Standing left to right: Julie Rice, BA (Staff); Sara Harmon, CRNA, MS; Patti Bright, CRNA, MS; Linda Stone, CRNA, MSN
Seated left to right: Debra Barber, CRNA, MS; Chair, Janet Dewan, CRNA, MS; Marci Papiernik, RN (Student Member)
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 www.AANAWellness.com, the State Health and Wellness Resources, and the monthly Wellness Milestones column in the AANA NewsBulletin.
Health and Wellness Committee Position Description