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APNA Education Council

Welcome!

We would like to welcome everyone to the Education Council. We also want to thank you for all the work you have done and are continuing to do on behalf of APNA and the Council. We want to continue to be able to tap everyone’s expertise including all members of the Steering Committee and the Advisory Panel. APNA’s strategic direction will help us to move ahead regarding our plan and goals. Please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to working with you!

Take care,
Traci T. Sims, Education Council Chair
Melissa Neathery, Education Council Associate Chair

APNA Members are encouraged to contact the Education Council Co-chairs via Member Bridge:

Non-APNA Members may join APNA or click here to contact the co-chairs

vision

The Education Council is the central community for psychiatric-mental health nurse educators, meeting identified needs of APNA members who work in education and sharing innovative approaches to teaching at the prelicensure and graduate levels. The council fosters collegiality through thoughtful dialogue that empowers council members to facilitate inclusivity and integrity among PMH educators.

GOALS

  • Identify and support teaching practices and pedagogies that facilitate evidence-based psychiatric-mental health nursing education at the pre-licensure and graduate levels.
  • Make recommendations to the APNA Board of Directors regarding member needs for resources, support, and continuing education.
  • Support APNA members by identifying and disseminating credible resources to facilitate best practices of PMH nursing education.

In addition to those listed in the General Charge for Councils, some APNA Education Council responsibilities include:

  • Assure that psychiatric mental health nursing undergraduate and graduate education receives proper attention and focus by APNA
  • Encourage and support proposals to be reviewed for pre-conference and interactive panel sessions at the APNA Annual Conference
  • Report psychiatric-mental health nursing education issues to the APNA Board annually for dissemination to the membership.
  • Make recommendations on issues referred to the council by the Board of Directors
  • Foster a caring community of psychiatric mental health nurse educators

Education Council Members

Chair

Traci T. Sims, DNS, RN, CNS/PMH-BC

Associate Chair

Melissa Neathery, PhD, RN, CNE

Steering Committee

Andrea Alexander RN
Sara Banzhaf, DNP, MSN, APRN-NP, PMHNP-BC
Katherine Evans, DNP, RN
Marian Farrell, PhD, PMH-NP, BC, CRNP, PMHCNS-BC
Lyons Hardy, MS, RN, P-MHNP
Todd Hastings PhD, RN, CNE
Beth King, RN, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Sherry Lindsay, ARNP
Ann Mitchell, PhD, RN, FAAN
David Sharp, PhD, RN
Ronnie Harold, Ed.D., MSN/ED, RN
Kate Pfeiffer DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Jacque Williams, MSN, RN

Advisory Panel

Elinor Abraham PMHCNS-BC
Marissa Abram PhD, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, FIAAN
Ulanda Adair-Simpson PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
James Adams MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Susie Adams PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Audrey Alford RN
Diane Allen DNP, PMHRN-BC, FACHE(R)
Lorraine Anderson PhD, RN, MPA
Lisa Armstrong RN, MSN
Samantha Arnold MSN-Ed, RN
Jeanette Avery PhD, MSN, CNE
Amy Axtell PMHNP-BC
Lynn Baer MSN, RN, CNS, PMHCNS
Valerie Baich DNP, MSN, RN
Catherine Baker PhD, PMHNP-BC
Caroline Baker MSN, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC
Steven Barr PMHNP, MSN, RN
Nina Beaman EdD, MSN, CNE, RN-BC (PMH)
Deborah Becker CNS-PMH
Lora Beebe PhD, PMHNP-BC
Sherley Belizaire DNP
Judith Berkley RN
Marci Bisset MSN, PMHNP
Michelle Blackmer PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, MSN, RN
Kathleen Bolding MSN, RN, PMH-BC
Kellie Bond DNP, PMHNP-BC
Margaret Bookman RN, MS, CS
Marc Boulanger MSN, RN-BC
Susan Brammer PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN
Julie Brandy PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE
Angela Brathovde DNP, RN, PMH- BC, HNB-BC
Jasmine Bratton-Robinson MSN-Ed, PMH-BC
Nancy Brookes RN, BN, MSC-A, PHD
Kelly Bryant MS, BSN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC
Chelsey Bumgarner MSN, RN, PMH-BC, CNE
Gail Burmeister DNP, PMHNP-BC, MSN, RN
Constance Buttrick MSN, RN-BC
Kim Butts DNP, MSN-Ed, RN, PMH-BC
Barbara Buxton PhD, PMHCNS-BC, RN
Sandra Cadena PhD, APRN, FAAN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
Meriel Campbell MS, RN, NP, CNS
Carol Campbell DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C
Carolyn Castelli MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Susan Caverly PhD, ARNP
LaTonia Chalmers MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, NC-BC, DNP- TCN (c)
Genevieve Chandler PhD, RN
Lorraine Chiappetta MSN RN CNE
Cynthia F Clarke RN, MS, MSN
Brittany Coffee PMHNP
Elaine Conroy MS, PMHNP
Kelly Conway DNP, PMH-CNS
Deborrah Cook RN, MS, PMHCNS-BC
Maureen Craigmile RN-BC, MSN, CNL, CNE
Christine Cribbin BSN, RN, PMH – BC
Maria Flordesol Culpa-Bondal PhD, PMHCNS/NP-BC
Theresa Damien MS, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP
Cara Dasher RN, MSN
Shirlee Davidson MSN, RN, PMHCNS
Laura Dayton RN
Krystyna de Jacq PhD, PMHNP-BC
Rosalind De Lisser MS, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Joanne DeSanto Iennaco PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
Sheila Deyette PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Todd Dickson DNP, APRN, PMHNP
Sattaria Dilks DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
Carleen DiMeglio RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Maureen Donohue-Smith Ph.D., MSN, PMHNP-BC
Veronica Doran DNP, PMHNP-BC
Susan Drummond PhD, MSN, CNS, APRN
Mary Dubriel RN
Aimee Dunnam DNP, MSN-Administration, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Helene Durham MSN, CNS, PMHN-BC
Anna Dye DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Laura Dzurec PhD, PMHCNS-BC, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Jennifer Eagleson RN
Donna Ecklesdafer MSN, RN
Stephanie Edmonds RN
Erin Ellington DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Feruza Esanova MPA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, CSSM, CNOR
Diane Esposito PhD, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC
Carol Essenmacher DNP, RN, PMHCNS-BC, NCTTP
Cynthia Estes DNP, MHA, RN, PMH-BC, NEA-BC
Linda Etchill-Ewald RN, BSN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Brittany Evans DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, NEA-BC
Deborah Evers RN, MSN, CNS-BC
Elizabeth Fife RN, MSN, CNS, CPN
Brooke Finley PhD, DNP, PMHNP-BC, RN, CARN-AP
Loraine Fleming DNP, PMHNP-BC
Grace Antonette Florentin BSN, RN-BC
Darlene Flowers PMHNP-BC
Ruth Flucker MS, RN, RNMH, PMHNP-BC, CNE
Diane Forsyth RN, PhD
Laureen Galatas RN, MN
Martina Gallagher PhD, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Amy Gamblin MSN, RN-BC
Jill Garner MS RN
Janet Garvey DNP, ARNP
Vanessa Genung PhD, PMH/CNS/NP-BC, FNP-BC, LCSW, LMFT, LCDC
Jenette Gerst MSN, PMH-BC, NPD-BC
Laura Gervasi MEd, BS, BSN, RN, PMH-BC, NPD-BC
Noreen Giordano DNP
Susan Glodstein DNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCS-BC
Maryanne Godbout DNP, PMHCNS-BC
Linda Grabbe PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Holly Gray DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Tonya Greever BSN, RN
Susan Gretzinger RN, MSN
Sandra Gundersen MSN, BSN, RN
April Haberyan PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Sharon Hancharik EdD, MS, MEd, RN, PMH-BC, ANPD-BC, GERO-BC
Cynthia Handrup DNP, APRN, PHMCNS-BC, FAAN
Patricia Harrison MSN, RN-BC, CMSRN
Brittany Haskell DNP, MA, PMHNP-BC
Edward Herzog MSN, APRN
Rebecca Hietsch MS, RN-BC
Roger Hill RN
Wanda Hilliard DNP, MBA, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Patrick Hosey RN
Jennifer Hosler MSN, RN, PMH-BC
Kim Hutchinson EdD, MS, MSN, BSN, PMHCNS-BC, CARN
Jacqueline Insana RN, MSN
Anita Iyengar DNP, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
Feodora Jacobsen RN, SANE, BS, MEd
Karen Jennings Mathis PhD, APRN-CNP, PMHNP-BC, FAED
Jennifer Jimenez DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Betty John APRN
Celeste Johnson DNP, APRN, PMH CNS
Kathryn Johnson MSN, CNS, PMHNP-BC
Deborah Johnson DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Tonia Jones PhD, PMHNP-BC, APRN-BC
Dorothy Jordan DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Mary Joseph PhD, MSN, RN, AHN-BC, APP
Lisa Joseph BSN, RN
Mary Justice PhD, RN, CNE
Merrie Kaas PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Cathleen Kealey MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC,
Joan Kearney PhD, APRN FAAN
Cindy Kerber PhD, ARPN, PMHCNS-BC
Alicia Kielas APRN, FNP-C; PMHNP-BC
Terrie Kirkpatrick RN, BSN, MS
Candice Knight PhD, EdD, APN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC
Johanna Kolodziej MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Alexandra Kosakowski MSN, RN-BC, CARN
Carol Kottwitz DNP, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Karan Kverno PhD, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Andrea Kwasky NP, DNP, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Keri LaBella BS, RN
Katie Lais DNP, PMHNP-BC
Kristen Lambert PhD, MSN, RN
Dee Langford MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
Laura Leahy DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, CARN-AP, FAANP, FAAN
Beth Lee RN-BC
Linda Ledet, DNS, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Jacqueline Leonard DNP, MSN, PMHCNS, RN
Marlene Lindeman MSN-CNS, RN

Judy Linn BS, MSN
Katherine Lucatorto, DNP, RN
Suzanne Lugger DNP, RN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Pamela Lusk DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Linda Mabey PMHCNS-BC, DNP, APRN
Brandee Madden DNP, PMHNP-BC
Jamie Malone MSN, RN, WTA-C
Lynne Mann MSN, RN, CNE
Pamela Marcus RN, APRN, PMH-BC
Margaret Marino PHD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Brenda Marshall EdD, APN, ANEF, FAANP
Therese Mathews PhD, APRN-NP
Brenda Matlock RN, BSN
Linda Mays DNP, PMHNP-BC
Kathleen McCoy DNSc, APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP
Diana McIntosh PhD, APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC
Jennifer McIntosh PhD, RN, CNE, PMH-BC, NEA-BC
Selina McKinney PhD, APRN-BC, PMHNP
Joanne McNeal PhD, RN, ACNS-BC
Janet Merritt PhD, RN, PMHAPRN-BC
Catherine Messinger DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Cindy Michael MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Leslie Miles DNP, PMHNP, FAAN
Deborah Miller APRN
Ruth Milstein DNP, ARNP-BC, PMHNP
Mary Moller PhD(h), DNP, ARNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN
Julianne Moloney MSN, CPN
Lori Mooney MS, CRNP, PMH
Christa Moore MSN, RN
Karyn Morgan RN, MSN, CNS
Paige Mullins DNP, PMHNP, APRN-BC
Patricia Mulvaney-Roth DNP, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, ACNS
Kristen Myers PhD, RN, MPH, MSN, CNE, CPH
Marian Newton PhD, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, ANEF
Sandra Nichols FNP-BC, GNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Janet Nickolaus CNS, ARNP
Patricia Nisbet DNP, PMHNP-BC
Evelyn Norton APN, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Jill Nusbaum RN, PhD, CS
Patrick O’Brien MSN, RN
Heather O’Brien MS RN-BC, NPD-BC
Linda Oakley PhD, RN
Stephanie Ocker MSN, RN-BC, CNE cl
Deborah Oestreicher APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Michael Olasoji BSN, PGDip MHN, PhD
Susan Orton MSN, Ed, RN-BC
Christine Paquin DNP, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
Linda Paradiso DNP, RN, NPP, NEA-BC
Cindy Parsons DNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FAANP
Brenda Patzel PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Darlene Pedersen MSN, APRN, PMHCNS, BC
George Peraza-Smith DNP, APRN, GNP-BC, GS-C, CNE, FAANP
Naomi Pericone RN-BC
Rick Pessagno DNP, FAANP
Christi Peters NP
Katy Phillips PhD, APRN
Bethany Phoenix PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN
Lourdes (Lori) Pineda DNP, NPD-BC, RN-BC, CCM
Frannie Pingitore PhD, PMHCNS-BC, CGP
Nikki Pinney RN, MSN
Ann Polcari PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Mertie Potter PMHNP-BC
Karen Pounds PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Nicole Price RN, MSN, CNS/ANP
Cheryl Puntil MN, APRN, PMHCNS, BC
Erica Ramey DNP, PMHNP
Tamra Rasberry PhD, MSN, RN
Deirdre Rea DNP, PMHCNS, RN-BC
Cherie Rebar, PhD, MBA, RN, COI
Lesley Reed RN
Angela Retano PMHNP-BC, RN, MA, MSN, NPP
Sara Reynolds MSN, PMH-NP, BC
Judy Rice DNP, MSN, PMHNP, FNP, CS
Luann Richardson PhD, DNP, FNP, PMHNP, FAANP
Bettina Riley PhD, RN, FAAS
Juanita Roberts MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
William Robertson MSN, RN, ANCC PMHN
Wanda Robinson PhD, APRN-CNS, CNE
Sara Robinson DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC
Kelly Rock DNP, CRNP
Nancy Rogers MS, RN, PMH-BC, NPD-BC, CASAC-M, CRADC
Diana Rogers RN, BSN, PHN
Donna Rolin PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Jeanette Rossetti EdD, MS, RN, CNE
Lance Rounkles MSN, RN, PMH-BC, CNML, NE-BC
Emily Rude RN, MSN, CNL, PMHNP
Jacqueline Saleeby PhD, RN, BCCS
Mary Salerno MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CBIS, LNCC, CLCP
Dawn Santos MSN, NP, CNS
Katherine Sarsfield APRN, AGNP-C, PMHNP-BC
Elizabeth Satrom MSN, RN
Karen Schepp PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
JoEllen Schimmels DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, CNE, FAAN
Beth Schreiner DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC
Mary Schuchman RN, MA, MS, CNS, RXN, PMHNP-BC
Amanda Schuh PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Beverly Sedlacek DNP, PMHCNS-BC
Valerie Seney PhD, MA, LMHC, PMHNP-BC
Summer Short RN BSN
Sylvia Simeone DNP, PNHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC NEA-BC
Megan Simmons DNP, PMHNP-BC
Julia Smith EdM, RN, PMHNP-BC
Lynette Smith PhD, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC
Melissa Smith MSN, PMHNP-BC
Briana Snyder PhD, RN, PMH-BC, CNE, RYT 200
Rebecca Sobanski MA, MSN, APNP, PMHNP-BC
Jane Sobolov MS, RN-BC
Janet Standard DNP, APRN
Ann Stanton PhD, RN, APNP, PMHNP-BC
Ruth Staten PhD, PMHNP, PMHCS
Umeika Stephens DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC
Tiara Stepp BSN, BA, RN, PMH-BC
Leslie Syrett MSN, RN, PMH-BC
Amy Tenenouser RN
Pamela Terreri PMH NP/CNS, BC
Hilary Tesch DNP, RN, APNP, PMHNP-BC
Michael Thomas APRN
Anita Thompson Heisterman MSN, PMHCNS, BC, PMHNP
Miriam Thornton PMHNP-BC
Kristin Tiernan RN, MSN, ARNP, CPNP, CDE
Eleanor Tomas-Lagmay MSN, BSN, RN
Michelle Tsai DNP, PMHNP-BC
Mary Tulinnye DNP
Michael Valenti PhD, APRN
Doris Van Byssum PsyD, MS
Judith Van Cleef MS, RN-BC-Retired
Dave Vander Ark DNP, MSN, RN PMH-BC
Dorothy Varchol RN, MA, MSN
Lydia Veratti PMHNP-BC
Karen Vergano PMHCNS-BC
Audrey Voss DNP, RN, PMH-BC, CPHQ, LSSYB
Helene Vossos DNP, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC
Paula Vuckovich RN, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Carol Wahlstrom RN, MS, LCPC
Kim Walker PNP, PMHCNS-BC
Matthew Walker DNP, APRN, CNP, PMHNP-BC
Kathleen Walker MS, PMHCNS-BC
Barbara Warren PhD, RN, APRN-CNS, PMH-BC, FNAP, FAAN
Tamsyn Weaver DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Daniel Wesemann DNP, MSW, RN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
Kathleen Wheeler PhD, PMHNP, APRN, FAAN
Michele Whitaker BSN, RN, E-RYT
Rebecca White MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, FPMHNPC-BC, NE
Jane White PhD, PMH-CNS, BC
Diane Wieland PhD, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Efi Wilkins DNP, MSN, RN, PMH-BC, CNE, FCN
Candice Wilson Registered Nurse Board Certified PMHN
Inessa Wise RN
Kimberly Wolf PMHCNS-BC
Stephanie Wynn DNP, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, COI
Margaret Yearwood EdD, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CNE
Janet York PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Lufei Young PhD, ACNP-BC
Judith Anne Zdziera MSHA, RN, C
Marci Zsamboky DNP, PMHNP/CNS-BC, CNE