AAPACN is dedicated to supporting post-acute care nurses provide quality care.


Volunteer with AAPACN

Being a member of AAPACN doesn’t just mean you are ahead of the game with updates and education, it means that you have the opportunity to give back to your profession. Take your commitment to the next level by volunteering, becoming a mentor, or sharing your story with others. Find the volunteer opportunity that’s right for you!

Welcome new members. Join our group of Community Welcome Volunteers and make those new to AAPACN feel at home. It’s an easy and fun way to connect with new members.

Write articles and posts for the AAPACN blog. As an experienced healthcare professional, you have the passion and knowledge to help educate other members with an informative blog post. Learn more and submit your post today.

Answer questions or provide encouragement in the member community. Not everyone has been doing this forever. In fact, a new DNS or NAC is starting their first day on the job today! Take time to share advice with those who need it most.

Serve on an expert panel or committee. Commit to being part of a devoted group of leaders that help to shape and improve the content delivered through AAPACN. Positions for these committees are on an as-needed basis. Learn more about the NAC-EAP and the DNS-EAP.

Serve as a mentor for other members. Share your experience and expertise with members new to the profession or who are looking for further growth.

Apply to the AAPACN Board of Directors. Help set the group responsible for the strategic leadership needed to grow our Association and to have it meet the needs of our members now and in the future.

Thank You Member Volunteers!

This group of highly-skilled individuals ensures AAPACN's leadership materials are routinely reviewed to reflect current thinking in nursing practice and government regulation.

Betsy Hardy - Chair
Beth Florczak
Amy Franklin
Michelle Pizarro-Rosado
This panel ensures AAPACN's RAI and MDS 3.0 materials are routinely reviewed to reflect current thinking in nursing practice and government regulation.

Brenda Sowash - Chair
Robin Hillier - Vice Chair
Elizabeth Barlow
Judy Wilhide Brandt
Tammy Cassidy
Stacy Grondel
Carol Maher
Maureen McCarthy
Karin Sherman
Michelle Synakowski
Joel VanEaton
This board reviews Leader for the NAC articles and FAQ content. They represent the best and brightest minds in post-acute care.

Scott Heichel
Robin Hillier
Stephanie Fitzgerald
Carol Maher
Maureen McCarthy
This task force assists AAPACN staff in preparing for the AAPACN Conference by determining appropriate, relevant, and necessary content through the evaluation and rating of conference sessions.

Nelia Adaci
Susan Battaglia
Christy Beard
Tammy Cassidy
Janine Cortesa
Mike Daniels
Amy Franklin
Janet Kiernan
Avery Malate
Jillian Martin
Sarah Riggin
Tracy Wilson
This committee selects recipients for the annual AAPACN Awards to identify and recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the profession.

Jackie Pappalardi - Chair
Liz Barlow
Alicia Cantinieri
Denise Egan
Adrienne Ellison
Janet Feldkamp
Beth Florczak
Pam Hagerich
Glendy Junius
Amy Miller
Trish Milos
Chelsey Schroeder
Karin Sherman
This committee selects recipients of the annual AAPACN Education Foundation Scholarships from a pool of applications submitted by post-acute care nurses pursing an advanced degree.

Cathy Rodgers - Chair
Kristin Breese
Stephanie Clay
Mike Daniels
Leigh Ann Frick
Flora Macatangay
Julius Rex Sancho
Chelsey Schroeder
Karin Sherman
Michelle Stuercke
Lisa Thomson
Melanie Tribe-Scott

To learn more about volunteering, join the Volunteer Community or complete the following form and let us know your interests.