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In Memory of Marlene Nadler-Moodie

In Memory of Marlene Nadler-Moodie

March 15, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

Marlene Nadler-Moodie, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, a fierce advocate for psychiatric-mental health nursing and long-time leader within APNA, passed away last Tuesday, March 9th. We extend our deepest sympathies to her family and friends.

Our psychiatric-mental health nursing community owes much to Marlene and her generosity. Thousands of nurses have and will benefit from her expertise in reducing the use of seclusion and restraint through the APNA educational programs, standards of practice, and position statement that she was instrumental in developing. Throughout her 2011-2012 term as APNA President, she championed efforts in Fighting Stigma, inviting all of us to work towards the elimination of stigma for psychiatric-mental health nurses and those you serve. Many of us were personally and professionally enriched by Marlene’s warm and dynamic spirit, and there are many APNA members whose involvement is due in large part to Marlene.

At the request of her family, APNA has created a donation page for those who may wish to remember Marlene by supporting this organization that she loved and about which she was so passionate. I invite our APNA community to pay tribute to Marlene and celebrate her life by sharing remembrances on this page and on Member Bridge.

In closing, I will leave you with a quote from one of Marlene’s messages as APNA President: “I have gotten to witness firsthand the incredible people that make up our organization – you are thought leaders, policy makers, knowledge seekers, and pursuers of excellence. Clearly our growth, successes, and accomplishments sit on the shoulders of our members; each of you has helped in some way to make a difference.”

Lisa Deffenbaugh Nguyen, MS, CAE
Executive Director