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.

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 Foundation State Advocates

 

Alabama
Terri Cahoon
DNP, CRNA

Alaska
Nicole Bonfoey, CRNA

Arizona 
Kathleen Piotrowski,
DNP, CRNA

 

Arkansas
J. Benjamin Campbell
MSNA, BSN, CRNA
LTC, ARMY

California 
Vacant

Colorado 
Stephanie May
DNAP, CRNA

Delaware 
Ronald Castaldo
PhD, MBA, MS, CRNA, CCRN
Florida 
Kathleen Thibeault
CRNA

Linda Wunder
CRNA

 

 

 
Georgia 
Jo Sineath
CRNA
Hawaii
Michael Santantonio
CRNA

Idaho 
Sherry Swearngin
CRNA

 

Illinois 
Rose Slowikowski
CRNA

Indiana 
Bradley Stelflug
MSN, CRNA, APRN, FAAPM

Iowa 
Shannon Krumm
CRNA

 
Kansas 
Donna Vierthaler
MHS, CRNA
Kentucky 
David Schwytzer
BS, CRNA, ARNP
Louisiana 
Vacant

 

 
Maine 
Vacant

Maryland 
Joseph Pellegrini
PhD, CRNA

Massachusetts 
Maria (Magro)
van Pelt
CRNA

Michigan 
Robin Zerka
 MS, CRNA
Minnesota 
Mary Shirk Marienau
PhD, CRNA

Andrew Johnson-
Cowley, CRNA
Mississippi
Michong Rayborn
 CRNA

 

 
Missouri 
Vicki Coopmans
PhD, CRNA
Montana 
Robin Jankiewicz
CRNA

Nebraska 
Amy Graham, CRNA
Sarah Langan, CRNA

 
Nevada
Vacant
New Hampshire
Vacant
New Jersey 
Vacant
 
New Mexico 
Vacant
New York
Yana Krmic
CRNA

North Carolina
Nancy Curll
CRNA 

North Dakota 
Margaret Cannon-
Diehl
CRNA
Ohio 
Garalynn Tomas
 CRNA
Oklahoma
Vacant
 
Oregon 
Dustin Degman
CRNA

Pennsylvania 
Vacant

Rhode Island 
Vacant
   

South Carolina
Anthony Chipas 
PhD, CRNA

Hannah Secunda
CRNA

South Dakota 
Karen Bordewyk
MSA, CRNA
Tennessee
James Alberding
 CRNA
   
Texas 
Kandi Smith
 CRNA

Utah
Vacant
Vermont
Vacant
Virginia 
Cathy Harrison
 CRNA
Washington 
Lisa Grayson
CRNA

W. Virginia
Julie Linton
 CRNA

   

Wisconsin
Krista Tarrien

Wyoming
Stephanie May
DNAP, CRNA

D.C.
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