Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Back row, from left to right: Jonathan Alvarado, MS, CRNA, ARNP; Jorge Valdes, DNP, MNA, CRNA, APNP, Chair; Marlene McDowell, MA, AANA staff; Juan Quintana, DNP, MHS, CRNA; Gabriel Vazquez, BSN, RN, Student Representative; Jose Castillo III, PhD, MSNA, CRNA, ARNP.
Front row, from left to right: Terrica Durbin, DNP, CRNA, APN; Monica Rose, PhD, CRNA; Virginia "Ginny" Ferrara, MSNA, CRNA.
Not pictured: Lisa Riedel, DNP, CRNA; and Debra Diaz, DNP, CRNA, APRN, CDR, USN(ret), Board Liaison.
AANA Bylaw Language
None - this is an ad hoc committee.
The Diversity & Inclusion Committee is a new ad hoc committee beginning in fiscal year 2019. It designs and implements initiatives, educational opportunities, and events that foster cultural sensitivity, diversity and inclusion for the nurse anesthesia profession. Recognizing that AANA members represent all demographics and practice in every setting in which anesthesia is delivered across the United States, the AANA desires to integrate diversity and inclusion into the work of the AANA Board, committees and staff.
- September 13-15, 2019 - Park Ridge, Ill.