MAAPPN Quarterly Meeting Announcement

The Massachusetts Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses (MAAPPN) will hold our quarterly meeting on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at The Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, MA from 6pm – 9pm

MAAPPN Quarterly Meeting Announcement


Location: The Royal Sonesta Hotel Cambridge, MA

Date:  Thursday, Sept 17, 2015

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

6:00pm – 7:00pm – Networking

7:00pm – 7:15pm – Welcome & Introductions

7:15pm – 7:45pm – Dinner and Speaker TBA

7:45pm – 9:00pm – Business Meeting



Legislative Committee and Update

Peggy Chapman discusses the Committee activity involving the CNS Supervision bill, Psych NP bill, Affiliate bill activity (Telehealth initiative, disability parity), fund raiser attendance, activity related to hearings, giving testimony and any calls to action.  Mary Ann Hart, our MAAPPN Legislative Advocate, will give an update on the progress of the bills we have filed and the strategies employed to further the bill

Practice Committee and Update

Ginny Tay discusses the Practice Committee research and writing of H 1801, the bill filed for independent practice, and the fact sheet and how to use it.

Membership Committee and Update

Michelle Malnati discusses the membership numbers, growth in 2015, and dues drive.

Insurance and Reimbursement Issues

Diane Grimaldi and Sharon Reynolds will discuss reimbursement issues and strategies for rate negotiation.

Treasurer Report

Kathy Andolina reports on MAAPPN revenues and expenses.

Technology and Networking Committee and Update

Kathy Andolina discusses the web site evolution, features, and revenue generating activities associated with social media, advertising campaigns and postings. She will also discuss opportunities for networking through the ad hoc peer supervision groups across the state, social media, Google groups, and client referral mechanisms, and Constant Contact emails and website.

Organizational Update

Diane Grimaldi, Chair, MAAPPN discusses nomination process, form to nominate and elect officers, invitations to join Board, Committees, name change and alignment across of MA Division of Corporations, IRS and MA Dept of Revenue.

If you have items from your area that you would like discussed, please contact Diane Grimaldi at so she can add them to the agenda.

To sign up and pay for your membership meeting please click on the following link  Choose MAAPPN Member Meetings.  The cost is $50.00.

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