Practice Committee

2018 Practice Committee

Top row, from left to right: Barbara Anderson, JD, AANA Staff; Charles Frisch, DNP, MS, BS, CRNA; Jeff Kopecky, MAE, CRNA, Committee Chair.

Third row, from left to right: Lucy Glover, DNP, CRNA, ARNP; Lynn Reede, DNP, MBA, CRNA, FNAP, Senior Director, Professional Practice; Karen Hunnicutt, MS, CRNA, APNP.

Second row, from left to right: Jessica Poole, DNAP, CRNA; Sara Myers, BSN, CCRN, RN, Student Representative; Maria Van Pelt, PhD, MS, CRNA.

Bottom row, from left to right: Michelle O'Rourke, MPH, AANA Staff; Valentina Lukyanova, PhD, AANA Staff.

Not pictured: Vickie Stuart, DNP, CRNA, FNAP, Ewa Greenier, MPH, MBA, Assistant Director, Professional Practice


PRACTICE Committee Position Description Oct 2017

AANA Bylaw Language

Article VII, Section 5, G: Practice Committee

The members of the Practice Committee shall be representative of current CRNA practice settings.  The Committee shall review the practice of nurse anesthesia and the implications concerning work environment, practice management, and patient safety and shall formulate recommendations for consideration by the Board of Directors.

Meeting Dates

  • One face-to-face meeting at the Joint Committee Conference (JCC) in August/September.
  • Conference calls are scheduled monthly, each lasting one to two hours; all committee members are expected to participate on these calls.
  • CRNA committee members can expect to review and provide consultation on practice-related documents according to the AANA’s evidence-based (EB) process. At the first committee meeting, the EB process is reviewed and discussed. 

Note: Given a nurse anesthesia student’s academic responsibilities, a student committee member will not receive additional work above that which is required for scheduled meeting participation (e.g., reviewing background material sent in advance of scheduled meetings). 

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

  • Lynn Reede, DNP, MBA, CRNA, FNAP, Senior Director, Professional Practice
  • Ewa Greenier, MPH, MBA, Assistant Director, Professional Practice