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APNA New England Chapter

Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont

About the Chapter

The APNA New England Chapter was founded in 1993. The Chapter is made up of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Our membership is about 860 people. The largest group of members come from MA. We believe our strength is in bringing all our states together.

Mission Statement

As psychiatric nurses and members of the New England Chapter of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, we collaborate and engage in fellowship to advance psychiatric nursing.

Membership

Any APNA member who resides in New England is automatically a member of the New England Chapter. If you are interested in joining or renewing your membership, please see the Membership tab on APNA’s home page for more information about the application process and dues.

If you are not receiving information via e-mail from the chapter, please contact chaptersupport@apna.org with your updated contact information. We want to be sure our members receive the information they need to benefit fully from their chapter membership!

We have a business meeting at the conference and a second business meeting at the APNA Annual Conference. There are working sessions for the Board of Directors that meet monthly. All members are invited.

The APNA New England Chapter has no dues. Our income comes from:

  1. The yearly New England Conference
  2. Donations for our Awards are from our members and others

The APNA New England Chapter:

NURTURES MEMBERS BY:

  • Recognizing the contributions of individual members
  • Creating networking opportunities
  • Recognition of the diversity of members, practice options and culture

PROMOTES GROWTH OF THE MEMBERSHIP BY:

  • Recruitment & Retention of membership
  • Annual Conferences
  • Chapter Publications
  • Strategic Alliances

DEVELOPS LEADERSHIP SKILLS OF MEMBERS BY:

  • Mentoring
  • Skills Training
  • Opportunities to participate in regional & national activities

For organization and meeting information contact the Chapter President.

Governance Policies

New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) Chapter Governance Policies

Officers

PRESIDENT
Joanne DeSanto Iennaco, PhD

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Allison Underwood, APRN

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Denise Fairbank, RN-BC

TREASURER
Gabrielle Abelard, DNP, PMHNP, PMHCNS-BC, RN, BSN

SECRETARY
Vacant

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Karen Chesley, MSN, RN, CS

STATE REPRESENTATIVES
Connecticut
Joanne M. DeSanto Iennaco, PhD
Frances Ogudebe, RN
Allison Underwood, APRN

New Hampshire
Patricia Dahme, MSN, APRN, BC
Denise Fairbank, RN-BC

Rhode Island
Nicole Flanagan, RN, BA, BSN
Donna McDonald, BSN

Maine
Cathlene Fraser
Linda Lockhart, Adult PMHNP-BC

Massachusetts
Kristen Kichefski, MSN, MBA, RN-BC
Carol Anne Marchetti, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC
Efi Wilkins, MSN, RN-BC

Vermont
Vacant