APNA Leadership: 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
Patricia D. Cunningham, DNSc, APRN, BC
Associate Professor
University of Tennessee, Health Science Center
Memphis, TN
President-Elect
Susie Adams, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FAANP
Professor and Director, PMHNP Program
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Immediate Past President
Beth Phoenix, PhD, RN, CNS
Clinical Professor
UCSF School of Nursing
San Francisco, CA
     
Secretary
Benjamin M. Evans, DD, DNP, RN APN, PMHCNS-BC
President, HealthStat Consulting, LLC
Jersey City, NJ
Treasurer
Susan Dawson, EdD, PMHCNS/NP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Comtrea, Inc.; Adjunct Professor, St. Louis University
Fenton, MO
Board Member At-Large 
Wailua Brandman, MSN, APRN-Rx, PMHCNS/NP-BC, FAANP
Clinical Director, Ke'ena Mauliola Nele Paia LLC
Honolulu, HI
     
Board Member At-Large
Leslie G. Oleck, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, LMFT
Psychiatric Mental Health CNS
Indianapolis, IN
Board Member At-Large 
Michael J. Rice, PhD APRN-NP, FAAN
Professor  & Endowed Chair of Psychiatric Nursing, University of Colorado, College of Nursing
Aurora, CO
Board Member At-Large
Amy J. Rushton, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Chief Nurse Executive
Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute

Falls Church, VA
     

 

 

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