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
Avni Cirpili, MSN, RN - Chair
Kathy S. Lee, MS, APN, PMHCNS-BC-Associate Chair
Administrative Council for APNA Members*
APRN Council
Sattaria Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC -Chair
Kathryn Johnson, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC - Co-Chair
APRN Council for APNA Members*
Child & Adolescent Council
Julie A. Carbray PhD, APN, BC - Chair
Diane M. Wieland PhD, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC - Associate Chair
Child & Adolescent Council for APNA 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
Nina Beaman RN-BC
Carrie M. Carretta PhD, APN, AHN-BC
Forensic Council for APNA Members*
Recovery Council
Gail Stern, MSN, PMHCNS-BC - Chair
Recovery Council for APNA Members*
Research Council
Jane Mahoney, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Research Council Members

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

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Danny Willis, RN, DNS, PMHCNS-BC
Research Council for APNA Members*

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