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Jason Roberts

My goal is to promote leadership and awareness of Mental Health within North Carolina. 



Teresa Carnevale

I am passionate about mental health nursing.  I have been an active member of APNA and I am excited about the North Carolina chapter.  Although I have not served in a board-member capacity within APNA, I have served as President, President-Elect, & Counselor in my local chapters of STTI. I am dedicated to the goals and vision of APNA. My goal for this position, should I be elected, is to assist in growing the chapter here in North Carolina, providing assistance through hard work to bring about educational events to raise awareness, interest, and participation in the state chapter.  I will also work hard to foster advocacy and networking among and for our mental health nurses of North Carolina.  I would like to see the North Carolina chapter as a leader among chapters in the larger APNA.  I believe we can accomplish this goal by providing our chapter members with educational opportunities, keen networking opportunities, and by keeping members informed of news and events important to the profession of mental health nursing.  I have a strong work ethic, a passion for mental health nursing, enhanced abilities in technology and creativity.  I will work for our chapter to become an example of recognition and refinement. 



Joseph M. Holshoe

I would like to help the Chapter develop quarterly meetings that address topics of interests for psych RN's and NP's. I would like to see the Chapter become a source for CEU education for nurses.


Brenda Fore

I would like to become a leadership member of the APNA NC chapter as a member at large, so that I can become more involved with active contributions to my state psychiatric-mental health nurses as they provide quality, cost effective, comprehensive and individualized care and follow-up. Being a part of the teams who help NC develop evidenced-based clinical protocols/standards, care process models and resources that encourage bed side nurses and advanced practitioners to continue the great work each of them do is uplifting and energizing for me. The time commitment for being a part of something that is bigger than one location, population and patient/client type is not possible for many of our great psychiatric-mental health nurses. If I can help to carry the thoughts, concerns, issues as well as answers, conclusions, and evidence-based practices of North Carolina psychiatric nurses to the a consolidated meeting place(s) in the state and nation it would be my pleasure to hold our nurses up both in recognition of great work and in supporting searches to find answers and resources. Using past executive leadership and administration experiences of developing, coordinating and executing complex administrative oversight would be a pleasure that I find humbling. And, if approached with humility, it will allow more light to break through to bed side care nurses and nurse advanced practitioners. Being a part of the leadership that is coordinating a state of nursing efforts would be an honor.


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