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James Poindexter
Current Nursing Disciple Lead at Cheyenne VAMC.  Preceptor for NP student from Colorado University and PA students from Chatham University. Former Adjunct facility at Virginia Commonwealth University in both Dept of Nursing and Medicine.  Former partner in Virginia Psychiatric Associates in private practice.  Acting Program Director for Substance abuse at Hunter Holmes McGuire VAMC in Richmond VA.  Member of Legislative committee for APNA Virginia Chapter.

Janet Somlyay
I have 22 years of experience as a nurse practitioner. I currently own my own psych practice in Laramie.  I have 5 years of being the Medical Director / Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at a juvenile jail / drug-alcohol-behavioral treatment center. I also see adult inmates in the local jail. My real passion is for children and adolescents with mental illness. I love working with these children and their families using evidence base care. I was one of the 2010 APNA student scholars. I am also a retired Air Force Lt. Colonel and have a strong grasp of leadership principles. I also have years of being a faculty member at the University of Wyoming.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.