Board of Directors

ISPN Governing Board of Directors and Leadership Team

Officers • Directors 

2022-2023 Officers

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


Shawn Gallagher, PhD, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ



Sara J Edmund , DNP, RN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ


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


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


DIRECTOR (2022-2024)
Rhonda Schwindt, DNP, PMHNP-BC

The George Washington University School of Nursing
Array Behavioral Healthcare Services
Washington, DC



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