Nurse Practitioners

 

Ashley Commins, JD, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CRNP
Ashley Commins is originally from the Gulf Coast of Florida. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, AL. She obtained her Master of Science degree in Nursing from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. During her training, she worked with a broad spectrum of patients in a variety of clinical settings. She is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and is qualified to treat patients of all ages. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

Marcetta Chancey, RN, BSN, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CRNP
Marcetta Chancey is originally from middle Tennessee, and after serving active duty in the U.S. Air Force, she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She previously served as the clinical coordinator on the behavioral medicine unit at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, AL. She went on to earn her Master of Science degree in Nursing with honors from the University of South Alabama in Mobile. She worked in private practice in Dothan for several years in both inpatient and outpatient settings before joining APS. She is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and enjoys seeing a variety of patients of all ages.

Judith K. Morris, RN, BSN, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CRNP
Judith Morris was born and raised in Gadsden, Alabama and graduated from Gadsden High School. She received her RN degree from Gadsden State Community College and her BSN from University of Alabama in Huntsville. She later attended The University of South Alabama where she received her MSN Degree in the Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program in 2004. She is certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Judith has worked with the Veterans Administration in mental health for years. She worked as an RN and later as a Psych-MH Nurse Practitioner for seven years before retiring in January, 2014. She has also worked in private practice and had privileges at two hospitals where she worked on the geripsych units.  She has been with Alabama Psychiatric Services since February, 2014.
She is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, The American Nurses Association, The Alabama Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau, Phi Theta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. She was selected to represent the University of Alabama in Huntsville at the Sigma Theta Tau International Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana where she presented a poster in the Rising Star Poster Presentation. She has been married to Donnie Morris for 43 years and has two sons, David and Tony; a beautiful daughter-in-law, Karrie; and one grandson, Isaac. In her free time she enjoys playing dominoes, traveling, camping and spending time with family.

Bridget D. Barnett, RN, BSN, PNS, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CRNP
Bridget Barnett is a local resident of the Gulf Coast.  She completed her undergraduate education at the University of South Alabama earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 2006. After practicing as a Registered Nurse in community mental health she went on to receive her certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric Nurse Specialist. Bridget then furthered her education and received a Master of Science Degree in Nursing through the University of South Alabama’s Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program in 2010. She is currently Board Certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. The Alabama Board of Nursing recognizes Bridget as a practicing Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner. Although her background experience is focused on children and adolescents, she is credentialed to treat patients of all ages.  She received the Director’s Award in community mental health in 2008, University of South Alabama’s Clinical Excellence Award in her graduate program in 2010, is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, and a recipient of the National Health Service Corps Scholarship and Loan Repayment Program for Health Care Providers who serve in their respective communities.  Bridget continues to participate in various professional organizations including the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and volunteers for various charity organizations.

Sheri L. Lazenby, RN, BSN, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CRNP
Sheri Lazenby is originally from Nashville, Tennessee. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. During her training, she was selected to participate in a critical care summer rotation program as a nurse intern through the Vanderbilt University Experience Student Nurse Internship Program. After graduation, she began her work in a hospital setting within the intensive care unit. During that time, she also gained experience working in an outpatient cardiology setting. Sheri went on to earn her Master of Science degree in Nursing with honors from the University of South Alabama in Mobile. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Prior to joining APS, Sheri worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings in a community mental health center. She is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and is qualified to treat patients of all ages.

Genyce Burkette, RN, BSN, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CRNP

Dolores M. Bray, RN, BSN, MSN, APRN-BC, CRNP
Dolores Bray is a life long resident of Mobile, AL. She is a graduate of the University of South Alabama where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She continued her education and in 1995 obtained her Masters degree in Nursing – Clinical Nurse Specialist in Community Mental Health. In 2005 Dolores completed her post graduate work and earned the Advanced Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing designation. She has experience working with adult, adolescent and child psychiatric patients in acute care and outpatient settings. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing.

Bridget D. Barnett, RN, BSN, PNS, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CRNP
Bridget Barnett is a local resident of the Gulf Coast. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of South Alabama earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 2006. After practicing as a Registered Nurse in community mental health she went on to receive her certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric Nurse Specialist. Bridget then furthered her education and received a Master of Science Degree in Nursing through the University of South Alabama’s Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program in 2010. She is currently Board Certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. The Alabama Board of Nursing recognizes Bridget as a practicing Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner. Although her background experience is focused on children and adolescents, she is credentialed to treat patients of all ages. She received the Director’s Award in community mental health in 2008, University of South Alabama’s Clinical Excellence Award in her graduate program in 2010, is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, and a recipient of the National Health Service Corps Scholarship and Loan Repayment Program for Health Care Providers who serve in their respective communities. Bridget continues to participate in various professional organizations including the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and volunteers for various charity organizations.

Patricia Noonan, RN, BSN, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CRNP
Pat Noonan earned a diploma in nursing from Touro Infirmary School of Nursing in 1976, a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1995, a Masters degree in Nursing / Clinical Nurse Specialist Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from the University of South Alabama in 1997, and the Psychiatric and Adult Health Nurse Practitioners Certificate from the University of South Alabama in 2000. Pat has held certification as an Adult Health Nurse Practitioner for ten years and has been certified as a PMHNP-BC for more than 15 years. She served as a school nurse from 1995 to 2000 where she provided counseling to students, teachers and parents for the Gulfport Memorial Hospital School Clinic program, grades K-12.  She has also been active in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing for Harrison County, Mississippi. Pat helped to develop and teach online courses for the Nurse Practitioner program and the BSN program at the University of South Alabama College of Nursing. She worked for Mobile Mental Health/Alta Pointe in both inpatient and outpatient settings from 2005-2011, until she retired. Since retirement Pat has worked part time and has now joined Alabama Psychiatric Services. She is interested and active in sailing, gardening, art, travel and literature.

Ashley Commins, JD, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CRNP
Ashley Commins is originally from the Gulf Coast of Florida. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, AL. She obtained her Master of Science degree in Nursing from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. During her training, she worked with a broad spectrum of patients in a variety of clinical settings. She is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and is qualified to treat patients of all ages. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.