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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

Laura Graham
CRNP, PMHNP-BC APNA Alabama Chapter
Julie Graves
MSN, RN APNA Colorado Chapter
Shannon Robinson
MSN, RN APNA Florida Chapter
Jenifer Grissom
APRN APNA Iowa Chapter
Amanda Lykins
DNP, RN-BC APNA Kentucky Chapter
Inga M. Giske
MSN, PMHNP-BC, NE-BC APNA Oregon Chapter
Amanda Simonton
Amanda Simonton
PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC APNA Texas Chapter
Zoe Robbins
Zoe Robbins
RN, APRN, DNP APNA Utah Chapter
Vicki Bierman
Vicki Bierman
PhD, LCSW, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC APNA Virginia Chapter