AANA Diversity and Inclusion

The AANA Board of Directors is proud to engage with nurse anesthetists and external experts in creating the AANA Diversity Task Force to develop the strategic framework to make recommendation to implement cultural sensitivity and diversity initiatives for our profession. This work addresses each of the AANA Core Values of diversity, quality, professionalism, compassion, collaboration, and wellness. 




Cultural Competency ​Training Resources

Cultural Competency Supporting Resources





Value of Healthcare Diversity

Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

  • Jorge Valdes, DNP, CRNA, ARNP - Chair 
  • John Bing, BSN, CRNA
  • Jose Castillo III, PhD, MS, CRNA, ARNP
  • ​Paula Davis, MA
  • Virginia Ferrara, BSN, RN, CCRN - Student Representative
  • Jessica Jacobson, MSN, CRNA, APRN
  • Johanna Newman, DNAP, CRNA
  • Kelli Scott, MS, CDM
  • Tito Tubog, DNAP, CRNA
  • John Wheeler

AANA Staff

  • Marlene R. McDowell, MA Assistant Director, Public Relations
  • Michelle O'Rourke, MPH      Analyst, Professional Practice​​