APNA Launches Executive Director Search

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The American Psychiatric Nurses Association has begun its search process for an Executive Director to be identified in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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It has been my privilege to enjoy the support of a strong Board of Directors and a talented team of staff. The next Executive Director will not find a better place to work.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association announced today that it has opened its search for a new executive director to succeed current executive director Nicholas Croce Jr., MS. The search will be led by an APNA Executive Director Search Committee composed of select members of the Board of Directors, past APNA Presidents, and Council and Chapter leaders.

The job description and more information for interested parties can be found here: http://www.apna.org/ExecutiveDirectorSearch

“Psychiatric-mental health nurses are a vital part of today’s health care system and APNA is an invaluable resource to support us in our work. The organization is thriving and poised to make a successful and smooth transition to new leadership,” says APNA President and Executive Director Search Committee Chair Gail Stern, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC.

APNA will be accepting resumes through August 31, 2019, at which point suitable candidates will be contacted for an initial phone interview. The APNA Search Committee plans conduct the search over the last half of 2019 with a goal of recommending up to four final candidates to the APNA Board of Directors during the fourth quarter of 2019.

The current APNA Executive Director, Nicholas Croce Jr., MS, is retiring after 13 years in the position. Under his leadership, the organization has seen sustained stability and dramatic growth. “It has been my privilege to enjoy the support of a strong Board of Directors and a talented team of staff,” says Croce. “The next Executive Director will not find a better place to work.”

Members of the APNA Executive Director Search Committee include: APNA President Gail Stern, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC; APNA President-Elect Sattaria (Tari) Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP; APNA Immediate Past President Linda Beeber, PhD, PMHCNS- BC, FAAN; APNA Treasurer Donna Rolin, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC; APNA Member-at-Large Diane Allen, DNP, PMHRN-BC, NEA-BC, FACHE; APNA Past President Barbara Drew, PhD, APRN, BC; APNA Pennsylvania Chapter President Brenda Kucirka, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE; APNA Addictions Council Chair Laura Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, CARN-AP, FAANP; APNA Forensic Council Chair Evelyn Perkins, PMH-BC, NE-BC; former APNA Research Council Chair Dan Willis, RN, DNS, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN; APNA Executive Director Nick Croce (non-voting member), and Donna Godfrey (leadership consultant and non-voting member).

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), founded in 1986, is a 501c(3) not for profit organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. Since its founding, APNA has grown to be one of the largest professional membership organizations committed to the practice of psychiatric-mental health (PMH) nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems, and the care and treatment of persons with mental health and substance use disorders.

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