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Awards Committee

Responsible for soliciting scholarly papers from New York State SRNAs and selecting a winner for the annual Goldie Brangman Award as well as other awards distributed throughout the year.
Chairperson: David Leal & Board Advisor: Stephanie Grolemund

Bylaws Committee

Accepts proposed amendment changes to NYSANA Bylaws, Standing Rules, and Administrative Manual.
Chairperson: Kathleen M. O'Donnell & Board Advisor: Keri VanNatten

Educational Districts

Chairperson: Kelly McKinney & Board Advisor: Meaghan McCloskey


Government Relations Committee

Monitors legislative and government policy in all matters affecting healthcare, and follows legislative activity in New York State relevant to the practice of nurse anesthesia.
Chairperson: Ken Dagles & Board Advisor: Cheryl Spulecki


Finance Committee

Responsible for investigating expenses (past, present, and future) and determining the basic yearly budget requirements. Chairperson: Jennifer Haug & Board Advisor: Cheryl Spulecki


Nominating Committee

Responsible for preparing ballots for the membership comprised of eligible individuals who, by capability and intent, are qualified to serve NYSANA.
Chairperson: Kathleen Crowell & Board Advisor: David Leal

Peer Assistance & Wellness Committee

Assists CRNAs in safeguarding the quality of patient care; serves as a resource to NYSANA members by providing names of treatment centers or programs.
Chairperson: Karen Mascolo & Board Advisor: Jennifer Haug

Professional Practice Committee

Monitors current CRNA practice through the development and implementation of a survey at least once every five years. Monitors and communicates national CRNA practice issues to the Board and membership.
Chairperson: TBD & Board Advisor: Cheryl Spulecki 


Programs Committee

Responsible for organizing and overseeing two State Educational Meetings a year. This includes recruiting speakers and sponsors for each meeting in addition to selecting meeting places and organizing special events.
Chairperson: Meaghan McCloskey & Board Advisor: Jessica Szydlowski

Publications/Website Committee

Publishes the Empire Courier bi-annually; maintains NYSANA Website.
Chairperson: Keri VanNatten & Board Advisor: Yana Krmic

Public Relations Committee

Chairperson: Yana Krmic & Board Advisor: Jessica Szydlowski


Student Liaison Committee

Chairperson: Bethany Sheppard & Board Advisor: Stephanie Grolemund  


AANA Programs

State Reimbursement Specialist (SRS) Program
Chairperson: Lori A. Baker

Federal Political Director (FPD) Program
Chairperson: Vince Battuello  


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