Diane Grimaldi, DNP, PMHCNS, BC, became the Co-chair of MAAPPN in 2007, and has been the Chair since 2009. Under Diane’s leadership, MAAPPN has progressively grown as the voice for the MA Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse. Diane leads monthly Board Meetings, promotes the mission and vision of the organization, identifies emerging issues facing Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses, and sees that these are systematically addressed within the organization’s structure.
In addition, Diane recently completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from U Mass Lowell, and continues to maintain a busy private practice by providing psychotherapy and psychopharmacological services for adults in her Belmont and Gloucester offices. Diane has clinical expertise in a wide variety of areas within psychiatry, including weight loss/management and bariatric surgery preparation, depression, anxiety and relationship issues. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org