Advocate of the Year Award

The Advocate of the Year Award, established in 2006 by the AANA Foundation, is presented to an AANA Foundation Advocate for outstanding commitment to the nurse anesthesia profession through both individually supporting the AANA Foundation and also encouraging others to do the same. 

2016 Award

The Advocate of the Year Award is presented to an AANA Foundation Advocate for outstanding commitment to the nurse anesthesia program through individually supporting the AANA Foundation and encouraging others to do the same. The 2016 Advocate of the Year recipient is Christina Kloepping, BSN, RN, who is the first student to receive this prestigious award. Kloepping was a student at Rosalind Franklin University and helped initiate the inaugural student advocate program launched in 2015. She began her career as an emergency medical technician, then a nurse in the ER to the ICU, and finally entered anesthesia.  With her husband and three children at home, being involved with the Foundation was always a logical choice for Kloepping given the high value she places on research. Just one example of her accomplishments was at the WIANA Meeting, where she raised $1,700 for the AANA Foundation. Kloepping balances her passion for the AANA Foundation with her family.


 

 
Previous Advocates of the Year

2006 - Dianna Heikkila, CRNA
2007 - Richard Kirschke, CRNA, BA
2008 - Danette Plautz, CRNA, MSN
2009 - Wilma Gillis, CRNA, ARNP
2010 - Vicki Coopmans, CRNA, PhD
2011 - David Schwytzer, CRNA, BS, ARNP
2012 - Celeste Hinzmann, CRNA
2013 - Stephanie May, CRNA, DNAP
2014 - Kathleen Thibeault, CRNA, MSN
2015 - Russell Lynn, CRNA, APN, MSN (posthumously)

Application materials for the Advocate of the Year Award.

 


 

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