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.
 

Matthew Tierney

President
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

Leslie G. Oleck

President-Elect
Leslie G. Oleck, MSN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, LMFT

Psychiatric APRN, Indiana Health Group
Adjunct Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing PMHNP Graduate Program Preceptor, PMHNP students
Carmel, IN

Tari Dilks

Immediate Past 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

Evelyn Perkins

Secretary
Evelyn Perkins, MS, RN, PMH-BC, NE-BC

Behavioral Health Consultant, Alpha Eta Nursing Sorority
Olympia Fields, IL

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

Brenda Kucirka

Board Member-At-Large 
Brenda Kucirka, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE

Associate Professor, Widener University SON
Consultant, Widener Community Nursing Clinic
Providence House Advisory Board
City of Chester Reentry Committee
Springfield, PA

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

Lisa Deffenbaugh Nguyen, MS, CAE

Ex-Officio
Lisa Deffenbaugh Nguyen, MS, CAE
Executive Director
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Falls Church, VA
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