Health and Wellness Committee


Standing from left to right: Vaughna Galvin, CRNA, DNAP; Jessica Switzman, CRNA, MSN; Chair: LCDR Tiffany Uranga, CRNA, DNP, NC, USN; Carolyn Hartle, BSN, CCRN-CSC, Student Representative; Anita Bertrand, CRNA, MS; and Julie Rice, BA, AANA Staff.



 Committee Information

Committee Purpose
The AANA Health and Wellness Committee designs, implements, and monitors programs that foster lifelong healthy behavior decisions for AANA members. The committee mission recognizes personal and professional risk factors (such as the occupational risk for chemical dependency, workplace and personal stress, and other physical and mental disorders), and strives to address them in a manner that promotes a balanced and fulfilling personal and professional life for members. Committee work proceeds in solidarity and collaboration with the Peer Assistance Advisors Committee, over which the Health and Wellness committee has oversight. Elements of the health and wellness program include: activities and speakers at AANA meetings, including speakers for the Jan Stewart Memorial Wellness Series, multiple online resources at and, the State Health and Wellness Resources, and the Wellness Milestones column in the AANA NewsBulletin.


Health and Wellness Committee Position Description

Committee Directory


 Contact Info


Committee Members:

Chair, LCDR Tiffany Uranga, CRNA, DNP, NC, USN - - Physical Well-Being; 2015 Walk/Run Chair

Anita Bertrand, CRNA, MS - Peer Assistance Advisors Committee and Chemical Dependency and Emotional Wellness representative 

Vaughna Galvin, CRNA, DNAP - - Health and Wellness Education and Research representative

Jessica Switzman, CRNA, MSN - Workplace Wellness Representative

Carolyn Hartle, BSN, CCRN-CSC - - Student representative


Julie Rice, BA, Manager -
Mary Scheuermann, BS, Director of Governance and Board Affairs -

 AANA Bylaw Language


​No bylaw language.

The Health and Wellness Committee is an ad hoc committee


 Meeting Dates

  • ​September 17-18, 2014 - Orlando, FL
  • Conference Calls during year

Individual committee members are present at all AANA meetings and staff the Health and Wellness booth exhibit table.