Government Relations Committee

2018 Government Relations Committee

Back row, left to right: Derek Schmack, BSN, RN, Student Representative; Jana Conover, BA, AANA Staff; Joe Rodriguez, MSN, CRNA; Tracy Castleman, MS, CRNA, APN.

Front row, left to right: Debra Diaz, DNP, CRNA, APRN; Terri Durbin, DNP, CRNA, APN; Debbie Barber, DNP, MS, CRNA, Committee Chair.

Not pictured: Jason Bauer, MSN, CRNA, PHRN; Anna Polyak, JD, RN, AANA Staff.


GOVERNMENT RELATIONS Committee Position Description Oct 2017

AANA Bylaw Language

Article VII, Section 5 F: Government Relations Committee

The Government Relations Committee shall address matters pertaining to legislation and regulations, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Meeting Dates

For the Fiscal Year 2018 Committee

  • All committee members are required to attend the Joint Committee Conference. 
  • Conference calls and additional meetings as needed. 
  • Committee members are expected to devote adequate time to preparation for meetings and conference calls, as well as any projects that may be assigned in a given year.

Note:  Given a student nurse anesthetist’s academic responsibilities, a student committee member will not receive additional work above that which is required for scheduled meeting participation (e.g., reviewing background material sent in advance of scheduled meetings), except to the extent that the student’s schedule allows.

Attendance of committee members at AANA assemblies is welcome, but not required or funded.

For the Fiscal Year 2019 Committee:

  • ​August 25-26, 2018 - Park Ridge, Ill. (Possibly August 27th morning if needed)
    • All committee members are required to attend. 

The typical Joint Committee Conference which is a kick off meeting for some committees will be held earlier in the year as a committee orientation and kickoff.  Please note this date change.

The Fiscal Year 2019 Committee's duties will officially begin following the September 22-25, 2018 Annual Congress.

AANA Staff

  • Anna Polyak, JD, RN, Senior Director, State Government Affairs
  • Jana Conover, BA, Assistant Director of State Government Affairs and Legal