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APNA Practice Council

VIsion

The APNA Practice Council is to provide a forum for the expression of the voices of RNs and APRNs regarding issues related to psychiatric-mental health nursing practice and provide input as needed to other councils with regards to administration, education, and research.

Goals

APNA Practice Council members recognize current issues facing PMH-APRNs and PMH-RNs and continue to:

  • Monitor and advocate for the care of persons with mental health conditions in any setting, meeting the acuity of the patient with expertise of the care delivered.
  • Monitor and advocate for PMH-APRNs and PMH-RNs to remain active in care delivery and planning across the nation and beyond.
  • Monitor and advocate for education of future PMH-APRNs and PMH-RNs to ensure that the needs of the persons with mental health conditions will be met by those educated to do so.

 

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PRACTICE COUNCIL MEMBERS

Chair

Jessica Walker, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Steering Committee

Gabrielle P. Abelard, DNP, PMHNP, PMHCNS-BC, RN, BSN
Tramarea Adams, RN
Vanessa Barlow, MBA, BSN, RN
Julia C. Coons, MS, RN-BC
Kathryn Johnson, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Sharon Katz, RN, FPMH-NP, PMH-CNS, BC
Sheila Ledford, MSN, RN-BC, PMHN
Stefani R Magnowski, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CPHQ
Georgianna Marks, PhD, APRN
Allen Novak, MSN, APRN, Rx, PMHCNS-BC
Dana Olive, PhD, PMHNP-BC
Sarah Beth Simmons, BSN, RN, RN-BC
Rosanne Visco, PhD, RN

Advisory Panel

Robert Abel DNP, PMHNP-BC
Susie Adams PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
James Adams MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Beth Ananda-Stout PhD, APRN
Jill Anderson PhD, PMHCNS, PMH-NP
Susan Archacki-Resnik MSN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Emily Arnold, BSN
Robert Askerlund APRN
Becky Austin-Morris DNP, PMHNP-BC
Alex Bakle RN
Andrea Bast DNP, RN, PMH-BC, NPD-BC
Keitha Beamer CNS, MSN, RN, CNS, BC, CARN-AP
Elizabeth Blanchard Hills PMHNP-BC
Paula Bolton MS, CNP, ANP-BC
Margaret Bookman RN, MS, CS
Iris Boston DNP, PMHNP-BC
Wailua Brandman MSN, APRN, PMHCNS/NP-BC, FAANP
Patricia Brown MSN, PMHNP-BC
Summer Brown MSN, PMHNP-BC, CDP
Lisa Burton PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Carol Campbell DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C
Nancy Carr RN, MSN, NPP, PMHNP-BC
Barbara Chasco-Papale APRN, MSN Psych-Mental Health
DessyeDee Clark PhD, ARNP PMH-CNS
Karen Coakley ARNP
Danielle Conklin DNP, NP-P, PMHNP-BC
Holly Covington PhD, PMHNP, RNX, APRN
Nancy Daniels APRN, BC, PMH-CS
Sharon Davis FPMHNP-BC
Maura Davis
Susan Dawson EdD, PMHCNS/NP-BC
Laura Dayton RN
Mark deClouet Jr
Angela DelGrande PhD, PMHNP-BC, CNS
Joanne DeSanto Iennaco PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
Mary Pat DeWald MSN, MPA, APRN, RN, SANE-A
Sattaria Dilks DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
Lorraine Donner, MSN, PMHNP-BC, RN
Aimee Dunnam DNP, MSN-Administration, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Annmarie Earnhardt RN, MSN
Carol Elliott PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC
Benjamin Evans DD, DNP, RN, APN, PMHCNS-BC
Marian Farrell PhD, PMH-NP, BC, PMHCNS-BC, CRNP,
Kay Foland PhD, MSN, BS, RN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, CNP
Ashley Folgo APRN
Susan Franer PMHCNS-BC
Beverlee Furner FNP
Kathleen Gaffney MSN PMHCNS, CPNP PMHS
Julia Gallant, CNP
Karen Gardner PMHCWS-BC
Vanessa Genung PhD, RN, PMH-NP-BC, LCSW-ACP, LMFT, LCDC
Barbara Gilmore PMHNP-BC
Denielle Giuliani, BSN, RN-BC
Valerie Glass PMHNP, BC
Anne Greenwalt, MSN, RN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Jacqueline Grinnell, MS, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Jane Harmon DNP, PMHNP-BC, CNS-BC
Todd Hastings PhD, RN, CNE
Rita Haverkamp MSN, PMHCNS-BC, CNS
Lauren Hansen, DNP, MEd, APRN, WHNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Martha Hernandez DNP, APRN, PMHCNS/NP-BC
Julia Hess MHDL, BSN, PMHN-BC, CAMF
Cynthia Hites MSN RN PMHNP-BC
Eben Howard PhD, MBA, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, FACHE
Sharlene Hutchinson APRN, CNS-BC
Susan Jacobson PMHNP, CNS
Gregory Jones, RN
Tonia Jones PhD, PMHNP-BC, APRN-BC
Eudora Jones DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC
MAJ Kevin Jones, PMHNP-BC
Lisa Joseph, BSN, RN
Christopher Kalinyak
Kathleen Kelley BSN, MN, PMHNP-BC
Sandra Kelley NP, MSN, APRN
Saissy Kendig PMHNP
Annie-Laurie Klein RN-C
Valerie Kolbert ARNP, BC
Maureen Kolomeir MBA, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Marion Kyner MSN, PMHCNS-BC

Keri LaBella BS, RN
Nancy Lange RN, PC, PCMS
Dee Langford MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
Connie Leese APN, PMHCNS-BC
Adrianne Leonardelli MSN, MLS, RN-BC
Andrea Lerma MSN, RNCS, APRN
Matthew Lindquist MSN, RN, PMHNP, BC
Heidi Linn RN
Cene’ Livingston DNP, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-C, CNE
Haylei M. Lorca, DNP, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP
Pamela Lusk DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP
Brandee Madden DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Deanna Mann APRN, MSN
Linda Mays DNP, PMHNP-BC
Melenie Meyers MSN, PMHNP-BC, CNS, FNP-BC
Lisa Milliger APRN
Elizabeth Muburi MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Erin Muladore DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC
Paige Mullins, DNP, PMHNP, APRN-BC
Janet Nickolaus CNS, ARNP
Mary Ann Nihart MA, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Megan O’Connell PMHCNS-BC
Deborah Oestreicher APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Stephanie A. Ocker, MSN, RN-BC, CNE cl
Stacie Lynn Olson, DNP, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC
Linda Palmer APRN-BC
Cynthia Papendick MS, APRN-BC
Joyce Parks DNP, RN-BC, PMHCNS-BC
Cindy Parsons DNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FAANP
Eris Perese APRN-PMH
Rick Pessagno DNP, FAANP
Wendy L. Peterson, BSN, MSN, APRN
Angela Retano, PMHNP-BC, RN, MA, MSN, NPP
Luann Richardson PhD, DNP, FNP, PMHNP, FAANP
Frederica Riviere MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Charlene Roberson RN, BC, MEd
Sharon Rosenfield CS, MS, CMC
Rhonda Roy MS, PMHNP-BC
Luanne Sadowsky APRN, BC
Joyce Sasse DNP, APRN, PMHNP, CNS
Maggie Schein RN, BSN
Karen Schepp PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Lori Schuerman MPH, BSN, RN
Amanda Schuh PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC
David Sharp PhD, RN
Sylvia Simeone DNP, PNHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC NEA-BC
Ebonie Smart
Anissa Smith MSN, RN
Janet Stagg MS, RN, PMHCNS
Pamela Stover DNP, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Rita Tadych PhD, RN, APRN-BC
Douglas Taylor PMHNP
Nancy Testerman MS
Christopher Tower, PMHNP
Claire Trauth NCSP, RN-BC
Cherie Tubeileh MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Allison Underwood MSN, PMHNP-BC, APRN
Keirstin Uomoto DNP, PMHRN-BC
Shiori Usami CNS
Pamela Valentino RN
Jessica Vetter RN, MSN, CNS, PMHNP-BC
Audrey Voss MSN, CPHQ, RN-BC
Matthew Walker DNP, APRN, CNP, PMHNP-BC
Dawn Walters MS, RN
Barbara Warren PhD, RN, APRN-CNS, PMH-BC, FNAP, FAAN
Kathleen Webster DNP, PMHNP
Daniel Wesemann DNP, PMHNP-BC, ARNP
Sandra West DNP
Kathleen Wheeler PhD, PMHNP, APRN, FAAN
Robert Whitacre, MSN RN PMHNP-BC
Patrice Wichmann MS, MHCNS, BC
Babette Wieland MSN, BSN
Jeana Wilcox PhD, RN, APMHCNS-BC
Cheryl Willis MSN, APRN, BC
Laura Withorne-Maloney RN, MSN, CNP
Kimberly Wolf PMHCNS-BC
Kristerra Yawea, DNP, MBA, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP
Melanie Yousefi PMHNP
Wendy Zubenko EdD, MSN, PMHCNS-BC