I. Council Activity Report

  1. Addictions Council
  2. Administrative Council
  3. APRN Council
  4. Child & Adolescent Council
  5. Education Council
  6. Forensic Council
  7. Recovery Council
  8. Research Council
  9. Tobacco Dependence Council
  10. Institute for Mental Health Advocacy
  11. Institute for Safe Environments
  12. Military Mental Health Task Force
     


Addictions Council

Chair
Matthew Tierney, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC

Steering Committee (30)
Cathleen Ahern, MS, PMHNP
Susan Archacki-Resnik, MSN, ARNP, FPMHNP-BC
Carolyn Baird, DNP, MBA, RN-BC, CARN-AP, ICCDPD
Anlee Birch-Evans, APRN, CNS-BC, PhD
Susan Caverly, ARNP, PhD
Clare Conner, MSN, RN
Colleen Corte, PhD, RN
Deborah Finnell, DNS, PHMNP-BC, CARN-AP, FAAN
Jolie Gordon-Browar, MSN, RN-BC, PMH
Faye Grund, PhDc., APRN-BC
Dawn Hahn, RN-BC, CMCN, CARN
Janet Jiles, BSN, BA, RN
Mary Kastner, PMHCNS, PMHNP-BC
Ernest Lapierre, DSN, APN
Laura Leahy, FPMHAPN, MSN, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, BC
Kris McLoughlin, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CADC-ll, FAAN
Lynette Melby, CNP
Susanne Meyers, NP, PMHNP-BC
Ann Mitchell, PhD, RN, FAAN
Madeline Naegle, PhD, CNS, PMH-BC, FAAN
Robin Osterman, PhD, RNC-OB, CNS
Richard Pessagno, DNP, PMHNP-BC, CGP
Colleen Phalen, PMH, NP, RN, CNS
Eric Roman, MS, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Rebecca Sherwood, DNSc, RN
Diane Snow, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, CARN, FAANP
Martha  Snow, MSN, RN, PMHNP, CARN-AP
Ruth Staten, PhD, ARNP-CS
Aline Wommack, RN, MS
Alysha Woods, BSN

Advisory Panel (93)
Carla Abel-Zieg, ARNP, CNS
Marissa Abram, PMHNP-BC CASAC
Anna Acee, EdD, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Ivandra Adams, RN, BSNRobert Allen, RN, FPMHNP, LMSW
Rose Theresa Anderson, MSN, PMHNP, BC, BSN, RN, PHN
Jamie Baldy Hicks, CRNP
Diane Barber, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC
Lauren Barber, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Ingrid Barcelona, MSN, PMC, CNP
Audur Bardardottir, RN, NP
Rosa Belgard, MS, RN
Kirk Bergmark, APN, PMHCNS-BC
Ann Bispo, PCNS, MSN, RN, CNS
Suzan Blacher, MSN, RN, CARN, TTS
Rosetta Booker-Brown, RN, BSN
Jana Briggs, RN, BSN
Elizabeth Chang, RN, MSN
Anne Cofone, RN, MA, LCSW, MSN, PhD-ABD
Theresa Damien, PMHNP-BC, RN
Diane Decarolis, RN
Nicole Deller, MSN, PMHNP
Debbi Delre, RN, BSN, MSN
Joanne Devine, MS, PMHCNS-BC
Sumi Dolben, APRN
Amanda Dzierlatka
Dwight Faught,   MSN, RN PMHNP-BC, CMSRN
Theresa Fay-Hillier, PMHCNS-BC
Susanne Fogger, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP-BC
Mary Gagne, MSN PMHCNS, BC
Susan Glodstein, PMHNP-BC, PMHCS-BC
Davis Graham, DNP, PhD, RN, CNP
Sharon Hancharik, EdD, MS, MEd, RN-BC
Mary Lou Heater, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Kim Hickman, PMHNP- BC
Susan Jacobson, PMHNP, CNS
JeanAnne Johnson Talbert, APRN-BC, CARN-AP
Erica Joseph, FNP-C
Linda Kaplan, RN, BSN, MSN, CARN
Kathleen Kelley, BSN, MN, PMHNP-BC
Jae-Hoon Kim
Karalee Labreche, DNP, RN, CNS, CNP
Leida Lamas-Sheldon, BSN, RN
Patricia Latham, PMHCNS-BC
Laura Leahy, FPMHAPN, MSN, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, BC
Florence Leighton, BSN, RN
Patricia Lewis, DNP, PMHCNS
Matthew Lindquist, MSN, RN, PMHNP, BC
James MacDonald, BSN, RN, MA, PhD
Debra Mack, MSN, RN-BC
Elizabeth Maguire, PMHNP-BC
Laurie Mandel, MSN, CNP, PMHNP
Joanne Matthews, APRN-CS, MSN
Mary McCabe-Vogel, RN
Rebecca McGrail, RN
Ana Joy Mendez, RN, PhD
Lisa Naugle, MSN RN BC
Lauraann Nicoletto, RNC, BSN, MSN
Patricia Nisbet, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Rosemary Oarsley, RN, MS, BC
Mark Pavlick, RN, MS
Leigh Powers, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Margaret Pung, MA, RN, NEA-BC
Elizabeth Riley
Georgina Rotzler, RN MSN PMHNP CASAC-t
Namieka Salabie, RN, CNP
Ren Scheuerman, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Sharon Schmidt, CRADC, PMHNP, Psy. D, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Mary Schumacher, BSN-BC, RN
JT Seaman, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Amanda Sieracki, RN
Rosemary Smentkowski, BSN, CARN
Diana Smith, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Marie Smith, NP, EMT-B
Janet Standard, DNP, APRN
Christopher Eric Sterling
Bruce (Jamie) Stevens, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Carol Stewart, LNLAC, RN, MS, CS, CADC
Charlotte Strahm, DNSc, RN, CNS
Susan Szilagyi, RN, BA
Basirah Taha, RN
Roberta Thomas, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC
Martha Thomson, NP, PMH
Jennifer Tillman, BSN, RN-BC
Joseph Tomsic, ARNP
Judith Van Cleef, MS, RN-BC, CARN
Pamela Waranowicz, Associate, RN
Kathleen Webster, RN, MSN, PMHNP, CNSMH
Audrey Wisner, RN, PMHNP
Tarry Wolfe
Audrey Wyatt, RN, BSN
Linda Zarrett, RN
Donna Zucker, RN, PhD, FAAN

How many conference calls did you conduct during the 2013 - 2014 year?  5 to date

Check any meetings that apply for the 2014 conference: Interactive Panel

Please provide highlights of your group's activities in the past year. 

  • Formed the Council and selected members of the Steering Committee and Advisory Panel.
  • Had monthly meetings starting April 2014.
  • In the process of forming our Council Mission and Vision statements.
  • Environmental scans of activities included:
    • ONDCP webinar on opioid overdose epidemic,
    • ANCC/ANA Webinar on medically assisted treatment of addiction
    • SAMHSA web-based product roll-out for telepsychiatry in area of Addiction Medicine.

APNA's core purpose is to be the unified voice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. How has your council/institute/task force made progress toward this in the last year? The council is actively working on the development of Mission and Vision statements that describe how best nursing practices in addiction care promote better mental health.

How has your group worked to achieve these goals? Since we are a new Council, work toward these goals is yet to be defined.

What do you hope to accomplish for the 2014 - 2015 year? Complete the Vision and Mission Statements for the council and identify achieveable short-term goals.

 



Administrative Council

Chairs
Avni Cirpili, MSN, RN
Joanne Matthew, MS, RN PMHCNS-BC

Steering Committee (13)
Elizabeth Andal, APN, PhD, FAAN
Elizabeth Fuller, MSN, DNP
Len Getz, FNP, DNP-PMH
Lisa Jensen, DNP, APRN
Kathy Lee, MS, APN, PMHCNS-BC
Elizabeth Maree, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, NEA-BC
Brenda Marshall, EdD, NP-BC
Thomas Mendez, PhD, RN, CNS, PhD(c)
Kimberly Owens, PhD, MSN, BSN
Charlene Roberson, RN, BC, Med
Ilyas Saloom, PMHNP
Margaret Sherlock, MA, PMHCNS-BC
Janet Stagg, MS, RN, PMHCNS

Advisory Panel (77)
Sylvia Adams, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Robert Askerlund, APRN
Nicole Beer, BSN, RN, MSN, CNS
LaVerne Bennett, PMHNP
Margaret Bookman, RN, MS, CS
Susan Brown, PhD, MS, BS, APNP
Diane Burgermeister, PhD, APRN
Renee' Campbell, BHA, RN
Cynthia Clarke, RN, MS, MSN
Katherine Darling, DNP, PMHNP/FNP-C, APRN
Susan Dawson, EdD, PMHCNS/NP-BC
Laura Dayton, RN
Joanne Dedowicz
Sheila Donnan, BSN, MN
John Dool, RN, MSN
Susan Dreaden, RN, MSN, BC, CCM
Elizabeth Easley, APRN, BC, PMHCNS--BC
Margaret Edwards, RN, MSN, NEA, BC
Benjamin Evans, DD, DNP, RN, APN
Joelle Fellinger, RN, MS, APNP, CNS-BC
Darlene Flowers, PMHNP-BC
Anne Greenwalt, RN
Joshua Hamilton, DNP, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC, CNE
Dayna Harbin, RN, MSN, BC
Dorothy Hill, RN, C
Rebecca Horn, MSN, RN-BC
Tara Howard-Saunders, MPH, MSN, NP-P
Edwina Jackson, BSN, RNC
Deidra Johnson, RN, BSN
Florence Keane, DNSc, MBA, PMHNP, ANP-C
Kathleen Kregor, BSN, RN-BC
John Lepscier, RN-BC, BSN
Karen Lothamer, CNS, BC
Judith Luehr, APRN, MS, CNS
Marilyn Lynch-Goddard, MSN, BSN, RN
Theresa Mackey, RN, BSN
Susan Mangano, RN-BC, MS, BSN, LPC
Tara Mariolis, RN
Lynette Marshall, RN, MSN
Janus Maybee, PMHNP, FNP
Charlzetta McMurray-Horton, RN, MS
Mary Meiselman, CNS, NP
Tamara Melville, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Janet Merritt, PhD, RN
William Morris, DNP, PMHNP
Lisa Naugle, MSN RN BC
Eileen Niksa, RN, MSN
Jay Norwood, MSN, RN
Cheryl Odell, MS, NEA-BC
Diane Ouellette, PMNMP-NEA BC
Lovelyn Paddock, RN, BSN
Lisa Patterson, MPH, BSN
Nancy Purtell, RN, BSN, MBA/HCM
Iola Radtke, RN, BSN
Deirdre Rea, BSN, RN, MSN
Elizabeth Reimherr, RN, BC
R. John Repique, MS, RN, NEA-BC
Charlene Roberson, RN, BC, Med
Cheryl Robinson-Moore, BSN, MA, RN-BC
Georgina Rotzler, RN MSN PMHNP CASAC-t
Amy Rushton, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Susan Russo, MS, APN, CHS, CNS
Karen Schepp, PhD, APRN, BC
Sandra Schleter, RN, CNS, DNR
Tracy Schlosser, RN, BSN
Dawn Sims, RN-BC, ADN, BSN, MSN
Barbara Stephens, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Gail Stern, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Tina Taylor, MN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Theresa Terry-Williams, RN
Mala Thomas, MSN
Miriam Thornton, MSN, RN
Judith Van Cleef, MS, RN-BC, CARN
Kelly Voll, ADN, RN
Nanette Watson, DNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC
David Whittaker, PMHNP
Judith Wilson, PMHCNS, BC

How many conference calls did you conduct during the 2013 - 2014 year?  10

Check any meetings that apply for the 2014 conference: Interactive Panel

Please provide highlights of your group's activities in the past year: We put out a call to members in order to solicit additional membership on the Steering Committee and Advisory Panels.  Response was very good and selection of potential members was forwarded to the APNA president for approval.

We are also working on strategies to create four subgroups that will look at examining operations, integration (primary care and mental health care), quality and education as it relates to psychiatric nursing leaders.

APNA's core purpose is to be the unified voice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. How has your council/institute/task force made progress toward this in the last year? Organizing concerns of nurses working with an administrative focus over a broad range of experience.

How has your group worked to achieve these goals? Creation of the four subgroups to focus on issues that address these goals with an administrative/leadership voice.  We have acted as a resource to Nurse leaders and developed mentor activites.

What do you hope to accomplish for the 2014 - 2015 year? Create a more focused  resource for nurse leaders in Quality and Operations.

 


 

APRN Council

Chairs
Sattaria Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Kathryn Johnson, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC

Steering Committee (9)
Naomi Brown, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Sharon Katz, RN, FPMH-NP, PMH-CNS, BC
Georgianna Marks, PhD, RN, PC
Marla McCall, MSN, PMHNP, PhD Candidate
James Goodlett McDaniel, EdD, RN, CS, PMHNP-BC, MBA
Allen Novak, MSN, APRN, Rx, PMHCNS-BC
Dawn Vanderhoef, PhD, DNP, RN, PMHNP/CNS-BC
Ellin Wade, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Mary Weber, PhD, APRN, BC, PMHNP

Advisory Panel (171)
James Adams, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Jennifer Allran, RN, MSN, PMHCNS/NP-BC
Bridget Amore, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Jill Anderson, PhD, PMHCNS, PMH-NP
Betty Ang, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP
Robert Askerlund, APRN
Leilanie Ayala, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Lance Bain, MSN
Linda Barloon, MSN, RN, PMHCNS, PMHNP
Emily Bell, RN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Eva Belmonte De Vega, RN, MSN, CNS
Jenna Birdsell, CNS, CNP
Michelle Blackmer, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, MSN, RN
Katrena Blackwell, MSN, RN, APRN
Mildred Blandamer, MSN, APRN-Rx, PMHCNS-NP-BC
Barbarajo Bockenhauer, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC
Rebecca Bombet, MS, APRN, BC
Margaret Bookman, RN, MS, CS
Sheila Bouler, NP
Dieter Boxmann, ARNP-BC
Kaleen Boyd, PMHNP, MS, RN-BC
Wailua Brandman, MSN APRN PMHCNS/NP-BC FAANP
Arleen Briggs, MSN, RN-BC
Mary Brown, DNP, CRNP
Marla Brucken
Diane Burgermeister, PhD, APRN
Sandra Cadena, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
Lisa Casler, PMHNP-BC, NPP
Brenda Castrichini, PMHNP
Kelly Chandler, MS, RN, PHN, PMHNP-BC
Roberta Cirocco, ARNP, CARN-AP
Judith Collins, RN, BSN, MA
Janet Collins, MS, RN, CNS, NPP-BC
Rosemary Collins, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, RN, MSN, MSW
Mary Conklen, MSN, APN, PMHCNS-BC
Holly Covington, PhD, PMHNP, RNX, APRN
Mary Crosby
Denise Daly-Stennis, MSN, PMHNP, BC
Theresa Damien, PMHNP-BC, RN
Nancy Daniels, APRN, BC, PMH-CS
Katherine Darling, DNP, PMHNP/FNP-C, APRN
Susan Dawson, EdD, PMHCNS/NP-BC
Laura Dayton, RN
Sherry Doney, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Kelly Drilling, BSN, RN
Elizabeth Easley, APRN, BC, PMHCNS--BC
Margie Eckroth-Bucher, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Lisa Ehrlichman, PMHNP
Janefrances Ezimorah, MSN, RN, APRN
Lisa Faist, FNP-C, PMHNP-C
Joelle Fellinger, RN, MS, APNP, CNS-BC
Darlene Flowers, PMHNP-BC
Beverlee Furner, FNP
Vanessa Genung, PhD, RN, PMH-NP-BC, LCSW-ACP, LMFT, LCDC
Barbara Gilmore, PMHNP--BC
Jaroslaw Gradek, DNP, APRN, NEA-BC
Tamera Graziano, MSN, CNL-BC, PMHNP
Melanie Ham, MA, MSN, RN, CSAC, PMHCNS
Joshua Hamilton, DNP, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC, CNE
Cynthia Handrup, DNP, APRN, PHMCNS-BC
Jennifer Hanley
Jane Harmon, DNP, PMHNP-BC, CNS-BC
Crystal Hartis, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Johann Hepner, PMHNP-BC
Lisa Hill, PMHCNS-BC
Mary Hoes, PhD, PMH-NP, BC
Tara Howard-Saunders, MPH, MSN, NP-P
Kim Hutchinson, EdD, PMHCNS-BC, LCAS, CARN
Sharlene Hutchinson, RN, CNS, APRN
Christine Jackson, RNC
Susan Jacobson, PMHNP, CNS
JeanAnne Johnson Talbert, APRN-BC, CARN-AP
Helen Jones, PhD, RN, APN-C
Sherry Kahn, MS, PMHCNS-BC
Christopher Kalinyak, Psychiatric FNP, DNP, CNP, CNS, MBA
Christine Karell, MSN, APRN, PNP
Cheryl Kaufman, PMHNP-BC
Florence Keane, DNSc, MBA, PMHNP, ANP-C
Sandra Kelley, NP, MSN, ARNP
Sukh Dev Singh Khalsa, BSN, MBA, MSN, PMHNP, PHN
Maureen Kolomeir, MBA, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Kathleen Kregor, BSN, RN-BC
Rose Kutlenios, PhD, CRNP
Marion Kyner, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Kathleen Langdon, PMHNP, BC
Nancy Lange, RN, PC, PCMS
Dee Langford, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Lauren Langley, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Joy Lauerer, MSN, APRN, BC
Jeanette Lee, MS, NPP
John Lepscier, RN-BC, BSN
Andrea Lerma, MSN, RNCS
Lynnetta Loveland, MSN, PMHNP, RN
Judith Luehr, APRN, MS, CNS
Marilyn Lynch-Goddard, MSN, BSN, RN
Susan Mahnovski, RN, CNL
Cheryl Marsh, PMHCNS-BC
Charlzetta McMurray-Horton, RN, MS
Kelly McNichol
Marie McQueen, MSN, ANP-BC
Mary Meiselman, CNS, NP
Tamara Melville, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Josette Millman, ANCC, MS, CS, PMHNP-BC
Wanda Monroe, ARNP
William Morris, DNP, PMHNP
Esther Mugomba-Bird, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Joseph Nemeth, BSNRN
Janet Nickolaus, CNS, ARNP
Donna Nurss, APRN, BC
Deborah Oestreicher, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Leslie Oleck, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP, LMFT
Lisa Olsen, PNP, APRN, FPMHNP
Nancy Ortego, APRN, BC
Joyce Parks, PMHCNS-BC
Namita Patel, RN, APRN, CNS
Brenda Patzel, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Todd Perkins, MSN, APRN, ANP, PMHNP-BC
Jane Phelan, APRN-BC
Leah Pickett, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Leigh Powers, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Renel Ramos, RN, MSN, NPP-APMHNP-BC
Harold Ramsey, PMH, NP
Rita Ray-Mihm, DNP, RN, CNS
Elizabeth Reimherr, RN, BC
R. John Repique, MS, RN, NEA-BC
Carol Richina, BSN, MSN, FMP-C, PMHNP-BC
Laura Rodgers, PhD, PMHNP, BC
Sharon Rosenfield, CS, MS, CMC
Georgina Rotzler, RN MSN PMHNP CASAC-t
Rhonda Roy, MS, PMHNP-BC
Julie Ryder, PMHNP, BC
Luanne Sadowsky, ARNP, BC
Julie Santayana, RN, CRNP
M. Joyce Sasse, DNP, APRN, PMHNP, CNS
Karen Schepp, PhD, APRN, BC
Terese Schneider, PMH, CNS, BC
Rebecca Schroeder, DNP, PMHNP
Amanda Schuh, PhDc, RN, PMHNP-BC
Russell Shapiro, MA, MN, PMHNP
Stacey Shaw, MSN, RN
Lynn Shell, PhD, APN-C
Sally South, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC
Vicki Spitzer, MSN, ARNP, CNS
Susan Stancampiano, NP, PMH-NP, BC
Marcia Starkman, RN, BSN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Debbie Steele, MFT, PhD, RN
David Strawn, RN
Therese Strome, MS, APNP, BC
Lynette Swedberg, APN, CNS, RN
Rita Tadych, PhD, APRN-BC
Tina Taylor, MN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Christine Tebaldi, MS, PMHNP-BC
Michael Terry, DNP, APRN-PMH/FNP
Nancy Testerman
Cherie Tubeileh, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Mary Tulinnye, DNP
Shiori Usami, CNS
Sharon Van Fleet, MS, PMHCNS-BC
Blake Vaughan, RN
Danny Vining, MSN, PMH-NP
Cheryl Waskiewicz, MSN, BC, APRN
David Whittaker, PMHNP
Babette Wieland, MSN, BSN
Laura Withorne-Maloney, RN, MSN, CNP
Grace Wlasowicz, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC
Kimberly Wolf, PMHCNS-BC
Kylie Wright, RN
Elena Zeltser, CRNP-PMH
Cathi Zillmann, NPP
Wendy Zubenko, EdD, MSN, CNS
Melissa Zupancic, RN, CNS, APRN, BC

How many conference calls did you conduct during the 2013 - 2014 year?  12

Check any meetings that apply for the 2014 conference: Interactive Panel

Please provide highlights of your group's activities in the past year. 

  • The APRN Steering Committee experienced an overwhelming response to our call for new members.  We added 7 new members in April 2014. 
  • The SC began its work this year by sending out a needs assessment to the APRN Council.  APNA's APRNs identified legislative issues as they affect barriers to practice, reimbursement for APRNs and maintaining the role of psychotherapy in APRN practice as top priorities.
  • The Steering Committee continually acts as a clearing house for information on key legislative issues, and we communicate this information via the discussion boards. 
  • The Steering Committee has solicited input from APRN members to put together talking points for those members who meet with their state representatives.  Sample letters are posted in the APRN library. 
  • We are working with other councils in identifying the organization's thought leaders related to providing psychotherapy and anticipate working with the Education Council in putting together a continuing education series. 
  • We are currently exploring issues related to delivering care via tele health with the intent of guiding our members in their practice.
  • The Steering Committee has provided input to NCSBN on proposed APRN Compact Model Rules and to CMS regarding proposed limitations of covered psychotropic medications. 
  • The APRN Steering Committee has provided feedback to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy in updating APRN practice parameters state to state.
  • The chairs of the APRN Steering Committee and the Institute for Mental Health Advocacy have met to explore areas where we can combine efforts.
  • Council members peer reviewed content for the APNA eLearning Center.

APNA's core purpose is to be the unified voice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. How has your council/institute/task force made progress toward this in the last year? The work of the Steering Committee has focused on identifying barriers to PMH APRN practice and helping members to strategize effective response.  Members of the Steering Committee have taken taken a lead in informing members of legislative issues that affect PMH APRN practice. We have provided feedback and guidance to member questions, have offered tools to help PMH APRNs educate key stakeholders in the provision mental health services and are exploring continuing education offerings that will enhance PMH APRN practice.  We have taken a lead in anticipating issues related to the use of technology in the provision of care.

How has your group worked to achieve these goals?

A. There are national groups addressing the issues of nurse practitioners and of clinical nurse specialists, but the APNA APRN Council and Steering Committee are the only groups addressing issues specific to psychiatric mental health advance practice registered nurses in their delivery of care to consumers of mental health services.  We are encouraging members to participate in investigating identified ares of APRN concern and considering ways to provide legislative updates to our members

B. The Steering Committee has given input to NCSBN in their work toward APRN Compact Rules, to CMS regarding Medicare Part D covered psychotropic medications and to the NABP regarding state regulations pertaining to APRNs. We are working with other councils to develop methods of improving psychotherapy options.

C.  In exploring legislative efforts we hope to identify ways of getting the message of mentail illnesses recovery principles and the role of psychiatric nursing into the governing bodies of the states. 

D.  This one we need to continue to work on.

What do you hope to accomplish for the 2014 - 2015 year? We have been successful in engaging many of our members in meaningful dialogue but we want to continue to work toward having all APRN members become actively involved.  We will continue to work with members of the Institute for Mental Health Advocacy in monitoring current and upcoming legislation pertaining PMH nurses/ PMH APRNs and the provision of mental health services and inform our members of these events.  We anticipate joining with the APNA Education Council in providing continuing education offerings that are tailored to the learning needs of our members.  We will continue to monitor issues related to the delivery of mental health services via "tele health" and provide guidelines as they are available.

We want to develop a single source site for legislative concerns effecting psychiatric nursing and the provision of service to the mentally ill.  We will work on developing an online format similar to the DSM 5 workshop to enhance building of psychotherapy skills for psychiatric nurses.

 



Child & Adolescent Council

Chairs
Julie Carbray, PhD, APN, BC
Diane Wieland, PhD, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Steering Committee (11)
Robin Bartlett, PhD, RN
Erin Ellington, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC
Chantal Flanagan, RN, MS, CNS, FPMHNP
Kathleen Gaffney, APN, MSN, PMHCNS Patricia McCoy, APRN, MS, ARNP, BC
Paula McManus, ARNP, BC, PNP Michele Messina, MS, BSN, BC
Sue Odegarden, MA, MS, BSN, RN
Kathleen Regan
Jeanette Rossetti, EdD, MS, RN
Theresa Searls, APRN

Advisory Panel (119)
Andrea Anderson, BSN, MSN, RN
Lisa Auditore, RN, Associates
Linda Barloon, MSN, RN, PMHCNS, PMHNP
Vanessa Barlow, MBA, BSN, RN
Joanne Bartlett
Jenna Birdsell, CNS, CNP
Michelle Blackmer, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, MSN, RN
Colleen Borchert, MSN, APN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Kaleen Boyd, PMHNP, MS, RN-BC
Dottie Brown, RN, BC
Kathleen Brown, RN, BC, PMHN
Meriel Campbell, MS, RN, NP CNS
Brenda Castrichini, PMHNP
Judith Collins, RN, BSN, MA
Amanda Costello
Terry Crickenberger, CNS, PMH-NP
Susan Crowder, RN, BSN
Christopher Cureton, BSN, RN - BC
Diane Daddario, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CMSRN
Susan Dawson, EdD, PMHCNS/NP-BC
Laura Dayton, RN
Erika DeMarche, RN, BSN
Della Derscheid, RN, PhD, CNS
Joseph Dull, PMHCNS-BC
Anjannette Dupree, RN-BC, BSN, MPA, CPHQ
Lisa Ehrlichman, PMHNP
Rebecca Emmanuelli, BSN, RN
Diane Esposito, PhD, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC
Linda Evinger, RN, MSN, WHNP
Lelise Ewing, RN, MSN
Sara Feldmann, MSN, PMH-NP, BC
Joelle Fellinger, RN, MS, APNP, CNS-BC
Mary Ferraro
Richard Folger, RN, BS, BSN, EdM
Vanessa Genung, PhD, RN, PMH-NP-BC, LCSW-ACP, LMFT, LCDC
Maria Germaine, RN-BC, MSN
Deanna Golden, RN, MSN/MBA
Judith Goodwin, PMHCNS
Denise Hall, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Margaret Halter, PhD, APRN
Dayna Harbin, RN, MSN, BC
Patricia Hill, PMHCNS
Barbara Hinds, BS, RNC
Debra Hofmann, RN
Margaret Howes, MS, RN
Elizabeth Hutson, RN, BSN, PMHNP
Tristin Johnson, APRN
Deborah Johnson, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Florence Keane, DNSc, MBA, PMHNP, ANP-C
Joan Kearney, PhD, APRN-BC
Laura Kellogg, RN
Lorna Kendrick, PhD, APRN, BC
Sukh Dev Singh Khalsa, BSN, MBA, MSN, PMHNP, PHN
David Klee, RN, PCNS
Raymond Klunk, RN
Darcy Koehn, ARNP
Steven Korona, FPMHNP
Maria Kottke
Kathleen Kregor, BSN, RN-BC
Andrea Kwasky, NP, DNP, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
Lauren Langley, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Elizabeth Laubenthal, RN, MSN
Joy Lauerer, MSN, APRN, BC
John Lepscier, RN-BC, BSN
Janie LeVieux, PhD, LPC-S, RN
Linda Lewin, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Macey Luo-Souza, MSN, BSN, RN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, HCPS
Marilyn Lynch-Goddard, MSN, BSN, RN
Crystalmichelle Malakar, BSN, RN
Mia Manfredi, ARNP, MSN, FNP-BC
Robert Marks, MDV, MSW, MSLS, RN, BC
Ana Marrero, ARNP, MSN
Cheryl Marsh, PMHCNS-BC
Lynette Marshall, RN, MSN
Eric McKeown
Julia McLaughlin, BSN, RN
Kelly McNichol
Karin Meier, RN
Tamara Melville, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Marissa Mishne, BSN, MSN, RN Student
Patricia Molloy, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Michele Moreau, BA, RN-BC
Jane Muehsam, RN, MSN, APN, CDE
Sean Murphy, PhD, RN, PMHNP Student
Jeanne Norton, RN, MSN
Cheryl Odell, MS, NEA-BC
Nancy Ortego, APRN, BC
Cindy Parsons, DNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FAANP
Leah Pickett, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Cindy Potts, RN, BSN, BC
Kristina Prapuolenis, RN
Sharon Pudlo, RN, BSN, JD
Carol Richina, BSN, MSN, FMP-C, PMHNP-BC
Cheryl Robinson-Moore, BSN, MA, RN-BC
Kathleen Roblyer, DMin, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Tracey Rose, RN, BC
Georgina Rotzler, RN MSN PMHNP CASAC-t
Julie Ryder, PMHNP, BC
Joseph Schatz, MSN, CRNP, PHRN
Karen Schepp, PhD, APRN, BC
Paul Schwartz, BSN, MSN
Debra Scrandis, PhD, CRNP
Chenoa Shenandoah, MSN
Robin Smith, RN, MSN, CPN
Julie Solomon, PhD, MS, RN.
Janet Somlyay, DNP, CPNP, PMHNP
Debbie Steele, MFT, PhD, RN
Regina Stokes
Christine Tebaldi, MS, PMHNP-BC
Michael Terry, DNP, APRN-PMH/FNP
Brigette Vaughan, MSN, APRN-BC, NP
Angelique von Halle, PMHNP
Kim Walker, PNP, PMHCNS-BC
E. Monica Ward-Murray, EdD
Jesseca Washburn, RN, BSN
Carol Winkler, PNP, NP
Linda Zarrett, RN
Jolyn Zeller, MS, PMHNP-BC
Wendy Zubenko, EdD, MSN, CNS

How many conference calls did you conduct during the 2013 - 2014 year?  5

Check any meetings that apply for the 2014 conference: Interactive Panel

Please provide highlights of your group's activities in the past year. 

  • Diane Wieland and Julie Carbray became co-chairs of the Child and Adolescent Council in January, 2014. There are 228 members who are identified as members, and 10 members of the Steering Committee.
  • For the APNA 28th Annual Conference in Indianapolis, there are 13 presentations by members of the council including the Interactive Council Presentation.
  • The APNA Child and Adolescent Council Survey was completed and resulted in 9 Work Groups. Two of these workgroups submitted Abstracts for the conference and will be presenting. 
  • Over 79% stated they would participate in the development of CE products for APNA. Work groups met via phone conference calls. There is a need for continual involvement of members on the work groups, but it is hoped that once nurses talk and connect with one another face to face a the Annual Conference  more energy will result in tangible CE products.
  • The issue of community violence and what nurses may do to intervene is being presented a the Child and Adolescent Interactive Council. This includes violence in the forms of dating violence bullying including cyberbullying and ways for psychiatric nurses to respond. It is hoped that a lot of discussion around the work groups and community violence will take place at the Interactive Council and fuel more work by members after this event.
  • Content development is in process for the Autism Spectrum series.
  • Council members peer reviewed content for the APNA eLearning Center.

APNA's core purpose is to be the unified voice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. How has your council/institute/task force made progress toward this in the last year? It is a unified voice in that the survey report evolved into many topical areas that our members can address. There is a sense of working together towards goals related to caring for children and adolescents and dedication to this population among the Council members.

How has your group worked to achieve these goals?

  • Indispensible Resource: Coming together on topics and working as groups on the work group topics helps to network with other members and achieve goals we may not have achieved individually.  
  • Leader in creating strategic alliances with key stakeholders: Our members are one of our stakeholders as are the children and teens served. The work helps develop a stronger alliance to help this population 
  • Expert Voice: As Child and Adolescent psychiatric nurses we are gathering members who are experts, and by working together, we learn from one another.  
  • Leaders: In completing our projects, some members write articles, CE, and present at the Annual Conference. Also, in reviewing the literature on some topics, for example, secondary traumatic stress, it was noted that there is no research study that had child and adolescent psychiatric nurses or psychiatric nurses at all, as research participants, and this gives us the opportunity to do a study related to this topic.

What do you hope to accomplish for the 2014 - 2015 year? Increase the work and productivity of the work groups under the Child and Adolescent Council.  Increase networking and interpersonal connection face to face at the Annual Conference.   Generate ideas for work that have not bee identified on the survey.   Ascertain from member what they need.

 


 

Education Council

Chairs
Donna Rolin-Kenny, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Barbara Warren, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN

Steering Committee (19)
Cynthia Archer-Gift, PhD, ED, MSN, RN
Sattaria Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
J. Carol Elliott, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC
Diane H. Esposito, PhD, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC
Marian Farrell, PhD, PMH-NP, BC, CRNP
Ruth Fiedler, EdD, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
Nancy Hanrahan, PhD, RN, FAAN
Mary Johnson, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Maureen Killeen, PhD, FAAN, APRN
Barbara Limandri, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Pamela Lusk, RN, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Ann Mitchell, PhD, RN, FAAN
Karen Moosvi, MSN, APNC, CNE
Linda Oakley, PhD, RN
Patricia O'Brien, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC
Eula Pines, PhD, DNP, PMHCNS, BC,
David Sharp, PhD, RN
Carole Shea, PhD, RN, FAAN
Joyce Shea, DNSc, APRN, BC

Advisory Panel (139)
Susie Adams, PhD, APRN, PMHNP, CNS-BC, FAANP
Andrea Anderson, BSN, MSN, RN
Lindsay Anderson, MS, APRN-BC
Lorraine Anderson, PhD, RN, MPA
Lisa Auditore, RN, Associates
Morningdove Bain, MSN, RN, PHN, FCN
Lora Beebe, PhD, PMHNP-BC
Michelle Blackmer, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, MSN, RN
Margaret Bookman, RN, MS, CS
Arleen Briggs, MSN, RN-BC
Debra Brodersen, RN, MSN-MHA
Michelle Buckman, MSN, APRN BC
Doreen Butler, R.N., CPN, CAN.Ed, MSc.
Barbara Buxton, PhD
Lisa Casler, PMHNP-BC, NPP
Carolyn Castelli, PMHCNS, RN-BC
Catherine Clark, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Maureen Craigmile, RN-BC, MSN
Mary Crosby
Shirlee Davidson, RN, MSN
Susan Dawson, EdD, PMHCNS/NP-BC
Laura Dayton, RN
Barbara De Feo, RN, MSN, NPP
Joanne Dedowicz
Susan Derivas, PMHNP-BC
Carleen DiMeglio, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Susan Dreaden, RN, MSN, BC, CCM
Mary Dubriel, RN
Laura Dzurec, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC
Elizabeth Easley, APRN, BC, PMHCNS--BC
Donna Ecklesdafer, RN, MSN
Linda Etchill-Ewald, RN, BSN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Cassandra Euell, MSN, RN
Ginger Evans, APN-BC, PMHCNS, SANE-A
Sara Feldmann, MSN, PMH-NP, BC
Ann Filipski, MSN, PSY. D, PMHCNS-BC
Joyce Fjelland, PhD, RN, CNS
Darlene Flowers, PMHNP-BC
Ruth Flucker, MS, RN, RNMH, PMHNP-BC, CNE
Sandra Foltz, RN, BSN, MSN
Sandra Gamble, RN, MSN, BS
Diane Gardner, EdD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Vanessa Genung, PhD, RN, PMH-NP-BC, LCSW-ACP, LMFT, LCDC
Suzanne Goetz, PhD Candidate, MSN, RN, CCS-P
Deanna Golden, RN, MSN/MBA
Teresita Gonzales
Edna Hamera, PhD, ARNP
Sharon Hancharik, EdD, MS, MEd, RN-BC
Ann Harms, EdD, RN-PMHCNS-BC
Todd Hastings, PhD(c), MS RN, MS
Sally Helton, RN, MSN, CS, BC, SANE-A
Susan Jacobson, PMHNP, CNS
Christina Jolley, BSN, CSN, RN
Hollis Jones, RN
Paula Jones, MSN, RN
Ann Keeley, RN, MN, CNS/PMH, LMFT
Lorna Kendrick, PhD, APRN, BC
Min-Shik Kim, DRPH, CS
Debra Kloesz, MS, RN, CNE, BC
Candice Knight, PhD, EdD, APN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC
Kerry Kokaisel, FPMHNP, DNP
Kathleen Kregor, BSN, RN-BC
Gisli Kristofersson, RN, CNS
Elizabeth Laubenthal, RN, MSN
Jeanette Lee, MS, NPP
Kathleen Lenaghan, MSN, RN-BC
John Lepscier, RN-BC, BSN
Sherry Lindsay, ARNP
Jill Lintner, PMHCNS-BC
Kristy Loewenstein, MSN, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC
Lynnetta Loveland, MSN, PMHNP, RN
Agnes Lynch, NPP
Marilyn Lynch-Goddard, MSN, BSN, RN
Linda Mabey, DNP, CNS, BC
Angelina Manchester, MSN, BSN, RN
Alla Maria, RN
Joan Masters, EdD, MBA, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Selina McKinney, PhD, APRN-BC
Suzanne Medina, RN-BC, MSN
Ana Joy Mendez, RN, PhD
Greg Mercer, BA, MSN
Cindy Michael, MSN, PMHAPN-BC
Ann Marie Michalski, FNP, MSN, RNBC
Leslie Miles, APRN, BC
Elise Montoya, RN
Betty Morgan, PhD, PMHCNS, BC
Amy Morton-Miller, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
Lisa Naugle, MSN RN BC
Patricia Nisbet, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Jay Norwood, MSN, RN
Jill Nusbaum, RN, PhD, CS
Deborah Oestreicher, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Michael Olasoji, PhD, BNurs, PGDip MHN,
Leslie Oleck, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP, LMFT
Stacie Olson, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC
Bonnie Parker, DNP, RN, CRRN
Brenda Patzel, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Ann Peden, PMHCNS-BC, DSN
George Peraza-Smith, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC, NP-C, CNE
Christina Peters, BSN, RN
Lourdes Pineda, MSN, RN-BC, CCM
Leigh Powers, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Hilarie Price, MSN, RN
Nicole Price, RN, MSN, CNS/ANP
Sharon Pudlo, RN, BSN, JD
Rita Ray-Mihm, DNP, RN, CNS
R. John Repique, MS, RN, NEA-BC
Bettina Riley, PhD, RN
William Robertson, MSN, ANCC PMHN
Georgina Rotzler, RN MSN PMHNP CASAC-t
Jacqueline Saleeby, PhD, RN, BCCS
Monique Sawyer, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC
Karen Schepp, PhD, APRN, BC
Rebecca Schroeder, DNP, PMHNP
Debra Scrandis, PhD, CRNP
Laurie Seidel, BSN, MSN
Traci Sims, APRN, BC, MS
Lakeisha Sneed, MSN, RN
Jane Sobolov, MS, RN-BC
Mark Soucy, PhD, APRN, BC
Bruce (Jamie) Stevens, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
David Strawn, RN
Lourdes Sumilang, BSN, RN, BC, MSNEd
Tina Taylor, MN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Terri Tebo, RN, MSN/Ed
Miriam Thornton, MSN, RN
Jennifer Tillman, BSN, RN-BC
Judith Van Cleef, MS, RN-BC, CARN
Mary VanderKolk, BS, BSN, MSN, MBA
Lisa von Braun, RN, MSN, MEd CNL
Paula Vuckovich, RN, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Carol Wahlstrom, RN, MS, LCPC
Mimi Waldman, PMHCNS-BC
Matthew Walker, MSN, RN-BC
Kimberly Walker-Daniels, RN, MSN, BSN, RN-BC (Gero), RN-BC (M-S), CMSRN, WCC
E. Monica Ward-Murray, EdD
Grace Wlasowicz, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC
Kimberly Wolf, PMHCNS-BC
Scott Ziehm, DNP, RN

How many conference calls did you conduct during the 2013 - 2014 year?  9

Check any meetings that apply for the 2014 conference?

  • Meeting of Steering Committee + Advisory Panel
  • Interactive Panel
  • Interactive Panel Breakout Session following the Interactive Panel.

Please provide highlights of your group's activities in the past year. 

  • We facilitated the Education Council Interactive Session at the 27th Annual Conference and will do so again this year at the APNA 28th Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • We have 3 Sub-Committee Work Groups (e.g., Graduate, Undergraduate/Pre-Licensure and Continuing Education):
    • The Graduate group is developing innovative strategies using cinema/film exemplars to teach psychotherapy concepts to graduate students. In addition, they are pursuing how to incorporate more evidence-based strategies and research within Graduate Education.  They are also presenting at the conference.
    • The Undergraduate/Pre-Licensure group is developing a framework for the incorporation of concepts related to the BSN Essentials, Scope and Standards for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practice and Recovery concepts into Undergraduate/Pre-Licensure education.  Workgroup members are presenting two sessions at the conference.  Members of this group developed content for the APNA eLearning Center.
    • The Continuing Education group piloted an on-line explanation of the DSM-5. This will be showcased in one of the 2014 annual pre-conference workshops.  This workgroup has two more sessions being presented at the conference.

APNA's core purpose is to be the unified voice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. How has your council/institute/task force made progress toward this in the last year? We solicited member input as we piloted the DSM-5 On-line CE content. In addition, we worked toward the development of a unified framework for the incorporation of the BSN Essentials, Scope and Standards of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and Recovery Concepts into undergraduate/pre-licensure education. We also provide collaboration and assistance to other APNA Councils and to members as requested.

How has your group worked to achieve these goals?

  • Development of educational CE and Conference offerings and also solicitation of APNA member ideas for development, implementation and evaluation of goals within Psychiatric Nursing.
  • Collaborative work within and across other councils as well as emphasis on the input of consumers who promote and educate others regarding Recovery concepts.
  • Using the experts within our Council structure as well as solicitation of ideas from APNA members who know and teach the evidence-based strategies within our specialty.  D. Our three sub-committee workgroups are illustrative of this as they address the Undergraduate, Graduate and Continuing Education components and evidence-based approaches within our PMH specialty. We are forward thinking and collaborative in our work within and outside of APNA work.

What do you hope to accomplish for the 2014 - 2015 year?

  1. Implementation of the DSM-5 CE Offering as pilot work is completed.
  2. Completion of the development of a framework for the inclusion of BSN Essentials, Scope and Standards of PMH Nursing Practice and Recovery Concepts within Undergraduate/Pre-Licensure Educational settings. 
  3. Completion and Implementation of a 3 issue electronic Nursing e-series on Bipolar Disorders.

 


 

Forensic Psychiatric Nurses Council

Chairs
Nina Beaman, EdD, MSN, RN-BC (PMH)
Carrie Carretta, PhD, APN-BC, AHN-BC, FPMHNP

Steering Committee (21)
Angela Amar, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Joyce Azzaline, APRN, BC, DHS(c), MSN, MS
Helen Birkbeck, APRN
Deborrah Cook, RN, MS, PMHCNS-BC
Yvonne Cryns, JD, MSN, RN, PMHNP, CPM
Bernice Ferguson
Loraine Fleming, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Tara Haskins
Victoria Hazard
Andrea Katz, MSN
Ursula Kelly, PhD, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Melanie Lint, MSN, CNS, CARN-AP
Shelly Lurie-Akman, MS, APRN, PMH-BC
Richard Pessagno, DNP, PMHNP-BC, CGP
Deborah Schiavone, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
David Sharp, PhD, RN
Janet Smith, PMHNP, DNP (c)
Ramona Smith Hall, BSN, PMH-BC
Frankie Wallis, RN, MSN, FNP
Shiphrah Williams-Evans, PhD, PMHNP-BC
Nancy Wolf, DNP, PMHNP-FNPC

Advisory Panel (68)
Janice Adam, RN-BC
Andrea Anderson, BSN, MSN, RN
Lisa Auditore, RN, Associates
Mariela Badum, RN, BSN
Karen Blonigan, RN, BC, MSN
Rosetta Booker-Brown, RN, BSN
Judith Collins, RN, BSN, MA
Laura Conley-Prince, MN, RN-BC Clinical Nurse IV
Mary Crosby
Susan Crowder, RN, BSN
Pamela Dalrymple, RN, MH
Maura Davis, RN, MS, PMHNP
Laura Dayton, RN
Joelle Fellinger, RN, MS, APNP, CNS-BC
Jennifer Flock, BSN
Darlene Flowers, PMHNP-BC
Olesya Gavrylyuk, RN
Joseph Giovannoni, DNP, PMHCNS-BC, APRN-RX
Teresita Gonzales, MSN Ed. RN-BC
Carla Graham, RN
Dean Ivester, RN, PMHN
Christine Jackson, RNC
Susan Jacobson, PMHNP, CNS
Carissa Kajenski, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC
Florence Keane, DNSc, MBA, PMHNP, ANP-C
Ronda Kearns-Strawser, RN, BSN
Sandra Kelley, NP, MSN, ARNP
Kathleen Kregor, BSN, RN-BC
Lauren Langley, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Elizabeth Laubenthal, RN, MSN
John Lepscier, RN-BC, BSN
Donna Lynch, MSN, CSFN
Loine Lynch-Finlayson, RN
Marilyn Lynch-Goddard, MSN, BSN, RN
Angelina Manchester, MSN, BSN, RN
Laurie Mandel, MSN, CNP, PMHNP
Carol Maute, RN, BSN, MSN, HN-BC, APN
Britta Mazanet, RN, BSN
Leslie Miles, APRN, BC
Sean Murphy, PhD, RN, PMHNP Student
Evelyn Perkins, PMH-BC, NE-BC
Keith Plowden, PhD, RN
Sharon Pudlo, RN, BSN, JD
Melinda Rader, RN, MSN
Maureen Rafa, BS, RNC
Jeff Ramirez, PhD, PMH-NP
Deirdre Rea, BSN, RN, MSN
Renee Redden, APMHCNS, BC
Mary Reed, PhD, APN, PMHCNS-BC
R. John Repique, MS, RN, NEA-BC
Cheryl Robinson-Moore, BSN, MA, RN-BC
Carol Ross, PMHCNS
Karen Schepp, PhD, APRN, BC
Dorothy Seals, APMHNP
Zuzana Segev, PhD, MSN, ARNP
Virginia Singer, DNP
Janet Somlyay, DNP, CPNP, PMHNP
Tina Taylor, MN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Marcy Tichacek, MN, PMHCNS-BC, RN
Eleanor Tomas, BSN, RN
Debbie Ultsch, RN, BSN
Doris Van Byssum, PsyD, PMHNP-BC
Amye Varnum, PMHN, RN, BC
Jesseca Washburn, RN, BSN
Sheila Webster, PMHCNS-BC, CNS
Kathleen Wolff, PhD, APRN, CNS
MaryBeth Zambella, PMHNP-BC
Cathi Zillmann, NPP

How many conference calls did you conduct during the 2013 - 2014 year?  1

Check any meetings that apply for the 2014 conference.

Please provide highlights of your group's activities in the past year: We are conducting a survey to see the interest of members on council activities and planning to rejuvenate the council.

APNA's core purpose is to be the unified voice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. How has your council/institute/task force made progress toward this in the last year? Surveyed participant members on availability for service in forensic nursing.

How has your group worked to achieve these goals? Responded to issues on the blog

What do you hope to accomplish for the 2014 - 2015 year? Rejuvenate the  Council by recruiting members and having more meetings.

 


 

Recovery Council

Chair
Kristen Lambert, PhD, MSN, RN
Jennifer Barut, MSN, RN-BC

Steering Committee (24)
Eric Arauz, MA, MLER
Cynthia Archer-Gift, PhD, ED, MSN, RN
Moe Armstrong, MBA, MA
Gayle Bluebird, RN
Mary Ann Boyd, PhD, DNS, PMHCNS-BC
Susan Brammer, PhD, RN
Genevieve Chandler, RN, PhD
Dawn Cogliser, MSN, RN-BC
Lynn DeLacy, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Nancy Dillon, PhD, RN, CNS
Mary Ellen Donovan, MA, RN, CRSS
Ann Gander, APRN
Diane Hickman, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Celeste Johnson, DNP, APRN, PMH CNS
Joan King, RN, MSN, CS
Kathleen McCoy, DNSc, APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP
Janet Merritt, PhD, RN
Kathleen Musker, PhD, RN
Constance Noll, MA, BSN, RN-BC
Stephanie Plummer, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FN
Ora Robinson, PhD, R.N. CNE
Karen Stein, PhD, RN, FAAN
Georgia Stevens, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Barbara Warren, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN

Advisory Panel (53)
Jane Abanes, NP
Lynda Artusio, PMHCNS
Deborah Bethel, PMHCNS
Mary-Margaret Bradley, RN, MSN, APRN
Lisa Casler, PMHNP-BC, NPP
Jeanne Clement, EdD, APRN, PMHCNS- BC, FAAN
Jose Colom, RN, BSN
Kayla Cross, RN-C, MA, BSN
Katherine Darling, DNP, PMHNP/FNP-C, APRN
Susan Ellenbecker
Mark Farrington, CNS, PMHCNS, BC
Brianne Fitzgerald, NP, MPH
Virginia Fox, BSN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Mary Gagne, MSN PMHCNS, BC
Teresita Gonzales
Patricia Graham, MSN, PMHCNS, BC
Elaine Greggo, PMHCNS, BC
Sharon Haight-Carter, PMHNP-BC
Edna Hamera, PhD, ARNP
Helen Jones, PhD, RN, APN-C
Ruth Jordan, RN, MS, MBA, NE, BC
Cathleen Kealey, BSN, PMH-RN-BC
Johanna Kolodziej, MSN, RN
Kathleen Kregor, BSN, RN-BC
Marion Kyner, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Sandra Lavelle, RN
James Leahy, RN, BC
Kathleen Lehmann, RN-BC PMHN, Ed.D(c), Ed.S, M.Ed.
John Lepscier, RN-BC, BSN
Carolynn Lindsey, BNS, RN
Kim Moreno, PhD, RN
Ann Murphy Harris, MSN, PMHNP-C
Lisa Naugle, MSN RN BC
Eris Perese, APRN-PMH
Susan Phillips, DNP, PMHCNS-BC
Jeff Ramirez, PhD, PMH-NP
R. John Repique, MS, RN, NEA-BC
Carol Rogers, PhD, APN
Marian Roman, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Amy Rushton, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Vivian Streater
Joan Strenio, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Lourdes Sumilang, BSN, RN, BC, MSNEd
Jamie Surfus-Lewiston, RN, MSN, NEA-BC
Kimberly Sutter, MSN, RN
Nancy Testerman
Jennifer Tillman, BSN, RN-BC
Nancy Turner, RN, C, MSN
Anu Vazhappilly, RN
Jesseca Washburn, RN, BSN
Kathleen Webster, RN, MSN, PMHNP, CNSMH
Danny Willis, RN, DNS, PMHCNS-BC
Theresa Zeman, MSN

How many conference calls did you conduct during the 2013 - 2014 year?  8

Check any meetings that apply for the 2014 conference: Interactive Panel

Please provide highlights of your group's activities in the past year. 

  • Jennifer Barut started as co-chair at the beginning of the year.
  • We have revised our "Big Audacious Goal" to a more comprehensive Mission, Vision & Core Values.
  • We submitted an abstract for the 28th Annual Conference with a focus on recovery in a cultural context.
  • We formed three workgroups to develop deliverables focusing on the different cultural contexts including: Environments, Education, and Populations.
  • We have surveyed members to determine continued interest in involvement and are currently working with Council Support staff to renew membership.
  • Council members participated in peer reviewing of APNA eLearning Center content.
  • Council members developed content for the eLearning Center program on Storytelling.
  • Council members contributed content for the eLearning Center program called, “Integrating Recovery Model into Undergraduate Nursing Education”.

APNA's core purpose is to be the unified voice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. How has your council/institute/task force made progress toward this in the last year? Our workgroups are tasked with developing recovery resources in order to be the primary source for nurses from all areas and with all populations for information and resources on supporting individuals in their recovery process

How has your group worked to achieve these goals? We are having discussion about how to incorporate peer support more strongly in our council. As previously discussed, our formation of workgroups to address resources for a range of contexts will integrate research, practice and education, and we will collaborate with the other councils as needed.

What do you hope to accomplish for the 2014 - 2015 year? Development of a comprehensive set of resources on recovery from multiple cultural contexts including populations, environments and education.

 


 

Research Council

Chairs
Linda Beeber, PhD, CNS-BC, FAAN
Daryl Sharp, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, NPP
Danny Willis, RN, DNS, PMHCNS-BC

Steering Committee (27)
Susie Adams, PhD, APRN, PMHNP, CNS-BC, FAANP
Angela Amar, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Devon Berry, PhD, RN, MSN, CFNP
Nancy Buccola, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Linda Chafetz, RN, DNSC
Genevieve Chandler, RN, PhD
Colleen Corte, PhD, RN
Sandy Hannon Engel, PhD, RN, CNS, PMHNP
Nancy Hanrahan, PhD, RN, FAAN
Helen Karpilovsky, BSN, RN, MSN
Ursula Kelly, PhD, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Theresa Kormos, PMHCNS-BC
Linda Lewin, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Irma Mahone, PhD, RN
Jane Mahoney, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Teena McGuinness, PhD, CRNP, FAAN
Kris McLoughlin, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CADC-ll, FAAN
Brandy Mechling, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Geoffry Phillips McEnany, PhD, PMHCNS, BC
Bethany Phoenix, PhD, RN, CNS
Mary Rosedale, PhD, PMHNP-BC, NEA-BC
Grayce Sills, PhD, RN, FAAN
Marianne Smith, RN, PhD, ARNP, BC
Gail Stuart, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN
Sandra Thomas, PhD, RN, FAAN
Kimberly Williams, RN, DNSc, APN-BC, PMHNP-BC, APHN-BC
Barbara Wolfe, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN

Advisory Panel (99)
James Adams, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Pamela Adamshick, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC
Lorraine Anderson, PhD, RN, MPA
Paula Anderson, MS, PMHNP-BC
Mary Basolo-Kunzer, PhD, APRN, CNE
Jill Bormann, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, CNS
Nancy Bowllan, EdD, CNS, RN
Kaleen Boyd, PMHNP, MS, RN-BC
John Brion, PhD, RN
Rebecca Casarez, PhD, RN
Jeanne Clement, EdD, APRN, PMHCNS- BC, FAAN
Malachy Corrigan, RN, MSN, NPP-BC
Gail DeBoer, RN, MS
Joanne Dedowicz
Della Derscheid, RN, PhD, CNS
Susan Dreaden, RN, MSN, BC, CCM
Linda Evinger, RN, MSN, WHNP
Janefrances Ezimorah, MSN, RN, APRN
Joyce Fjelland, PhD, RN, CNS
Beverlee Furner, FNP
Mary Gagne, MSN PMHCNS, BC
Lucille Gambardella, PhD, APN-BC, CNE, ANEF
Gerald Georgette, RN, MSN, CCRC
Suzanne Goetz, PhD Candidate, MSN, RN, CCS-P
Janice Goodman, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Tamera Graziano, MSN, CNL-BC, PMHNP
Stephanie Grey, RN, FCN
Judith Hauck, RN, PMHCNS-BC
E. Claire Heilman, MSN, PMH, CNS-BC
Edward Herzog, MSN, APRN
Rebecca Horn, MSN, RN-BC
Jacqueline Hott, RN, BS, MA PhD, FANN
Donald Johnston
Cathleen Kealey, BSN, PMH-RN-BC
Florence Keane, DNSc, MBA, PMHNP, ANP-C
Joan Kearney, PhD, APRN-BC
Debra Knop, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Abigail Kotowski, RN, BS, PMHCNS-BC
Mary Kozy, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC
Kathleen Kregor, BSN, RN-BC
Leticia Lantican, PhD, RN
Judy Lark, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Patricia Latham, PMHCNS-BC
Elizabeth LeCuyer, RN MN, PhD, PMHNP
Kathleen Lehmann, RN-BC PMHN, EdD(c), EdS, MEd
Debra LeMasters-Parzel, MSN, APRN
John Lepscier, RN-BC, BSN
Andrea Lerma, MSN, RNCS
Jane Mahoney, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Tara Mariolis, RN
Ernestina Martin, RN, BSN, MSN
Margherite Matteis, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Marie Maugans-Coleman, APRN, BC
Mary Meiselman, CNS, NP
Sandy Mishkin, RN, BC, MSN, MEd
Lisa Naugle, MSN RN BC
Pamela Nelson, PhD, PMH, CNS, RN
Vareen O'Keefe-Domaleski, MSN, EdD, NEA, BC
Joyce Olagoke, RN, BSN, MSN
Sudha Patel, BSN, MN, MA, DSN, RN
Olimpia Paun, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Pamela Pepper, PMH, CNS, BC
Leah Pickett, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Sharon Piercy, MSN, RN, BSN
Leigh Powers, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Jeff Ramirez, PhD, PMH-NP
R. John Repique, MS, RN, NEA-BC
Gale Robinson-Smith, PhD, RN
Georgina Rotzler, RN MSN PMHNP CASAC-t
Karen Schepp, PhD, APRN, BC
Nancy Scheutz, MSN, RN, AHN-BC
Debra Scrandis, PhD, CRNP
Jeanne Marie Stacciarini, PhD, RN
Debbie Steele, MFT, PhD, RN
Gail Stern, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Sylvia Stevens, APRN, MS, BC
Gail Stuart, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN
Lourdes Sumilang, BSN, RN, BC, MSNEd
Kimberly Sutter, MSN, RN
Helen Thamm, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Jennifer Tillman, BSN, RN-BC
Debra Van Dyke, MA, BSEd, BSN RN
Renee Vives, SPMHNP
Kelly Voll, ADN, RN
Carol Wahlstrom, RN, MS, LCPC
Cathi Zillmann, NPP
Sarah Zimmerman, PMHNP-BC

How many conference calls did you conduct during the 2013 - 2014 year?  The Research Council Co-chairs (Linda Beeber and Danny Willis) had regular telephone conference calls.

Check any meetings that apply for the 2014 conference: Interactive Panel

2014 Conference Goals for the Research Council presentations

  • Energize  participants’ research engines
  • Help participants plan their next step as a nurse scientist, practice expert or clinician
  • Help participants navigate the rough waters of funding
  • Support participants in developing new teams to accomplish meaningful PMH Practice change
  • Provide participants with the opportunity to hear the newest research on Depression, Trauma and PMH Interventions

Please provide highlights of your group's activities in the past year: We were able to accomplish these goals:

  • Developed Strategic Plan for 2014 based on 3 focus groups held at the 2-13 conference. Plan called for a) adding new leadership to the Council; b)  submitting a proposal to APNA to support intensifying research at the 2014 conference, and c) continue to review and recommend APNF research seed grant proposals to the APNF Board for approval.
  • Launched plan to intensify research at the annual conference (see program offerings  below)
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