Government Relations Committee


Standing from left to right Heather Rankin, CRNA, DNP; Don Beissel, CRNA, DNP; Mindy Miller, CRNA, MSN, Chair; Mike Frame, CRNA, DMP, APRN; Scott Rigdon, CRNA, MPH; Jana Conover, BA, AANA Staff; Anna Polyak, RN, JD, Senior Director of State Government Affairs, AANA Staff; Taylor Longville, RN, BSN.



 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, Mindy Miller, CRNA, MSN -

Don Beissel, CRNA -

Mike Frame, CRNA, DMP, APRN -

Heather Rankin, CRNA, DNP - 

Scott Rigdon, CRNA, MPH -

Christine Salvator, CRNA, MSN, APN -

Taylor Longville, BSN, RN -


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, E: 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 17-18, 2014 - Orlando, FL
  • Conference Calls

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