Pictorial Directory of Leaders

One of APNA's core values is inclusivity. In order to promote and support diversity to ensure that our leadership reflects our membership, we are encouraging the leaders pictured below to reach out to the next generation of leaders. For many, their involvement was a response to a 'tap on the shoulder' from someone they respected that gave them the confidence to pursue a leadership position. If you would like to know what it's like to be an APNA leader, want tips about giving someone the 'tap on the shoulder', or just to say thank you, please use these links to contact them.

 
APNA Board of Directors

 

 

 

APNA Council Chairs

 

Susan E. Caverly, PhD, ARNP
Susan E. Caverly, PhD, ARNP

Addictions Council Chair

 

Kristen Kichefski, MSN, MBA, RN-BC
Kristen Kichefski, MSN, MBA, RN-BC

Administrative Council Co-Chair

 

Suzie Marriott, MS, BSN, RN-BC
Suzie Marriott, MS, BSN, RN-BC

Administrative Council Co-Chair

Kathleen Gaffney, APN, MSN, PMHCNS
Kathleen Gaffney, APN, MSN, PMHCNS

Child and Adolescent Council Chair

 


Barbara Peterson, PhD, RN, PMHCNS
Child and Adolescent Council Associate Chair

 

Todd B. Hastings, PhD, MS, RN Education Council Chair
Todd B. Hastings, PhD, MS, RN
Education Council Chair

Traci T. Sims, DNS, RN, CNS/PMH-BC
Traci T. Sims, DNS, RN, CNS/PMH-BC
Education Council Associate Chair

 

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Kathryn E. Brotzge, MSN, APRN, NP
Mental Health Advocacy Council Chair

 

Kathryn E. Brotzge, MSN, APRN, NP
Paula M. Bird, DNP, RN-C, NEA-BC
Mental Health Advocacy Council Associate Chair

 


Jessica N. Walker, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Practice Council Chair

 

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Constance Noll, DNP, MA, PMHNP-BC, CRNP
Recovery Council Chair

 

Constance Noll, DNP, MA, PMHNP-BC, CRNP
Brandy Mechling, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Research Council Chair

 

Brandy Mechling, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Karen Jennings Mathis, PhD, CNP, PMHNP-BC
Research Council Associate Chair

 

Karen Jennings Mathis, PhD, CNP, PMHNP-BC
Ellen Blair, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, NEA-BC
Council for Safe Environments Chair

 

 
 

 

APNA Chapter Leaders

 

Moniaree Jones, EdD, MSN, CCM, RN
Moniaree Jones, EdD, MSN, CCM, RN

APNA Alabama Chapter

 

Melanie Ann Laub, RN
Melanie Laub, RN
APNA Arizona Chapter

 

Jessica Frihart
Jessica Frihart, MSN, CNS, RN
APNA California Chapter

 

Heidi Linn, RN
Heidi Linn, RN

APNA Colorado Chapter

 

Michael Valenti
Michael Valenti, RN, PhD

APNA Florida Chapter

 

Joan Parker-Dias, MS, APRN
Joan Parker-Dias, MS, APRN

APNA Hawaii Chapter

 

Kathy Lee
Kathy Lee, MS, APN, PMHCNS-BC
APNA Illinois Chapter

 

Jenna Shock
Jenna Shock, MSN Ed., APRN, PMHNP-BC
APNA Indiana Chapter

 

Becky Austin-Morris
Becky Austin-Morris, DNP, PMHNP-BC
APNA Kansas Chapter

 

Amanda Lykins
Amanda Lykins, DNP, RN-BC
APNA Kentucky Chapter

 

Latrice Mallard
Latrice Mallard, MAM, BSN, RN
APNA Louisiana Chapter

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John Sturtevant, MSN, RN-BC
APNA Michigan Chapter

 

Kristin A. Verhoeven, APRN, DNP
Kristin A. Verhoeven, APRN, DNP

APNA Minnesota Chapter

 

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LaTonia Clark Chalmers, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC 
APNA North Carolina Chapter

R. Mitchell
Rise Mitchell, BSN, RN, DNP, PMHNP
APNA Nebraska Chapter

 

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Joanne M. DeSanto Iennaco, PhD
APNA New England Chapter

Angela Brathovde
Susan J. Gray, DNP, MSN, RN CNS-BC
APNA New Jersey Chapter

Angela L. DelGrande, PhD, CNP, CNS
Angela L. DelGrande, PhD, CNP, CNS

APNA New Mexico Chapter

 

Marybeth McManus, MPA, BSN, RN-BC
Marybeth McManus, MPA, BSN, RN-BC

APNA New York Chapter

 

Cene Livingston
Cene Livingston, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CNE 
APNA Oklahoma Chapter

 

Barbara Limandri, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Barbara Limandri, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
APNA Oregon Chapter

 

 Jacqueline Sharp, DNP, APRN-PMHNP-BC
Jacqueline Sharp, DNP, APRN-PMHNP-BC
APNA Tennessee Chapter

 

Audrey Pyle Voss
Audrey Pyle Voss, MSN, CPHQ, RN-BC
APNA Texas Chapter

 

Brandon Thatcher, PMHNP
Brandon Thatcher, PMHNP

APNA Utah Chapter

 

Lora E. Peppard, PhD, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Lora E. Peppard, PhD, DNP, PMHNP-BC

APNA Virginia Chapter

 

Dr. Christina Chacón, DNP, PMHNP-BC, MSN, ARNP
Christina Chacón, DNP, PMHNP-BC, MSN, ARNP
APNA Washington Chapter

 

Jamie Surfus-Lewiston
Jamie Surfus-Lewiston, RN, MSN, NEA-BC
APNA Wisconsin Chapter

 

 
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