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Addictions Council

Chair
Matthew Tierney, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC

The APNA Board of Directors recently named Matthew Tierney as chair of the new council on addictions. The Addictions Council will work in close contact with the Tobacco Dependence Council. Those interestes should contact APNA care of ncroce@apna.org.



Administrative Council

How many conference calls did you conduct during the 2012 - 2013 year?  9

Check any meetings that apply for the 2012 conference: Interactive Panel  

Please provide highlights of your group's activities in the past year:
This was a rebuilding year, we had a lot of membership changes and are reestabilshing our objectives for the next year.  We have had several discussions about how we can work on nurse sensitive indicators in the next year and also how to develop a leadership training program for new leaders.

APNA's core purpose is to be the unified voice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. How has your council/institute/task force made progress toward this in the last year?
Again this was a rebuilding year but as our discussion about goals for the next year this purpose was key to the focus.

How has your group worked to achieve these goals?
We did work on several of these goals.  Example is goal C: we provided feedback to APNA for the proposed CMS changes to HBIPS indicators

What do you hope to accomplish for the 2013 - 2014 year?
Continue to work on nurse sensitive quality indicators and training resources for new leaders.

Chair
Avni Cirpili, MSN, RN

Steering Committee
Jo Deaton, MS, APRN/PMH-BC, CDNC
Margaret Edwards, RN, MSN, NEA, BC
Benjamin Evans, DD, DNP, RN, APN
Anne Kelly, RN
Kathy Lee, MS, APN, PMHCNS-BC
Elizabeth Maree, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, NEA-BC
Joanne Matthew, MS, RN, PCNS
Michele Messina, MS, BSN, BC
R. John Repique, MS, RN, NEA-BC
Charlene Roberson, RN, BC, Med
Margaret Sherlock, MA, PMHCNS-BC
Janet Stagg, MS, RN, APN
MaryAnn Wilkinson, EdD, APRN-PMH, CRNP-PMH

Advisory Panel
Leila Adams, RN, MSN
Robert Askerlund, APRN
Romnee Auerbach, ANP, PMHNP-BC
Carolyn Baird, DNP, MBA, RN-BC, CARN-AP, ICCDPD
Margaret Bookman, RN, MS, CS
Susan Brown, BS, MS, PhD, APNP
Kristina Bullard, BSN, RN
Diane Burgermeister, PhD, APRN
Jessica Camp, MSN, RN, PMHN
Chad Carpenter, MSN, BC, RN
Ashley Creech, RN, BSN
Katherine Darling, DNP, PMHNP/FNP-C, APRN
Joanne Dedowicz
Sattaria Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Nancy Dillon, PhD, RN, CNS
Sheila Donnan, BSN, MN
John Dool, RN, MSN
Elizabeth Easley, APRN, BC, PMHCNS--BC
Arlene Emery, PMHNP
Joelle Fellinger, RN, MS, APNP, CNS-BC
Darlene Flowers
Maryanne Godbout, DNP, PMHCNS-BC
Anne Greenwalt, RN
Joshua Hamilton, DNP, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC, CNE
Dayna Harbin, RN, MSN, BC
Dorothy Hill, RN, C
Kathy Holley
Rebecca Horn, RN, MSN
Edwina Jackson, BSN, RNC
Celeste Johnson, MSN, RN, PMH CNS
Deidra Johnson, RN, BSN
Florence Keane, DNSc, MBA, PMHNP, ANP-C
Avery Imara Kennedy, MSN
Deborah Klaszky, MSN APN-C
Kathy Lee, MS, APN, PMHCNS-BC
John Lepscier, RN-BC, BSN
Judith Luehr, APRN, MS, CNS
Marilyn Lynch-Goddard, MSN, BSN, RN
Theresa Mackey, RN, BSN
Susan Mangano, RN, MS, LPC
Lynette Marshall, RN, MSN
Janus Maybee, PMHNP, FNP
Lisa McConlogue, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Charlzetta McMurray-Horton, RN, MS
Mary Meiselman, CNS, NP
Tamara Melville, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Janet Merritt, RN
Holly Mielke, RN
William Morris, PMHNP
Heather Muxworthy, DNP(s), PMHNP-BC, LLC
Lauraann Nicoletto, RNC, BSN, MSN
Eileen Niksa, RN, MSN, CS
Constance Noll, MA, BSN, RN-BC
Jay Norwood, MSN, RN
Lovelyn Paddock, RN, BSN
Lisa Patterson, MPH, BSN
Iola Radtke, RN, BSN
Deirdre Rea, BS, RN, MSN
Elizabeth Reimherr, RN, BC
Cheryl Robinson-Moore, BSN, MA, RN-BC
Bobby Rose, MSN, RN, BC
Karen Schepp, PhD, APRN, BC
Sandra Schleter, RN, CNS, DNR
Tracy Schlosser, RN, BSN
Amy Silver, RN
Dawn Sims, RN-BC, ADN, BSN, MSN
Barbara Stephens, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, DNP(c)
Gail Stern, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Tina Taylor, MN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Theresa Terry-Williams, RN
Mala Thomas, MSN
Judith Van Cleef, MS, RN-BC, CARN
Kelly Voll, ADN, RN
Nanette Watson, DNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC
David Whittaker, PMHNP
Judith Wilson, PMHCNS, BC



Advanced Practice RN Council

How many conference calls did you conduct during the 2012 - 2013 year?  10

Check any meetings that apply for the 2012 conference: Interactive Panel; Private practice meeting

Please provide highlights of your group's activities in the past year:

  1. Assisting PMH-APRNs to navigate challenges in reimbursement issues & scope of practice issues by:
    1. Monitoring the CPT discussions on member bridge,
    2. Forming connections with other state and national organizations in order to keep Council members informed,
    3. Checking and reporting scope of practice issues and third party payer practices regarding their impact on reimbursement and practice management. 
  2. Working with the Advocacy Council, AANP and other groups who are assisting APRNs in the above efforts; 
  3. Creating processes to help Council members make network connections, gain the knowledge/resources they need.
  4. Establishing and coordinating information resources for APRNs, including reorganizing the documents in the online library, keeping up-to-date the APRN Council webpage.
  5. Launching Case Presentation & Discussion sessions on Member Bridge to foster member sharing questions and answers on actual cases in member practices.

APNA's core purpose is to be the unified voice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. How has your council/institute/task force made progress toward this in the last year?
seeking consensus among members to identify key issues facing PMH-APRNs, facilitating discussions and seeking clarification regarding scope and process of APRN practice, bringing APRN concerns to APNA Board members and to inter-council representatives

How has your group worked to achieve these goals?

  1. Facilitated member bridge discussions and promulgated key professional resources to members 
  2. APRN Council members participated in numerous regional and national panels and meetings
  3. APRN Council members participated in numerous regional and national panels and meetings
  4. Focusing on it's main functional domain of APRN practice, the APRN Council monitored key developments potentially affecting how APRNs provide care.

What do you hope to accomplish for the 2013 - 2014 year?
The APRN Council has developed and grown over the years and has now entered the later maturational stage of group development in which groups re-examine their core functions and values. Concurrent with this process we are responding to the challenges initiated by the APRN Consensus Model and the impending changes in health care delivery with the ACA's implementation. To address these changes and challenges, the APRN Council hopes to revisit membership and participation expectations, identify key resources currently available and those needed by the PMH-APRN community, and re-articulate its key functions and directions within APNA.

Chairs
Sattaria Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Michael Terry, DNP, APRN-PMH/FNP

Steering Committee
Betty Ang, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP
Katherine Darling, DNP, PMHNP/FNP-C, APRN
Joshua Hamilton, DNP, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC, CNE
Kathryn Johnson, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Windle Morgan, APRN-BC
Allen Novak, MSN, APRN, Rx, PMHCNS-BC
Deborah Thomas, EdD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Ellin Wade, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Advisory Panel
Debra Achenbach, ARNP, PMHNP
James Adams, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Bridget Amore, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Jill Anderson, PhD, APN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Robert Askerlund, APRN
Romnee Auerbach, ANP, PMHNP-BC
Leilanie Ayala, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Lance Bain, MSN
Linda Barloon, MSN, RN, PMHCNS, PMHNP
Catherine Batscha, DNP, RN
Cynthia Baugh, APRN, CNS, BC
Emily Bell, RN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Eva Belmonte De Vega, RN, MSN, CNS
Jenna Birdsell, CNS, CNP
Michelle Blackmer, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, MSN, RN
Mildred Blandamer, MSN, APRN-Rx, PMHCNS-BC
Rebecca Bombet, RN, BSN, MSN, APRN, CAPMH-BC
Margaret Bookman, RN, MS, CS
Dieter Boxmann, ARNP-BC
Kaleen Boyd, PMHNP, MS, RN-BC
Dolores Bray, CRNP
Arleen Briggs, MSN, RN-BC
Marla Brucken
Diane Burgermeister, PhD, APRN
Sandra Cadena, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
Brenda Castrichini, PMHNP
Roberta Cirocco, ARNP, CARN-AP
Janet Collins, MS, RN, CNS, NPP-BC
Judith Collins, RN, BSN, MA
Rosemary Collins, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, RN, MSN, MSW
Mary Conklen, MSN, APN, PMHCNS-BC
Mary Crosby
Mary Ann Dale, MSN, APRN, BC
Denise Daly-Stennis, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Nancy Daniels, APRN, BC, PMH-CS
Susan Dawson, EdD, PMHCNS/NP-BC
Catherine Doty, APRN-BC, PNP
Kelly Drilling, BSN, RN
Elizabeth Easley, APRN, BC, PMHCNS--BC
Margie Eckroth-Bucher, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Jo Edwards, RN, ADN, ANA, AMSN, ACLS
Janefrances Ezimorah, MSN, RN, APRN
Lisa Faist, FNP-C, PMHNP-C
Joelle Fellinger, RN, MS, APNP, CNS-BC
Michael Field, RN, MS, CS, ARNP
Darlene Flowers
Beverlee Furner, FNP
Kathleen Gaffney, APN, MSN, PMHCNS
Kelly Gardiner, BSN, MSN, PhD (ABD)
Vanessa Genung, PhD, RN, PMH-NP-BC, LCSW-ACP, LMFT, LCDC
Barbara Gilmore, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC
Jaroslaw Gradek, DNP, APRN, NEA-BC
Melanie Ham, MA, MSN, RN, CSAC, PMHCNS
Cynthia Handrup, DNP, APRN, PHMCNS-BC
Jennifer Hanley
Nancy Hanrahan, PhD, RN, FAAN
Jane Harmon, PMHNP-BC, Adult CNS-BC
Johann Hepner, PMHNP-BC
Diane Hickman, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Lisa Hill, PMHCNS-BC
Mary Hoes, PhD, PMH-NP, BC
Kim Hutchinson, EdD, PMHCNS-BC, LCAS, CARN
Sharlene Hutchinson, RN, CNS, APRN
Christine Jackson, RNC
Susan Jacobson, PMHNP, CNS
Mary Johnson, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Helen Jones, PhD, RN, APN-C
Sherry Kahn, MS, PMHCNS-BC
Christopher Kalinyak, FNP, DNP, CNP, CNS, MBA
Cheryl Kaufman, PMHNP-BC
Florence Keane, DNSc, MBA, PMHNP, ANP-C
Vanessa Keating
Sandra Kelley, NP, MSN, ARNP
Avery Imara Kennedy, MSN
Sukh Dev Singh Khalsa, BSN, MBA, MSN, PMHNP, PHN
Deborah Klaszky, MSN APN-C
Maureen Kolomeir, MBA, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Kathleen Kregor, BSN, RN-BC
Rose Kutlenios, PhD, CRNP
Marion Kyner, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Kathleen Langdon, PMHNP, BC
Nancy Lange, RN, PC, PCMS
Dee Langford, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Lauren Langley, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Roland Larkin, DNS, NPP
Joy Lauerer, MSN, APRN, BC
Jeanette Lee, MS, NPP
Kathy Lee, MS, APN, PMHCNS-BC
John Lepscier, RN-BC, BSN
Andrea Lerma, MSN, RNCS
Lynnetta Loveland, RN, BSN
Judith Luehr, APRN, MS, CNS
Shelly Lurie-Akman, MS, APRN, PMH-BC
Pamela Lusk, RN, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Marilyn Lynch-Goddard, MSN, BSN, RN
Brenda Marshall, EdD, NP-BC
Kathleen McCoy, DNSc, APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP
Julie McEvers, ANP, MSN, APRN, BC
Charlzetta McMurray-Horton, RN, MS
Kelly McNichol
Mary Meiselman, CNS, NP
Tamara Melville, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Josette Millman, ANCC, MS, CS, PMHNP-BC
Wanda Monroe, ARNP
William Morris, PMHNP
Joseph Nemeth
Janet Nickolaus, CNS, ARNP
Donna Nurss, APRN, BC
Patricia O'Brien, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC
Deborah Oestreicher, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Lisa Olsen, PNP, APRN, FPMHNP
Nancy Ortego, APRN, BC
Joyce Parks, PMHCNS-BC
Namita Patel, RN, APRN, CNS
Brenda Patzel, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Deo Peppersack, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C
Todd Perkins, MSN, APRN, ANP, PMHNP-BC
Richard Pessagno, DNP, PMHNP-BC, CGPN
Jane Phelan, APRN-BC
Leah Pickett, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Pamela Plucinski, MS, PMH-CNS
April Powers
Leigh Powers, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Renel Ramos, RN, MSN, NPP-APMHNP-BC
Harold Ramsey, RN
Rita Ray-Mihm, DNP, RN, CNS
Elizabeth Reimherr, RN, BC
R. John Repique, MS, RN, NEA-BC
Judy Rice, DNP, MSN, FNP, CS
Laura Rodgers, PhD, PMHNP, BC
Sharon Rosenfield, CS, MS, CMC
Georgina Rotzler, RN, BSN
Rhonda Roy, MS, PMHNP-BC
Julie Ryder, PMHNP, BC
Luanne Sadowsky, ARNP, BC
Kim Salinger, MBA, MSN, FNP
Julie Santayana, RN, CRNP
M. Joyce Sasse, DNP, APRN, PMHNP, CNS
Karen Schepp, PhD, APRN, BC
Ren Scheuerman, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Terese Schneider, PMH, CNS, BC
Rebecca Schroeder, DNP, PMHNP
Amanda Schuh, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC
Lynn Shell, MSN, APN-C
Amy Silver, RN
Kenya Smith, RN-BC, BSN
Vicki Spitzer, MSN, ARNP, CNS
Marcia Starkman, RN, BSN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Debbie Steele, MFT, PhD, RN
David Strawn, RN
Therese Strome, MS, APNP, BC
Lynette Swedberg, APN, CNS, RN
Rita Tadych, PhD, APRN-BC
Tina Taylor, MN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Christine Tebaldi, MS, PMHNP-BC
Paula Tedesco, MSN, APN-BC
Nancy Testerman
Barbara Tracy, FNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Cherie Tubeileh, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Shiori Usami, CNS
Dorothy Valin
Sharon Van Fleet, MS, PMHCNS-BC
Nancy Vanore, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Blake Vaughan
Cheryll May Villamor-MacIntyre, MSN, RN
Barbara Warren, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Cheryl Waskiewicz, MSN, BC, APRN
David Whittaker, PMHNP
Babette Wieland, MSN, BSN
Laura Withorne-Maloney, RN, MSN, CNP
Grace Wlasowicz, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC
Kimberly Wolf, PMHCNS-BC
Jane Worley, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Kylie Wright, RN
Elena Zeltser, CRNP-PMH
Cathi Zillmann, NPP
Wendy Zubenko, EdD, MSN, RN, CS
Melissa Zupancic, RN, CNS, APRN, BC



Child and Adolescent Council

Check any meetings that apply for the 2012 conference? Interactive Panel

Please provide highlights of your group's activities in the past year. 
Our goal was to find new ways to engage the members, specifically our council’s Advisory Panel.  The first tatic we tried was to post difficult cases or post questions on Member Bridge since this was a common theme during the Interactive Panel discussion in Pittsburgh. We then began to post information about recently published articles specific to C & A practice. The council members identified various professional journals they would post information about each month. Council members were committed to reviewing all postings on Member Bridge, specifically any postings that related the C & A practice

APNA's core purpose is to be the unified voice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. How has your council/institute/task force made progress toward this in the last year?
We have responded to the Child & Adolescent postings on Member Bridge.

How has your group worked to achieve these goals?
Our council made itself available to respond to any and all C & A postings on Member Bridge. We also tried to post information about any and all publications from our council members. We have made an effort to post the titles of newly published articles in various professional journals specific to C & A practice on Member Bridge.

What do you hope to accomplish for the 2013 - 2014 year?
I hope to help transition new leadership to the C & A Council.

Co-Chairs
Vanessa Genung, PhD, RN, PMH-NP-BC, LCSW-ACP, LMFT, LCDC
Sue Odegarden, MA, MS, BSN, RN

Steering Committee
Robin Bartlett, PhD, RN
Erin Ellington, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC
Chantal Flanagan, RN, MS, CNS, FPMHNP
Kathleen Gaffney, APN, MSN, PMHCNS
Patricia McCoy, APRN, MS, ARNP, BC
Paula McManus, ARNP, BC, PNP
Michele Messina, MS, BSN, BC
Kathleen Regan
Jeanette Rossetti, EdD, MS, RN
Theresa Searls, APRN

Advisory Panel
Lisa Auditore, RN, Associates
Romnee Auerbach, ANP, PMHNP-BC
Leilanie Ayala, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Amanda Baldwin, RN, BSN
Linda Barloon, MSN, RN, PMHCNS, PMHNP
Joanne Bartlett
Jenna Birdsell, CNS, CNP
Michelle Blackmer, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, MSN, RN
Colleen Borchert, MSN, APN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Kaleen Boyd, PMHNP, MS, RN-BC
Dolores Bray, CRNP
Dottie Brown, RN, BC
Kathleen Brown, RN, BC, PMHN
Meriel Campbell, MS, RN, NP, CNS
Ashley Carter, RN, Child APN
Brenda Castrichini, PMHNP
Kelly Chandler, MS, RN, PHN, PMHNP-BC
Dawn Cogliser, RN, BC
Colleen Corte, PhD, RN
Amanda Costello
Terry Crickenberger, CNS, PMH-NP
Susan Crowder, RN, BSN
Diane Daddario, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CMSRN
Katherine Darling, DNP, PMHNP/FNP-C, APRN
Della Derscheid, RN, PhD, CNS
Sheila Deyette, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Catherine Doty, APRN-BC, PNP
Melissa Draves, RN, NP
Joseph Dull, PMHCNS-BC
Anjannette Dupree, RN-BC, BSN, MPA, CPHQ
Lisa Ehrlichman, PMHNP
Linda Evinger, RN, MSN, WHNP
Lelise Ewing, RN, MSN
Sara Feldmann, MSN, PMH-NP, BC
Joelle Fellinger, RN, MS, APNP, CNS-BC
Deanna Golden, RN, MSN/MBA
Judith Goodwin, MSN, CNS
Denise Hall, MN, RN, CS
Margaret Halter, PhD, APRN
Dayna Harbin, RN, MSN, BC
Elizabeth Harmon, RN, BC
Barbara Hinds, BS, RNC
Debra Hofmann, RN
Bridget Howe, RN-BC
Margaret Howes, MS, RN
Judith Jarosinski, PhD, RN, CNE
Deborah Johnson, RN, PHN, MSN, FPMHNP
Tristin Johnson, APRN
Florence Keane, DNSc, MBA, PMHNP, ANP-C
Joan Kearney, PhD, APRN-BC
Vanessa Keating
Lorna Kendrick, PhD, APRN, BC
Avery Imara Kennedy, MSN
Sukh Dev Singh Khalsa, BSN, MBA, MSN, PMHNP, PHN
David Klee, CNS, MS, APRN, PC, BC
Darcy Koehn, ARNP
Steven Korona
Kathleen Kregor, BSN, RN-BC
Andrea Kwasky, NP, DNP, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Lauren Langley, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Elizabeth Laubenthal, RN, MSN
Joy Lauerer, MSN, APRN, BC
John Lepscier, RN-BC, BSN
Janie LeVieux, PhD, LPC-S, RN
Linda Lewin, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Pamela Lusk, RN, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Marilyn Lynch-Goddard, MSN, BSN, RN
Linda MacDougall, APRN
Crystalmichelle Malakar, BSN, RN
Mia Manfredi, ARNP, MSN, FNP-BC
Robert Marks, MDV, MSW, MSLS, RN, BC
Ana Marrero, ARNP, MSN
Lynette Marshall, RN, MSN
Eric McKeown
Julia McLaughlin, BSN, RN
Kelly McNichol
Karin Meier, RN
Tamara Melville, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Michele Moreau, RN
William Morris, PMHNP
Jane Muehsam, RN, MSN, APN, CDE
Sean Murphy, PhD, RN
Allyson Neal, Child & Adult Psychiatric, CNS-BC, DNP, CPNP, PMHNP-BC
Nancy Ortego, APRN, BC
Cindy Parsons, DNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FAANP
Kevin Perrin, ADN
Donna Peterson, BSN, RN-BC
Leah Pickett, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Pamela Plucinski, MS, PMH-CNS
Caren Polonsky, BSN, RN, CSN
Cindy Potts, RN, BC
Patricia Remsen, BSN, RN
Cheryl Robinson-Moore, BSN, MA, RN-BC
Tracey Rose, RN, BC
Julie Ryder, PMHNP, BC
Joseph Schatz, MSN, CRNP, PHRN
Karen Schepp, PhD, APRN, BC
Paul Schwartz, BSN, MSN
Amy Silver, RN
Robin Smith, RN, MSN, CPN
Julie Solomon, MS, RN, CNL, Ph.D.
Janet Somlyay, DNP, CPNP, PMHNP
Arnold Sperling, EdD, PMHNP-BC
Debbie Steele, MFT, PhD, RN
Rebecca Taylor, RN, BSN
Christine Tebaldi, MS, PMHNP-BC
Michael Terry, DNP, APRN-PMH/FNP
Laura Jean Turner, BSN, MSN, FPMH-NP
Brigette Vaughan, MSN, APRN-BC, NP
Angelique von Halle, PMHNP
Ellin Wade, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Kim Walker, PNP, PMHCNS-BC
E. Monica Ward-Murray, EdD
Jolyn Zeller, MS, PMHNP-BC
Cathi Zillmann, NPP
Wendy Zubenko, EdD, MSN, RN, CS



Education Council

How many conference calls did you conduct during the 2012 - 2013 year?  12

Check any meetings that apply for the 2012 conference: Meeting of Steering Committee + Advisory Panel  and an Interactive Panel. We will have the Interactive Panel on Thursday of the conference with a main meeting and break-out sessions for the Graduate, Continuing Education and the Undergraduate Divisions

Please provide highlights of your group's activities in the past year:
We continue to provide expertise to advise the APNA Board on matters relating to all aspects of education and psychiatric-mental health nursing including undergraduate, graduate, post graduate, continuing education and patient education, The Council has new Co-Chairs for the 2012 year: Edna Hamera and Barbara Jones Warren. We have continued to work on the coordination of the Education Council efforts with those in the Mental Health Advocacy Group and the Inter-Council Council. Evidence-based approaches remain the hallmark for the programs we are developing and are available for other Councils who have education priorities. Co-Chairs for the Pre-Licensure Work Group include David Sharp and Peggy el Mallekh. Work Group focused on the sharing of best practices in teaching with promotion of innovative teaching of undergraduate students. Among these include the use of simulation and the development of a case study database. Co-Chairs for the Graduate Work Group include Carole Shea and Pam Lusk. Priorities for this group focus on the need for a faculty practice plan, graduate preceptor training and interprofessional education. There is also a focus on the need for the 4 P's within PMHN practice areas in order to help nurses practice to their full scope. Co-Chairs for the Continuing Education Work Group include Barbara Lamandri and Joyce Shea. The group focused on the development of a member-based learning needs survey for staff/nurse managers, advanced practice nurses and nurse educators. This data will be analyzed and the analysis will be used to guide development of future CE offerings.

APNA's core purpose is to be the unified voice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. How has your council/institute/task force made progress toward this in the last year?
The Council is continuing to focus on the educational needs of all levels of PMHNs. In addition, we work to provide advisement to the APNA Board on all matters related to undergraduate, graduate, post graduate, continuing education and patient education.

How has your group worked to achieve these goals?
The three Work Groups have continued to work on areas that are related to the educational and collaborative needs of all levels of PMHNs. We are continuing to recruit persons who have expertise and are interested in working toward the APNA goals through the Council work groups and collaborative interaction with the other APNA Councils.

What do you hope to accomplish for the 2013 - 2014 year?

  1. Involve members from the Expert Panel in order to achieve the strategic goals of APNA through the work of the Pre-licensure, Graduate and Continuing Education Work Groups.
  2. Continue to provide advisement to the APNA Board of Directors regarding aspects of education and psychiatric nursing as needed when requested.  
  3. The Undergraduate committee will continue to increase the involvement of undergraduate faculty in the development of content for pre-licensure PMHN educators.  
  4. The Graduate Committee will continue to develop content related to the incorporation of the 4 P's within graduate education settings,  
  5. The Continuing Education Committee will continue to develop eLearning content for APNA members.

Chairs
Edna Hamera, PhD, ARNP
Barbara Warren, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN

Steering Committee
Cynthia Archer-Gift, PhD, ED, MSN, RN
Veronica Brighton, ARNP, BC
Sattaria Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Peggy El-Mallakh, PhD, RN
J. Carol Elliott, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC
Marian Farrell, PhD, PMH-NP, BC, CRNP
Ruth Fiedler, EdD, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
Nancy Hanrahan, PhD, RN, FAAN
Mary Johnson, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Maureen Killeen, PhD, FAAN, APRN
Barbara Limandri, PhD, APRN, BC
Pamela Lusk, RN, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Ann Mitchell, PhD, RN, FAAN
Patricia O'Brien, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC
Linda Oakley, PhD, RN
Eula Pines, PhD, PMHCNS, BC, DNP
David Sharp, PhD, RN
Carole Shea, PhD, RN, FAAN
George Smith, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC, NP-C, CNE
Lindsay Anderson, MS, APRN-BC
Sandra Ashby
Robert Askerlund, APRN
Lisa Auditore, RN, Associates
Romnee Auerbach, ANP, PMHNP-BC
Jennifer Barut, MSN, RN-BC
Lora Beebe, PhD, PMHNP-BC
Michelle Blackmer, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, MSN, RN
Margaret Bookman, RN, MS, CS
Carol Braley-Seeger, DNS
Debra Brodersen, RN, MSN-MHA
Lori Brodie, Student Nurse
Michelle Buckman, MSN, APRN BC
Barbara Buxton, PhD
Lisa Casler, PMHNP-BC, NPP
Cheri Coe, RN-BC
Deborrah Cook, RN, MS, PMHCNS-BC
Mary Crosby
Katherine Darling, DNP, PMHNP/FNP-C, APRN
Shirlee Davidson, RN, MSN
Barbara De Feo, RN, MSN, NPP
Joanne Dedowicz
Susan Derivas, PMHNP-BC
Carleen DiMeglio, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Elizabeth Easley, APRN, BC, PMHCNS--BC
Jo Edwards, RN, ADN, ANA, AMSN, ACLS
Benjamin Evans, DD, DNP, RN, APN
Sara Feldmann, MSN, PMH-NP, BC
Joelle Fellinger, RN, MS, APNP, CNS-BC
Joyce Fjelland, PhD, RN, CNS
Darlene Flowers
Diane Gardner, EdD, PMHCNS-BC
Vanessa Genung, PhD, RN, PMH-NP-BC, LCSW-ACP, LMFT, LCDC
Suzanne Goetz, RN, MSN, CCS-P
Deanna Golden, RN, MSN/MBA
Teresita Gonzales, MSN, Ed
Ann Harms, EdD, RN-APRN-CS
Diane Hickman, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Celeste Johnson, MSN, RN, PMH CNS
Kathryn Johnson, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Merrie Kaas, DNSc, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Florence Keane, DNSc, MBA, PMHNP, ANP-C
Ann Keeley, RN, MN, CNS/PMH, LMFT
Lorna Kendrick, PhD, APRN, BC
Avery Imara Kennedy, MSN
Candice Knight, PhD, EdD, APN, PMHCNS/NP-BC
Kerry Kokaisel, FPMHNP, DNP
Kathleen Kregor, BSN, RN-BC
Cathy Kubec, MSN, RN
Elizabeth Laubenthal, RN, MSN
Jeanette Lee, MS, NPP
John Lepscier, RN-BC, BSN
Kristy Loewenstein, MSN, RN
Agnes Lynch, NPP
Marilyn Lynch-Goddard, MSN, BSN, RN
Linda Mabey, DNP, CNS, BC
Angelina Manchester, MSN, BSN, RN
Brenda Marshall, EdD, NP-BC
Elaine McKenna, MSN, PMHCNS, BC
Tamara Melville, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Greg Mercer, BA, MSN
Cindy Michael, MSN, PMHAPN-BC
Ann Marie Michalski, FNP, MSN, RNBC
Betty Morgan, PhD, PMHCNS, BC
Amy Morton-Miller, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
Kathleen Musker, PhD, RN
Lauraann Nicoletto, RNC, BSN, MSN
Jay Norwood, MSN, RN
Jill Nusbaum, RN, DNSC, CS
Deborah Oestreicher, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Bonnie Parker, MSN, RN, CRRN
Brenda Patzel, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Ann Peden, PMHCNS-BC, DSN
Richard Pessagno, DNP, PMHNP-BC, CGPN
Kathleen Phillips, MSN, RN, CNE
Lourdes Pineda, MSN, RN-BC, CCM
Leigh Powers, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Hilarie Price, MSN, RN
Nicole Price, RN, MSN, CNS/ANP
Cassondra Radford-Galbreath, BSN, RN
Rita Ray-Mihm, DNP, RN, CNS
R. John Repique, MS, RN, NEA-BC
William Robertson, MSN, ANCC PMHN
Ora Robinson, PhD
Georgina Rotzler, RN, BSN
Jacqueline Saleeby, PhD, RN, BCCS
Jessica Santos, MS, BSN, RN
Karen Schepp, PhD, APRN, BC
Rebecca Schroeder, DNP, PMHNP
Joyce Shea, DNSc, APRN, BC
Amy Silver, RN
Jane Sobolov, MS, RN-BC
Marcia Starkman, RN, BSN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
David Strawn, RN
Julia Sullivan, BSN, RN, MSN
Tina Taylor, MN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Terri Tebo, RN, MSN/Ed
Judith Van Cleef, MS, RN-BC, CARN
Mary VanderKolk, BS, BSN, MSN, MBA
Karen Vergano, PMHCNS-BC
Lisa von Braun, RN, MSN, M.Ed CNL
Paula Vuckovich, RN, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Matthew Walker, MSN, RN-BC
E. Monica Ward-Murray, EdD
Diane Wieland, PhD, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Kimberly Wolf, PMHCNS-BC
Scott Ziehm, DNP, RN



Forensic Psychiatric Nurses Council

How many conference calls did you conduct during the 2012 - 2013 year?  0

Check any meetings that apply for the 2012 conference: Interactive Panel

Please provide highlights of your group's activities in the past year: 
We monitored and were active in responding to issues on the member bridge.

APNA's core purpose is to be the unified voice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. How has your council/institute/task force made progress toward this in the last year?
We have promoted forensics and psychiatric nursing on a local and national basis, but would like to pursue the goal of completing a white paper on forensics in the next year.

How has your group worked to achieve these goals?
The membership bridge provides a forum for discussing issues related to relevant to forensics psychiatric nursing. The experts on the committee can provide valuable resources to members on forensic issues.

What do you hope to accomplish for the 2013 - 2014 year?
We would like to write a white paper on the role of forensic psychiatric nurses. We have polled the members on the bridge, but have not begun compiling data yet.

Chairs
Nina Beaman, EdD, MSN, RN-BC (PMH)
Carrie Carretta, PhD, APN, AHN-BC, FPMHNP

Steering Committee
Angela Amar, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Joyce Azzaline, APRN, BC, DHS(c), MSN, MS
Helen Birkbeck, APRN
Deborrah Cook, RN, MS, PMHCNS-BC
Yvonne Cryns, JD, MSN, RN, PMHNP, CPM
Bernice Ferguson
Loraine Fleming, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Victoria Hazard
Andrea Katz, MSN
Ursula Kelly, PhD, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Melanie Lint, MSN, CNS, CARN-AP
Shelly Lurie-Akman, MS, APRN, PMH-BC
Richard Pessagno, DNP, PMHNP-BC, CGPN
Deborah Schiavone, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
David Sharp, PhD, RN
Janet Smith
Ramona Smith Hall, BSN, PMH-BC
Frankie Wallis, RN, MSN, FNP
Shiphrah Williams-Evans, PhD, PMHNP-BC
Nancy Wolf, DNP, PMHNP-FNPC

Advisory Panel
Janice Adam, RN-BC
Angela Amar, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Lisa Auditore, RN, Associates
Romnee Auerbach, ANP, PMHNP-BC
Linda Barloon, MSN, RN, PMHCNS, PMHNP
Marco Belluardo-Crosby, PNP, PMHNP-CNS, BC
Rosetta Booker-Brown, RN, BSN
Michelle Boyk
Lori Brodie, Student Nurse
Genevieve Chandler, RN, PhD
Laura Conley-Prince, Clinical Nurse IV
Mary Crosby
Marci Curran, BSN, RN
Nicole Dillon, BSN, RN
Joelle Fellinger, RN, MS, APNP, CNS-BC
Jennifer Flock, BSN
Darlene Flowers
Joseph Giovannoni, DNP, PMHCNS-BC, APRN-RX
Carla Graham, RN
Marjie Gruenberg, MS, BSN, RN
Dean Ivester, RN
Christine Jackson, RNC
Susan Jacobson, PMHNP, CNS
Florence Keane, DNSc, MBA, PMHNP, ANP-C
Ronda Kearns-Strawser, RN, BSN
Sandra Kelley, NP, MSN, ARNP
Avery Imara Kennedy, MSN
Laura Krubinski, RN, BSN
Monika Kuwahara Birklin
Lauren Langley, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Darlene Larson, RN-BC
Elizabeth Laubenthal, RN, MSN
John Lepscier, RN-BC, BSN
Linda Luton, RN, BSN, BC, CCHP
Donna Lynch, MSN, CSFN
Loine Lynch-Finlayson, RN
Marilyn Lynch-Goddard, MSN, BSN, RN
Angelina Manchester, MSN, BSN, RN
Laurie Mandel, MSN, CNP, PMHNP
Carol Maute, RN, BSN, MSN, HN-BC
Leslie Miles, APRN, BC
Erin Murphy
Sean Murphy, PhD, RN
Evelyn Perkins, PMH-BC, NE-BC
Keith Plowden, Ph.D, RN
Frances Priester
Melinda Rader, RN, MSN
Cassondra Radford-Galbreath, BSN, RN
Maureen Rafa, BS, RNC
Jeff Ramirez, PhD, PMH-NP
Deirdre Rea, BS, RN, MSN
Renee Redden, APMHCNS, BC
Mary Reed, PhD, APN, PMHCNS-BC
R. John Repique, MS, RN, NEA-BC
Cheryl Robinson-Moore, BSN, MA, RN-BC
Carol Ross, PMHCNS
Karen Schepp, PhD, APRN, BC
Amy Scribben, BSN, RN
Dorothy Seals, APMHNP
Carole Shea, PhD, RN, FAAN
Amy Silver, RN
Virginia Singer, DNP
Janet Somlyay, DNP, CPNP, PMHNP
Tina Taylor, MN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Marcy Tichacek, MN, PMHCNS-BC, RN
Eleanor Tomas, BSN, RN
Debbie Ultsch, RN, BSN
Doris Van Byssum, Psy.D., MS
Amye Varnum, PMHN, RN, BC
Sheila Webster, PMHCNS-BC, CNS
Kathleen Wolff, PhD, APRN, CNS
MaryBeth Zambella, PMHNP-BC
Cathi Zillmann, NPP




Recovery Council

How many conference calls did you conduct during the 2012 - 2013 year?  20

Check any meetings that apply for the 2012 conference: Interactive Panel

Please provide highlights of your group's activities in the past year:

  1. Subgroup completed and published an article entitled: Championing Person-First Language: A Call to Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses.
  2. Survey completed and identified top twelve topics in recovery.  
  3. Initiated the "Pearls of Recovery" based on the top tweleve topics in the APNA Newsletter.  
  4. Solicited recovery exemplars x2. 
  5. Co-chair attended Intercouncil Summit.  
  6. Initiated expansion of the Pearls of Recovery into an educational product.  
  7. Completion of webinar focused on providing undergraduate educators with theory/practical ways to integrate recovery into the curriculum AND how to integrate recovery principles with the new DSM 5.

APNA's core purpose is to be the unified voice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. How has your council/institute/task force made progress toward this in the last year?
The Presidents New Freedom Commission, the Surgeon General’s Report and the SAMSHA Recovery to Practice Initiative/Grant have all clearly identified the recovery model and recovery oriented concepts as the preferred consumer oriented model of care for individuals living with mental illness.  Specifically, the Recovery to Practice Grant sought to promote the development of educational materials and professional training for PMH nurses. With these outcomes in mind, the Recovery Council has offered APNA members educational opportunities to continue to grow and develop skills consistent with recovery oriented principles. These opportunities include:

  • An article published in JAPNA: Championing Person-First Language: A Call to Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses. The  purpose of this article were twofold:
    • to define and explore the importance of person-first language to the discipline of psychiatric nursing and
    • to set the stage for a call to action by all psychiatric nurses to have person-first language become integral to their practice and serve as a foundation for promoting recovery for the individuals they serve.  
  • Pearls of Recovery in the APNA Newsletter. The purpose of the Pearls was to introduce APNA Membership to some of the primary concepts of the Recovery Model and Recovery Focused Care.
  • Webinar: Applying Recovery Principles to Undergraduate Nursing Education. A podcast/webinar was developed in conjunction with members of the Education Council to provide how-to guidelines for undergraduate faculty members re: integration of recovery focused principles into current PMH nursing curriculums. 
  • Collection of exemplars of recovery.  

Each of these projects served to unify the voice of PMH nurses by supporting the call to integrate recovery into all aspects of practice. This was accomplished through collaboration with colleagues/other councils; empowering members to share their expertise with other APNA members.

How has your group worked to achieve these goals?
See the previous answer.   We have worked to create strategic alliances with key stakeholders within the council to ensure we address and embrace the voice of individuals living with mental illness,   We sought to network with other APNA members during the 2012 conference by offering an interactive panel to share our audacious goals and hoped-for outcomes.   We have attempted to share our expertise/experience with the recovery model through educational opportunities and best-practice articles.

What do you hope to accomplish for the 2013 - 2014 year?
We hope to review and re-organize available resources on the APNA recovery site; organizing specific resources for specific groups. We also plan to solicite exemplars of recovery oriented programs and interventions to share with members. In addition, we plan to expand the Pearls of Recovery to provide a more extension explanation of recovery principles.

Chair
Nancy Dillon, PhD, RN, CNS
Kristen Lambert, PhD, MSN, RN

Steering Committee
Eric Arauz, MA, MLER
Cynthia Archer-Gift, PhD, ED, MSN, RN
Moe Armstrong, MBA, MA
Jennifer Barut, MSN, RN-BC
Kaye Blasingame, RN, BC, MSN
Gayle Bluebird, RN
Mary Ann Boyd, PhD, DNS, PMHCNS-BC
Susan Brammer, PhD, RN
Genevieve Chandler, RN, PhD
Dawn Cogliser, RN, BC
Lynn DeLacy, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Ann Gander, APRN
Diane Hickman, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Mary Jensen Donovan, MA, RN, CRSS
Joan King, RN, MSN, CS
Kathleen McCoy, DNSc, APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP
Janet Merritt, RN
Kathleen Musker, PhD, RN
Constance Noll, MA, BSN, RN-BC
Dana Olive, PhD, PMHNP-BC
Elizabeth Pease, MS, RN
Stephanie Plummer, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FN
Jeff Ramirez, PhD, PMH-NP
Ora Robinson, PhD
Karen Stein, PhD, RN, FAAN
Georgia Stevens, PhD, APRN, BC, PMH, CNS
Barbara Warren, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN

Advisory Panel
Jane Abanes, NP
Lynda Artusio, PMHCNS
Carolyn Baird, DNP, MBA, RN-BC, CARN-AP, ICCDPD
Deborah Bethel, PMHCNS
Mary-Margaret Bradley, RN, MSN, APRN
Kendra Brown, RN, BSN
Lisa Casler, PMHNP-BC, NPP
Jeanne Clement, EdD, APRN, PMHCNS- BC, FAAN
Cheri Coe, RN-BC
Kayla Cross, RN-C, MA, BSN
Susan Ellenbecker
Arlene Emery, PMHNP
Mark Farrington, CNS, PMHCNS, BC
Brianne Fitzgerald, NP, MPH
Virginia Fox, BSN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Beth Good, DNP, RN, CNS-BC, CARN
Patricia Graham, MSN, PMHCNS, BC
Elaine Greggo, PMHCNS, BC
Sharon Haight-Carter, PMHNP-BC
Edna Hamera, PhD, ARNP
Martha Hernandez, APRN, PMHCNS
Celeste Johnson, MSN, RN, PMH CNS
Deidra Johnson, RN, BSN
Helen Jones, PhD, RN, APN-C
Ruth Jordan, RN, MS, MBA, NE, BC
Cathleen Kealey, BSN, RN, PMH-BC
Colleen Kelley
Johanna Kolodziej, MSN, RN
Kathleen Kregor, BSN, RN-BC
Marion Kyner, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Sandra Lavelle, RN
James Leahy, RN, BC
John Lepscier, RN-BC, BSN
Carolynn Lindsey, BNS, RN
Lynnetta Loveland, MSN, PMHNP, RN
Bridget Ludlow, BSN, RN
James McDaniel, EdD, RN, CS, MBA
Kris McLoughlin, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CADC-ll, FAAN
Jason Melegari
Kim Moreno, PhD, RN
Ann Murphy Harris, MSN, PMHNP-C
Eris Perese, APRN-PMH
Kathleen Phillips, MSN, RN, CNE
Susan Phillips, DNP, PMHCNS-BC
R. John Repique, MS, RN, NEA-BC
Carol Rogers, PhD, APN
Marian Roman, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Georgina Rotzler, RN, BSN
Joyce Shea, DNSc, APRN, BC
Margaret Sherlock, MA, PMHCNS-BC
Joan Strenio, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Jamie Surfus-Lewiston, RN, MSN, NEA-BC
Nancy Testerman
Nancy Turner, RN, C, MSN
Bonnie Wilson, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Theresa Zeman, MSN




Research Council

How many conference calls did you conduct during the 2012 - 2013 year?  4

Check any meetings that apply for the 2012 conference: Interactive Panel; Special planning meeting of the 4 Co-Chairs

Please provide highlights of your group's activities in the past year:
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Two of the Research Council Co-chairs (Linda Beeber and Daryl Sharp) attended the APNA Council Summit March 16-17, 2013. Subsequent to the Summit, the four Co-Chairs discussed the current state of the Research Council and engaged with the Steering Committee to evaluate our current goals, activities and leadership structure in light of the charge put forth in the Summit.

Issues that we think we need to address are to: 

  • re-configure the Co-Chairs and Steering Committee as thought leaders not project providers (our current roles),  
  • use Council and InterCouncil Bridges  to communicate regularly,  
  • engage the Steering Committee and Advisory Panels more fully in the work of the Council,  
  • develop a statement to members on the benefits that the Research Council can bring to them,  
  • develop 1-2-3 year plans that include leadership mentoring and ascension. 

The Co-Chairs  (Linda Beeber, Jane Mahoney, Daryl Sharp and Danny Willis) and Steering Committee sent a Briefing Paper with these issues to the President, Board, Executive Director (ED) and APNA staff in September, 2013. The briefing paper summarized our efforts to target the diverse needs of all APNA members, but noted that the key issue affecting the goals and mission of the Research Council is the diminishing supply of new PMHN scientists and practice experts in the US, and the reduction in research and scholarship by PMH nurses. We discussed the Briefing paper in a call in late September and identified our next step as a face-to-face meeting in San Antonio in which the Council Co-Chairs will lead a discussion with the Steering Committee, APNA ED and APNA staff, the Research Council Co-Chairs that will:

  1. start the development of a strategic plan for the Research Council that includes the expectations from the Summit (above) 
  2. focus the work of the Council on the issue of the diminishing supply of PMH nurse scientists and practice experts, 
  3. develop one or two attainable goal statements that support APNAs overarching mission. Some examples might be: The APNA Research Council will be the premiere place for:
    1. development of initiatives to support to protect and expand the pool of PMH nurse scientists 
    2. PMH nurse researchers to connect with other PMH researchers for collaboration and consultation
    3. Education on each phase of conducting PMH nursing knowledge discovery and intervention research (PhD) 
    4. Education on each phase of conducting practice improvement science relevant to PMH nursing (DNP) 
    5. practicing nurses to access, understand and apply the newest research relevant to PMH nursing practice 
    6. Development as a leader in PMH nursing research and practice improvement science. 

We recognize that we cannot do all of these things without more participation and energy from researchers and APNA members interested in research and we will strive to keep ourselves focused on a few endeavors.  

Additional accomplishments from 2012-2013 included: 

  • with Tandi-Jo Lantrip from the APNA staff, continued to coordinate the annual review and recommendation process for the APNF proposals, 
  • Represented APNA at the NINR Research Roundtable,  
  • Planned an interactive panel for the 2013 conference “Change the World Through PMH Nursing Research!” an interactive workshop to boost APNF proposal submission featuring successful APNF grant awardees sharing their “lessons learned.”

APNA's core purpose is to be the unified voice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. How has your council/institute/task force made progress toward this in the last year?
The Council has attempted to meet a broad array of member needs for education and support of knowledge-generating research and research application that are of relevance to all nurses caring for clients and families with mental health needs.

How has your group worked to achieve these goals?
Most of our activity has centered on C (through serving as resources and planning education about research) and D (through representation of APNAs research arm, nurturing research through our involvement in the APNF grants, educating at the conference through the Interactive Panel).

What do you hope to accomplish for the 2013 - 2014 year?
Restructuring our leadership team; integrating ourselves more fully into the organizational life through the Member  and InterCouncil Bridges; focusing attention on the national diminishing pool of PMH nurse researchers and clinician scientists;  and continuing with a more focused, limited agenda that we can accomplish with a small core of members.

Chairs
Linda Beeber, PhD, CNS-BC, FAAN
Jane Mahoney, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Daryl Sharp, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, NPP
Danny Willis, RN, DNS, PMHCNS-BC

Steering Committee
Susan Adams, PhD, APRN, PMHNP, CNS-BC, FAANP
Angela Amar, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Devon Berry, RN, MSN, CFNP
Nancy Buccola, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Linda Chafetz, RN, DNSC
Genevieve Chandler, RN, PhD
Colleen Corte, PhD, RN
Judith Haber, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN
Sandy Hannon Engel, PhD, RN, CNS, PMHNP
Nancy Hanrahan, PhD, RN, FAAN
Helen Karpilovsky, BSN, RN, MSN
Ursula Kelly, PhD, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Theresa Kormos, PMHCNS-BC
Leticia Lantican, PhD, RN
Teena McGuinness, PhD, CRNP, FAAN
Kris McLoughlin, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CADC-ll, FAAN
Geoffry Phillips McEnany, PhD, PMHCNS, BC
Bethany Phoenix, PhD, RN, CNS
Mary Rosedale, PhD, PMHNP-BC, NEA-BC
Mary Glenn Shuart, MSN, CRNP
Grayce Sills, PhD, RN, FAAN
Gail Stuart, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN
Sandra Thomas, PhD, RN, FAAN
Barbara Wolfe, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN

Advisory Panel
James Adams, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Pamela Adamshick, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC
Lorraine Anderson, PhD, RN, MPA
Paula Anderson, MSN, PMNHN-BC
Jennifer Barut, MSN, RN-BC
Mary Basolo-Kunzer, PhD, APRN, CNE
Jill Bormann, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, CNS
Kaleen Boyd, PMHNP, MS, RN-BC
Susan Brammer, PhD, RN
John Brion, PhD, RN
Chad Carpenter, MSN, BC, RN
Carrie Carretta, PhD, APN, AHN-BC, FPMHNP
Rebecca Casarez, PhD, RN
Jeanne Clement, EdD, APRN, PMHCNS- BC, FAAN
Malachy Corrigan, RN, MSN, NPP-BC
Joyce Cotton, DNP, APRN, BC
Gail DeBoer, RN, MS
Joanne Dedowicz
Della Derscheid, RN, PhD, CNS
Nancy Dillon, PhD, RN, CNS
J. Carol Elliott, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC
Linda Evinger, RN, MSN, WHNP
Janefrances Ezimorah, MSN, RN, APRN
Joelle Fellinger, RN, MS, APNP, CNS-BC
Joyce Fjelland, PhD, RN, CNS
Loraine Fleming, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Beverlee Furner, FNP
Lucille Gambardella, PhD, APN-BC, CNE, ANEF
Kelly Gardiner, BSN, MSN, PhD (ABD)
Gerald Georgette, RN, MSN, CCRC
Suzanne Goetz, RN, MSN, CCS-P
Janice Goodman, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Judith Hauck, RN, PMHCNS-BC
E. Claire Heilman, MSN, PMH, CNS-BC
Rebecca Horn, RN, MSN
Jacqueline Hott, RN, BS, MA PhD, FANN
Julia Houfek, PhD, APRN-CNS, BC
Mary Jensen Donovan, MA, RN, CRSS
Donald Johnston
Florence Keane, DNSc, MBA, PMHNP, ANP-C
Joan Kearney, PhD, APRN-BC
Debra Knop, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Abigail Kotowski, RN, BS, PMHCNS-BC
Mary Kozy, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC
Kathleen Kregor, BSN, RN-BC
Judy Lark, MS, RN
Patricia Latham, PMHCNS-BC
Elizabeth LeCuyer, RN, MN, PhD, PMHNP
Kathleen Lehmann
Debra LeMasters-Parzel, MSN, APRN
John Lepscier, RN-BC, BSN
Andrea Lerma, MSN, RNCS
Linda Lewin, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Ernestina Martin, RN, BSN, MSN
Margherite Matteis, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Joanne Matthew, MS, RN, PCNS
Marie Maugans-Coleman, ARNP, BC
Kathleen McCoy, DNSc, APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP
Mary Meiselman, CNS, NP
Sandy Mishkin, RN, BC, MSN, MEd
Pamela Nelson, PhD, PMH, CNS, RN
Vareen O'Keefe-Domaleski, MSN, EdD, NEA, BC
Joyce Olagoke, RN, BSN, MSN
Sudha Patel, BSN, MN, MA, DSN, RN
Olimpia Paun, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Pamela Pepper, PMH, CNS, BC
Leah Pickett, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Sharon Piercy, MSN, RN, BSN
Leigh Powers, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Cassondra Radford-Galbreath, BSN, RN
Jeff Ramirez, PhD, PMH-NP
R. John Repique, MS, RN, NEA-BC
Gale Robinson-Smith, PhD, RN
Georgina Rotzler, RN, BSN
Jessica Santos, MS, BSN, RN
Karen Schepp, PhD, APRN, BC
Nancy Scheutz, MSN, RN, AHN-BC
Debra Scrandis, PhD, CRNP
Joyce Shea, DNSc, APRN, BC
Margaret Sherlock, MA, PMHCNS-BC
Jeanne Marie Stacciarini, PhD, RN
Debbie Steele, MFT, PhD, RN
Gail Stern, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Sylvia Stevens, APRN, MS, BC
Julia Sullivan, BSN, RN, MSN
Helen Thamm, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Debra Van Dyke, BSN RN, MA, BSEd
Renee Vives, SPMHNP
Kelly Voll, ADN, RN
Barbara Warren, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Kimberly Williams, RN, DNSc, APN-BC, PMHNP-BC
Donald Wleklinski, PMHNP-BC
Cathi Zillmann, NPP
Sarah Zimmerman, Psych MH, NP
Cynthia Zolnierek, PhD, MSN, RN



Tobacco Dependence Council

How many conference calls did you conduct during the 2012 - 2013 year?  3

Check any meetings that apply for the 2012 conference: Meeting of Steering Committee + Advisory Panel; Interactive Panel

Please provide highlights of your group's activities in the past year:
Examined barriers to progress in treating tobacco dependence; Developed proposal for Virtual Nursing Academy of APNA Champions for Smoking Cessation in collaboration with Smoking Cessation Leadership Center; submitted to Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  Debated expanding council focus; collaborated with APNA President Beth Phoenix to work with newly established Addictions Council in the year ahead to discern how to join council forces without losing ground on tobacco dependence

APNA's core purpose is to be the unified voice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. How has your council/institute/task force made progress toward this in the last year?
Collaborate with experts nationwide to address tobacco dependence  Virtual nursing academy aims to strengthen grass-roots efforts nationwide in addressing tobacco dependence  Offer web-based resources for treating tobacco dependence--to our knowledge, only such resource available that specifically focuses on PMH nurses

How has your group worked to achieve these goals?
We are making a concerted effort to strengthen grassroots participation in the mission of tobacco dependence council (addressing strategic alliances with key stakeholders). We strongly rely on best practice and scientific evidence that supports effectiveness of treating tobacco dependence among those living with psychiatric and/or addictive disorders (leader in integrating research, practice and education)

What do you hope to accomplish for the 2013 - 2014 year?
Successful implementation and evaluation of Virtual Nursing Academy  Collaborate with newly established Addictions Council Chair and Steering Committee to establish permanent council structure in which tobacco dependence is a strong focus for Addictions Council

Chairs
Susan Blaakman, PhD, RN, NPP-BC
Daryl Sharp, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, NPP

Steering Committee
Jacques Amole, DNP, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Carolyn Baird, DNP, MBA, RN-BC, CARN-AP, ICCDPD
Diane Burgermeister, PhD, APRN
Jeanne Clement, EdD, APRN, PMHCNS- BC, FAAN
Carol Essenmacher, MSN, CNS, C-TTS
Mary Lou Heater, DNP, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Julia Houfek, PhD, APRN-CNS, BC
Kevin McGirr, RN, MS, MPH
Madeline Naegle, PhD, CNS, PMH-BC, FAAN
Victoria Palmer-Erbs, PhD, RN, BC
Nicole Rozek-Brodrick, APRN, RN, NP, CNS, DNP
Sharon Schmidt, CRADC, PMHNP, Psy. D, MS, RN, CS
Ruth Staten, PhD, ARNP-CS
Karen Stein, PhD, RN, FAAN
Georgia Stevens, PhD, APRN, BC, PMH, CNS
Sandra Talley, PhD, APRN, BC
Deborah Whitehouse
Donald Wleklinski, PMHNP-BC