AANA Public Relations

The AANA Public Relations Department is responsible for promoting the profession of nurse anesthesia and the AANA to the general public (patients and their families), other healthcare professionals, employers, policymakers, and more, on behalf of all CRNAs and student registered nurse anesthetists. Working with the AANA Communications Committee, the PR Department staff also provides a variety of resources that state associations and individual nurse anesthetists can use to promote themselves and their profession. 

Remember: The AANA has more than 59,000 members. That’s over 59,000 spokespersons to help get the word out about safe, cost-effective nurse anesthesia care. It’s a message every patient should hear, so get started today! Questions? Comments? Contact the PR Department.

Melissa Ramirez Cooper
Director of Public Relations and Communications
222 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Phone: (847) 655-1143
Fax: (847) 518-0938
Email: mrcooper@aana.com

Patricia Flesher
Public Relations Manager
222 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068
pflesher@aana.com  

Julie Ciaramella
Public Relations Specialist
222 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Phone: (847) 655-1196
Email: jciaramella@aana.com

Karen Sutkus
Administrative Associate, Public Relations and Publications
222 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Phone: (847) 655-1140
Email: klsutkus@aana.com