Government Relations Committee


Standing from top to bottom rowsJason Bauer, MSN, CRNA, PHRN; Anna Polyak, RN, JD, Senior Director of State Government Affairs, AANA Staff; Steven Leach, DNP, CRNA; Jana Conover, BA, AANA Staff; Phyllis Kantor, DNP, CRNA; Tanya "Danielle" White, RN; Kim Lanfranca, MS, CRNA; Chair Heather Rankin, DNP, CRNA; Absent:  Scott Rigdon, MPH, CRNA

 Committee Information


Committee Purpose
The AANA's Government Relations Committee (GRC) supports the strategy pillar of the 50-State Service Strategy, including developing tools and processes for enviroscanning, state- and issue-specific tactics and research, and advocacy competence development. The GRC also works closely with other AANA committees to facilitate successful implementation of the 50-State Service Strategy.

 Government Relations Committee Position Description

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​Committee Members:

Chair, Heather Rankin, DNP, CRNA -

Jason Bauer, MSN, CRNA, PHRN -

Phyllis Kantor, DNP, CRNA -

Kim Lanfranca, MS, CRNA -

Steven Leach, DNP, CRNA -

Scott Rigdon, MPH, CRNA -

Tanya "Danielle" White, RN -
(student representative)


Anna Polyak, RN, JD, Senior Director of State Government Affairs -

Jana Conover, BA, Assistant Director of State Government Affairs


 AANA Bylaw Language

Article XIII, Section 5, F: Government Relations Committee
The Government Relations Committee shall address matters pertaining to legislation and regulations, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.

 Meeting Dates

  • ​September 11-12, 2015 - Chicago, IL
  • Conference Calls

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