Professional Development Committee

2020 Professional Development Committee

Back row, left to right: Timothy (Brody) White, DNP, CRNA, APRN; Mary Gregory, CCRN, RN, CMC, CSC, Student Representative; Dee Bender, DNAP, MN, CRNA, APRN; Courtney Brown, PhD, CRNA, CHSE; Pauline McKenna, AANA staff; Michael Greco, DNP, PhD, CRNA, APRN.

Front row, left to right: Jorge Valdes, DNP, CRNA, APRN; Angela Becker, AANA staff; Jennifer Varhalla, MBA, AANA staff; Caitlin Hahne, AANA staff; Helen Pollard, CMP, AANA staff.

Not shown: Jonathan Alvarado, MS, CRNA, ARNP; Erik Rauch, DNP, CRNA, ARNP, DAAPM, NSPM-C.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Committee Position Description Sept 2019

AANA Bylaw Language

Article VII, Section 5, H: Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee shall analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate the educational content and programs of the AANA.

Meeting Dates

Committee meetings not associated with an established face-to-face educational meeting may be in-person, via conference call and/or via video-conferencing.  Committee members are involved in the following:

  • Joint Committee Conference 
  • Fall Leadership Academy
  • Mid-Year Assembly 
  • AANA Annual Congress 
  • Monthly Committee Conference Calls
  • The Chairperson or a designee will participate in each AANA Workshop and participate in the planning conference calls for future workshops

    Specific attendance at meetings/workshops will be determined by the Chairperson.

For the Fiscal Year 2020 Committee:

  • ​September 13-15, 2019 - Park Ridge, Ill. 
  • Misc Conference Calls

For the Fiscal Year 2021 Committee:

  • ​Sept 12-13, 2020 (tentative) - Park Ridge, Ill. 
  • Misc Conference Calls

The Fiscal Year 2021 Committee's duties will officially begin following the August 2020 Annual Congress.

Additional Information

As an essential component of the AANA’s educational process, this group helps ensure adherence to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accreditation criteria. Between meetings, the Committee maintains involvement in the aspects of the educational programs including member needs assessment, topics and faculty selection, implementation, and evaluation review of current materials as well as planning for future programs.

AANA Staff