The principle task of the Nominating Committee is selecting a slate of candidates for the Annual APNA Election and to oversee the electoral process. The Nominating Committee consists of the board appointed chair from APNA membership, one Board member appointed by the Board of Directors, one board appointee from the membership, and three members in good standing elected annually by ballot.
The 2012 APNA Nominating Committee
Grace Wlasowicz, PhD, RN, NPP - Chair
Linda Copel, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE, NCC, FAPA
Ramona Hoehler, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Kevin McGirr, RN, MS, MPH
Each year the Scholarly Review Committee members evaluate the submitted Annual Conference abstract proposals. These scores and comments are used to determine what pre-conference sessions, concurrent sessions, and poster presentations are given at the conference.
2013 Scholarly Review Committee
Sattaria (Tari) Dilks, DNP, APRN-BC, FPMHNP, LPC
Guy Agrati, BA, MBA, AAS, RN, BSN, BC
Diane Allen, MN, RN-BC, NEA-BC
Tina Aown, MSN, RN-BC, CNML
Terrie Bales, CRNP
Nina Beaman, Ed D, MS, RN-BC, RNC-AWHC, CMA (AAMA)
Keitha Beamer, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS,BC, CARN-AP
Marsha Bennett, DNS, ACRN
APNA Member Involvement: APNA's most valuable asset is its members!
Member involvement is what shapes and drives APNA. Here are ways that you can get involved and join psychiatric mental health nurses from all over in advancing and advocating for your profession:
APNA members play a key role in the organization's direction and policies through their involvement in its institutes, councils, committees, and task forces.
Board of Directors
Committees & Task Forces
How to Join a Committee
Committees on Member Bridge
You can also get involved in APNA at the local chapter level.
The APNF Grant Review Committee evaluates research proposals submitted by APNA members. Priority for funding is based upon the project’s scientific merit, potential for knowledge development, and relevance to the advancement of the knowledge and practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. Click here for more information about the grant itself.
The members of the Awards & Recognition Committee review both Annual Awards nominations and the APNA Janssen Student Scholarship applications.
Marian Farrell, PhD, PMH-NP, BC, CRNP – Chair
Tina Aown, MSN, RN-BC, CNML
Susan Archacki-Resnik, MSN, ARNP, FPMHNP-BC
Nina Beaman, EdD, MSN, RN-BC (PMH)
Keitha Beamer, CNS, MSN, RN, CNS,BC, CARN-AP
Marsha Bennett, DNS, APRN, ACRN
Robert Billman, RN, BSN
Janet Collins, PMHNP-CS, BC
Fernand De Los Reyes, RN, MA, QDCP
Jo Deaton, MS, APRN/PMH-BC, CDNC
Mary Dubriel, RN
Laura Dzurec, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC
J. Carol Elliott, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC
Carol Essenmacher, MSN, CNS, C-TTS
Jeanne Florio, RN, MS, APRN, BC
Vanessa Genung, PhD, RN, PMH-NP-BC, LCSW-ACP, LMFT, LCDC
Constance Green, RN, MS, NPP
Elaine Greggo, PMHCNS, BC
Sharon Hancharik, EdD, RN
Nancy Hanrahan, PhD, RN, FAAN
Peggy (Margaret) Hernandez, EdD APRN CNE
Rebecca Horn, RN, MSN
Judith Jarosinski, PhD, RN, CNE
Mary Johnson, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Joan Kearney, PhD, APRN-BC
Michelle Kolp, BSN, MSN, RN-BC
Brenda Kucirka, PhD(c), RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
Kathleen Lehmann, RN-BC PMHN, Ed.
Julie Carbray, PhD, APN, BC
Kim Cox, MSN, RN, CNS
Barbara Limandri, DNSc, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Mary Ann Nihart, APRN, BC
Christian Teter, PharmD, BCPP ~ Consultant
Georgia Stevens, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS, BC
Barbara Jones Warren, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Patricia Black, PhD(c), RN
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