Committee Members


2021-22 Committee Members

Bill Self, CRNA, DNP (President)
Mignon Nielsen, MSN, CRNA, APRN (Vice-President)
Michelle Canale, DNP, CRNA, APRN (President-Elect)
Michael Tran, MSN, CRNA (Secretary/Treasurer)

Gregory Buck, CRNA, Co-Chair
Gerald Hogan, DNSc, CRNA, Co-Chair

Debra Diaz, DNP, CRNA, APRN, Co-Chair
Sabrina Nelson-Winters, CRNA, DNP, Co-Chair

Ryan Shores, DNP, CRNA, Chair

Mignon Nielsen, MSN, CRNA, APRN, Co-Chair
Laura Molina, DNP, CRNA, Co-Chair
Coalition Liaison - Mignon Nielsen
Federal Political Co-Directors - Dan Debee, Sean Calder
PACNA - Gregory BuckLaura Molina
State Reimbursement Specialist - Adam Boyd

Steve Alves, Phd, CRNA, APRN, FNAP, FAAN, Co-Chair
Sean Calder, LTC, DNP, CRNA, Co-Chair

Michael Tran, MSN, CRNA, Chair
State Peer Advisor - Debra Diaz, DNP, CRNA

Jorge Valdes, CRNA, DNP, Co-Chair
Michelle Canale, DNP, CRNA, APRN, Co-Chair

Linda L. Wunder, PhD, CRNA, Co-Chair
Steve Alves, Phd, CRNA, APRN, FNAP, FAAN, Co-Chair
Ann Miller, CRNA, DNP, APRN, Co-Chair

Mignon Nielsen, MSN, CRNA, APRN

Kate Jansky

Dru Riddle, PhD, DNP, CRNA, FAAN


FANA Committee Descriptions

Executive Committee

The committee shall be composed of FANA’s elected officers (the President, Vice President, President-Elect, and Secretary-Treasurer).  The Immediate Past President and Association Manager shall serve on the Executive Committee as ex-officio, non-voting members. The primary focus of the Executive Committee is the corporate business of the Association. Corporate business includes an annual review of contracts for value received and quality of service, making recommendations to the Board of Directors if a change is recommended. 

Communications Committee

The committee shall execute appropriate communications to the membership through the web page, social media and other modes as needed. They develop materials intended to educate other health care professionals about CRNAs and conduct public relations campaigns of FANA.

Diversity/Equity/Inclusion (DEI) Committee

The DEI Committee is responsible for incorporating the tenets of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into every aspect of FANA structures and functions. Specifically, the committee monitors and reports to the Board on the current state of DEI within the FANA organization. DEI Co-Chairs work with the other FANA committees to ensure that DEI is incorporated into the structure of all committees with the goal that DEI becomes the natural culture of the organization. This includes hosting at least three activities per year at FANA meetings and other events. In addition, the committee provides a clear means of anonymous communication for members to voice concerns and make suggestions related to matters of DEI within the FANA culture.

Leadership Development & Nominating Committee

The committee shall identify and involve emerging leaders into the work of FANA.  It is accountable to encourage and engage active volunteer involvement as committee members or micro-volunteers, particularly from CRNAs who have not been involved in the work of FANA.  Additionally, in preparation for annual elections, the committee shall prepare and present a slate of qualified and vetted candidates for election who have the capacity and readiness to serve. This committee is chaired by the Immediate Past President.

Member Services Committee

This committee shall work to connect members with FANA through social activities and personal contact, optimize member engagement with FANA, and be responsible for member surveys to determine member satisfaction. This committee shall also be responsible for engaging with non-members and encouraging membership.

Program Committee

The committee is responsible for the preparation of programs for the two state meetings and online education offerings, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. The committee shall incorporate sessions on well-being and, in consultation with the FANA Business Manager, shall select meeting sites. 

Government/Community Relations Committee

The committee shall work under the direction of the Board of Directors and in consultation with AANA Government Relations staff and the FANA lobbyist in matters pertaining to the specialty practice of nurse anesthesia. The Committee focus is on building the infrastructure for legislative success, participating in FANA’s legislative strategy, and planning CRNA Lobby Day at the Capitol.


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