AANA Diversity Task Force

The AANA Board of Directors is proud to engage with nurse anesthetists and external experts in creating the AANA Diversity Task Force to develop the strategic framework to make recommendation to implement cultural sensitivity and diversity initiatives for our profession. This work addresses each of the AANA Core Values of diversity, quality, professionalism, compassion, collaboration, and wellness. 

Wallena Gould, CRNA, EdD, FAAN 

Chair AANA Diversity Task Force
Founder, Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program
Why I Became a CRNA: Wallena Gould
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Celia Besore, MBA, CAE
Executive Director/CEO
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
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John Bing, CRNA, BSN
J. Bing Associates Services, Owner
Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program, President
 
 
Dennis Bless, CRNA, MS
FY14 AANA President
Clinician and Educator
Hennepin County Medical Center
 
Marc Code, CRNA, MSN, DNP
Program Director 
Samuel Merritt University
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Paula K. Davis, MA
Diversity Task Force Consultant
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Diversity
University of Pittsburgh


Kelli Scott, MS
Chief Diversity Officer
Mount Carmel Health System

 

Shirley Strong, MEd
Chief Diversity Officer
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Samuel Merritt University
 
 

AANA Staff

Lynn Reede, CRNA, DNP, MBA
Senior Director, Professional Practice
Michelle O'Rourke, BS
Professional Practice Analyst​
 
 
 
Healthcare Diversity
Cultural Competency
Education
 
 
Contact Us
 
Michelle O'Rourke
847-655-1138 
 
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 Diversity Summit

 
Diversity and Inclusion in Nursing Education: Excellence in Healthcare Summit
April 4, 2014
 
 

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View the Diversity and Inclusion in Nursing Education: Excellence in Healthcare Summit

 

 Presenter Slides

 

Diversifying the Nursing Workforce: Local and National Perspectives
Jane Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Diversifying the Nursing Workforce: Local and National Perspectives
Jane Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN
​University of Maryland School of Nursing 

AANA Diversity Nurse Education Summit
Wallena Gould, CRNA, EdD
Founder, Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program

Diversity Initiatives at Samuel Merritt University
Marc Code, CRNA, MSN, DNP
Samuel Merritt University

From Mahoney to the Millennium: The Future of Nursing
Paula K. Davis, MA

University of Pittsburgh