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
Mary Ann Nihart, MA, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC

Clinical Director/Chief Nurse Ambulatory Care - CBOCs, Chief Nurse Mental Health Services and Telephone Linked Care
San Francisco Veterans Health Care System
Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF

 President-Elect
Kris A. McLoughlin, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN

Associate Hospital Director
Colorado Mental Health Institute
Immediate Past President
Susie Adams, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Faculty Scholar, Community Engaged Behavioral Health
Vanderbilt University
     
Joyce Shea
Secretary
Joyce Shea, DNSc, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies/Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Fairfield University School of Nursing
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
     
Celeste Johnson
Michael Rice
Board Member At-Large
Celeste M. Johnson, DNP, APRN, PMH CNS
Director of Nursing, Psychiatric Services
Parkland Health and Hospital System
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
 
 
 

 

 

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