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.

See a list of committees with full descriptions or sign up!

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 

Linda Walkowicz, CRNA

Conway Ella, CRNA

Beverly Bell, CRNA 

Brad Avans, 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

Julie Bonom, CRNA 

Linda Hill, CRNA 

Dwayne Accardo, CRNA 

Rusty Gentry, CRNA 

Mila Devineni, SRNA

Leslie Miller, CRNA

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

Jeff Mills, CRNA

David Klappholz, 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 

Linda Hill, CRNA 

Eric Callan, CRNA 

Benny Davis, CRNA 

Vic Martin, CRNA

Chris Hulin, CRNA

Sara Wilkinson, CRNA

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

Delia Rhinehart, CRNA 

Linda Hill, CRNA

Jan Gillespie, CRNA 

Jennifer Neyman, 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

Beth Fulton, CRNA 

Carol Gillespie, SRNA 

Taylor Williams, SRNA 

Tina Mullin, SRNA 

Alan Bowles, SRNA 

Tara Rogers, 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

David Runge, CRNA

Hope Ferguson, CRNA

Jim Alberding, CRNA

Suzanne Wehner, CRNA

Claire Cepeda, CRNA

Rhonda Jacks, CRNA

Thomas Diller, CRNA

Jim Kuziel, CRNA

Terri Durbin, CRNA

Toni Barrett, 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, DNAP, CRNA, Chair

Mallory Johnson, SRNA

Larson Greenfield, SRNA

D. Heffernan, CRNA

Jack Edmondson, CRNA

Jerica Hill, CRNA

Justin McAdoo, CRNA

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