VACPN - About Us
Virginia Association of Community Psychiatric Nurses - VACPN
About Us
 
The Virginia Association of Community Psychiatric Nurses (VACPN) was founded in 1987 by Irma Mahone R.N., M.S.N., Ph.D., and Jeanne Fox, Ph.D. They had a concept: forming a network of psychiatric nurses in Virginia sharing ideas, expertise, information, and experiences.
 
These early founders of VACPN ignited the energies of the community psychiatric nurses and encouraged a dynamic movement of nurses. VACPN is a group of community psychiatric nurses of all educational preparations that is focused on the uplifting of these nurses across the state of Virginia.
 
VACPN has representatives in each of five regions across the state. These representatives hold regular meetings in your region. There, you are able to express your ideas, learn from your peers, and address issues. VACPN addresses your issues through forums, training, and seminars that are sponsored by this organization.
 
VACPN hosts an annual spring seminar and fall conference. Nurses from all over the state gather together to rejuvenate themselves professionally, educationally, personally, and most importantly, collectively.
 
VACPN is a group of nurses who are dedicated to the delivery of exemplary mental health services to the state of Virginia. We achieve this through our affiliation with an organization that serves to enhance the roles of community psychiatric nurses - this organization is VACPN.
 
The purpose of VACPN is to define and enhance the role of the nurse in mental health, intellectual disabilities, and substance abuse; to exchange ideas, models, and experiences; to facilitate networking and mutual support; to promote the improvement of nursing practice; and to promote professional growth.
 
 
VACPN OFFICERS
 
Jennifer Phelps, LPN  
Co-President
Horizon Behavioral Health 
Term 8/2017 to 8/2019
 

Lisa Babilon, RN, BSN
Co-President
Hanover CSB
Term 8/2017 to 8/2019


Sharon Daniels, RN 
Vice President
Valley Community Services Board
Term 8/2018 to 8/2020
 

Michele Morgan, RN, BSN
Secretary
Horizon Behavioral Health
Term 8/2017 to 8/2019
 

Sonya Mohr, RN 
Treasurer 
University of Virginia
Term 8/2018 to 8/2020
 

Nina Beaman, RN, Ed.D.
CNE Coordinator
Aspen University 
Term 8/2018 to 8/2020


Kirk Morton, RN, BSN
CNE Coordinator
[email protected]
Richmond Behavioral Health Authority
Term 8/2017 to 8/2019
 

Kemelee Puryear, RN
Regional Rep Coordinator
[email protected]
Hanover Community Services
Term 8/2018 to 8/2020

Vacant
Social Media Specialist

 
 
REPRESENTATIVES
 
Region I

*Regional Rep: Jennifer Rosenberg, RN-BC, BSN
[email protected]
Rappahannock Area CSB

*Alternate: Jan Puffenberger, RN, BS
[email protected]
Rappahannock Rapidan CSB


Region II 

*Regional Rep: Daryl Vasquez, RN, BSN, QMHP
Fairfax-Falls Church CSB
 
*Alternate: Joann Berkson, RN
NIH/NIMH
 

Region III

Regional Rep: Rebecca Stiltner, RN
Mount Rogers CSB

Alternate: Caroline Lambert, RN
[email protected]
Mount Rogers CSB
 
Region IV
 
*Regional Rep:  Angela Harris, RN
[email protected]
Henrico CSB


Alternate:
 
 
Region V 
 
Regional Rep: Joanne Archie, RN
Hampton Newport News CSB
 
*Alternate: Allison O’Brien, RN
Hampton Newport News CSB