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.

Click here to view our Advocate Prezi or to download the PDF version.

 

 Foundation State Advocates

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

California 
Heather Cuniff King
CRNA

Colorado 
Stephanie May
CRNA, CCRN, DNAP, 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 
Robin Jankiewicz
CRNA

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
CRNA, PhD

North Carolina
Nancy Curll
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

 
 

 Tips and Ideas

 

The Florida State AANA Foundation Advocate, Kathleen Thibeault, CRNA, created a display at the FANA Annual Meeting of the 30+ posters from Florida which were accepted for presentation at the AANA Annual Congress. It was a great opportunity to show members and associate members another highlight of the Foundation. The display was constructed through 2 standard trifold foam-board display boards, one stacked on top of the other, with one side "redirected" so that it folded in the other direction, encouraging people to walk around it. Feel free to contact Kathleen at kathibeault@yahoo.com if you'd like assistance on creating something similar. 

 

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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