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
Use the links below to learn more about each of the APNA councils. To gain a better understanding of how councils operate in general, please see the APNA Council Toolkit.
Kristen Kichefski, MSN, MBA, RN-BC
Suzie Marriott, MS, BSN, RN
Brenda G. Kucirka, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE - Associate Chair
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Council for Safe Environments for Members*
Dawn M. Vanderhoef, PhD, DNP, RN, PMHNP/CNS-BC - Chair
Kathryn S. Johnson, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC - Co-Chair
Jessica N. Walker, APRN, PMHNP-BC, RN-BC - Co-Chair
Vanessa H. Barlow, MBA, BSN, RN - Chair
Linda Beeber, PhD, CNS-BC, FAAN
Jane Mahoney, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
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