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President-Elect

Susan M Archacki-Resnik, MSN, BSN, ARNP PMHNP B

Brief biographical sketch
For the past 36 years I have been involved in nursing as a Clinician, Educator and Advanced Practice Nurse.  I have worked for the past eight years in varying areas of Psychiatry as a Prescribing ARNP.  The past seven months I stepped back to assist with the birth of my two grandchildren.  Within the past seven years I have been active on the national level with work on multiple committees including: Scholarly Review; Awards & Recognition; Addictions Steering Committee and Advanced Practice Counsel.  
 

Vision
As President-elect, it would be my place to further the interests of all members of Florida APNA.  Psychiatry & Mental Health laws are changing in Florida and APNA members need to have a voice in legislative changes taking place.  Florida APNA will continue to offer stimulating educational offerings for its members.  I feel continued communications with the membership is important to further Psychiatric nurses interest
in the chapter.  If elected I would serve to promote all levels of Florida APNA members interests.

Secretary

Donna Linette, DNP, RN

Brief biographical sketch
I have been an APNA member for over 10 years and have worked in Psych/Mental Health for over 25 years.  I have held previous positions on the Board as Member-at-Large and Secretary.

Vision
To be a resource for all nurses regarding current practice in psych/mental health; to represent the bedside nurse and the advanced practice nurse, both inpatient
and outpatient.


Member-at-Large

Marguerite Moon, PMHNP-BC, Family

Brief biographical sketch
I started working in Medical ICU at Bayfront Medical Center after completion of my BSN from the University of South Florida in 2005.  Then working in Cardiac Rehab and other inpatient areas until I graduated with my Family PMHNP in December 2012 from the University of Florida.  I have been a nurse for almost 10 years and PMHNP-BC for 2 years.  I am employed by Hector Corzo, MD, PA in outpatient and round at PEMHS, a psychiatric inpatient hospital.

Vision
It is my vision for the APNA Florida Chapter to thrive within the state through the promotion and advancement of the role of psychiatric nurses by means of education and advocacy in our community in order to better serve the population we treat.


Beth King, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Brief biographical sketch
I am currently an Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and have been an educator for over 20 years. As an educator, I have taught both didactic and clinical mental health nursing. I have practiced in both acute mental health settings and as a nurse therapist in an out- patient setting.  My area of research is focused on depression, measurement of depression and the utilization of Heart Math® as a treatment intervention.

Vision
As a member-at-large I would like to assist in the development of membership webinars, focusing on both national and local issues related to mental health nursing.  Webinars can also act as a membership recruiting tool by demonstrating the value of  the organization. I would also like to assist in the enhancement of collaboration between all levels of nurses practicing in mental health through research activities.

Mary E. Stone, DNP, ARNP, PMHNP-BC

Brief biographical sketch
I am a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. I began my nursing career in 1983 and in 2004 received my MSN from Florida International University in psychiatric/mental health nursing. In May, 2014 I graduated with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Florida Atlantic University where I was awarded the Clinical Excellence Award. I am a member of Florida International University’s Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. I currently work full time at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center as an ARNP in the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinic. I am also a consultant at several intensive out-patient substance abuse programs. For my DNP capstone project I developed and implemented a program to recognize and treat compassion fatigue, burnout, and vicarious traumatization in trauma clinicians. I am an adjunct professor at Maryville University, St. Louis,  where I teach on the graduate level. I am passionate about nursing and lifelong learning.

Vision
My vision: As a Member-at-Large I will focus on increasing membership at the RN level. Many of the RN”S at the facilities I work at (VA, Jerome Golden Center) are not aware of APNA and its mission. I look forward to working with the board members to facilitate continuing education, and act as role model and mentor to those who are considering a career in psychiatric nursing.


Diane Lankenau, RN

Brief biographical sketch
BA in Psychology and BSN; Certificate Nursing Education.  I have been a nurse since October 2010 and have practiced in a state prison and jail setting as a Mental Health nurse.  I have also worked in Hospice and have been a manager in different settings such as Family Court Services and Long term Care.  I will start the FNP program in July of this year.

Vision
As a Member-at-Large, my focus would be on advocacy for nurses' safety and the right to refuse unsafe assignments.  Also advocacy for no incarceration of mentally ill patients, for those who have committed no crimes.

Laurie Zeitlin, MSN, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC

Brief biographical sketch
After graduating with a BSN from SUNY (State Univ of NY),I went on to obtain my Masters in Nursing at Columbia University in 1982.  I have spent most of my career specializing in psychiatric nursing and have worked for the Veterans Administration the last 18 years.  As a CNS/Psych ARNP, I have treated thousands of those who have served our country and helped to improve the outcomes of those suffering from PTSD, Psychotic Disorders, Depression, substance abuse and other mental health conditions.  I am happily married and have 2 adult children, both currently in graduate school.

Vision
I have been an active member of the Florida Chapter of APNA since 2005, but believe that it is my time to step up and become involved at the organizational level.  My vision is to help strengthen the chapter by actively recruiting new members from those who have recently entered the nursing profession.  I would strive to improve communication and making more people aware of everything our chapter has to offer, thereby becoming an even stronger force in the psychiatric nursing community.