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.
 

Tari Dilks

President
Tari (Sattaria) Dilks, RN, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP

Professor, McNeese State University 
Co-Coordinator, Graduate Program/ Director PMHNP track Private Practice: PMHNP
Lake Charles, LA

Matthew Tierney

President-Elect
Matthew Tierney, MS, CNS, ANP, PMHNP, FAAN

Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF School of Nursing
Clinical Director of Substance Use Treatment & Education, UCSF Office of Population Health
San Francisco, CA

Gail Stern Photo

Immediate Past President
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

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

Diane Allen

Board Member-At-Large
Diane E. Allen, DNP, PMHRN-BC, NEA-BC, FACHE 

Nurse Coordinator, New Hampshire Hospital
Concord, NH

Sara Jones

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

Eugenia Millender

Board Member-At-Large
Eugenia Millender, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, CDE

Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator for PMHNP Certificate Program, Florida State University
Associate Professor, FSU Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity
Founder, CEO & Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner; – Caring 4 All of You, Inc.
Tallahassee, Florida

Jeffrey Ramirez

Board Member-At-Large 
Jeffrey Ramirez, PhD, MSN, MPA, PMHNP, CARN-AP, ARNP
Associate Professor, Gonzaga University
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Spokane, WA

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