Health and Wellness Committee

Standing from left to right: Kerry Varner, CRNA, MSNA, ARNP; Michael Neft, CRNA, DNP, MHA, FNAP; Eric Swanlund II, BSN; Julie Rice, BA, AANA Staff; Jessica Switzman, CRNA, MSN;
Seated: Adrienne Hartgerink, CRNA, DNP, MSN; Chair: LCDR Tiffany Uranga, CRNA, DNP, NC, USN

 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; 2016 Walk/Run Chair

Adrienne Hartgerink, CRNA, DNP, MSN - - Education

Michael Neft, CRNA, DNP, MHA, FNAP - - Research

Jessica Switzman, CRNA, MSN - Substance Use Disorder, Peer Assistance Advisors Committee representative

Kerry Varner, CRNA, MSNA, ARNP - - Workplace Wellness

Eric Swanlund II, BSN -
Student Representative -  Student Wellness


Julie Rice, BA, Manager, Health and Wellness and Peer Assistance Programs -
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 11-12, 2015 - Chicago, IL
  • Conference Calls during year

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