2024 Nominating Committee
Cornelius Metili, BSN, RN, PMH-BC
I currently serve as a Psych Resource Nurse in the Psychiatric Consult Service Department at Children’s Health Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.
Additionally, I am proud to be a nurse on the Behavioral Emergency Response Team (BERT) at John Peter Smith (JPS) Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.
Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing – Salem State University, Salem Mass. *Commencement address speaker at graduation
- APNA Texas Chapter
- 2022-2024: Chapter President
- 2020-2022: Member-at-Large
- 2018-2023: Numerous podium/poster presentations
With extensive experience in various roles as a psychiatric nurse (RN), I have gained a unique understanding of the delivery of psychiatric nursing in today’s healthcare landscape (Inpatient/Outpatient psych, ECT, and Psych ED). My contributions and dedication to the profession have been recognized through honors and awards, including the D Magazine’s Leadership Award, the Daisy Award, and by being named one of DFW’s Great 100 Nurses. These accolades reflect my dedication to the nursing profession and showcase my ability to contribute meaningfully at the front lines of nursing. Over the past few years, I have focused my efforts on improving mental health care for culturally diverse populations. My most significant contribution has been the successful implementation of Behavioral Emergency Response Teams (BERTs) in several medical hospitals. These teams are committed to delivering patient-centered and recovery-oriented care during mental health crises, thereby reducing stigma, and enhancing access to quality care for individuals of all backgrounds. Drawing from my diverse experiences, I bring an innovative and outside-the-box approach to problem-solving and collaboration. I am enthusiastic about leveraging this perspective to collaborate with others and find creative solutions that will continue to drive the psychiatric nursing profession forward.
APNA members should vote for me to serve on the Nominating Committee because I bring a combination of experience, dedication, and fresh perspectives to the table. I understand the unique challenges and opportunities faced by our profession. My commitment and experience demonstrate my ability to think outside the box and find creative solutions. By voting for me, members can trust that I will bring valuable insights, advocate for diverse perspectives, and contribute to the continued success of APNA, its members, and the mission to drive positive change in the field.
I can help fulfill APNA’s purpose as a scientific and education organization by: In today’s society and digital age, where mental health is increasingly recognized as essential, I see opportunities to engage nursing students, nurse residents, and newer nurses in shaping the future of psychiatric nursing. Leveraging social media platforms through informative and inspiring content, we can effectively connect with the next generation of nurses who are passionate about mental health. As a member of the Nominating Committee, I will collaborate with other committee members to help shape APNA’s strategic direction, ensuring that the organization remains at the forefront of scientific and educational advancements in psychiatric nursing.
2024 Nominating Committee
Nita A. Magee, PhD, NEA-BC, PMHNP-BC, RN
Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
PhD, Nursing Leadership, 2013
Post-Master NP Certification Program, 2002
Master of Science in Nursing, 1999
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1994
Biology Pre-Med, 1992
- Conference Presenter
- Expert Content Reviewer
- APNA JAPNA Reviewer
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee – Advisory Panel
- Personality Disorder Cluster B Task Force – Advisory Panel
- Seclusion & Restraint Task Force – Advisory Panel
- American Association of Critical-Care Nurses – Diversity Leadership Institute, 2022 Cohort
- PMHNP Nurse Manager, 2013 – 2022
- NAMI – Co-Chair (2022) – Central Mississippi Chapter, 2022 to Present
- American College of Healthcare Executives – Mississippi Chapter Secretary for Inaugural DEI Committee, 2021 to Present
- Jackson VA Medical Center – IRB Chair – 2016 to Present
APNA members should vote for me to serve on the Nominating Committee because my years of mental health experience, both as a direct care provider and leader, have helped increase my awareness of key characteristics found beneficial to promote advocacy for the internal and external customers we encounter. The multiple years have also allowed me the opportunity to develop relationships with numerous leaders, which have been helpful in recognizing or recommending others for open positions. I hope to continue tapping into my large and wonderful bank of colleagues I consider to be great leaders. It would be a great honor to serve in the capacity of a Nominating Committee member where I would have the opportunity to assist with selecting candidates who provide a unique set of values to APNA. I am ready to commit to this role and relish the challenges it will bring. I look forward to such an opportunity to demonstrate my strong passion, dedication, and accountability in the selection of strong leaders who share my passion about the standards of our profession and the power of advocacy we have as a group.
I can help fulfill APNA’s purpose as a scientific and education organization by promoting mental health advocacy for psychiatric-mental health nurses through working with policy leaders at different levels. The roles of a psychiatric nurse and nursing faculty will allow me the opportunity to continue serving as a mentor and supporter for students and fellow professionals.
I will continue to share with the students and staff how to sharpen skillfulness and accountability when working with the mental health population as well as stakeholder engagement. I feel passionate about raising awareness and encouraging communication not just when a crisis presents in our health care industry. This passion can be beneficial in engagement with the professional community as I work with the APNA members to promote the daily improvement of mental health care for culturally diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities.
I will continue to influence organizational cultural competency as well as promote policies regarding health disparities we may encounter in our individual workplace community. I can continue to work with diversity and inclusion committees – from giving lectures on health care needs to discussing how to improve health care delivery for various groups.
2024 Nominating Committee
Nicole Rozek Brodrick, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Student Health Center, Colorado School of Mines
- 2015 Post-Graduate Certificate Program: Certification: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Across the Lifespan, University of Colorado- Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado
- 2010 Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): University of Minnesota-Twin Cities-Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Content Area: Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists’ Utilization of a Tobacco Assessment in an Electronic Medical Record
- 2002 Master of Science (MS). Nursing; Geriatrics (minor): University of Minnesota-Twin Cities-Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Content Area: Secondary Data Analysis Related to Parent Satisfaction in Parent Support Groups
- Certifications: Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist; Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
- 1996 Bachelor of Science (BS). Nursing University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, Wisconsin
- 2023, 2022: Research Grant Review Committee
- 2022: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee – Advisory Panel
- 2013: Virtual Nursing Academy of APNA Champions for Smoking Cessation
- Annual Conference Presenter
- 2022 Oral Presentation: Being civil in an uncivil environment: Stopping nurses from eating their young.
- 2020 Poster Presentation: Evaluating the Outcome of a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training Intervention on College Student Mental Health Attitudes and Behaviors, E. Depalma, PMHNP; N. Brodrick DNP PMHNP (role: advisor).
- 2017 Poster Presentation: Use of education and coping agreement questionnaire to reduce physical holds in aggressive adolescent inpatients, J. Frausto, PMHNP. Role: Advisor.
- 2016 Poster Presentation: “Integrating Psychiatric Simulation into Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum”
- 2016 – APNA Innovation Chapter Award – Chapter President for this award period.
- APNA Colorado Chapter
- President – 2016 – 2017; Treasurer (2013-2015)
- 2017 Oral Presentation: Integrated Care, APNA Colorado Chapter Conference
- 2010 APNA Janssen Scholar
- 2016-present: Trainer for Mental Health First Aid
APNA members should vote for me to serve on the Nominating Committee because I align myself with APNA’s mission and vision, which is one of the primary reasons I have been an APNA member since 1999. I feel it is important for psychiatric nurses across all spectrums to be at the table to discuss critical issues that affect mental health professionally as well as the patients we serve. As part of the Nominating Committee, I will continue to advocate for psychiatric nurses to share their voice and to be heard loud enough to make an impact.
I can help fulfill APNA’s purpose as a scientific and education organization by being active in clinical practice to continue to disseminate current evidenced based practice including recent research so other members are informed on a variety of arenas specific to mental health nursing. In addition, I can help direct members where to find that information within the APNA platform.