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Recovery Council

Vision

To have recovery inspired trauma-informed systems of care as best practice for every psychiatric mental health nurse in all treatment settings where individuals experiencing a mental health or substance abuse illness can heal and grow.

Mission

The mission of the APNA Recovery Council is to empower the psychiatric-mental health nurse to learn and utilize recovery practice techniques in their care.

Core Values

  • Recovery is possible for individuals with mental illness.
  • It is important to empower individuals to achieve recovery.
  • Hope is an essential component of recovery and includes the belief that a meaningful life is possible.
  • Empowerment offers people the tools to help themselves.
  • Using person-first language demonstrates respect for all individuals.
  • Mental health recovery is a journey of healing and transformation enabling a person with a mental health problem to live a meaningful life in a community of his/her choice while striving to achieve his/her full potential (SAMHSA).

Goal

To educate and empower psychiatric mental health nurses in varied environments and at all levels of practice to utilize recovery oriented principles and promote recovery cultures.

Recovery Resources

RECOVERY COUNCIL MEMBERS

Chair

Constance Noll, DNP, MA, PMHNP-BC, CRNP

Steering Committee

Faith M. Blackwell, RN, BSN
Susan Brammer, PhD, RN
Loretta Crooms, RN
Krystyna de Jacq, PhD, PMHNP-BC
Ellen Fagan-Pryor, CNS, PMHCNS, RN, BC
Theresa Gilliland, FNP, PMHNP, DNP, MHA, BSN
Gregory Knapik, APRN, DNP
Kathy Lehmann, RN-BC PMHN, EdS, MEd, BSN, BA
Ndubuisi Okoroafor, APRN
Janet Passley-Clarke, DNP, MSN, CRNP, PMH-BC
Janet Rene Porter, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Sylvia Simeone, DNP, PNHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC NEA-BC
Camillia Terrell, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Kathleen L. Webster, DNP, PMHNP

Advisory Panel

Lynda Artusio, PMHNP, PMHCNS
Carolyn Baird, DNP, MBA, RN-BC, CARN-AP, CCDPD, FIAAN
Diane Barber, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC
Kerry Bastian, RN, BSN
Mary-Margaret Bradley, RN, MSN, APRN
Sherry Burkhard, RN
Jacqueline Carbone, APRN AGACNP-BC
Genevieve Chandler, PhD, RN
Jeanne Clement-Alvarez, EdD, APRN, PMHCNS- BC, FAAN
Kayla Cross, MSN, MA, RN-BC
Laura Dayton, RN
Lorraine Long Donner, MSN, PMHNP-BC, RN
Roxanne Dudley, RN, PMHNP-BC, LPC
Helene Durham, MSN, CNS, RN-BC
Cynthia Estes, DNP, MHA, RN, NEA-BC
Elline Grace Fellores, MSN, RN
Brianne Fitzgerald, RN, MSN, NP, MPH
Maribeth Fontabla, RN, CRRN
Laura Galbraith
Timothy Greco, RN
Elaine Greggo, PMHCNS, BC
Sharon Haight-Carter, PMHNP-BC
Shila Ham, RN
Gwen Hampton, PMHCNS
Willa Hardamon, RN, BSN
Shari Harding, DNP, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, CPRP
Diane Hickman, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Kayla Huesman, MHA, MSN, RN-BC, CARN
Ebrima Jatta, BSN, RN
Karen Jennings Mathis, PhD, CNP, PMHNP-BC
Celeste Johnson, DNP, APRN, PMH CNS
Helen Jones, PhD, RN, APN-C
Gregory Jones, RN
Tonia Jones, PhD, APRN-BC
Teresa Judge-Ellis, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
Miriam Kamau, BSN, RN, PHN, PMHRN-BC
Joseph Keifer, PsyD, BSN, RN
Terrie Kirkpatrick, RN, BSN, MS
Johanna Kolodziej, MSN, RN
Olena Korsun, RN
Marion Kyner, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Sandra Lavelle, DNP
James Leahy, Jr., MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, RN
Amanda Liles, RN, MSN

Kathleen McCoy, DNSc, APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP
J. McDaniel, EdD, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, MBA, ARNP
Kris McLoughlin, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Kerry Melachouris, RN BC
Kim Moreno, PhD, RN
Alisa Mosley, FNP-C
Ann Murphy Harris, MSN, PMHNP-C
Thanh Nguyen, RN-BC, MSN
Sandra W. Nichols, PhD, APRN
Eris Perese, APRN-PMH
Susan Phillips, DNP, PMHCNS-BC
Debbie Ann Powell-Buchanan, BSN, RN-BC
Angie Powers, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Rebecca Puchkors, MSN, RN, PMH-BC
Gintaras Razaitis
R. John Repique, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Judy Rice, DNP, MSN, PMHNP, FNP, CS
Donna Rich, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CCRN
Kelly Rock, DNP, CRNP
Marian Roman, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Heather Russell, MSN, RN
Lisa Sabo, RN, BSN
Joyce Shea, DNSc, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Amy Smith, APRN, NP
Kenya Smith, MSN, PMHNP-BC
AlRae Snyder, MS, APRN, PMHCNS, BC
Nicholas St Clair, BSN, RN
Janet Stagg, MS, RN, PMHCNS
Ryan Stevens, RN, PMH, BC
Vivian Streater, RN
Jamie Surfus-Lewiston, RN, MSN, NEA-BC
Nancy Testerman, MS
Robin B. Trivette, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Wendy Trout, MSN, PMHNP, APRN
Kathie Turner, MS, APRN, FNP-BC
Inga Walter, BSN, RN
Sandra West, DNP
Michele Whitaker, RN, BSN