APNA Councils

Councils are comprised of a group of members with similar interests in an aspect of psychiatric mental health nursing not addressed elsewhere within APNA. Councils are approved by and report to the APNA Board of Directors. Council chairs will study and review issues pertinent to the council's area of interest and expertise and make recommendations to the Board for the following:
• Position or policy statements
• New programs or activities
• Committee or task force membership


Addictions Council

Matthew Tierney, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC - Chair
Carol Essenmacher, DNP, C-TTS - Associate Chair
Addictions Council for APNA Members*


Administrative Council

Kristen Kichefski, MSN, MBA, RN-BC
Suzie Marriott, MS, BSN, RN

Administrative Council for APNA Members*


Child & Adolescent Council

Kathleen C. Gaffney, APN, MSN, PMHCNS
Joy Lauerer, DNP, MSN, APRN, BC
Child & Adolescent Council for APNA Members*

Council for Mental Health Advocacy

Kathryn E. Brotzge, MSN, APRN, NP - Chair
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Council for Safe Environments

Diane E. Allen MN, RN-BC, NEA-BC - Chair
Richard Ray, MS, RN, PMH-BC - Associate Chair
Council for Safe Environments for Members*


Education Council

Diane H. Esposito, PhD, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC – Chair
Shirlee P. Davidson, RN, MSN – Associate Chair
Education Council for APNA Members*

Forensic Psychiatric Nurses Council

Helen Birkbeck, APRN
Leslie Miles, APRN, BC
Forensic Council for APNA Members*


Practice Council

Sattaria Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP - Chair
Practice Council for APNA Members*


Recovery Council

Constance Noll, DNP, MA, PMHNP-BC, CRNP - Chair
Recovery Council for APNA Members*


Research Council

Jane Mahoney, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Danny Willis, RN, DNS, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Research Council for APNA Members*


Research Council Members

Linda Beeber, PhD, CNS-BC, FAAN
Jane Mahoney, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

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