Board of Directors
The affairs of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association are governed by its Board of Directors. It is the Board’s responsibility to carry out the objectives and purposes of the association and to this end, the Board may exercise all powers of the association. The primary responsibility of a voluntary governance Board is to establish an organization’s mission, purpose, values, and direction.
     
President
Susie Adams, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FAANP
Faculty Scholar, Community Engaged Behavioral Health
Vanderbilt University
 President-Elect
Mary Ann Nihart, MA, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC

Chief Nurse, Mental Health and Critical Care Services
San Francisco Veterans Administration
Immediate Past President
Patricia D. Cunningham, DNSc, APRN, BC
Associate Professor, Loewenberg School of Nursing
University of Memphis
     
Secretary
Benjamin M. Evans, DD, DNP, RN APN, PMHCNS-BC
President
HealthStat Consulting, LLC
Treasurer
Susan Dawson, EdD, PMHCNS/NP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/Adjunct Professor
Comtrea, Inc./St. Louis University
Board Member At-Large 
Wailua Brandman, MSN, APRN-Rx, PMHCNS/NP-BC, FAANP
Clinical Director
Ke'ena Mauliola Nele Paia LLC
     
Board Member At-Large
Leslie G. Oleck, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, LMFT
Psychiatric-Mental Health CNS
Indiana University Health Physicians Behavioral Care
Board Member At-Large 
Michael J. Rice, PhD APRN-NP, FAAN
Professor & Endowed Chair of Psychiatric Nursing
University of Colorado, College of Nursing
Board Member At-Large
Amy J. Rushton, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Chief Nurse Executive
Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute
     

 

 

 
Ex-Officio
Nicholas Croce Jr., MS
Executive Director
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Falls Church, VA
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