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

Mental Health Clinical and Systems Consulting
Denver, CO
Linda Beeber President-Elect
Linda S. Beeber, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
The Francis Hill Fox Distinguished Term Professor, School of Nursing, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Immediate Past 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
Pacifica, CA

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
Fairfield, CT
Donna Rolin Treasurer
Donna G. Rolin, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing & Director of the Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program, University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
Celeste Johnson Board Member At-Large 
Celeste M. Johnson, DNP, APRN, PMH CNS
Director of Nursing, Psychiatric Services, Parkland Health and Hospital System
Dallas, TX
Michael Polacek Board Member At-Large
Michael J. Polacek, MSN, RN-BC
Professional Developmental Specialist, Salem Health
Salem, OR
Michael Rice 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
Christine Tebaldi

Board Member At-Large 
Christine Tebaldi, RN, MS, PMHNP-BC
Director of Emergency & Consultative Services, McLean Hospital
Belmont, MA

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