Government Relations Committee


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

 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, CRNA, DNP -

Jason Bauer, CRNA, MSN, PHRN -

Phyllis Kantor, CRNA, DNP -

Kim Lanfranca, CRNA, MS -

Steven Leach, CRNA, DNP -

Scott Rigdon, CRNA, MPH -

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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