Purpose: Facilitates and collaborates dissemination of mental health aspects of older adults to GAPNA members. The SIG also undertakes any additional tasks assigned by the GAPNA Executive Board as appropriate.
 
Goals:  Submit an abstract to the 2023 annual conference. Publish article on PTSD in older adults.
 
Progress & Achievements: 
  • Published 2 articles:Culturally Informed Mental Health Care of Marginalized Older Adults and Basic Considerations for Understanding and Treating Delirium Psychosis in Older Adults"
  • Created the videos on NPS in Dementia and submitted this for the innovative project award.
  • Two SIG members ran for board positions.
  • Two SIG members accepted for podium presentation at 2022 annual conference: Social Isolation in Older Adults.
  • Podcast on trauma informed care.
Educational Sessions & Information: GAPNA members receive the Geriatric Nursing journal, GAPNA newsletter, and have access to the GAPNA Exchange.
 
Meeting Information:  Bi-monthly Zoom call (agendas are posted to the GAPNA exchange)
 
Additional Ways to Contribute:  Participate in GAPNA podcasts as appropriate. Submit clinical pearls to journal.

 

SIG Members

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    Dr. George Byron Peraza-Smith, DNP ARNP-BC FAANP GS-C

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    Board Liaison

    Stacey Allen Chapman, ANP-BC

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    Alisson Gilbert

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    Amy M. Lewitz, MS RN PMHCNS APRN-BC

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    Barb Enos, RN,MN

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    Brittany Miske

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    Deborah Kernohan, MSN NP-C

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    Diem-Linh P. Tran, DNP, GNP-BC, RN

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    Dr. Anna Triste-Alegria Bober, DNP RN CMSRN GNP-BC

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    Dr. Aparna Gupta

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    Dr. Brittany Woolley, NP

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    Dr. Cecilia Nwogu, DNP GNP BC PMHNP

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    Dr. Christine M. Collins, NP

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    Dr. Fiona Okoroti, DNP APRN AGPCNP-BC PMHNP-BC

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    Dr. George Byron Peraza-Smith, DNP ARNP-BC FAANP GS-C

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    Dr. Irina Koyfman

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    Dr. Karen Devereaux Melillo, PhD A-GNP-C FAANP FGSA

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    Dr. Melodee Lee Harris, PhD RN FAAN

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    Dr. Pamela Z. Cacchione, PhD RN GNP FGSA FAAN

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    Dr. Sabrina Pickens , PhD RN ANP-BC GNP-BC

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    Dr. Sara McCumber, DNP. RN CNP CNS

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    Dr. Shantha Franks, DNP RN APN GNP-BC NP-C

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    Dr. Solange Marie Marcel, DNP PMHNP-BC ANP-BC

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    Dr. Tabatha Bowers, BScN MN DNP RN(EC) GNC(c) CMSN(c)

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    Jean Flobert Suffrin, RN ARNP

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    Jennifer Rowe

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    Joan Michelle Moccia, DNP ANP-BC GS-C

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    Linda Jeanne Keilman, DNP MSN GNP-BC FAANP

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    Liz Catherine S. Cory, APN

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    Margaret Huryk, APN DNP AGPCNP-BC

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    Michelle A. Lewis, DNP FNP-BC GNP-BC APRN

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    Mrs. Amy Saulsby-Smith, APRN NP-C

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    Mrs. Mohini Patel, AGPCNP-BC

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    Mrs. Tina M. Baxter, APRN GNP-BC

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    Ms. Malissa Mulkey, APRN PhD CCRN CNRN CCNS

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    Ms. Mihae Kim, AGPCNP-BC

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    Ms. Rhonda Gall, MSN GNP PMHNP

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    Samantha Day, AGNP-C AANP

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    Stephanie LeeAnn Walz, NP

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    Theresa Ejindu

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    Celess Tyrell, Director of Online Learning and Innovation

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    Erin Macartney

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    Meghan Cash