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APNA Research & Scholarship Council

Vision

The APNA Research & Scholarship Council supports collaboration, development, and dissemination of psychiatric-mental health nursing scholarship, or rigorous scholarly inquiry – including the scholarship of discovery, teaching, practice, and integration as defined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN, 1999). Through its work, the council advances the concept of evidence-based practice as a core competency of psychiatric-mental health nurses.

Goals

  • Promote research, evidence-based practice, and quality improvement focused on issues of relevance to psychiatric-mental health nursing
  • Assist members in developing skills needed to successfully advance a scholarship agenda and apply for and receive funding
  • Encourage exchange among nurse scientists who study psychiatric-mental health issues
  • Support the dissemination of findings from research, evidence-based practice, and quality improvement projects focused on psychiatric-mental health issues
  • Educate members in how to conduct and understand research, as well as apply scientific evidence to clinical practice
  • Encourage council members to submit abstracts focused on psychiatric-mental health nursing research, evidence-based practice, and quality improvement projects for presentation at the APNA Annual Conference

RESEARCH & SCHOLARSHIP COUNCIL MEMBERS

Chair

Karen Jennings Mathis, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAED

Associate Chair

Kathryn E. Phillips, PhD, APRN

Steering Committee

Nancy Ahern, PhD, RN, FNAP
Andrea Bostrom, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Nadia Ali Charania, PhD, RN
Kayla Herbell, PhD, RN
Michaela Hogan, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Heather Leutwyler, RN, FNP-BC, PhD
Linda Lewin, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Kathleen McCoy, DNSc, APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP
Brandy Mechling, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Mercy Mumba, PhD, RN, CMSRN, FAAN
Kosuke Niitsu, PhD, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Regina Owen, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Olimpia Paun, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FGSA
Tracee Ridley-Pryor, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Kimberly Williams, RN, DNSc, APN-BC, PMHNP-BC
Danny Willis, DNS, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Jamie Zelazny, PhD, MPH, RN

Advisory Panel

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
Sara Adams PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC,
Pamela Adamshick PhD, RN, PMH-BC
Christine Agenor MPH, RN-BC
Beth Ananda-Stout PhD, APRN
Lorraine Anderson PhD, RN, MPA
Paula Anderson BSN, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Jeanette Avery PhD, MSN, CNE
Abosede Babalola DNP, MHA, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Catherine Baker PhD, PMHNP-BC
Valeria Baldocchi EdD, MSN, RN, PMHN-BC
Kathryn Baldor RNCS, APRN-BC
Sara Banzhaf DNP, MSN, APRN-NP, PMHNP-BC
Patricia Barfield PhD, PMHNP-BC
Linda Beeber PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Sherley Belizaire DNP
Melinda Bender PhD, RN, CCRN
Victoria Bierman PhD, LCSW, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Hannah Bierson RN
Leslie Binford DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC
Badari Birur MD
Kathleen Bolding MSN, RN, PMH-BC
Marc Boulanger MSN, RN-BC
Lugenia Bracero DNP, RN
Susan Brammer PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN
Julie Brandy PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE
Jasmine Bratton-Robinson MSN-Ed, PMH-BC
Patricia Burrell PhD, APRN, BC, CNE
Sandra Cadena PhD, APRN, FAAN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
Wendy Carlson MSCJ, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Rebecca Casarez PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Nicole Cerussi DNP, PMHNP-BC
Genevieve Chandler PhD, RN
Sue Ciarmiello RN, MS, NPP
Janet Cipkala-Gaffin DrPH, PMHCNS-BC
Rudy Clark EdD, MSN, RN
Kathleen Clark PhD, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Nicole Clark BSN, BA, RN-BC
Jeanne Clement-Alvarez EdD, APRN, PMHCNS- BC, FAAN
Barbara Cohen PhD, JD, PMHNP-BC, RN
Eileen Cormier BSN, MN, MScN, PhD
Malachy Corrigan RN, MSN, NPP-BC
Kim Cox ARNP
Jaclyn Crawford MSN, BSN, BA, RN-BC
Julie Cruse DNP, APN, PMHNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, ACNPC-AG, FNP-C
Laura Dayton RN
Laura Deaton BSN, RN
Veronica Decker DNP, PMHCNS-BC, MBA, MS, RN, BSN
Christina Del Toro BSN, RN
Della Derscheid RN, PhD, CNS
Joanne DeSanto Iennaco PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
Anne Devaney MSN, RN-BC
Kathleen Donahue MA, RN-PMH-BC
Julie Dunne PhD, PMHNP-BC, RN
Helene Durham MSN, CNS, PMHN-BC
Maureen Dwyer PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Patricia Ealy PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Lucinda Easler PhD, RN, PMH-BC, NEA-BC
Stephanie Edmonds RN
J. Carol Elliott PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC
Sandra Engebretsen PhD, PMHNP-BC, APRN, AMHNP
Feruza Esanova MPA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, CSSM, CNOR
Lodar Escobillo BSN, RN, MAN
Griselle Estrada MSN, RN
Janefrances Ezimorah MSN, RN, APRN
Karen Federspiel DNP, MS, RN-BC, AGCNS-BC, GCNS-BC
Brooke Finley PhD, DNP, PMHNP-BC, RN, CARN-AP
Loraine Fleming DNP, PMHNP-BC
P. Marie Fletcher RN, BSN
Beverlee Furner FNP
Aimee Gabuya DNP, RN, CEN, PMH-BC
Mary Gagne MSN, PMHCNS, BC
Martina Gallagher PhD, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Susan Gell DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Anne Gentil-Archer DNP, ARNP, AGNP-C, PMHNP-BC
Jessica Giddens FPMHNP-BC, DNP MSN, RN, BSN
Pepper Ginder MSN, RN-BC
Holly Gray DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Jeanette Green PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC, PMHS
Anne Greenwalt MSN, RN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Susan Gretzinger RN, MSN
Nicholas Guenzel PhD, APRN-NP
April Haberyan PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Renae Hale DNP
Ronnie Harold EdD, MSN/ED, RN, CCRN alumnus
Paula Harrison RN, BSN, MSN
Meaghen Hart-Williams MSN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC
Todd Hastings PhD, RN, CNE
Judith Hauck RN, PMHCNS-BC
Edith Claire Heilman MSN, PMH, CNS-BC
Camellia Herisko DNP, MSN, RN, PMHCNS – BC, CRNP
Noelle Herrier MN, PMHNP
Edward Herzog MSN, APRN
Valreen Hinds-Beharrie DNP, RN, MSN, NPP
Frances Hodgkins EdD, MSN, CNE, RN-BC
Karen Hogan DNP, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Charity Holmes RN, MSN, MBA, CNML, PMH-BC, NEA-BC
Patrick Hosey RN
Julia Houfek PhD, APRN-CNS, BC
Kayla Huesman MHA, MSN, RN, PMH-BC, CARN
Veronica Hurd APRN, PMHNP-BC
Lisa Hutcheson RN
Lindsey Irwin RN, BSN
Hope Jackson PhD, MSN, RN
Judith Jarosinski PhD, RN
Jennifer Jimenez DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Eudora Jones DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC
Mary Joseph PhD, MSN, RN, AHN-BC, APP
Chukwuka Joseph BSN
Cathleen Kealey MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC,
Joan Kearney PhD, APRN FAAN
Ursula Kelly PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Saissy Kendig PMHNP
Beth King RN, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Andrea Kwasky NP, DNP, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Keri LaBella BS, RN
Kristen Lambert PhD, MSN, RN
Judy Lark MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Patricia Latham RN, PhD, PMHCNS-BC

Heeyoung Lee PhD, CRNP, PMHNP-BC
Kathleen Lehmann EdD(c), RN-BC, PMHN, EdS, MEd, BSN, BA
Debra LeMasters-Parzel MSN, APRN
Andrea Lerma MSN, RNCS, APRN
Mary Leveillee PhD, DNP, APRN-CNS, PMHCNS-BC
Janie LeVieux PhD, LPC-S, RN-BC, NHDP-BC
Brianne Lienkamp RN, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Tammy Lightner APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC
Frances Lopez-Bushnell EdD, MSN, MPH, FNP, BSN
Annette Lowery-Klingler DNP, PMHNP-BC
Deanna Ludwig-Bos MSN, RN
Suzanne Lugger DNP, RN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Jolie Manning MSN-Ed, BSN, RN
Tara Mariolis PhD, RN, CNE
Brenda Marshall EdD, APN, ANEF, FAANP
Ernestina Martin RN, BSN, MSN
Margherite Matteis PhD, RN
Linda Mays DNP, PMHNP-BC
Graham McDougall PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, APRN
Teena McGuinness PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Jennifer McIntosh PhD, RN, CNE, PMH-BC, NEA-BC
Kris McLoughlin DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Marybeth McManus MPA, BSN, RN, PMH-BC
Joanne McNeal PhD, RN, ACNS-BC
Jason Meisel RN-BC, PMHNP-BC
Mary Meiselman CNS, NP
Rudley Miland BSN, BA, RN
Eugenia Millender PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, CDE, FAAN
Jamie Miller RN, BC
Lisa Milliger APRN
Sandy Mishkin RN-BC, MSN, MEd
Karen Moosvi PhD, APN, CNE
Joshua Moran BSN, PMH-BC, CARN, CPHQ
Michael Morgan MSN, PhD, MPH
Betty Morgan PhD, PMHCNS, BC
Ann Murphy Harris MSN, PMHNP-C
Sandra Nichols FNP-BC, GNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Jennifer Nolan MSN
Evelyn Nwaigwe DNP, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Dina Obolsky RN, BSN
John Oke RN
Tammi Packer MSN, RN-BC
Bozena Padykula EdD, APRN, PMHN-BC, APHN-BC
Paul Panakal MSN, RN-BC
Gina Panozzo DNP, RN-PMH-BC, CNE
Kindra Parks RN
Kate Pfeiffer DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Maryellen Phillips RN-BC, MS, MBA, MSN
Bethany Phoenix PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN
Tobi Pierson RN
Mechelle Plasse PhD, PMHNP-BC, Psychiatric CNS-BC
Toni Plummer PMHNP
Michael Polacek DNP, RN, PMH-BC
Andrew Potts ARNP-PMHNP
Karen Pounds PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Angie Powers DNP, CNP, PMHNP-BC
Keith Prazeres MSN, MBA, RN-BC
R. John Repique DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Judy Rice DNP, MSN, PMHNP, FNP, CS
Elizabeth Rice PhD, PMHNP-BC
Donna Riemer RN
Bettina Riley PhD, RN, FAAS
Sara Robinson DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC
Kelly Rock DNP, CRNP
Jezel Rosa
Cynthia Rost DNP, RN, CNE, HFQE
Joanne Sanderson APRN
Bernadette Santos MA, BSN
Karen Schepp PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Amanda Schuh PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Kathleen Scott PhD, APRN, FNP/PMHNP
Connie Seymour BSN, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Daryl Sharp PhD, RN, FAAN
Joyce Shea DNSc, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Sylvia Simeone DNP, PNHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC NEA-BC
Rebecca Sloan APRN
Kenya Smith DNP, PMHNP-BC
Melissa Smith MSN, PMHNP-BC
Marsha Snyder PhD, APRN-FPA, CADC
Briana Snyder PhD, RN, PMH-BC, CNE, RYT 200
Laura Sooby RN
Becky Spencer PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, IBCLC, FILCA
Jeanne Marie Stacciarini PhD, RN, FAAN
Allison Stafford PhD, RN
Shaquita Starks PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Umeika Stephens DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC
Gail Stern RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Sylvia Stevens APRN, PhD, BC
Deborah Stewart FNP-C, PMHNP-BC
Gail Stuart PhD, RN, CS, FAAN
Eptesam Sufiyan BSN
Maria Talamo MA, RN, NEA-BC, EDAC, FACHE
Sheelagh Tallman RN, MS
Peter Taulbee APRN, FPMHNP-BC
Michelle Tavares MSN, RN
Karen Taylor DNP, APRN-CNP, PMHNP-BC
Hilary Tesch DNP, RN, APNP, PMHNP-BC
Sandra Thomas PhD, RN, FAAN
Tina Truncellito Laupola DNP, EBP-C, RN-BC
Michelle Tsai DNP, PMHNP-BC
Michelle Umbarger-Mackey PhD, ARNP, PMHNP-BC, SANE
Michael Valenti PhD, APRN
Debra Van Dyke MSN, MA, BSEd, BSN-RN
Karen Vergano PMHCNS-BC
Maureen Vidrine DNP, APRN-PMH, RC
Kelly Voll ADN, RN
Kimberly Walker-Daniels MSN, PMHNP-BC, APNP
Dawn Walters DNP, MS, RN
Barbara Warren PhD, RN, APRN-CNS, PMH-BC, FNAP, FAAN
Amy Weaver MHA, BSN, RN, CEN, PMH-BC
Mercedes Weikle APRN, NP-C
Michele Whitaker BSN, RN, E-RYT
Diane Wieland PhD, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Audrey Wisner MSN, PMHNP
Barbara Wolfe PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN
Anna Carolina Wright APRN- FNP-C, PMHNP-Student
Rose Mary Xavier PhD, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
Lufei Young PhD, ACNP-BC
Cathi Zillmann NPP
Cynthia Zolnierek PhD, MSN, RN
Rick Zoucha PhD, PMHCNS-BC, CTN-A, FTNSS, FAAN