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Accreditation Appeal Panel

The COA has an appeal mechanism in place when a program receives an adverse accreditation decision.  Such a decision may be appealed only after the program has requested reconsideration and the COA has upheld its initial adverse accreditation decision.  For more information on the appeal process, please see the Accreditation Policies and Procedures manual, Appellate Review and Rules for Appellate Review policies.

The appeal would be heard by a Hearing Panel selected from the pool of Accreditation Appeal Panel members below.

CRNA Educators

Nancy Bruton-Maree, CRNA, MS
Program Administrator
Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia/University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Raleigh, NC

Margaret Faut-Callahan, CRNA, PhD, FNAP, FAAN
Marquette University College of Nursing
Milwaukee, WI

Rebecca L.M. Gombkoto, CRNA, DNP
Minneapolis School of Anesthesia
St. Louis Park, MN

Sandra J. Kilde, CRNA, EdD
Educational Consultant
Palisade, MN

Kathleen M. O’Donnell, CRNA, PhD
Educational Consultant
Albany, NY

CRNA Practitioners

Paul Henderson, CRNA, MS
Great Lakes Anesthesia
Elkhart, IN

Mary Jean Yablonky, CRNA, MA
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Ann Arbor, MI

Public Members

Sheila M. Burden, SPHR
Training Leader, Manufacturing
Deluxe Corporation
Shoreview, MN

Marianne R. Phelps, PhD
Higher Education Consultant
Washington, DC

Healthcare Administrators

Tim Nelson, MBA
Corporate Director/Assistant Vice President of Physician Services
ValleyCare Health System
Youngstown, OH

Martha Whitecotton, MSN
Levine Children’s Hospital
Charlotte, NC

University Representative

Andrea R. Lindell, PhD
Professor Emeritus
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH