Health and Wellness Committee



 Committee Information

Standing left to rightTiffany Uranga, CRNA; Julie Rice, BA (staff); 
Vaughna Galvin, CRNA, DNAP  
Seated left to right: Chair Sara Harmon, CRNA, MS; Robert "Eddy" Steele, CRNA, MSNA; Anita Bertrand, CRNA, MS; Fara Clarke, RN (Student representative)
Not Pictured: Mary Scheuermann, BS, Director of Governance and Board Affairs
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, Sara Harmon, CRNA, MS - - Mental Well-Being and Social Responsibility 

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

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

Robert "Eddy" Steele, CRNA, MSNA - - Workplace Wellness Representativ

Tiffany Uranga, CRNA - - Physical Well-Being; 2014 Walk/Run Chair

Fara Clarke, RN - - Student representative


Julie Rice, BA, Wellness Specialist -
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 7-8, 2013 - Chicago, Ill.

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