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Recovery Council

Vision

The APNA Recovery Council’s vision is 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. The council’s role is to empower the psychiatric-mental health nurse to learn and utilize recovery practice techniques in their care.

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, through the following 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).

Recovery Resources

RECOVERY COUNCIL MEMBERS

Chair

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

Steering Committee

Susan Brammer, PhD, 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
Janet Passley-Clarke, DNP, MSN, CRNP, PMH-BC
Janet Rene Porter, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Sylvia Simeone, DNP, PNHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC NEA-BC
Michael Thomas, APRN
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
Mary-Margaret Bradley RN, MSN, APRN
Chelsey Bumgarner MSN, RN-BC, CNE
Sherry Burkhard RN
Jacqueline Carbone APRN AGACNP-BC, PMHNP
Genevieve Chandler PhD, RN
Jeanne Clement-Alvarez EdD, APRN, PMHCNS- BC, FAAN
Kayla Cross MSN, MA, RN-BC
Laura Dayton RN
Maribeth Desuyo MHA, MSN, RN-BC
Roxanne Dudley RN, PMHNP-BC, LPC
Helene Durham MSN, CNS, RN-BC
Brianne Fitzgerald RN, MSN, NP, MPH
Dana Frank BSN, RN
Timothy Greco RN
Sharon Haight-Carter PMHNP-BC
Karen Jennings Mathis PhD, APRN-CNP, PMHNP-BC
Celeste Johnson DNP, APRN, PMH CNS
Tonia Jones PhD, PMHNP-BC, APRN-BC
Helen Jones PhD, RN, APN-C
Teresa Judge-Ellis DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
Terrie Kirkpatrick RN, BSN, MS
Johanna Kolodziej MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Olena Korsun RN
Marion Kyner MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Sandra Lavelle DNP
James Leahy, Jr. MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, RN
Kathleen Lehmann EdD(c), RN-BC, PMHN, EdS, MEd, BSN, BA
Amanda Liles MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Jennifer Lyons RN, BSN
Kathleen McCoy DNSc, APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP
Kris McLoughlin DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Kerry Melachouris RN-BC
Kim Moreno PhD, RN
Alisa Mosley FNP-C, PMHNP-BC
Ann Murphy Harris MSN, PMHNP-C
Thanh Nguyen
Sandra 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
Hilary Puzak BSN, RN, DNP-PMHNP-Candidate 2022
Gintaras Razaitis
Heather Russell MSN, RN
Joyce Shea DNSc, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Kenya Smith DNP, PMHNP-BC
Kenya Smith DNP, PMHNP-BC
AlRae Snyder MS, APRN, PMHCNS, BC
Janet Stagg MS, RN, PMHCNS
Ryan Stevens RN, PMH, BC
Jamie Surfus-Lewiston RN, MSN, NEA-BC
Nancy Testerman MS
Michelle Tavares, MSN, RN-BC
Kathy Turner,  APRN, FNP-BC PMHNP-BC
Robin Trivette MSN-Ed., PMHNP-BC
Inga Walter BSN, RN, BA
Sandra West DNP
Michele Whitaker BSN, RN, E-RYT