APNA Councils

Councils are comprised of a group of members with similar interests in an aspect of psychiatric mental health nursing not addressed elsewhere within APNA. Councils are approved by and report to the APNA Board of Directors. Council chairs will study and review issues pertinent to the council's area of interest and expertise and make recommendations to the Board for the following:
• Position or policy statements
• New programs or activities
• Committee or task force membership

Addictions Council
Matthew Tierney, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC
Addictions Council for APNA Members*
Administrative Council
Avni Cirpili, MSN, RN
Administrative Council for APNA Members*

APRN Council
Sattaria Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Kathryn Johnson, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
APRN Council for APNA Members*

Child & Adolescent Council
Julie A. Carbray PhD, APN, BC - Acting Chair
Diane M. Wieland PhD, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC - Acting Associate Chair
Child & Adolescent Council for APNA Members*

Education Council
Edna Hamera, PhD, ARNP
Barbara J. Warren PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Education Council for APNA Members*

Forensic Psychiatric Nurses Council
Nina Beaman RN-BC
Carrie M. Carretta PhD, APN, AHN-BC
Forensic Council for APNA Members*

Recovery Council
Kristen Lambert, PhD, MSN, RN - Chair
Jennifer K. Barut MSN, RN-BC - Acting Associate Chair
Recovery Council for APNA Members*

Research Council
Linda Beeber, PhD, CNS-BC, FAAN
Jane Mahoney, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Daryl Sharp, PhD, RN, CS, NPP
Research Council for APNA Members*

RN-PMH Council
RN-PMH Council for APNA Members*

Tobacco Dependence Council
Daryl Sharp, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, NPP
Susan Blaakman, PhD, RN, NPP-BC
Tobacco Dependence Council for APNA Members*

Have a question or want to contact a council chair?
Email councilsupport@apna.org




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