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HNHN's Strength Through Resiliency Committee

HNHN's Strength through Resiliency Committee, via the behest of the American Nurses Association's 2019 Membership Assembly, examined, developed, and collected mental health resources for nurses, including those for suicide prevention. 

The Strength through Resiliency Committee is comprised of a Work Group and Review Committee, co-chaired by Judy Davidson, DNP, RN, MCCM, FAAN and Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FNAP, FAAN.  The Committee was convened in late 2019 and began meeting in January, 2020.  It is composed of mental health subject matter experts, invested nurses, and ANA support staff.  See below for the rosters and please take time to view the Nurse Suicide Prevention/Resilience webpages the Committee developed.

Work Group
Organization Name
Acute Care RN and Artist Laurel Prince, RN, BSN, CCRN
American Academy of Nursing Judy Davidson, DNP, RN, MCCM, FAAN
Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FNAP, FAAN
American Association of Colleges of Nursing Janie Heath, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, FNAP, FAANP
American Association of Neuroscience Nurses Cynthia Blank-Reid, MSN, RN, TCRN, CEN
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Julie Rice, BA
American Holistic Nurses Association Jalma Mesnick Marcus, MS, BS, RN, HNB-BC, CLSE, CBP, AT
American Nurses Credentialing Center Christine Pabico, PhD, MSN, RN, NE-BC
American Organization for Nursing Leadership Heather Rizzo, DNP, MSN, NPD-BC, CENP
American Psychiatric Nurses Association Tari Dilks, RN, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
American Nurses Association (ANA) member Peggy Lee, BSN, RN
ANA, Individual Member Division Dawn Lea, PhD, RN
ANA, Ethics Liz Stokes, JD, MA, RN
ANA, Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation, Staff Lead Holly Carpenter, BSN, RN
ANA, Nursing Practice & Work Environment Kendra McMillan, MPH, RN
ANA, Office of General Counsel Swalitha Richardson, JD, BS
ANA, Office of General Counsel Bruke Sullivan, JD, BA
ANA, Policy & Government Affairs Lisa Stand, BA
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses Terri Link MPH, BSN, CNOR
Emergency Nurses Association Paul R. Clark, PhD, RN, MA
Georgia Nurses Association Linda Morrow, DNP, MBA, NE-BC, CPHQ, CNOR
Health Ministries Association Julie Ruchniewicz, BSN, RN
Hospital educator representative Marianne Hess, MSN, RN, CCRN-K
National Council of State Boards of Nursing Michelle Buck, MSN, APRN, CNS
National League for Nursing Kathleen Poindexter, PhD, RN, CNE
National Student Nurses' Association Trisha Mims, MSN, MBA, RN
Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs Catherine Giasson, DNP, MHA, RN, NE-BC
San Diego State University Amanda Choflet, DNP, RN, OCN
Sigma Matthew Howard DNP, RN, CEN, CPEN, CPN
The Ohio State University Sharon Tucker, PhD, APRN-CNS, NC-BC, EBP-C, FNAP, FAAN
The Ohio State University, CO-CHAIR Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FNAP, FAAN
University of San Diego California, CO-CHAIR Judy Davidson, DNP, RN, MCCM, FAAN

Review Committee
Organization Name
American Association of Colleges of Nursing Brittany Abeln, BSN, RN
American Nurses Association (ANA) member Nirva Berthold, MSN, RN
ANA Individual Member Division (IMD) Mitzi Fields, MSN, RN
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses Kristin Seeman, MSN, RN, CNOR
Arizona Nurses Association Jason Bradley, PhD(c), MSEd. RN, CCRN-K, LPC
Colorado Nurses Association Mary Ciambelli PhD, RXN, PMHCNS-BC
Connecticut Nurses Association
Stephanie R. Paulmeno, DNP, MS, RN, NHA, CPH, CCM, CDP
Indiana State Nurses Association Brian A. Arwood, MSN, RN, RN-BC
Iowa Nurses Association Maureen Horsley, MS, PNP-BC, FNP-BC, RN
Louisiana State Nurses Association Mitzie Meyers, MSN, RN, CNE, AHN-BC
Minnesota Organization of Registered Nurses Tracy Howard, MSN, RN, PHN
Mississippi Nurses Association Carl Mangum, PhD, PMHNP-BC, NHDP- BC
New Hampshire Nurses Association Judith Pare, PhD, MS, RN
New Mexico Nurses Association Rachael Frija, DNP, RN-BC
New Jersey State Nurses Association Susan H. Weaver, PhD, RN, CRNI, NEA-BC
Oklahoma Nurses Association Karen Taylor, DNP, APRN-CNP, PMHNP-BC
South Carolina Nurses Association Margaret Johnson, FNP, PMHNP-BC, DNP
Texas Nurses Association Dawn M. Webb, MSN, RN-BC
The Ohio State University  Jacqueline Hoying, PhD, RN, NEA-B
Vermont Nurses Association Cynthia Peterson, PhD (c),  MSN, RN
Virginia Nurses Association Melissa Earley BSN, RN-BC, QMHP-C, NHDP-BC, CCEMT-P
Wyoming Nurses Association Barbara James, MS, BSN, RN

Reviewed and updated 12/7/22
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