Nominating Committee

The principle task of the Nominating Committee is selecting a slate of candidates for the Annual APNA Election and to oversee the electoral process. Full Description


Genevieve E. Chandler, PhD, RN

Present Position
Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts College of Nursing: Teach undergrad Psych-Mental Health Nursing, PhD, Second Bachelors, and RN/BS courses, PhD dissertation, DNP capstone and honor capstone chair.

1986 PhD University of Utah, SLC, Utah
1976 MS Boston University, Boston, MA
1971 BS D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY

APNA Contributions
Co-Chair of Graduate Education Council
Recovery Council Steering Committee
Presenter at NE APNA regional conferences and APNA Annual Conference
Authored and presented APNA webinars on Deciding on a PhD/DNP, Creating Safety (in progress).
NE APNA Nancy Valentine Leadership Award
APNA Annual Award for Excellence in Education
APNA Annual Award for Excellence in Research
Research Council member
JAPNA Board member
Associate Chair – Scholarly Review Committee

Other Experience
I began my career as a staff nurse at McLean Hospital, moving into a CNS position and functioned as a nurse manager implementing primary nursing in mental health under the tutelage of nurse leader, Joyce Clifford at Beth Israel Hospital. In my rewarding career in education I have served as a Reviewer - Psych Services, Journal of American Psychiatric Association, Consultant to US Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress, Presenter at International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Advisory Board member, Green River House, RWJ NCIN grant recipient. With expertise in Trauma, Recovery and Resilience I present, research and publish on the reduction seclusion and restraint, using writing as a healing method, the affect of adverse childhood experience on health by facilitating resilience with vulnerable youth to disrupt the ACE to illness trajectory.

APNA Members Should Vote for Me Because: Empowerment describes my relational leadership style. I am inclusive and engaging, respectfully utilizing an interactive leadership style embodying Kouzes and Posner's 5 leadership practices by 1. Challenging the process 2. Inspiring a shared vision 3. Enabling others to act 4. Role modeling and 5. Celebrating the heart. In leadership positions, educational opportunities and in patient care I am strength focused by asking, "what works? as opposed to what is the problem?” to learn from past success using my concept of collaborative mentoring where I recognize that everyone brings strength to the table in working with patients, students or colleagues. I practice, study and whole heartedly embrace the process of mentoring which I have featured in several articles and two popular books.

How I Can Help Fulfill APNA’s Purpose As A Scientific and Education Organization: I am a nurse scientist and master educator. I bring my wealth of expertise and collaborative, inclusive style to promote the vision and values of APNA. As a Board member I will use all my nursing talents, my educational expertise and research acumen to engage, encourage and lead the board to fulfilling it's purpose and envisioning a productive and positive future for the members and with the population we serve.


Brenda Marshall, EdD, PMHNP-BC, NE-BC

Present Position
Associate Professor, Coordinator of the DNP program William Paterson University of New Jersey
Director of Learn 2 Choose Inc, Center for Social Emotional Learning, Pompton Lakes, NJ.  Psychotherapist

2007 MSN University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
2003 EdD Columbia University, New York, NY
1987 MS Advanced Management for Clinicians, New York University, New York, NY
BA Eisenhower College, Seneca Falls, NY
Diploma Cochran School of Nursing, St Johns Riverside Hospital, Yonkers, NY

APNA Contributions
APNA NJ chapter President 2014-2015
APNA NJ chapter Secretary 2011-2014
Member of APNA Practice Council/expert panel 2010-2011 and Graduate Education Panel 2012-2014.

Other Experience
I am on the Board of Directors, New Jersey State Nurses Association and served on the  NLN Nominations committee 2011-2014. I am a Sensori Motor Psychotherapist for trauma (level 1) and attachment disorders (level 2) in addition to being a Reiki Practitioner level 2.   I Provide direct patient care for psychotherapy and supervise and mentor undergraduate and graduate student nurses.   I chair two doctoral dissertation committees.  I have participated in the Harvard University fMRI fellowship course and followed up with research in the area of fMRI and psychiatric nursing. 

APNA Members Should Vote for Me Because: APNA members should vote for me because I believe we are at a crossroads for psychiatric nursing, with a very bright future for psychiatric nursing and our patients.  This future requires leaders with a voice, a vision and positive energy.  As part of the nominations committee I will have the commitment to promote psychiatric nursing and the APNA mission.  I will support candidates that reflect the values of psychiatric nurses and will work very hard for the needs of all psychiatric nurses and our clients.

How I Can Help Fulfill APNA’s Purpose As A Scientific and Education Organization: My professional career has been defined by my ability to identify opportunities for the progress of nursing through education and legislation. I serve on multiple editorial panels (JPN, CHOICE, JSAD) promoting excellence in peer reviewed publications.  From 1987, when I started the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC)  to  2011 when I coordinated the first doctoral program at William Paterson University, I have been dedicated to the promotion of scientific, evidence-based practice in the delivery of safe and compassionate care to all those who need it… including nurses!


James Goodlett McDaniel, EdD, RN,CS, PMHNP-BC, MBA

Present Position
Associate Provost, George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia

Shenandoah University                  Psychiatric NP     2013     Nursing Family Cert.
Jacksonville University                    MBA                    2002     Business                                             
North Carolina State University      EdD                    1988     Education
East Carolina University                 MSN                    1985     Nursing Mental Health
Barton College (Atlantic Christian) BSN                     1980     Nursing

APNA Contributions
Member 5 years
Chapter: Treasurer, President-Elect

Other Experience
An ARNP for 20 years, I am a recent PMHNP-Family licensed in Virginia and Florida.  I have co-created a private practice; managed inpatient and outpatient units; marketed services for a major psychiatric hospital chain; managed hospital-based sub-acute services; created new community models for delivery of capitated services; and taught in innovative programs for undergraduate and graduate nurses.  I recently resigned as Associate Provost at George Mason University and associate professor in the College of Health and Human Services to return to fulltime practice.  I worked and consulted during the startup of Inova Fairfax Behavioral Health Services, supporting outpatient partial hospitalization and aftercare patients.  At heart I am a clinician, assessing, treating, and referring patients, and liaising for families of psychiatric patients across settings.  My leadership includes JCAHO and CARF accreditation surveys, a surveyor for SACS and CCNE re-affirmation visits and new program approvals.   I have accepted a position as a psychiatric NP in Florida in the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program, services provided for participating Veterans at VA medical centers and community-based outreach clinics.

APNA Members Should Vote for Me Because: My experience as a manager, associate provost, associate dean, consultant, and president of the Northeast FL Mental Health Assoc. has given me plenty of practice in doing the wrong thing for the right reason and the right thing for the wrong reason.  I have taught leadership and management at BSN, MSN, and PhD levels in several organizations.  I pay attention to what is needed and am bold when necessary.  I was past President of my chapter of Sigma Theta Tau.  I have contributed to the community and consumers of mental health services in a number of ways.  In Florida I coordinated widespread National Depression Screening Day activities, engaging volunteers and contributions from hospital and healthcare communities. I have coordinated educational events for various groups, including presentations on stress and anxiety, depression, grief, and other topics. I worked with former APNA President, Mary Moller, to write a new chapter on adult mental health for a soon to be published text.  At this point in my career I have both the time and experience to give back. I hope that my service will benefit the organization, consumers, peers, and families of those with mental illness.

How I Can Help Fulfill APNA’s Purpose As A Scientific and Education Organization:  I believe that good people make good organizations.  APNA has unusually strong and talented members. I hope to work with APNA to innovate, act boldly, and use what I have learned in new ways, having been in the profession for many years and still realizing the importance of being a lifelong student.


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