CRNA Wellness and Substance Use Disorder Speakers
When planning a state association meeting or anesthesia professional seminar, a health and wellness related lecture can add to continuing education content and also benefit the well-being of your meeting attendees, see the list of topic ideas below. We've also collected names of CRNA speakers-for-hire on a variety of wellness and/or substance use disorder (SUD) topics. Regardless of the topic, it's important to increase awareness of the available online resources at AANA Wellness and AANA Peer Assistance for ongoing support.
Here you will find each speaker's name, email address, his or her home state, willingness to travel for speaking engagements and the Health and Wellness topic(s) for nurse anesthesia professionals.
Loretta (Ann) Bostic, DNP, MBA, CRNA, email@example.com, WV, willing to travel, topics: SUD, stress reduction, peer assistance
Anthony Chipas, PhD, CRNA, firstname.lastname@example.org, SC, willing to travel, topics: Stress, SUD, CRNA wellness
Ferne M. Cohen, MSN, MS, CRNA, email@example.com, NJ, willing to travel, topics: SUD and wellness
Jose Delfin D. Castillo III, MS, CRNA, ARNP, firstname.lastname@example.org, FL, willing to travel, topics: CRNA burnout
Jennifer Ferguson, MSN, CRNA, and Kat Venden Heuvel, email@example.com, NC, willing to travel, topics: Teambuilding in the workplace/nurse anesthesia programs, how groups form and perform
Note: Jennifer is also a certified Zumba instructor
Rigo Garcia, MBA, CRNA, firstname.lastname@example.org, IN, willing to travel, topics: SUD, addiction and co-dependency, denial and how to overcome this barrier, SUD facts, chronic pain vs. chronic use, treatment of chronic pain in the addict, future drug abuse and treatment options, reporting and identifying obligations for employers, personal story of an addicted CRNA
Gary Hahn, BSN, CRNA, email@example.com, VA, willing to travel, topics: Adverse events and second victims, SUD and peer assistance
Adrienne Hartgerink, DNP, CRNA, firstname.lastname@example.org, VA, willing to travel, topics: Wellness, stress management, student stress, resiliency, positive coping mechanisms, SRNAs and SUD
Martha Kral, BSN, CRNA, email@example.com, GA, willing to travel, topics: SUD
Joshua Lea, MBA, CRNA, firstname.lastname@example.org, MA, willing to travel, topics: Wellness, presentation on research study of CRNA burnout, work engagement, job satisfaction and turnover
Lynn Macksey, MSN, CRNA, email@example.com, NC, willing to travel, topics: SUD and drug diversion prevention
Meri Gilman-Mays, DNP, CRNA, firstname.lastname@example.org, OH, willing to travel, topics: Workplace incivility strategies for dealing with difficult co-workers, emotional intelligence, burnout, resilience, leadership vs. management
Alison Melle, CRNA, email@example.com, WY, willing to travel, topics: Understanding SUD and my personal story
Patti (Bright) Parolari, firstname.lastname@example.org, VA, willing to travel, topics: CRNA Teams
Bridget Petrillo, CRNA, email@example.com, CA, willing to travel, topics: SUD
Lynn Reede, DNP, MBA, CRNA, firstname.lastname@example.org, IL, willing to travel, topics: Adverse events, critical incident stress management, addiction, recovery and return to practice
Bernadette T. Roche, EdD, CRNA, email@example.com, IL, willing to travel, topics: SUD, hostile work environments, and adverse events/second victims
Ryan Shores, DNP, CRNA, firstname.lastname@example.org, FL, willing to travel, topics: Wellness, student wellness, and physical well-being in nurse anesthesia education
Jack Stem, email@example.com, OH, willing to travel, topics: Addiction in the anesthesia professional, stress management for SRNAs and CRNAs, relapse prevention, Suboxone for detoxification and medication assisted treatment of opioid addiction
Linda Stone, DNP, CRNA, firstname.lastname@example.org, NC, willing to travel, topics: Substance use disorder (SUD), workplace wellness, critical incident stress management (CISM), adverse events
Major Peter Strube, MSNA, APNP, ARNP, CRNA, email@example.com, WI, willing to travel, topics: CRNA and leadership, dealing with difficult people, illegal drugs and the anesthesia impact, lateral violence and workplace bullying, technology and internet addiction
Jessica Switzman, MSN, CRNA, firstname.lastname@example.org, MD, willing to travel, topics: Stress to wellness, SUD, healthy coping mechanisms
Note: Jessica is also a certified Yoga instructor
LCDR Tiffany Uranga, DNP, NC, USN, CRNA, email@example.com, MD, willing to travel, topics: Health and wellness, SUD, stress reduction
Larry Van Atta, CRNA, firstname.lastname@example.org, UT, willing to travel, topics: SUD
James R. Walker, DNP, CRNA, email@example.com, TX, willing to travel, topics: Fatigue, stress, SUD
LaChelle Wieme, APRN, CRNA, firstname.lastname@example.org, MN, willing to travel, topics: Addicted anesthetists
E. Laura Wright, PhD, CRNA, email@example.com, AL, willing to travel, topics: SUD, return to work, relapse prevention, work pressures and depression, suicide, the addicted patient, drug diversion prevention.
- Addiction/Substance Use Disorder: prevention strategies, recognizing the symptoms, impaired colleagues, getting help
- Emotional and Mental Well-Being: stress, depression, burnout, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief, eating disorders
- Physical Well-Being: healthy eating, getting enough sleep, managing chronic pain, kicking smoking, healthy aging, taking care of your eyes
- Spiritual Wellness: meditation and transcendence
- Student Wellness
- Wellness in the Workplace: burnout, compassion fatigue, ergonomic considerations, workplace incivility
Please contact the speakers directly for further information; we've provided this list as a convenience only and it does not indicate endorsement or approval by AANA Health and Wellness. All information has been provided by the speakers, who are solely responsible for the content. The AANA has not investigated or examined the content of any listing or speaker presentation.
If you'd like to be added to this speaker list, we ask that lecture content be accurate, current and appropriately cited. It must include sharing of information on AANA resources, such as getting help for substance use disorder or finding resources for physical and mental wellbeing, bullying, adverse events, workplace wellness, student wellness, etc. For more info and collection of short URL links to resources, email firstname.lastname@example.org.