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Institute for Mental Health Advocacy

How many conference calls did you conduct during the 2012 - 2013 year?  0

Check any meetings that apply for the 2012 conference: Institute for Mental Health Advocacy Interactive Panel

Please provide highlights of your group's activities in the past year: IMHA has been extremely active in soliciting members' opinions about a variety of policy initiatives. One of the most common requests we make is for members to provide feedback about letters to which APNA has been asked to support. These letters typically are directed to key legislators regarding topics pertaining to the profession and/or those affected by mental illness.     IMHA also developed a Briefing paper that was submitted to the APNA Board of Directors that proposed the development of a Policy Forum. This proposal, which outlined a plan to have regular online expert guest speakers in a webinar format, was approved.

APNA's core purpose is to be the unified voice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. How has your council/institute/task force made progress toward this in the last year?
The IMHA continued to facilitate consensus on topics related to advocacy by  soliciting input on matters related to legislative, policy, and regulatory matters.

How has your group worked to achieve these goals?
Participated in discussions on Member Bridge related to timely practice and advocacy issues. Contributed to the substance of key communication to national leaders in the form of sign-on letters.  Developed a Policy Forum whereby expert APNA members and other mental health leaders can share their knowledge and insights with both APNA members and non-members.  Shared information related to key mental health care issues such as the Affordable Care Act and other mental health resources such as SAMHSA's Toolkit for Community Conversations About Mental Health.  Showcased state advocacy initiatives from several state in the Interactive Panel in 2012.

What do you hope to accomplish for the 2013 - 2014 year?
Promote conference calls for the Steering Committee through active member involvement and roles for the members. Continue to identify APNA members with proven track records in advocacy as well as individuals who demonstrate potential and passion for advocacy to participate in the IMHA. Facilitate quarterly taped Policy Forums for viewing by APNA members and non-members to share expert insight into issues pertaining to mental health care and psychiatric nursing.

Chairs
Margaret Halter, PhD, APRN
Christine Tebaldi, MS, PMHNP-BC

Steering Committee
Carolyn Baird, DNP, MBA, RN-BC, CARN-AP, ICCDPD
Pamela Bajari, MNA, BSN, RN
Emily Bell, RN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Kathryn Brotzge, ARNP
Jeanne Clement, EdD, APRN, PMHCNS- BC, FAAN
E. Colleen Conklin, MS, RN
Matthew Lindquist, MSN, RN, PMHNP, BC
Justin McClanahan, BSN, RN
Kathleen McCoy, DNSc, APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP
Mary Ann Nihart, MA, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Rivy Oseni, RN, NP
Donna Rolin-Kenny, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Maria Romana, PMHNP-BC
Julie Ryder, PMHNP, BC
Amanda Schuh, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC
Joyce Shea, DNSc, APRN, BC
George Smith, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC, NP-C, CNE
Elizabeth Wechsler, RN, CNS-PMH

Advisory Panel
Betty Anderson, RNC, CPHQ
Irina Angelo, MT(ASCP), RN, BSN
Lisa Auditore, RN, Associates
Romnee Auerbach, ANP, PMHNP-BC
Vanessa Barlow, MBA, BSN, R.N.
Jennifer Barut, MSN, RN-BC
Elaine Bawden, RN, CNS, BSN, MSN, PhD
Lora Beebe, PhD, PMHNP-BC
Patricia Bezek, BSN, RN
Jenna Birdsell, CNS, CNP
Kaye Blasingame, RN, BC, MSN
Mary Bollinger, RN, BS, MSED
Karen Bone, MSN, ARNP
Dolores Bray, CRNP
Arleen Briggs, MSN, RN-BC
Debra Brodersen, RN, MSN-MHA
Kendra Brown, RN, BSN
Cynthia Bullard, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Allison Burfield, RN, MSN, PhD
Margaret Bushey, MS, APN, NP
Natalie Butler, MSN, APRN
Rebecca Casarez, PhD, RN
Lisa Casler, PMHNP-BC, NPP
Angela Chesser, PhD, RN, CNS-BC
Cheri Coe, RN-BC
Judith Collins, RN, BSN, MA
Lois Corwin, MS, ARNP, BC
Maureen Craigmile, RN-BC, MSN 
Patricia Cubilette, PMHNP-BC
Patricia Cunningham, APRN-BC
Julie Dahl, RN
Katherine Darling, DNP, PMHNP/FNP-C, APRN
Shirlee Davidson, RN, MSN
Joanne Dedowicz
Kathleen Delaney, PhD, PMH-NP, RN
Sattaria Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Nicole Dillon, BSN, RN
John Dool, RN, MSN
Catherine Doty, APRN-BC, PNP
Mary Jane Ebias
Jill Ebright, RN
Erin Ellington, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC
Linda Evinger, RN, MSN, WHNP
Roberta Feldhausen, PMHCNS, BC
Joelle Fellinger, RN, MS, APNP, CNS-BC
Elizabeth Fife, RN, MSN, CNS, CPN
Joyce Fjelland, PhD, RN, CNS
Loraine Fleming, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Jennifer Flock, BSN
Kristyn Gall, PMHCNS-BC, NP
Lucille Gambardella, PhD, APN-BC, CNE, ANEF
Kelly Gardiner, BSN, MSN, PhD (ABD)
Diane Gardner, EdD, PMHCNS-BC
Judith Ginther, CNP, MSN, APRN
Deanna Golden, RN, MSN/MBA
Beth Good, DNP, RN, CNS-BC, CARN
Jennifer Gouge, RN
Patricia Graham, MSN, PMHCNS, BC
Anne Greenwalt, RN
Elaine Greggo, PMHCNS, BC
Jillian Hagerich, BSN, RN-BC
Elizabeth Harmon, RN, BC
Jane Harmon, PMHNP-BC, Adult CNS-BC
Lisa Harrison, RN
Natalie Hart, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC
Patricia Hefner, MSN, RN-BC
Diane Hickman, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Barbara Hinds, BS, RNC
William Jacobowitz, MSN, MPH, EdD
Susan Jacobson, PMHNP, CNS
Judith Jarosinski, PhD, RN, CNE
Christine Johnsen, MPH, MS, ANP, PMHCNS, BC
Celeste Johnson, MSN, RN, PMH CNS
Lisabeth Johnston, PhD, APRN
Ruth Jordan, RN, MS, MBA, NE, BC
Helen Karpilovsky, BSN, RN, MSN
Sharon Katz, RN, FPMH-NP, PMH-CNS, BC
Cathleen Kealey, BSN, RN, PMH-BC
Florence Keane, DNSc, MBA, PMHNP, ANP-C
Ann Keeley, RN, MN, CNS/PMH, LMFT
Sandra Kelley, NP, MSN, ARNP
Avery Imara Kennedy, MSN
Sun Kim, PhD, APRN-BC
Amy Kirsch, MSN, RN
Deborah Klaszky, MSN APN-C
Dale Knode, RN, BS, HSAD
Kathleen Kregor, BSN, RN-BC
Laura Krubinski, RN, BSN
Leida Lamas-Sheldon, BSN, RN
Mary Lamont, RN, BSN, BC
Dee Langford, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Rae Leach, RN
Suzanne Lee, DNP, APRN-PMH-BC, CARN-AP
Florence Leighton, BSN, RN
Andrea Lerma, MSN, RNCS
Linda Lewin, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Judy Linn, BS, BSN, MS
Melanie Lint, MSN, CNS, CARN-AP
Pamela List, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC
Scott Logan, MM, BSN, RN
Marilyn Lynch-Goddard, MSN, BSN, RN
Linda Mabey, DNP, CNS, BC
Linda MacDougall, APRN
Carol Marchetti, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, SANE
Pamela Marcus, RN, APRN, PMH-BC
Margherite Matteis, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Becky McDaniel, RN
Mary Meiselman, CNS, NP
Greg Mercer, BA, MSN
Wanda Monroe, ARNP
Terri Motraghi, MSc
Esther Mugomba, RN-BSC, BC
Ann Murphy Harris, MSN, PMHNP-C
Duane Napier, MSN, RN
Pamela Nelson, PhD, PMH, CNS, RN
Joseph Nemeth
Allen Novak, MSN, APRN, Rx, PMHCNS-BC
Jill Nusbaum, RN, DNSC, CS
Deborah Oestreicher, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Catherine Osborn O'Reilly, RN
Namita Patel, RN, APRN, CNS
Sudha Patel, BSN, MN, MA, DSN, RN
Donna Peterson, BSN, RN-BC
Bethany Phoenix, PhD, RN, CNS
Leah Pickett, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Eula Pines, PhD, PMHCNS, BC, DNP
Charmaine Platon
Michael Polacek, RN
Wendy Pomeroy, APN
Cindy Potts, RN, BC
Cassondra Radford-Galbreath, BSN, RN
Rosanne Radziewicz, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Rita Ray-Mihm, DNP, RN, CNS
Patricia Remsen, BSN, RN
R. John Repique, MS, RN, NEA-BC
Donna Riemer, RN-PMHN
Charlene Roberson, RN, BC, Med
Michelle Roberson, AD, BS, RN
William Robertson, MSN, ANCC PMHN
George Roets, RN, MS
Carla Rosler, PMH, CNS, BC
Linda Rossow, RN, BC
Georgina Rotzler, RN, BSN
Jessica Santos, MS, BSN, RN
M. Joyce Sasse, DNP, APRN, PMHNP, CNS
Karen Schepp, PhD, APRN, BC
Mary Schmeltz Weaver, RN, BSN, CLNC
Bonita Shaw, RN, BSN,BC
Amy Silver, RN
Dawn Sims, RN-BC, ADN, BSN, MSN
Ronnie Sims, BSN
Julia Smith
Shirley Smoyak, Professor II, RN, PhD, FAAN
Lori Solon, PMHCNS-BC
Janet Stagg, MS, RN, APN
Elise Stanford, BSN, RN, MBA
Roberta Stanhope, ARNP, PMHCNS, BC
Gail Stern, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Linda Stone, PhD, BNC, APNP
Diane Stradling
Joan Strenio, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Mary Sturdy-Martin, RN
Michelle Tavares, BN, RN
Tina Taylor, MN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Burton Thelander, PMHCNS, BC
Janet Thelen, BSN
Marlene Tocher, PMHNP-BC
Claire Trauth, NCSP, RN-BC
Shiori Usami, CNS
Michele Valentino, MSN, CNS, BC, NP
Barbara Valerius
Judith Van Cleef, MS, RN-BC, CARN
Debra Van Dyke, BSN RN, MA, BSEd
Kelly Voll, ADN, RN
Lisa von Braun, RN, MSN, M.Ed CNL
Wendy Waddell
Naomi Walker, RN
Kimberly Walker-Daniels
E. Monica Ward-Murray, EdD
Marilyn Warnock, RN
Nanette Watson, DNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC
Babette Wieland, MSN, BSN



Institute for Safe Environments

How many conference calls did you conduct during the 2012 - 2013 year?  12

Check any meetings that apply for the 2012 conference? Meeting of Steering Committee + Advisory Panel; Interactive Panel 2012; Kathy and I met; 2013 meeting Meet and greet and ISE Interactive Panel Discussion

Please provide highlights of your group's activities in the past year:
Developed mission and vision, held monthly conference calls with steering committee members, and prepared a briefing paper for the Board to propose our scope of work. We identified eight elements that are essential for a safe environment, and accepted the Board's suggestion that we begin our work with two of those elements - engagement and emergency management. We are currently in the process of organizing work groups for each of those topics and have enlisted the help of some member volunteers who have expressed interest.

APNA's core purpose is to be the unified voice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. How has your council/institute/task force made progress toward this in the last year?
We have engaged members of the steering committee and advisory panels, along with the support of the intercouncil council members, in attempting to identify evidence-based practices that relate to safety.  Our hope is to provide information about these best practices to APNA members and others.

How has your group worked to achieve these goals?

  1. We have developed a team of experts who are committed and willing to share their expertise.
  2. We plan to engage members and others in our work.
  3. Our work will hopefully benefit patients and nurses and others beyond the scope of psychiatric nursing.
  4. The products of our work will be recognized as useful additions to the scientific body of knowledge that is the foundation for patient care.

What do you hope to accomplish for the 2013 - 2014 year?
VISION: The Institute for Safe Environments provides an integrated structure designed to thoughtfully address issues that impact the safety of persons served as well as service providers.  
GOALS:  

  1. Identify issues related to safe environments  
  2. Explore current evidence related to issues 
  3. Recommend strategies to promote safe, evidence-based, best practices    

This year's goal: Engagement and Emergency Management work groups are able to work together to accomplish the identified goals of each work group.

Chairs
Diane Allen, MN, RN-BC, NEA-BC
Kathleen Delaney, PhD, PMH-NP, RN

Steering Committee
Catherine Batscha, DNP, RN
Barbara Bonney, APRN
Carole Farley-Toombs, MS, RN, NEA, BC
Pamela Greene, PhD, RN
Maureen Kolomeir, MBA, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Janie LeVieux, PhD, LPC-S, RN
Jane Mahoney, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Michael Polacek, RN
David Sharp, PhD, RN
Mona Shattell, PhD, RN
Justin Souther, RN-BC
Michael Waggoner, MSN, RN
Moira Wertheimer, BSN, JD
Babette Wieland, MSN, BSN

Advisory Panel
Janice Adam, RN-BC
Maripat Alger Cottone, APN-BC
Terri Antoniewicz, BSN, RN, BSHL
Lisa Auditore, RN, Associates
Elizabeth Balota, MSN, RN, CEN
Lauren Barber, MSN, PMHNP-BCC, MHSA, NE-BC
Sandra Barton, MS, RN-BC
Mary Bollinger, RN, BS, MSED
Noreen Brady, PhD, APRN-BC, LPCC-S
Nancy Brauhn, PhD, RN, BSN, MA
Debra Brodersen, RN, MSN-MHA
Kathleen Brown, RN, BC, PMHN
Kendra Brown, RN, BSN
Jessica Camp, MSN, RN, PMHN
Ashley Carter, RN, Child APN
Lisa Casler, PMHNP-BC, NPP
Angela Chesser, PhD, RN, CNS-BC
Cheri Coe, RN-BC
Ramona Coffman-Fratkin, RN, BC
Judith Collins, RN, BSN, MA
Kayla Cross, RN-C, MA, BSN
Rebecca Damin-Moss, RN
Joanne Dedowicz
Valerie Devereaux
John Dool, RN, MSN
Elizabeth Easley, APRN, BC, PMHCNS--BC
Joelle Fellinger, RN, MS, APNP, CNS-BC
Linda Flaherty
Robert Frey, BSN, MEd, BC
Valerie Glass, PMHNP, BC
Suzanne Goetz, RN, MSN, CCS-P
Anne Greenwalt, RN
Nancy Hanrahan, PhD, RN, FAAN
Jennifer Harris, MSN, RN-BC
Paula Harrison, RN, BSN, MSN
Kimberly Hemphill, PMH, BC
Kathy Holley
Susan Johnson, BSN, RNC, MA
Florence Keane, DNSc, MBA, PMHNP, ANP-C
Avery Imara Kennedy, MSN
Kathleen Kregor, BSN, RN-BC
Rose Kutlenios, PhD, CRNP
Betty LaFleur, PhD
Elizabeth Laubenthal, RN, MSN
John Lepscier, RN-BC, BSN
Andrea Lerma, MSN, RNCS
Carolynn Lindsey, BNS, RN
Donna Linette, MS, RN, NEA
Scott Logan, MM, BSN, RN
Pamela Lusk, RN, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Marilyn Lynch-Goddard, MSN, BSN, RN
Elizabeth Maree, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, NEA-BC
Joanne Matthew, MS, RN, PCNS
Marla McCall, MSN, PMHNP
Kathleen McCann, PhD, RN
John McDonnell, RN, BC
Jennifer McGovern, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Kelly McNichol
Cindy Michael, MSN, PMHAPN-BC
Linda Nagy, MSN, CNS
Heidi Napolitano, RN-BC
Sandra Nelson, PhD, APRN-BC
Marilyn Nendza, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP
Mary Ann Nihart, MA, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Jay Norwood, MSN, RN
Catherine Osborn O'Reilly, RN
Lovelyn Paddock, RN, BSN
Carley Parsons, RN
Sudha Patel, BSN, MN, MA, DSN, RN
Rita Ray-Mihm, DNP, RN, CNS
Deirdre Rea, BS, RN, MSN
R. John Repique, MS, RN, NEA-BC
Donna Riemer, RN-PMHN
Patricia Roberts, RN
Luanne Sadowsky, ARNP, BC
Darlene Santi-Rogers, PMHCNS-BC
Karen Schepp, PhD, APRN, BC
Terese Schneider, PMH, CNS, BC
April Schwartz, RN, MHA
Laura Sebera, RN, BSN
Margaret Sherlock, MA, PMHCNS-BC
Amy Silver, RN
Virginia Singer, DNP
Jane Sobolov, MS, RN-BC
Lori Solon, PMHCNS-BC
Janet Stagg, MS, RN, APN
Michelle Tavares, BN, RN
Karen Taylor, MSN, APRN-CNP, PMHNP-BC
Christine Tebaldi, MS, PMHNP-BC
Nancy Testerman
Janet Thelen, BSN
Judith Van Cleef, MS, RN-BC, CARN
Kelly Voll, ADN, RN
Wendy Waddell
Naomi Walker, RN
Cornelia Walsh, RN BC, BSN, MSHS
E. Monica Ward-Murray, EdD
Marilyn Warnock, RN
Barbara Warren, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Cynthia Warso, RN, BC, BSN
Danielle Wright, RN



Scope and Standards Joint Task Force

How many conference calls did you conduct during the 2012 - 2013 year?  8

Check any meetings that apply for the 2012 conference: Interactive Panel PMH-RN

Please provide highlights of your group's activities in the past year: 
Completed draft of Scope and Standard revisions. Submitted to APNA and ISPN Boards in May - June. Submitted to ANA for review after some minor modifications from Board recommendations. Just heard back in September of requested modifications from ANA Scope and Standards Committee. Will be having a call with Carol Bickford and then will proceed with the Task Force  (workgroup) and the Boards to make changes accordingly. Hoping for a completed product by the end of the calendar year. Kris A McLoughlin

APNA's core purpose is to be the unified voice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. How has your council/institute/task force made progress toward this in the last year?
Yes by the pure nature of the job we were asked to do r/t revising the PMH Scope and Standards and by the inclusion in the process of APNA, ISPN and ANA.

How has your group worked to achieve these goals?
APNA is taking the lead in revising our PMH Scope and Standards of practice. We are working in concert with ISPN and ANA.

What do you hope to accomplish for the 2013 - 2014 year?
We hope to complete the Scope and Standards by December 2013.

Chairs
Catherine Kane, PhD, RN, FAAN
Kris McLoughlin, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CADC-ll, FAAN

APNA Members
Kathleen Delaney, PhD, PMH-NP, RN
Amanda DuWick, BSN, BC-RN
Kay Foland, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, CNP
Sue Odegarden, MA, MS, BSN, RN
Christine Tebaldi, MS, PMHNP-BC

ISPN Members
Sara Horton-Deutsch, RN, CNS, DNSc
Susan Krupnick, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, ANP, C-PREP
Peggy Plunkett, MSN, PMHCNS, APRN
Diane Snow, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, CARN, FAANP
Victoria Soltis-Jarrett, PhD, PMHCNS/NP-BC
Edilma Yearwood, PhD, PMHCNS, BC, FAAN

ANA Member
Carol Bickford, PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS 



Consumer Advisory Panel

How many conference calls did you conduct during the 2012 - 2013 year?  0

Check any meetings that apply for the 2012 conference?  0

Please provide highlights of your group's activities in the past year:
We have not been asked to provide input to the board.  This is an adhoc committee of the board who functions in response to a specific board request.

APNA's core purpose is to be the unified voice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. How has your council/institute/task force made progress toward this in the last year?
When called upon by the board we will provide input.

How has your group worked to achieve these goals?
This ad hoc committee has the opportunity to best contribute toward the achievement of Goal C and D by providing direct consumer input to specific projects.  As it is, we have consumers involved in key strategic initiatives such as the Recovery to Practice curriculum with a consumer who is a co-curriculum developer and presenter.

What do you hope to accomplish for the 2013 - 2014 year?
We stand ready to respond to requests from the board.

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

Panel Members
Eric Arauz, MA, MLER
Moe Armstrong, MBA, MA
Gayle Bluebird, RN
Holly Dixon, LCSW, CIPSS
Deborah Fickling, BS
Mary Jensen Donovan, MA, RN, CRSS
J Rock Johnson, JD
Carol Kivler, MS, CSP
Nanette Larson
Frances Priester
Wilma Townsend, MSW