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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 R.

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 Board of Directors 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.

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, mini concurrent sessions, and poster presentations are given at the conference. 2014 Scholarly Review Committee Chair Sattaria (Tari) Dilks, DNP, APRN-BC, FPMHNP, LPC Associate Chair Genevieve Chandler, RN, PhD Committee Guy Agrati, BA, MBA, AAS, RN, BSN, BC Diane Allen, MN, RN-BC, NEA-BC Tina Aown, MSN, RN-BC, CNML Nina Beaman, Ed D, MS, RN-BC, RNC-AWHC, CMA (AAMA) Keitha Beamer, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS, BC, CARN-AP Kaye Blasingame, RN-BC, MSN Gail Bromley, PhD, RN Dennis Brumbles, RN-BC, BSN Carrie Carretta, PhD, APN, AHN-BC Lory Clukey, PhD, PsyD, RN, CNS Janet Collins, MS, RN, CS, NP-P, BC Eileen Cormier, PhD, RN Diane Daddario, MSN, ACNS-BC, RN-BC, CMSRN   Eman Dawood, BSN, MSN, PhD Susan Dawson, EdD, PMHCNS/NP-BC Fernand De Los Reyes, RN, MSN-CPHCNS, MA Jo Deaton, MS,APRN/PMH-BC, CDNC Mary Dubriel, RN-BC, MSN Laura Dzurec, PhD Margaret Early, PhD, RN Jaclyn Engelsher, APRN, DOM Carol Essenmacher, MSN, CNS-BC Jessica Estes, DNP, APRN-NP Thelma Floyd, BSN, MSN, DHA Kay Foland, PhD, RN, APRN, BC, CNP Constance Green, MS, RN, NPP Elaine Greggo, PMHCNS, BC Patricia Hentz, EdD, PMHNP-BC, CRNP Peggy Hernandez, EdD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC Judith M.

Chair Julie Carbray, PhD, APN, BC Committee Kim Cox, MSN, RN, CNSCDR Joseph M. Holshoe, MSN, PMHNP-BCBarbara Limandri, DNSc, RN, PMHCNS-BC Christian Teter, PharmD, BCPP - Consultant Georgia Stevens, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS, BC Barbara Jones Warren, PhD, PMHCNS-BC Patricia Black, PhD, RN

Get involved & Connect APNA's most valuable asset is You Member involvement is what shapes and drives APNA. Here are ways that you can get involved and join nurses from all over in advancing and advocating for psychiatric-mental health nursing: Committees, Institutes, & Councils 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 Institutes Councils Committees & Task Forces How to Join a Committee   Committees on Member Bridge   Chapters You can also get involved in APNA at the local chapter level.

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