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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 N. Walker, APRN, PMHNP-BC, RN-BC

Steering Committee

Tramarea Adams, RN
Vanessa Barlow, MBA, BSN, RN
Christopher James Bonine, BSN, RN-BC
Julia C. Coons, MS, RN-BC
Rita Haverkamp, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, CNS
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
Marla McCall, PhD, MSN, APRN-BC
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
Gia Accuardi PMHNP-BC, BS, BSN, MFA, MSN
Susie Adams PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
James Adams MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Jennifer Allran RN, MSN, PMHCNS/NP-BC
Beth Ananda-Stout PhD, APRN
Jill Anderson PhD, PMHCNS, PMH-NP
Susan Archacki-Resnik MSN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Robert Askerlund APRN
Becky Austin-Morris DNP, PMHNP-BC
Alex Bakle RN
Patricia Barfield PhD, PMHNP-BC
Andrea Bast DNP, RN, PMH-BC, NPD-BC
Keitha Beamer CNS, MSN, RN, CNS, BC, CARN-AP
Kara Birch RN
Michelle Blackmer PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, MSN, RN
Elizabeth Blanchard Hills PMHNP-BC
Shameka Bolton DNP, PMHNP-BC
Paula Bolton MS, CNP, ANP-BC
Margaret Bookman RN, MS, CS
Iris Boston DNP, PMHNP-BC
Jane Bragg MBA, MSN, RN, CPON, NEA-BC
Wailua Brandman MSN, APRN, PMHCNS/NP-BC, FAANP
Patricia Brown MSN, PMHNP-BC
Summer Brown MSN, PMHNP-BC, CDP
Marla Brucken ARNP
Laurie Burke MS, PMHNP, CNS
Lisa Burton PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Carol Campbell DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C
Nancy Carr RN, MSN, NPP, PMHNP-BC
Brenda Castrichini PMHNP
Barbara Chasco-Papale APRN, MSN Psych-Mental Health
DessyeDee Clark PhD, ARNP PMH-CNS
Karen Coakley ARNP
Danielle Conklin DNP, NP-P, PMHNP-BC
Virginia Conley PhD, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP
Julie Conrad ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Holly Covington PhD, PMHNP, RNX, APRN
Blair Crouse APRN, MSN
Maria Flodesol Culpa-Bondal PhD, RN
Candace Cummings RN, BSN
Theresa Damien MS, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP
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
Rebecca Devine DNP, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Mary Pat DeWald MSN, RN, APRN, MPA
Lorraine Donner MSN, PMHNP-BC, RN
Alexandra Drake
Aimee Dunnam RN, APRN, DNP, NNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Annmarie Earnhardt RN, MSN
Averie Elias RN, BSN
J. Carol Elliott PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC
Cynthia Estes DNP, MHA, RN, NEA-BC
Benjamin Evans DD, DNP, RN, APN, PMHCNS-BC
Marian Farrell PhD, PMH-NP, BC, PMHCNS-BC, CRNP,
Brooke Finley MSN, PMHNP-BC, RN-BC, CARN-AP
Darlene Flowers PHMNP-BC
Kay Foland PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, CNP
Ashley Folgo APRN
Jennifer Fordmeir MSN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Susan Franer PMHCNS-BC
Corrine Freeman RN, BSN
Jennifer Frisbie PMHNP-BC
Beverlee Furner FNP
Kathleen Gaffney MSN, APN, PMHCNS, CPNP, PMHS-BC
Karen Gardner APRN
Vanessa Genung PhD, RN, PMH-NP-BC, LCSW-ACP, LMFT, LCDC
Catherine Gibbs RN, MSN
Barbara Gilmore PMHNP-BC
Valerie Glass PMHNP, BC
Jacqueline Grinnell MS, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Jane Harmon DNP, PMHNP-BC, CNS-BC
Todd Hastings PhD, RN, CNE
Dee Dee Hecht-Hewit BSN, RN, PCC-s, CRC, LSW, PMHNP
Martha Hernandez DNP, APRN, PMHCNS/NP-BC
Julia Hess MHDL, PMHN-BC, CAMF, CCFP
Kim Hickman DNP, PMHNP-BC, ARNP, RN-C
Diane Hickman PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Lisa Hill APRN-BC
Cynthia Hites MSN RN PMHNP-BC
Eben Howard PhD, MBA, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, FACHE
Sharlene Hutchinson APRN, CNS-BC
Susan Jacobson PMHNP, CNS
Tonia Jones PhD, APRN-BC
Gregory Jones RN
Eudora Jones DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC
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
Rose Kutlenios PhD, RN
Marion Kyner MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Keri LaBella BS, RN
Kathleen Langdon PMHNP, BC
Nancy Lange RN, PC, PCMS
Dee Langford MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
Michelle Lauer MSN, RN, BC, PMHNP-BC
Connie Leese APN, PMHCNS-BC
Adrianne Leonardelli MSN, MLS, RN-BC
Andrea Lerma MSN, RNCS, APRN
Cassie Lewis-Getman
Matthew Lindquist MSN, RN, PMHNP, BC
Heidi Linn RN
Cene’ Livingston DNP, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-C, CNE
Madeleine Lloyd PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, NP
Haylei Lorca DNP, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP
Pamela Lusk DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP

Linda Mabey DNP, CNS, BC
Brandee Madden DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC
Deanna Mann APRN, MSN
Linda Mays DNP, PMHNP-BC
Lacie McAbee DNP, PMHNP-BC
Graham McDougall PhD, RN, FAAN
Mary Meiselman CNS, NP
Melenie Meyers MSN, PMHNP-BC, CNS, FNP-BC
Martha Miller MN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, LPC
Lisa Milliger APRN
Elizabeth Muburi MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Erin Muladore DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC
Sandra Nichols PhD, APRN
Janet Nickolaus CNS, ARNP
Mary Ann Nihart MA, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Ngozi Nwobi DNP, PMHNP-BC, APN
Megan O’Connell PMHCNS-BC
Erin O’Leary PMHNP-BC
Deborah Oestreicher APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Stacie Olson DNP, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC
Suzanne Opperman MSN, APRN
Zia Ortega RN
Linda Palmer APRN-BC
Cynthia Papendick MS, APRN-BC
Joyce Parks DNP, RN-BC, PMHCNS-BC
Cindy Parsons DNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FAANP
Melissa Patton MSN, BSN, RN
Eris Perese APRN-PMH
Danielle Perkins RN
Rick Pessagno DNP, FAANP
Wendy Peterson BSN, MSN, APRN
Leigh Powers DNP, MSN, MS, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Katherine Proehl DNP, CNS (PMHCNS – BC)
Elizabeth Reimherr RN, BC
R. John Repique DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Angela Retano PMHNP-BC, RN, MA, MSN, NPP
Judy Rice DNP, MSN, PMHNP, FNP, CS
Luann Richardson PhD, DNP, FNP, PMHNP, FAANP
Frederica Riviere MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Charlene Roberson RN, BC, MEd
Kelly Rock DNP, CRNP
Debra Romano MS, PMHCNS-BC
Sharon Rosenfield CS, MS, CMC
Rhonda Roy MS, PMHNP-BC
Luanne Sadowsky ARNP, BC
M. Joyce Sasse DNP, APRN, PMHNP, CNS
Maggie Schein RN, BSN
Karen Schepp PhD, APRN, BC
Lori Schuerman MPH, BSN, RN
Amanda Schuh PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC
JT Seaman MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Theresa Searls APRN-BC
David Sharp PhD, RN
Sylvia Simeone DNP, PNHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC NEA-BC
T. Smith
Anissa Smith MSN, RN
Janet Stagg MS, RN, PMHCNS
Debbie Steele MFT, PhD, RN
Pamela Stover DNP, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Rita Tadych PhD, RN, APRN-BC
Douglas Taylor PMHNP
Michael Terry DNP, FNP, PMHNP
Nancy Testerman MS
Christopher Tower PMHNP
Claire Trauth NCSP, RN-BC
Robin Trivette MSN-Ed., PMHNP-BC
Cherie Tubeileh MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Allison Underwood APRN
Keirstin Uomoto MSN, RN-BC
Shiori Usami CNS
Pamela Valentino RN
Stephanie Verdeflor MSN, RN, PMH-BC
Jessica Vetter RN, MSN, CNS, PMHNP-BC
Audrey Voss MSN, CPHQ, RN-BC
Helene Vossos DNP, MSN, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC
Ellin Wade RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Jason Wagner APRN, PMHNP-BC, RN, LMHC, MCAP
Matthew Walker DNP, APRN, CNP, PMHNP-BC
Jessica Walker DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Andrew Walker
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, PMHCNS, PMHNP, FAAN
Robert Whitacre MSN RN
David Whittaker APRN, RN
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
Brittany Yates DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Kristerra Yawea DNP, MBA, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Melanie Yousefi PMHNP
Wendy Zubenko EdD, MSN, PMHCNS-BC