Courage To Lead: Presidential Leadership Series

Courage to Lead: 1998-99 AANA President Linda Williams

We’re excited to add another chapter to our Courage to Lead series with 1998-99 AANA President Linda Williams, JD, CRNA.

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Courage to Lead: 2010-11 AANA President Paul Santoro, CRNA, MS

It has been more than a decade since Paul Santoro, CRNA, MS, served as the president of the AANA, but his impact on the organization can still be seen today. In this installment of our Courage to Lead series, we were finally able to catch up with Paul to talk about a busy year at the AANA, which included the new Affordable Care Act, time spent on the elimination of physician supervision under Part A of Medicare, the 50 state service strategy, and much more.

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Ep 112: Courage to Lead – Two-Term AANA President Peggy McFadden, CRNA, BS

The next installment of our Presidential Leadership Series features Peggy McFadden, CRNA, BS, who actually served two terms as the AANA president. Join us as we look back on her impressive career and learn what challenges were facing the AANA in the mid-1980s and early 1990s.

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Ep 103: Courage to Lead – 2018-19 AANA President Garry Brydges, PhD, DNP, MBA, CRNA, ACNP-BC, FAAN

We don’t have to go very far back to find the guest on the latest installment in our Presi-dential Leadership Series. Garry Brydges PhD, DNP, MBA, CRNA, ACNP-BC, FAAN, in the AANA, served as the AANA president for the 2018-19 year so his experiences are still very fresh. Join us as we look back at the challenges of his term, the lessons learned, and why self-reflection has become part of his daily life.

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Ep 99: Courage to Lead – 2011-12 AANA President Debra Malina, CRNA, MBA, DNSc

Nearly 10 years ago, the NBCRNA introduced the Continued Professional Certification program much to the surprise of many people in the profession. That announcement came just a few days before former AANA president Debra Malina, CRNA, MBA, DNSc, took office, and it led to many difficult discussions and decisions. Join us as we take you back to 2011-12 and into those meetings, and then find out what Malina remembers most about her time leading the organization.

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Ep 95: Courage to Lead – 1994-95 AANA President Mary DePaolis Lutzo, CRNA, PhD  

Our leadership series continues with a look back to the 1990s with former AANA president Mary DePaolis Lutzo, CRNA, PhD. That decade featured many heated battles for CRNAs and she was right in the middle of it during that 1994-95 year in office. Today we look back on all the strides the AANA took over that time period, including a transition onto the internet.

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Ep 91: Courage to Lead – 2018-19 AANA President Bruce Weiner, DNP, MSNA, CRNA

Our leadership series continues with this conversation with the 2018-19 AANA president, Bruce Weiner, DNP, MSNA, CRNA. He looks back on the year that just wrapped up and shares his perspective on the challenges facing the board, why leadership development was prioritized, and how the battle for reimbursement continued on.

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Ep 88: Courage to Lead – Former AANA President Cheryl Nimmo, DNP, MSHSA, CRNA

The next episode in our presidential series provides a thorough look at the challenges – expected and unexpected – that AANA board members face every year. Cheryl Nimmo, DNP, MSHSA, CRNA, was the AANA president in 2016-17 and she dealt with a wide range of issues that she never anticipated, including the departure of CEO Wanda Wilson.

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Ep 83: Courage to Lead – Former AANA President Dennis Bless, APRN, MS, CRNA

The next episode in our presidential series brings us a conversation with Dennis Bless, APRN, MS, CRNA, who served as AANA president for 2013-14. His financial background provided the organization with a new perspective and that helped make significant changes that still live on today. We’ll hear about his experiences and talk with him about diversity, compensation, relationship-building, reallocation and more.

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Ep 78: Courage to Lead – Former AANA President Deb Geisler, CRNA

Our next guest in the Presidential Leadership Series is Deb Geisler, CRNA, who served as AANA President from 2001-02. Not only did she oversee some significant issues dur-ing her year in charge, but she’s also been a part of multiple committees through the years whose decisions have shaped direction of the profession.

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Ep 71: Courage to Lead: Former AANA President Jackie Rowles, MBA, CRNA, ANP-BC, FAAN

Our presidential leadership series rolls along with a visit from Jackie Rowles, DNP CRNA, who served as AANA President in 2009-10. She brought a background in pain management to the position and led the organization through a transitional period for the board. Not only has she made a significant impact on the profession, but she continues to be a leader at the International level.

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Ep 64: Courage to Lead – Former AANA President Nancy Bruton-Maree, CRNA

We continue our ‘Courage to Lead’ series by bringing Nancy Bruton-Maree, CRNA, MS, into the studio to look back on her time as AANA President. Join us as we discuss the accomplishments, the lessons learned, and what message she wants to get across to the next generation of CRNAs.

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Ep 60: Courage to Lead – Sandy Ouellette Reflects on Year as AANA President

Our latest installment of the ‘Courage to Lead’ series features Sandy Ouellette, CRNA, who was president of the AANA in 1989. We go back in time to reflect on her long list of accomplishments from that year and beyond. Sandy played a key role in Medicare reimbursement, the IFNA’s creation, and AANA insurance and she looks back on each of these and more.

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Ep 56: Courage to Lead: Looking Back at Dick Ouellette’s Time as AANA President

In the latest installment of our Courage to Lead series, we spend some time with Dick Oullette, CRNA, MEd, who was a two-term president of the AANA. During his time serving in that capacity, Oullette helped reinvigorate the profession by focusing on education standards and had a heavy involvement in direct reimbursement coming to pass.

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Ep #38: Courage to Lead: A Conversation with Former AANA President Terry Wicks

Our first installment of the presidential leadership series begins with a conversation with former AANA president Terry Wicks. His decorated career includes this year leading the organization in 2006-07, and we’ll go back with him to discuss the highlights, the challenges, and what he still remembers about the experience. You’ll enjoy some great stories along the way.

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