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 

Charles Hoyt, SRNA

Rachel Murray, CRNA

Bethany Seale, CRNA

Committee Purpose: The TANA Diversity & Inclusion (DEI) Task Force is an ad hoc committee that began in fiscal year 2020, and further defined in 2021.  It designs and implements initiatives, educational opportunities, and information for members that fosters cultural sensitivity, diversity, and inclusion for the nurse anesthesia profession. Recognizing that TANA members represent all demographics and practice in every setting in which anesthesia is delivered across the state, the TANA desires to integrate diversity and inclusion into the work of the TANA Board, and committees.   

Hope Ferguson, CRNA, Chair Task Force
Jim Alberding, CRNA, TANA President Elect
Briana Covington, SRNA UTC 
Mila Devineni, CRNA 
Terri Durbin, CRNA 
Brad Koss, CRNA, TANA President 
Bethany Seale, CRNA 
Bridget Sharp, CRNA Vanderbilt 

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. 

Julie Bonom, CRNA, Chair 

Dwayne Accardo, CRNA 

Rusty Gentry, CRNA 

Linda Hill, CRNA 

Crystal (Odle) Hunnicutt, CRNA

Andrew Rice, 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

Victor Paul Dec, SRNA

David Klappholz, CRNA

Anna McCleskey, SRNA

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.

Victor Martin, CRNA, Chair

Ray Alonge, CRNA

Warren Amyx, CRNA

Daniel Baker, SRNA

Melissa Blackwood, CRNA

Alan Davenport, CRNA

Chris Hulin, CRNA

Kevin Jessee, CRNA

Kelly Lau, SRNA

Buffy Lupear-Krauser, CRNA

Shane Martien, SRNA

Taylor Mayberry, SRNA

Matt Owen, SRNA

Andrew Sayres, SRNA

Harrison Smith, SRNA

Emily Stewart, CRNA

Jenny Williams, CRNA

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

Leilani Herbert, CRNA, Chair

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.

Cindi Dabney, CRNA

Linda Hill, CRNA, Co-Chair

Laura Moreland, SRNA

Rachel Nall, CRNA, Co-Chair

Gale Rowe, CRNA

Suzanne Wehner, CRNA

Brody White, CRNA

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.

Jillian Reese Smith, CRNA, Chair

Warren Amyx, CRNA

Rebecca Davis, SRNA

Debra Krisak, CRNA

Josh Lawson, SRNA

Steven Moon, SRNA

Garrett Rhodes, SRNA

Rachel Scott, CRNA

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, Co-Chair

Jordan Hollinshead, CRNA, Co-Chair

Toni Barrett, CRNA

Thomas Diller, CRNA

Hope Ferguson, CRNA

Katherine Ferguson, SRNA

Linda Hill, CRNA

Beth Ann Jones, CRNA

Lauren Larsen, SRNA

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) Hunnicutt, CRNA, Chair

Toni Barrett, CRNA

Kayla Bonilla, SRNA

Katie Cooper, CRNA

Jack Edmondson, CRNA

Kristina Heering, CRNA

Rachel Firestone, SRNA

Justin McAdoo, CRNA

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