Advocates

​AANA Foundation State Advocates

AANA Foundation State Advocates are individuals that represent, support and promote the efforts and activities of the AANA Foundation at the state level both philosophically and financially. These volunteers present informational and educational materials to their state members at state meetings and act as liaisons between AANA Foundation staff and Board of Trustees and their state association. The Foundation greatly appreciates the efforts of these individuals.

If your state is not listed below, please consider becoming an Advocate and contact the Foundation at (847) 655-1170 for more information. Click here for more Advocate qualifications and duties.

 

 Foundation State Advocates

 
Alabama
Terri Cahoon
DNP
Alaska
Vacant
Arizona 
Vacant
     
Arkansas
J. Benjamin Campbell
CRNA, BSN, MSNA,
LTC, ARMY

California 
Vacant

Colorado 
Stephanie May
CRNA, MS

Connecticut 
Nancy Moriber
CRNA, PhD 
Delaware 
Ronald Castaldo
CRNA, MBA, MS, CCRN
Florida 
Kathleen Thibeault
CRNA
     
Georgia 
Jo Sineath, CRNA
Hawaii
Michael Santantonio, CRNA
Idaho 
Sherry Swearngin
CRNA
     
Illinois 
Kent Fair, CRNA
Timothy Finn, CRNA
Indiana 
Bradley Stelflug
CRNA, MSN, APRN, FAAPM

Iowa 
Shannon Krumm
CRNA

 
Kansas 
Donna Vierthaler
CRNA, MHS
Kentucky 
David Schwytzer
CRNA, ARNP, BS
Louisiana 
Marjorie Geisz-Everson
CRNA, APRN, PhD
     
Maine 
Catherine Hagerman
CRNA, MSNA

Maryland 
Joseph Pellegrini
CRNA, PhD

Massachusetts 
Maria (Magro)
van Pelt, CRNA
     
Michigan 
Angela Marshall
CRNA
Minnesota 
Mary Shirk Marienau
CRNA, MS
Mississippi
Michong Rayborn
 CRNA
     
Missouri 
Vicki Coopmans
CRNA, PhD
Montana 
Michael Barts
CRNA, ARNP

Nebraska 
Amy Graham, CRNA
Sarah Langan, CRNA

 
Nevada
Joanne Heins
 CRNA
New Hampshire
Vacant
New Jersey 
Russell Lynn
CRNA, MSN
     
New Mexico 
Michael Steele
CRNA
New York
Thomas Obst
PhD

North Carolina
Dustin J. Degman
 CRNA

North Dakota 
Margaret Cannon-
Diehl, CRNA
Ohio 
Garalynn Thomas
 CRNA
Oklahoma
Vacant
 
Oregon 
Suzanne Brown
CRNA, BSN 
Pennsylvania 
Elizabeth Mahoney
CRNA
Rhode Island 
Vacant
     
South Carolina
Anthony Chipas 
CRNA, PhD
South Dakota 
Bette Bisgard
CRNA, MSN
Tennessee
Dina Velocci
 CRNA
     
Texas 
Kandi Smith
 CRNA
Utah
Glen Judd
CRNA
Vermont
Vacant
     
Virginia 
Cathy Harrison
 CRNA
Washington 
Lisa Grayson
CRNA
W. Virginia
Marty Henley
 CRNA
     
Wisconsin
Jessica Gelhar,
CRNA, MS, APNP

Wyoming
Vacant

 
 

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Contact Luanne to get in touch with your state's Advocate:​

Luanne Irvin
Development Officer
847-655-1173
lirvin@aana.com