Speakers

Mary Ann Gapinski, MSN, RN, NCSN

Mary Ann Gapinski, MSN, RN, NCSN, is the Director of School Health Services for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. In this role, she has the responsibility for the overall delivery of health services, including behavioral health, in the Commonwealth’s private and public schools. She has been the lead presenter for the National Association of School Nurses professional development programs in behavioral health services for school nurses and is a past President of the National Board for Certification of School Nurses. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing and received her Master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

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Beverly Heinze-Lacey, RN, BSN, MPH

As Director of Boston University’s School Health Institute for Education and Leadership Development (SHIELD), Beverly is responsible for professional development programming for school health professionals statewide. Formerly, as the SBIRT in Schools Program Manager for the Massachusetts Department of Public School Health Services, she provided training and consultation to local school districts in implementing SBIRT screening programs. As a former School Nurse and School Nurse Leader, she has extensive experience in managing local school health programs. She has worked as a clinical research nurse and HIV/AIDS epidemiologist and has coordinated a variety of public health and clinical research initiatives.

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