Get Involved

ABPANC relies on the knowledge and expertise of CPAN® and CAPA®-certified nurses to guide our organization’s future efforts. There are many opportunities for certified nurses to get involved with the ABPANC community.

As an ABPANC Volunteer, you have the unique opportunity at the national level to contribute to the development of the CPAN and CAPA programs that recognize and promote excellence in perianesthesia nursing practice and, most importantly, are in the best interest of perianesthesia patients and their families.

Further, you have an opportunity to:

  • as nurses, give back to a profession that you’ve built a career on;
  • as Public Members, give a voice to the needs and expectations of perianesthesia patients and their families;
  • ensure the quality of care delivered and make a positive difference in patient outcomes;
  • influence national standards and practice;
  • advocate for perianesthesia patients and their loved ones at a global level beyond your immediate environment;
  • grow professionally in areas you’re not exposed to every day;
  • network nationally with colleagues beyond the walls of your own workplace;
  • be recognized as a national leader within your profession; and
  • collaborate with other national professional organizations and their leaders.

If you have questions about ABPANC volunteer opportunities contact Bonnie Niebuhr, MS, RN, CAE, ABPANC’s Chief Executive Officer at at

July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 Examination Construction Committee

  • Beverly Harrelson, MSN, RN, CPAN
    CPAN Co-Chair
    Danville, VA
  • Lynn M. Nolan, BS, RN, CPAN, CAPA
    CAPA Co-Chair
    Mt. Prospect, IL
  • Celestine (Celeste) P. Jones-Lyon, BSN, RN, MHA, MBA, CAPA
    ABPANC CAPA Board Liaison
    Houston, TX
  • Vicki Yfantis, MSN, RN, CRNP, CPAN
    ABPANC CPAN Board Liaison
    Olney, MD
  • Ermias Abraha, MBA, RN, CPAN
    Wylie, TX
  • M. Valeton Adamo, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • Lisa Barrows, RN, CPAN
    Racine, WI
  • Karen Belford, MSN, AOCN, RN, CPAN
    Bedminster, NJ
  • Catherine Bell, MSN, RN, CPAN
    Roberts, MT
  • Sue Brady, BSN, RN, CAPA
    Charlottesville, VA
  • Diana Brody, RN, CPAN, CAPA
    Laguna Beach, CA
  • Gayle Bultsma, RN, CAPA
    Traverse City, MI
  • Maureen Diver, MSN, RN, CAPA
    Stewart Manor, NY
  • Marife Estigoy, BSN, RN, CPAN
    Grand Prairie, TX
  • Vonda Kay Fitch, RN, CPAN, CAPA
    Carlsbad, NM
  • Katie Houle, RN, CPAN
    Chicago City, MN
  • Marilyn R. Krysl, BSN, RN, CPAN
    Laramie, WY
  • Nancy L. Lochary, BSN, RN, CAPA
    Charlotte, NC
  • Kathleen Lombardo, RN, CAPA
    Whitestone, NY
  • Charlotte Maiden, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA
    Waynesboro, VA
  • Tracy E. Payne, BSN, RN, CPAN
    Mitchell, NE
  • Lori L. Samalion, ADN, RN, BSIT, CPAN
    Homestead, FL
  • Joy Shiller, MSN, RN, CAPA
    Richmond, TX
  • Theresa Taylor, MSN, RN, CAPA
    Chicago, IL
  • Cheryl D. Tveit, RN, CAPA
    Maplewood, MN
  • Mary Alison Walker, RN, CPAN
    Athens, TN
  • Pamela A. Zook, BSN, RN, CPAN
    Foristell, MO