved individuals, families, groups and communities and to shape health policy for the delivery of better mental health services.

Graduate and undergraduate students will benefit from exposure to national leaders in mental health care and from information on psychopharmacology, evidence-based nursing practice, and new treatment options. Positive educational experiences, as well as leadership and mentoring opportunities provided to nursing students will not only increase the number of nurses entering the specialty, but also promote excellence in the delivery of psychiatric mental health nursing services to the community.

Evaluation/Success Of The Program
During the first four years of the program, 50% of the students chose PMH nursing as a specialty. The past six years has shown a dramatic increase in the number of applicants and in students choosing PMH nursing as a specialty and 90% of those receiving the scholarship, stay in psych-mental health.

Evaluations submitted by 2010 Scholars provide evidence that the APNA Student Scholarship program supports new nurses in making a decision to choose psychiatric mental health nursing as a profession. Evaluations also support that the APNA Student Scholarship experience provides hope and encouragement to nurses in mental health care.

Previous Student Scholars have become chapter presidents, psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, and nationally recognized speakers in PMH nursing. In addition, the Janssen Student Scholar program has also led to the formation of two new APNA chapters. Janssen Scholars from 2003 and 2007 have been instrumental in establishing charters for South Dakota and New York.

Several students have also gone on to graduate school to continue their studies in psychiatric nursing in order to better serve the mental health community. APNA recognizes APNA Scholars as future leaders in psychiatric nursing and has continued to invest in resources to encourage student participation and growth in their professional organization and in psychiatric mental health nursing. In 2008, APNA established a faculty mentor who communicates with scholarship recipients prior to the conference and works with scholars and APNA staff to establish mentor relationships during and after the conference.

APNA is dedicated to improving mental health care. In order to accomplish this it is essential to recruit, retain and mentor mental health nurses. The APNA Student Scholarship program has proven to be successful in attracting student nurses to consider the specialty of psychiatric nursing and APNA has been successful at engaging those nurses at the Annual Conference, expanding their vision and mentoring them into a meaningful career in psychiatric mental health.

2011 APNA Janssen Student Scholars

Undergraduate

Megan Copel
Villanova University

Miranda Dobe
The College of St. Scholastica

Natalie Fluent
University of Michigan

Emily Hoppe
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Christina Jolley
University of Pittsburgh

Kristen Kichefski
Rhode Island College

Amy LaValla
Minnesota State University Moorhead

Michelle Leibach
Carlow University

Kelly Mrzyglod
Mercy College of Northwest Ohio

Samantha Paradis
University of Maine

Christina Peters
Purdue University

Charmaine Platon
University of California, Irvine

Natalie Speagle
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Breanne Starks
Pacific Lutheran University

Candace Wellborn
University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Graduate

Becky Austin-Morris, ARNP-BC, CDDN
University of Kansas

Danielle Bertram
Wichita State University

Sandra Brooks, ARNP
Vanderbilt University

Linda Cabage , RN, BSN, MS
University of Tennessee

Tamara Cafaro
Rutgers College

Lauren Fiola
Yale University

Brenda Kucirka, PhD(c), RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
Widener University

Tammi Plantan, RN
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Deb Rush
Gonzaga University

Amanda Schuh (Krohn)
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Jody Sokoloff
MGH Institute of Health Professions

Debbie Stevens, NP
Emory University

Mary Stolder
University of Iowa

Justin White
University of Utah

Christine Williamitis, MSN, FNP, ACNP, ARNP
University of Tennessee

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CONSUMER ADVISORY PANEL
Chair: Mary Moller, DNP, ARNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN

The Consumer Advisory Panel has had 6 conference calls over the past year. Work of the Panel has entailed advising the APNA board on matters related to the Recovery to Practice Grant. Currently, 4 of the CAP members are on the RtoP Steering Committee. Members have been invited to participate in the 25th annual conference in Anaheim. In the next six months the CAP will advise the Board regarding content in the RtoP Training Outline and Modules. One of the members will be part of the RtoP Field Testing Training Team. The major challenge is finding a time when the majority of members can meet via conference call.

Chair
Mary Moller, DNP, ARNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN

Panel
 
Eric Arauz
Moe Armstrong, MBA, MA
Gayle Bluebird
Holly Dixon
Deborah Fickling
Mary E Jensen, MA, RN, CRSS
J. Rock Johnson, JD
Carol Kivler
Nanette Larson
Frances Priester
Wilma Townsend

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CHAPTER PRESIDENTS
Name Chapter
Lori Milus, RN, MSN, BC
Jolie Gordon-Browar, MSN, RN-BC, PMH
Verna Carson, APRN, PMH, PhD
Diane Gardner, EdD, PMHCNS-BC
Dene Bellamy, PMH-NP
Loraine Fleming, APRN-BC
Lisa Kongable, RN, MA, CS, CNS, ARNP
Mary Jane Welch, DNP, APRN
Susan Schoon, CNS, PhD, PMHCNS, BC
Chris Hart, MA, RMN, RN
Margaret Donnelly, ARNP
Anna Hume, MSN, ARNP, PMHNP
Sattaria Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Tina Aown, MSN, RN-BC, CNML
Angela Kaderlik, MS, RN
Matthew Lindquist, MSN, RN, PMHNP, BC
Mary Mixon, MSN, RN
Susan Beausoleil, BSN, RNC
Lori Milus
Karen Boardman, RN, MS
Marie Huppuch, RN, MEd
Benjamin Evans, DD, DNP, RN, APN
Margaret Edwards, RN, MSN, NEA, BC
Mary Reed, PhD, APN, PMHCNS-BC
Maria Romana, PMHNP-BC
Susan Brammer, PhD, RN
D. Leslie Augustus, PMHNP-BC
Wendy Zubenko, EdD, MSN, RN, CS
Joyce Fjelland, PhD, RN, CNS
Barbara Schwartz, RN, BC, BSN
Celeste Johnson, MSN, RN
ElLois Bailey, BSN, RN-BC
Charlene Moore, RN, MS, CNML
Jamie Surfus-Lewiston, RN, MSN, NEA-BC
Marcia (Dolly) Maddy, RN, BSN
Karen Graves-Posey, APRN, BC, PMHNP
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AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC NURSING FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Elissa Brown, CNS, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Patricia Brown, PhD, ARNP
Kathleen Buckwalter, PhD, RN, FAAN
Judith Haber, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN
Jane Ryan, RN, MN, CNAA
Grayce Sills, PhD, RN, FAAN
   
APNF GRANT REVIEW COMMITTEE
Chair
Linda Beeber, PhD, CNS-BC, FAAN
 
Lora Beebe, PhD, PMHNP-BC
Kathleen Buckwalter, PhD, RN, FAAN
Linda Chafetz, RN, DNSc
Paul Clements, PhD, APRN-BC, CGS, DF-IAFN
Colleen Corte, PhD, RN
Judith Haber, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN
Nancy Hanrahan, PhD, RN, FAAN
Jane Mahoney, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Kathleen McCoy, DNSc, APRN, BC, CS
Geoffry McEnany, PhD, PMHCNS, BC
Michael Rice, PhD, APRN-NP
Daryl Sharp, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, NPP
Sandra Thomas, PhD, RN, FAAN
Sandra Weiss, PhD, DNSc, FAAN
Danny Willis, RN, DNS, PMHCNS-BC
   
APNF RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENTS

Abir Bekhet, PhD, RN, H.S.M.I.
Marquette University
Effects of Positive Cognitions and Resourcefulness on Autism Spectrum Disorder Caregiver’s Burden

Nutchanart Bunthumporn, RN
Case Western Reserve University – PhD candidate
Effects of Biofeedback Training on Negative Emotions, Depressive Cognition, and Resourcefulness in Thai Elders

Carrie M. Carretta, PhD(c), APN, AHN-BC
Vanderbilt University – PhD candidate
Rape Trauma: A Study of Preferred Rape Disclosure Methods and Factors Influencing Psychological Outcomes in Rape Victims

Jennifer Rode, MSN, RN
University of Cincinnati – PhD candidate
The Protective Effects of Social Support on Postpartum Depression: Does Emotional Intelligence Matter?

Kimberly A. Williams, RN, DNSc, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC
University of South Alabama
School Nurse Feasibility, Reliability and Validity Test of the SARA and SLICE® Tools for Self-Harm


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NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Chair
Donna G. Rolin-Kenny MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC

Members
Laura Dzurec, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC
Matthew P. Lindquist, MSN, RN, PMHNP, BC
Pamela L. Lindsey, DNSc, RN
Matthew Tierney, RN, NP, CNS

Ex-Officio
Mary D. Moller, DNP, ARNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN

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CPI COMMITTEE
Co-Chairs
Julie Carbray, PhD, APN, BC
Georgia Stevens, PhD, APRN, BC, PMH, CNS
Committee
Kim Cox, MSN, RN
Barbara Limandri, DNSc, APRN, BC
Mary Ann Nihart, APRN, BC
Christian Teter, PharmD, BCPP ~ Consultant
Barbara Jones Warren, PhD, PMHCNS-BC

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