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

 

Gail R. Stern, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Gail R. Stern, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC

Immediate Past President

 

 

 

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 Co-Chair

 

Joy Lauerer, DNP, MSN, APRN, BC
Joy Lauerer, DNP, MSN, APRN, BC

Child and Adolescent Council Co-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

 

Leslie Miles, APRN, BC
Leslie Miles, APRN, BC

Forensic Council Co-Chair

 

Evelyn J. Perkins, PMH-BC, NE-BC
Evelyn J. Perkins, PMH-BC, NE-BC

Forensic Council Co-Chair

 

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

 

Leslie G. Oleck, MSN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, LMFT
Leslie G. Oleck, MSN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, LMFT
Mental Health Advocacy Council Co-Chair

 

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Jessica N. Walker, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Practice Council Chair

 

Constance Noll, DNP, MA, PMHNP-BC, CRNP
Constance Noll, DNP, MA, PMHNP-BC, CRNP

Recovery Council Co-Chair

 

Brandy Mechling, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Brandy Mechling, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Research Council Co-Chair

 

Olimpia Paun, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Olimpia Paun, PhD, PMHCNS-BC

Research Council Co-Chair

 

Jeannine Loucks, MSN, RN-BC PMH
Jeannine Loucks, MSN, RN-BC PMH

Council for Safe Environments Chair

 

 

APNA Chapter Leaders

 

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

APNA Alabama Chapter

 

Alysha Woods
Alysha Woods, BSN, PMHRN-BC
APNA California Chapter

 

Kerry Peterson, PhD, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Kerry Peterson, PhD, DNP, PMHNP-BC

APNA Colorado Chapter

 

Michael Valenti
Michael Valenti, RN, PhD

APNA Florida Chapter

 

Patricia Harrison, MSN, RN-BC, CMSRN
Patricia Harrison, MSN, RN-BC, CMSRN

APNA Georgia Chapter

 

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

APNA Hawaii Chapter

 

Mary Jane Welch
Mary Jane Welch, DNP, APRN, BC, CIP
APNA Illinois Chapter

 

Leah Knight
Leah Knight MSN, PMHNP-BC 
APNA Indiana Chapter

 

Rebecca Reichert
Rebecca Reichert, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
APNA Kentucky Chapter

 

Erica Joseph
Erica Joseph, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, NP-C
APNA Louisiana Chapter

 

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John Sturtevant, MSN, RN-BC
APNA Michigan Chapter

 

Amanda Schuh, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Amanda Schuh, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC

APNA Minnesota Chapter

 

Brenda Fore, MHA, BSN, RN-BC, PMHN, CLNC
Brenda Fore, MHA, BSN, RN-BC, PMHN, CLNC

APNA North Carolina Chapter

 

Patricia J. Ealy, PhD, RN-BC
Patricia J. Ealy, PhD,RN-BC

APNA Nebraska Chapter

 

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Denise Fairbank, RN-BC

APNA New England Chapter

 

Angela Brathovde
Angela R. Brathovde, MSN, RN-BC, HNB-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

 

Susan Brammer, PhD, RN, CNE
Susan Brammer, PhD, RN, CNE

APNA Ohio Chapter

 

Wanda Robinson, PhD, RN, CNE
Wanda Robinson, PhD, RN, CNE

APNA Oklahoma Chapter

 

Barbara Limandri, PhD, PMHCNS-BC

Barbara Limandri, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
APNA Oregon Chapter

 

Brenda Kucirka, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
Brenda Kucirka, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE

APNA Pennsylvania Chapter

 

Stella Logan, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC
Stella Logan, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC
APNA Texas Chapter

 

Michael Thomas, APRN
Michael Thomas, APRN

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

 

 
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