Board of Directors

ISPN Governing Board of Directors and Leadership Team

Officers • Directors 

2021-2022 Officers

Cheryl Woods Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
LeVine Family Distinguished Associate Professor of Quality of Life,  Health promotion, and Wellness PhD Program Lead Faculty
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC


Ukamaka M. Oruche, PHD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Associate Professor of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Indiana University School of Nursing
Indianapolis, IN


Ukamaka M. Oruche, PHD, RN, PMHCNS-BC


TREASURER (2019-2023)
Shawn Gallagher, PhD, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ


Deborah Johnson, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

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Julie Bertram, RN, MSN, Phd(c)PMHCNS-BC
University of Missouri - St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 


DIRECTOR (2021-2023)
Barbara Peterson, Phd, PMHCNS-BC, APRN
University of Minnesota and Community University Health Care Center
Minneapolis, MN


ISPN Executive Director, Ex Officio
Jessica Retzlaff
2424 American Lane
Madison, WI 53704
P: 608-443-2463 ext. 153