APNA Leadership: Board of Directors

The affairs of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association are governed by its Board of Directors. It is the Board’s responsibility to carry out the objectives and purposes of the association and to this end, the Board may exercise all powers of the association. The primary responsibility of a voluntary governance Board is to establish an organization’s mission, purpose, values, and direction.
 

Linda Beeber

President
Linda S. Beeber, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
The Francis Hill Fox Distinguished Term Professor, School of Nursing, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Gail Stern

President-Elect
Gail R. Stern, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Administrator, Department of Psychiatry, Lehigh Valley Health Network; Adjunct Faculty, DeSales University; President of the Board, Counsel on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Allentown, PA

Immediate Past President
Kris A. McLoughlin, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Mental Health Clinical and Systems Consulting
Denver, CO
 

Joyce Shea

Secretary
Joyce Shea, DNSc, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies/Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Fairfield University School of Nursing
Fairfield, CT

Donna Rolin

Treasurer
Donna G. Rolin, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing & Director of the Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program, University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Celeste Johnson

Board Member-At-Large 
Celeste M. Johnson, DNP, APRN, PMH CNS
Director of Nursing, Psychiatric Services, Parkland Health and Hospital System
Dallas, TX

Board Member-At-Large
Sara Jones, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Assistant Professor, Specialty Coordinator, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Program, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), College of Nursing
Sherwood, AR

Michael Polacek

Board Member-At-Large
Michael J. Polacek, MSN, RN-BC
Professional Developmental Specialist, Salem Health
Salem, OR

Christine Tebaldi

Board Member-At-Large 
Christine Tebaldi, RN, MS, PMHNP-BC
Director of Emergency & Consultative Services, McLean Hospital
Belmont, MA

Ex-Officio
Nicholas Croce Jr., MS
Executive Director
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Falls Church, VA
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