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APNA Leadership

One of APNA’s core values is inclusivity.

To ensure that APNA leadership reflects the diversity of the membership, APNA leaders pictured below are encouraged to reach out to the next generation of PMH nurse leaders. For many, their involvement was a response to a ‘tap on the shoulder’ from someone they respected that gave them the confidence to pursue a leadership position.

If you would like to know what it’s like to be an APNA leader, want tips about giving someone the ‘tap on the shoulder’, or just to say thank you, use these links to contact them.

Meet Your APNA Leaders

Board of Directors

The affairs of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association are governed by its Board of Directors. It is the Board’s responsibility to carry out the objectives and purposes of the association and to this end, the Board may exercise all powers of the association. The primary responsibility of a voluntary governance Board is to establish an organization’s mission, purpose, values, and direction.

Chapter Presidents

APNA Chapters provide connection to local colleagues, as well as regional events and educational opportunities. Each chapter is comprised of a Board of Directors with a President.

Browse chapters by state

Chris Stone
Chris Stone
APRN, BA, RN-BC, PMHNP APNA Arkansas Chapter
Amanda Ling
Amanda Ling
RN, PMHNP APNA California Chapter
Tanya Tanner
Tanya Tanner
PhD, MBA, APN, PMHNP-BC, CNM, FACNM APNA Colorado Chapter
Helene Vossos
Helene Vossos
DNP, MSN, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC APNA Florida Chapter
Zack Johnson
Zack Johnson
MSN-Ed, RN, CMGT-BC, CNE APNA Hawaii Chapter
Katherine Hess
Katherine Hess
DNP, MSN, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC APNA Illinois Chapter
Amanda Lykins
Amanda Lykins
DNP, RN-BC APNA Kentucky Chapter
Linda Ledet
Linda Ledet
DNS, APRN, PMHCNS-BC APNA Louisiana Chapter
Dawn Goldstein
Dawn Goldstein
PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, CCM APNA Michigan Chapter
Alexandra (Alex) Pokorny
Alexandra (Alex) Pokorny
DNP, PMHNP-BC APNA Minnesota Chapter
Roderick Green
Roderick Green
PMHNP-BC APNA Mississippi Chapter
Allison Marie McKamy
Allison Marie McKamy
DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC APNA Nebraska Chapter
Allison Underwood
Allison Underwood
MSN, PMHNP-BC, APRN APNA New England Chapter
Kathleen Donahue
Kathleen Donahue
MA, RN-PMHN-BC APNA New York Chapter
Inga M. Giske
Inga M. Giske
MSN, PMHNP-BC, NE-BC APNA Oregon Chapter
Anita Iyengar
Anita Iyengar
DNP, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE APNA Pennsylvania Chapter
Tara Ramey
Tara Ramey
DNP, RN, NEA-BC, NPD-BC APNA South Carolina Chapter
Corina Picchiottino
Corina Picchiottino
MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC APNA Tennessee Chapter
Amanda Simonton
Amanda Simonton
PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC APNA Texas Chapter
Zoe Robbins
Zoe Robbins
RN, APRN, DNP APNA Utah Chapter
Brenda Johnson
Brenda Johnson
DNP, MSN, PMHNP-BC APNA Virginia Chapter
Charity Holmes
Charity Holmes
MSN, MBA, RN-BC, CNML APNA Washington Chapter