Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
"Supporting Quality Assessment and Improvement in Nurse Anesthesia Education"
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COA Directors

Council Officers

James Walker, DNP, CRNA,  FNAP, FAAN, President
CRNA Educator
Baylor College of Medicine DNP Program - Nurse Anesthesia
 
Laura Bonanno, DNP, CRNA, Vice President
CRNA Educator,
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – School of Nursing
 
Maria Hirsch, DNAP, CRNA,  Treasurer 
CRNA Practitioner
Carilion Clinic
 
 
Council Directors
 
Brian Andrew, JD
Public Representative
 
Audrey Berman, PhD, RN
University Representative
Samuel Merritt University
 
Shari Burns, EdD, MSN, CRNA
CRNA Educator
Midwestern University Nurse Anesthesia Program
 
Claire Dixon-Lee, PhD, RHIA, CPH, FAHIMA
Public Member
 
Sass Elisha, EdD, CRNA
CRNA Educator
Kaiser Permanente School of Anesthesia
 

Michael Fallacaro, DNS, CRNA, FAAN
CRNA Educator
Virginia Commonweath University

Juan Gonzalez, PhD, CRNA
CRNA Educator
Florida International University

Susan McDonald, DNP,  RN, MBA, FACHE, NEA-BC, CENP
Healthcare Administrator
St. Elizabeth Healthcare 

Julie Pearson, PhD, CRNA
CRNA Practitioner
Carolina East Medical Center

Noelle Venett, BSN, CCRN
Student Representative
Texas Christian University