Diversity and Inclusion Committee 

FY2019 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.


DIVERSITY and INCLUSION Ad Hoc COMMITTEE Position Description - Dec 2017

AANA Bylaw Language

None - this is an ad hoc committee.

Committee Purpose

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.  

Meeting Dates

  • September 13-15, 2019 - Park Ridge, Ill.

AANA Staff