Donate to the Foundation


The mission of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association Foundation, Inc. (GAPNAF) is twofold:

  1. to provide financial grants to support scholarly research and projects related to gerontological nursing, and
  2. to provide educational opportunities for registered nurses and advanced practice nurses working with older adults.

GAPNA Foundation Grants

Applications for the GAPNA Foundation Grants are accepted from January 1 – May 15.

Board of Directors

  • Jennifer Serafin, Chairman
  • Nancy Wilens, Vice Chair
  • Elizabeth Galik, Secretary
  • M. Catherine Wollman,  Treasurer
  • Joanne Miller, Grant Manager
  • Valerie Sabol, Grant Development
  • Suzanne Ransehousen, Resource Development
  • MJ Henderson, Resource Development
  • Barbara Phillips, Board Member Emeritus

Founding Contributors to the GAPNA Foundation

  • Chicagoland Chapter of GAPNA
  • Ohio Chapter of GAPNA
  • Great Lakes Chapter of GAPNA
  • Gulf Coast Chapter of GAPNA
  • Lynn Chilton, DSN, GNP
  • Virginia Lee Cora, DSN, GNP
  • MJ Henderson, MSN, GNP
  • Charlotte Kelley, MSN, GNP
  • Barbara B Phillips, DNS, GNP
  • Mary Pat Rapp, PhD, GNP
  • Barbara Resnick, PhD, GNP
  • Sharon MaGuire, GNP