Get Involved with TANA

Engagement is an essential factor in making TANA successful. It plays an important part in achieving our goals. Member engagement by committees strengthens our programs and services -  from a dynamic conference to a strong grassroots program - tell us where you want to get involved.

The Bylaws/Resolutions Committee: shall consider proposed amendments to the bylaws of TANA and resolutions and draft them in proper form for submission to the members at the Annual Meeting.

Stephen Finder, CRNA, Chair 

Brad Avans, CRNA 

Beverly Bell, CRNA 

Conway Ella, CRNA

Bethany Seale, CRNA

Linda Walkowicz, CRNA

Education Committee: shall provide a channel of communication for the nurse anesthesia programs in the State of Tennessee, anesthesia students, and TANA, to provide improved communication, program enhancement and desire for active membership in TANA. 

Crystal Odle, CRNA, Chair

Andrew Rice, CRNA, Chair

Dwayne Accardo, CRNA 

Julie Bonom, CRNA 

Mila Devineni, SRNA

Rusty Gentry, CRNA 

Linda Hill, CRNA 

Leslie Miller, CRNA

Shelby Stevenson, SRNA

Finance Committee: prepares both for presentation and for approval, the annual budget, in consultation with the Board, committee chairs and staff, and shall make recommendations for financing the long-range plans of TANA. 

Carl Sisco, CRNA, Chair

Brad Avans, CRNA, Treasurer

David Klappholz, CRNA

Jeff Mills, CRNA

Delia Rhinehart, CRNA

Government/Legislative Committee: shall work in collaboration with the TANA and AANA lobbying teams and TANA-PAC to address matters pertaining to legislation and regulations, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors on legislative positions, strategy and infrastructure related to successful government relations.

David Klappholz, CRNA, Chair

Jim Alberding, CRNA 

Ray Alonge, CRNA

Alan Davenport, CRNA

Benny Davis, CRNA 

Chris Hulin, CRNA

Kevin Jessee, CRNA

Aaron Jones, CRNA

Alisha Linehan, SRNA

Buffy Lupier, CRNA

Abigail Malone, SRNA

Keller Phalen, SRNA

Jacob Sandefur, SRNA

Leilani Herbert, CRNA, Chair

Andrea Carter, CRNA

Jennifer Vest, CRNA

Program Committee: shall plan, implement, monitor and manage the educational programs for TANA. The Program Committee shall coordinate and regularly communicate with the TANA Board of Directors in the planning and execution of the Annual Convention.

Brody White, CRNA, Chair

Linda Hill, CRNA

Chad McClure, SRNA

Rachel Nall, CRNA

Courtney Sublett, SRNA

Public Relations Committee: shall be responsible for the external communications and public relations of TANA. This committee shall stimulate good relations between the Nurse Anesthetists, members and external parties by disseminating pertinent information through all available channels including the official website, newsletters and approved social media outlets.

Information Technology Committee: will assist in the collection of website material for the membership and public, work with the TANA office to create a website that is both user friendly, but relevant to the membership and the public.

Jillian Reese Smith, CRNA, Chair

Stephen Finder, CRNA

Kristina Heering, CRNA

Katie Hinkle, SRNA

Steven Moon, SRNA

TANA-PAC Committee: shall operate under separate charter and shall oversee the raising and collection of funds, and with input from the Government Relations Committee, the TANA lobbyist and the Board, shall oversee the distribution of those funds to support candidates and issues that further the purpose of TANA.

Jake Carroll, CRNA, Chair

Jim Alberding, CRNA

Toni Barrett, CRNA

Claire Cepeda, CRNA

Katherine Cole, SRNA

Thomas Diller, CRNA

Terri Durbin, CRNA

Hope Ferguson, CRNA

Linda Hill, CRNA

Jordan Hollinshead, CRNA

Rhonda Jacks, CRNA

Beth Ann Jones, CRNA

Jim Kuziel, CRNA

David Runge, CRNA

Bradley Steg, CRNA

Suzanne Wehner, CRNA

Non Voting Member: Tausha Alexander: TANA Lobbyist & Political Director 

Wellness Committee: shall provide educational opportunities and programs that foster lifelong healthy behavioral decisions for TANA members. This committee shall recognize personal and professional risk factors and strive to address them, as well as focus on promoting a culture of physical, psychological and emotional well-being for CRNAs and SRNAs.

Crystal Odle, CRNA, Chair

Edward Bradley, SRNA

Katie Cooper, CRNA

Jack Edmondson, CRNA

Abbey Fields, SRNA

Daniel Frierson, SRNA

Larson Greenfield, SRNA

D. Heffernan, CRNA

Jerica Hill, CRNA

Mallory Johnson, SRNA

Justin McAdoo, CRNA

Duncan Momaney, SRNA

Leigh Taylor, CRNA

Daniel Thompson, SRNA

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