Treasurer Candidates

Vote Now!The treasurer has charge and custody of and is responsible for all funds and securities of the association. The treasurer reviews financial statements and the fiscal status of the association on a regular basis, and ensures that the board and finance committee receive appropriate financial reports and are kept informed. Other duties may be assigned by the president or by the board.  Full Description


Carol CampbellCarol D. Campbell, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C

Present Position
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Program Specialty Coordinator & Clinical Instructor, College of Nursing, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Little Rock, AR
PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C/Private Practice Owner, Therapy for Your Mind and Body, Sheridan, AR

DNP, University of South Alabama (USA), Mobile, AL, 2016
Post-Masters FNP Certification, USA, Mobile, AL, 2013
Post-Masters PMHNP Certification, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, 2012
MSN, PMHCNS Specialty & Nurse Educator Hours, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR, 2000
BSN, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, 1998
RN Diploma, Baptist School of Nursing, Little Rock, AR, 1996

APNA Contributions
  • JAPNA Editor Search Committee Member: 2021-present
  • APNA/Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge on Mental Health Reviewer: 2021
  • APNA/SAMHSA Integrating Substance Use Disorder, Screening, and Assessment into Treatment Grant, UAMS Staff Liaison: 2021
  • Annual Conference Presenter: 2020, 2002, 2001
  • JAPNA Reviewer: 2020-present
  • President, APNA Arkansas Chapter: 2019-present
  • Member-at-Large, APNA Arkansas Chapter: 2018-2019
  • APNA Representative to Grey Matters Coalition: 2019-present
  • Awards and Recognition & Scholarly Review Committees Member: 2019-present
  • Personality Disorders Cluster B Task Force Advisory Panel Member: 2019-present
  • Continuing Education Reviewer: 2018-present
  • Inaugural Recipient of the American Psychiatric Nurses Foundation Hildegard E. Peplau Scholarship: 2002
  • APNA Delegate to China: June 2001
  • APNA Member: 1998-present

Other Experience

  • PMHNP-BC, Cornerstone Community Counseling, Imboden, AR: 2016-2018
  • PMHNP-BC, Arkansas Department of Corrections: 2014-2017
  • PMHCNS-BC, Turner Medical Clinic, Sheridan, AR: 2010-2011
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center, PMHNP-Subject Matter Expert: August 2020-present
  • American Nurses Association, PMHNP-Subject Matter Expert: June 2019-September 2019
  • One Nurse for Every Legislator, Designated APRN for Grant County: 2018-present
  • Advancing APRN Practice/Scope of Practice Bills, Legislative involvement: 2017-present
  • Grant County Emergency Preparedness Multi-Disciplinary Advisory Group, Mental Health Rep: 2014-2017

APNA Members Should Vote for Me Because: Throughout my involvement with APNA, I have continually promoted PMH nursing and contributed to APNA’s vision at the local, state, and national levels. As a PMH-APRN/private practice owner and PMHNP Faculty, I am fully committed to improving mental health care for culturally diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities, as well as educating PMHNP students on health policy which impacts the delivery of mental health services. If elected as Treasurer, I will continue to always strive to promote APNA’s vision and core values through disseminating PMH knowledge development, advocating and promoting evidenced-based mental health care, and facilitating PMH nursing professional advancement.

How I Can Help Fulfill APNA’s Purpose As A Scientific and Education Organization: My educational, clinical, and scholarly background as well as my involvement and membership in APNA for over 22 years provides evidence of my dedication to effectively fulfill APNA’s purpose as a scientific and education organization. My experience in diverse PMH practice settings affords me the ability to advocate for PMH nursing and be a voice for our profession and all psychiatric nurses. As a DNP-prepared PMH-APRN, I am confident that I possess the qualities required to provide leadership in promoting the education of PMH nurses while improving mental health care and shaping health policy.



Kristen KichefskiKristen Kichefski, MSN, MBA, RN-BC

Present Position
Director of Nursing, Doctor Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center, Boston, MA

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), University of Massachusetts Medical School (In progress)
Master of Science Nursing (MSN), University of Texas at Tyler (2016)
Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Texas at Tyler (2016)
Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN), Rhode Island College (2012)
Bachelor of Science Accountancy (BS), University of North Carolina at Wilmington (1999)
Associate of Arts (AA), Cape Fear Community College (1997)

APNA Contributions
  • Member since 2011
  • Attendee of 9 annual conferences
  • Represented APNA at the Nursing Organizations Alliance (NOA) Nursing Alliance Leadership Academy in 2018
  • APNA New England Chapter:
    • President-Elect, 2017
    • President, 2018
    • Immediate Past President 2019
    • Treasurer, 2014-2016
    • Massachusetts Area Representative
    • Conference Committee
  • Administrative Council Co-Chair, 2019-2021
  • Council for Safe Environments Advisory Panel
  • Janssen Board Scholar, 2011
  • APNA Award for Excellence in Leadership – RN, 2016
  • APNA/ISPN Task Force Member, Psychiatric-mental health nursing: Scope and standards of practice (3rd Edition), 2019-2021
  • APNA Seclusion & Restraint Report Contributor, 2012
  • APNA Conference Presentations:
    • "Addressing the Needs of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities on Inpatient Psychiatric Units”, Preconference Session, 2020
    • “Administrative Council Interactive Workshop”, 2018
    • “Eradicating stigma of mental illness across the generations” Poster, 2018
    • "The use of Technology to Improve Staff Engagement and Safety on an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit”, Poster, 2017
    • “Benefits of Restraint Chair vs. 4-Point Leather or Velcro Restraints vs. Locked Door Seclusion (LDS) During Psychiatric Emergencies in the Inpatient Hospital Setting”, Poster, 2017
    • “Implementation of Education and Audit Tool to Improve Psychiatric Nurse Documentation”, Poster, 2016
    • “The Evolution of a Culture of Shared Governance in a Unionized Psychiatric Hospital”, Poster, 2016
    • “Implementation of a De-escalation Emergency Assistance Team to Improve Patient Outcomes”, Podium, 2015
    • “Teamwork Within the Community: Educating First Responders About Behavioral Health to Prevent Trauma”, Poster, 2015
    • “The Clinical Safety Committee: A Collaborative Approach to Improving a Culture of Clinical Safety Through Staff Empowerment and Shared Governance in a Unionized Psychiatric Hospital”, Poster, 2015

Other Experience
 Prior career in managerial accounting providing management and oversight of all accounting activities, including account analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and periodic reporting.


APNA Members Should Vote for Me Because: In addition to my dedication to APNA’s mission and experience as treasurer on the chapter level, I have extensive accounting and management experience through my years in hospital administration, prior managerial accounting experience, and my education including BS in Accountancy and MBA.  If elected I will continue my work towards supporting the mission of APNA through mentorship and education.  I am passionate about improving the financial acumen of nurses to better advocate for our practice and our patients in the changing landscape of health care.

How I Can Help Fulfill APNA’s Purpose As A Scientific and Education Organization: If elected, I will continue to promote the values and purpose of APNA to providers of healthcare, PMH RNs and APRNs, and recipients of care through advocacy, education, and mentorship in a manner that is non-political and routed in science.


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