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APNA Ohio Chapter

Chapter Goals

Ohio was the first state Chapter of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, receiving our charter on October 14, 1993 at APNA’s Annual Conference. The mission of the Ohio Chapter is the promote the professional development of psychiatric-mental health nurses through networking and education. As a chapter, Ohio is divided into five regions: Southwest, Columbus, Southeast, Northeast, and Northwest. It is a goal of the Chapter that each region will have its own networking and educational opportunities in addition to State-wide meetings.

Membership

Any APNA member who resides in Ohio is automatically a member of the Ohio 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!

Governance Policies

Ohio Chapter Governance Policies

Call for Nominations

Become more involved with your chapter! We are seeking nominations for the President-Elect and Regional Representative positions including Columbus and Northwest Regions. If you are interested or want to nominate another APNA Ohio Chapter member, please submit your nomination now!

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, January 31.

Member Survey

You can help your APNA Ohio Chapter Board plan for 2023! Please take a few minutes to complete a short survey.

Submit Your Responses

The survey closes Wednesday, February 8.

OFFICERS

PRESIDENT
Jacqueline Smith, BSN, RN

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Vacant

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Vonda Keels-Lowe, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC, CPN

SECRETARY
Karen A. Federspiel, DNP, MS, RN-BC, GCNS-BC

TREASURER
Teri Murphy, MSN, FNP

NOMINATING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Ed Herzog, MSN, APRN
Janet Wray, APRN

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES
Northeast
Susan Painter, DNP, PMHCNS, BC

Columbus
Vacant

Southwest
Susan V. Brammer, PhD, RN, CNE

Southeast
Deana Batross, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CCRN

Northwest
Vacant