Health and Wellness Committee

2018 Health and Wellness Committee

Back row left to right: Joshua Lea, DNP, MBA, MS, CRNA; Sara Ann Wilkinson, Student Representative; and Victoria Hledin, MPH, AANA Staff.

Front row left to right: Elyse Parchmont, MSN, CRNA; Michael Neft, DNP, MHA, CRNA, FNAP, FAAN, Committee Chair; Patricia Parolari, CRNA MS; and Teresa Harriman, MS APRN CRNA.

Not pictured: Thomas Onstott, DNP, CRNA.


HEALTH and WELLNESS Committee position description Oct 2017

Committee Purpose

The Ad Hoc Health & Wellness Committee (H&W) designs, implements, and monitors programs that foster lifelong healthy behavior decisions for AANA members.  The committee’s mission recognizes personal and professional risk factors (such as workplace and personal stress, other physical and mental disorders including substance use disorder) and strives to address these in a manner that promotes a balanced and fulfilling personal and professional life.  H&W works in solidarity and collaboration with the Practice and Peer Assistance Advisors committees. 

Meeting Dates

  • One face-to-face committee meeting. Conference calls to be scheduled to meet planning needs (min. 4/year).  
  • AANA meeting attendance as individually assigned:  One individual to represent both H&W and Peer Assistance will be assigned and funded to attend AANA assembly meetings – Fall Leadership Academy, Assembly of School Faculty and Mid-Year Assembly.  The student representative and the walk/run chair are funded to attend the Annual Congress.   
  • Any committee member attending an AANA meeting during their term acts as a representative of the committee and, if at all feasible, is expected to assist the assigned/funded committee member. 
  • Additional time involved to handle email correspondence and environmental scanning for topics or concerns related to provider health & wellness. 

For the Fiscal Year 2019 Committee:

  • ​August 25-26, 2018 - Park Ridge, Ill. (Possibly August 27th morning if needed)

The typical Joint Committee Conference which is a kick off meeting for some committees will be held earlier in the year as a committee orientation and kickoff.  Please note this date change.

The Fiscal Year 2019 Committee's duties will officially begin following the September 22-25, 2018 Annual Congress.

AANA Staff

  • Victoria Hledin, MPH, Research Analyst, Professional Practice
  • Julie Rice, BA, AANA Health & Wellness and Peer Assistance Programs
  • Lynn Reede, DNP, MBA, CRNA, FNAP, Senior Director, Professional Practice