Public Relations Committee

Standing left to rightDan Lovinaria, CRNA, MBA, MS, DNP; Carole Doyscher, CRNA, BSN, MS; Patti Parolari Bright, CRNA, MS; Ryan Pettit, RN, BSN, Student Representative; Ryan Werblow, CRNA, MSN; Jenn Harenberg, CRNA, MS; Chris Bettin, MA, Senior Director of Public Relations, AANA Staff.
Seated left to right: Karen Sutkus, AANA Staff; Lara Barrow, CRNA, MHS, Chair.
Not pictured: Marlene McDowell, MA, AANA Staff; Armentia Snyder, MS, AANA Staff.



 Committee Information


Committee Purpose
The Public Relations Committee is responsible for the following projects and programs: promotion of nurse anesthetists through development and implementation of image building campaigns; development and implementation of public awareness and education campaigns; creation of information publications such as the Before Anesthesia and After Anesthesia brochures; coordination and staffing of the trade show exhibiting program; production of various educational sessions and programs at national meetings; coordination of the Student Mentoring Program at the Mid-Year Assembly; creation of National Nurse Anesthetists Week theme; and selection of the annual PR Recognition Awards. 

Public Relations Committee Position Description

Committee Directory


 Contact Info

​Committee Members:
Chair, Lara A. Barrow, CRNA, MHS -

Patti Parolari Bright, CRNA, MS -

Carole Doyscher, CRNA, BSN, MS -

Jenn Harenberg, CRNA, MS -

Dan Lovinaria, CRNA, MBA, MS, DNP -

Ryan Werblow, CRNA, MSN -

Ryan Pettit, RN, BSN -


Chris Bettin, MA, Senior Director of Public Relations and Publishing -
Marlene McDowell, MA -
Armentia Snyder, BA -

Karen L. Sutkus -

 AANA Bylaw Language

Article XIII, Section 5, H: Public Relations Committee
The Public Relations Committee shall promote the profession of nurse anesthesia through all appropriate resources.

 Meeting Dates

  • September 17-18, 2014 - Orlando, FL
  • Conference Calls
  • August 28, 2015 - Salt Lake City, UT