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Board of Directors

Sep 7, 2017

Board of Directors President Peter Kallio DNP, CRNA, MSN, APNP -Milwaukee, WI VA Medical Center Peter Kallio has been a CRNA 27 years. He has been a VA CRNA at the Zablocki VAMC in Milwaukee for 12 years.  He received his BSN from Marquette University; he graduated from the Milwaukee County School of Nurse Anesthesia in […]

2014-2015 AVANA Board of Directors

May 12, 2014

Garrett Peterson – President Elect Angela Mund – Executive Director Melanie Clemens – Treasurer Rita Silen – Director at Large Diane Boettger – Eastern Regional Director Sherry Swearngin – President Rebecca Steinhart – Central Regional Director Darla Bussey – Western Regional Director Ed Salkind – Southern Regional Director Ed Pinero – Secretary

Board Nominations

Nov 28, 2018

The AVANA Board of Directors is seeking nominations for the following board positions. Terms would be begin in May 2019. All applicants must be an active AVANA member in good standing. Secretary serves one (1) term of two (2) years and is eligible for re-election, but may not serve more than two (2) consecutive terms Treasurer serves one (1) […]

Why You Should Attend Your State Board Meetings

Nov 28, 2018

It is important to attend your state board meetings. Why? If I had not gone to the last 3 out 4 state board meetings, my state association would not have fully understood VA CRNA’s unique nitch nor AVANA. As it turns out the state associations need the Federal Full Practice Authority for us to help […]

Annual Board Meeting

Nov 17, 2019

Your BoD met and teleconferenced from the business office for the annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. One even braving the cold from Florida. The meeting was very successful and all of the agenda was covered. There is a lot of excitement and energy coming from the board surrounding the much- anticipated Directive 1123. The schedule […]

Congratulations to our new Board Members!

Apr 10, 2018

*Click on name for CV  Director-at-Large:   I graduated from Marquette University with a BSN in 1996 and was commissioned into the US Army Nurse Corps.  I attended USAGPAN, graduating in 2001.  I was an active duty, US Army Nurse Corps officer from 1996-2006.  I began my career as a VA CRNA within 1 week […]

Now Accepting Nominations

Jan 4, 2019

The AVANA Board of Directors is seeking nominations for the following board positions. Terms would be begin in May 2019. All applicants must be an active AVANA member in good standing. Secretary serves one (1) term of two (2) years and is eligible for re-election, but may not serve more than two (2) consecutive terms Treasurer serves one (1) […]

ALPS Scholarship

Sep 12, 2017

What is ALPS? The Association of Veteran’s Affairs Nurse Anesthetists (AVANA), Board of Directors and Scholarship Committee have created a new leadership development opportunity for Student Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs), the AVANA Leadership Project for SRNAs (ALPS). This program was started in fiscal year 2013/2014. AVANA is seeking to support SRNA education and the development of […]

Committees

Nov 2, 2017

Committees ALPS/Scholarship This committee shall facilitate activities and actions pertaining to AVANA scholarship fund and coordinate fundraising events for scholarship fund. The committee shall review scholarship applications for completeness and make recommendations for  ALPS scholarship awards; present selection committee recommendations to AVANA Board; notify applicants of award status; and present report of selection committee at […]

AVANA Opportunity for SRNA’s – Share with SRNA’s that you know

Aug 7, 2015

The Association of Veteran’s Affairs Nurse Anesthetists (AVANA) Board of Directors and Scholarship Committee invite SRNA’s to participate in an exciting leadership development opportunity for Student Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs), the AVANA Leadership Project for SRNAs (ALPS).

Now Accepting Nominations

Jan 1, 2017

We need your help! Volunteer for the 2017-2018 AVANA Board of Directors, or volunteer to be Regional Director. Know an AVANA member you think would be great? Nominate them! The following positions will be vacant: ·         President Elect ·         Treasurer ·         Secretary ·        […]

2015 Dr. Maureen Reilly AANA Foundation Scholarship Award Winner

Sep 13, 2015

At the 2015 AANA Annual Congress, the AANA Foundation presented the their scholarship recipients. This year, the 2015 Dr. Maureen Reilly Scholarship Recipient is Kittipong (Burt) Srisuwan SRNA Congratulations Kittipong from the AVANA Board of Directors! Burt is a student at the Medical University of South Carolina. His program director is Dr. Angela Mund a past […]

Dr. Maureen Reilly Scholarship

Sep 12, 2017

About the Dr. Maureen Reilly Scholarship In recognition of her years of excellent service to our nation’s veterans and to the Association of Veteran’s Affairs Nurse Anesthetists, the AVANA Board of Directors has funded an AANA Foundation Scholarship in the name of Dr. Maureen Reilly CRNA PhD. Dr. Reilly passed away in February 2011 at […]

AVANA Leadership Opportunity for SRNAs

Oct 8, 2019

AVANA Leadership Opportunity for SRNAs The Association of Veteran’s Affairs Nurse Anesthetists (AVANA) Board of Directors and Scholarship Committee invite you to participate in an exciting leadership development opportunity for Student Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs), the AVANA Leadership Project for SRNAs (ALPS). AVANA is seeking to support SRNA education and the development of leadership skills by […]

2012 Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs (NOVA) Roundtable

Feb 12, 2012

2012 Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs (NOVA) Roundtable Meeting in Washington, DC I wanted to update the membership on the NOVA Roundtable which occurred on February 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. AVANA was honored to have Sherry Swearingen CRNA, Garrett Peterson CRNA and Dave Polner CRNA attend.

2013 Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs Rountable

Feb 12, 2013

2013 Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs Roundtable Washington DC The 2013 NOVA Legislative Roundtable was held on 15 February, 2013 in Washington, DC. Sherry Swearngin and Dave Polner represented AVANA, along with Frank Purcell, AANA Senior Federal Affairs Director. Many of the Veterans Service Organizations (VSO), to include the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans […]

Regional Director Toolbox

Jun 13, 2019

Regional Directors Areas of Responsibility Actual CRNAs at Each Facility (updated 7/2019) CRNA Contact Information State Outreach AANA State Association List

Social Media and AVANA

Oct 17, 2018

We have recently been asked to include information on our facebook site (in addition to the website) whenever we learn of new information.  That sounded easy enough, it puts the onus on AVANA to provide communication in more ways.   In the past we have communicated via post cards, newsletters, email bulletins and email blasts.  So […]

AANA Alert: Medicare Executive Order

Oct 14, 2019

As you may have recently seen, President Trump signed an executive order (#13890) on “Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors” last week. The order contains several important requirements that could positively affect CRNA practice. The AANA is actively engaging with the administration, agencies, stakeholders, and lawmakers as they move forward to implement rulemaking that […]

Government Affairs

Sep 7, 2017

Veteran Care Legislation Tracker (GovTrack) To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care for certain individuals discharged from service in the Armed Forces by reason of sexual orientation or gender identity, and for other purposes. A bill to recognize […]