Ep 65: The Road to State Presidency with Jackie Rowles, CRNA, Tracy Castleman, CRNA, & Carole Doyscher, CRNA

Have you ever aspired to be the association president in your state but aren’t completely sure how to get there? We brought together four former state presidents for a roundtable discussion on the path to reach that position. We’ll talk about the traits you need, the importance of getting involved, and what everyone gained from the experience.  

Click the timestamps below to help you navigate through the many topics we discussed.

On This Episode:

When Lisa in Michigan contacted us on Facebook recently, she asked us what it takes to become a president for your state association. As soon as we read her question, we knew it would be a great podcast topic.

We visit with former presidents all the time and feature one on the show. Sharon was a past president with the North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists and she references those experiences often on the podcast. So it made a lot of sense for us to have that discussion and help ambitious CRNAs gain insight into the position.

Sharon just so happened to be on a trip with Jackie Rowles, Tracy Castleman, and Carole Doyscher recently and it presented a perfect opportunity to have this conversation. In case you don’t know each of these women, Jackie was a past president in Indiana, Tracy in New Jersey, and Carole in South Dakota. Combined, they all bring a wealth of experience and knowledge about the industry and how to be an effective leader at the state level.

We caught up with all of them in Arizona while Jeremy was back in the North Carolina studio to dive into this discussion on this episode of Beyond the Mask. Each of these past presidents will offer up information and advice about taking on leadership roles. Find out what steps you need to take and what you can expect if you are fortunate enough to serve in that role.  

Even if you aren’t someone that aspires to become a president, this is still a topic that everyone will gain something from. There’s great advice for all CRNAs, especially those that are starting out in the profession and excited to learn more.

A few of the things we’ll all talk about on the show:

  • Go to meetings and get involved
  • Finding a mentor
  • Know your skillset and limitations
  • Understand the sacrifice

This episode will go by quickly because it’s full of information and we have some fun along the way. Check it out at the top of the page and use the timestamps to help you navigate through the many topics we discussed.

2:25 – A Facebook message sparked the idea for this episode.

2:58 – Former presidents Jackie Rowles, Tracy Castleman & Carole Doyscher join us today.

4:03 – What’s the first step on that path to presidency?

5:48 – Carole feels finding a mentor is very important.  

6:36 – Tracy was a big part of the AANA’s mentorship program getting started.

8:19 – Jackie shares her perspective on what it takes to rise up.

9:51 – If a young CRNA wants to get involved, what should that first step be?

11:41 – The women discus character traits they’ve seen from leaders.

15:48 – You have to be able to identify someone that can come up behind you and be your replacement.  

17:04 – There’s a sacrifice to be made when you take a leadership position.  

19:22 – What resources do we have at the AANA level?

23:06 – How do you prepare for issues?

25:04 – Carole shares her point of view working in a small state like South Dakota.

27:44 – Teamwork is important and finding a great lobbyist is crucial

28:45 – As a president in a state, what exactly do you do?  

30:56 – Remember that you are a representative the entire profession.

32:04 – Summarizing what everyone feels about the role of the president.

33:37 – What did each woman get out of taking the president role in their state?


“Some people might think, ‘Well I’m going to be president because I have this vision for this association,’ and sometimes the members vision is different than what your vision is. But as their president, you have to carry the members’ vision forward.” 

-Sharon Pearce, CRNA, past president of the NCANA

SHARE THIS EPISODE

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn

SUBSCRIBE

EXPLORE MORE

CRNA Careers

Ep 187: Panel on Incivility and Bullying with the Nebraska State Association

Jeremy and Sharon took part in a panel discussion on incivility and bullying within the CRNA workplace and educational system. Speaking alongside members of the Nebraska Association of Nurse Anesthetists, they were able to dive into the core issues at the heart of this behavior from the perspective of both the student and the preceptor. Plus, they offered up solutions to help curb incivility and bullying.

LISTEN NOW »
CRNA Careers

Ep 186: Empowered Women Empower Women

None of us get to where we are without the help and guidance of other people. We rely on mentorship from our peers to lift us up and empower us to accomplish great things. With the input from a few powerful women on this episode, we want to highlight women that have played a key role in helping advance the industry and discuss how we can elevate each other through empowerment.

LISTEN NOW »
CRNA Careers

Ep 185: 9 Tax Saving Strategies for CRNAs with an S Corporation

With more and more CRNAs shifting to 1099, it’s time to start thinking about how to best position yourself from a tax standpoint as your finances change. Today, Jeremy Stanley, CFP® will share nine tax strategies that most S corporations can utilize each year to maximize their earnings and minimize what they owe.

LISTEN NOW »

SUBSCRIBE

NEW EPISODES EVERY WEEK!

Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcherTuneIniHeartRadio

HAVE A QUESTION OR WANT TO BE GUEST?

RECENT REVIEWS

J. Cross CRNA
Read More
This podcast is very well put together. I love the hosts Sharon & Jeremy, they do a fantastic job at presenting topics as well as getting great speakers on the show! This is my morning commute podcast everyday! Thank you for all that you do!
Bill.Nye
Read More
I enjoy listening every morning. Great content and always a pleasure to learn something new.
biggestbaseballfanever
Read More
I started listening to this podcast religiously early on in my CRNA journey, a year before applying to CRNA school. The content in this podcast was one of my most helpful resources for getting into my first choice school, Wake Forest! It has also been a huge motivator for getting involved with the AANA now and throughout my career. I highly recommend this podcast to every prospective CRNA I meet.
Trvlgrl1
Read More
I appreciate hearing the latest and greatest in the world of Nurse Anesthesiology while also getting Class B credits. Just listen on your commute for a win/win experience. I love the perspectives from Jeremy and Sharon who both ask varied and insightful questions!
doubledownmoney
Read More
If you’re a CRNA or any medical professional, I highly recommend giving this podcast a listen. Hosts have a great rapport.
Previous
Next

READ MORE REVIEWS OR LEAVE YOUR OWN!