CRNAs have diverse roles, serve unique groups of patients and require specialized clinical and management skills. We are responsible for the health and wellness of patients before, during, and after surgery.
This conference is an educational forum for those who practice in a wide variety of settings, including large and small clinics, physician offices, specialty clinics, case management and other outpatient settings. With expert speakers presenting on clinical assessment, management uses and professional development, the goal of this conference is to strengthen both CRNAs and SRNAs, promote innovation, and address the successes, challenges, and opportunities within the nurse anesthesia industry today.
MANA FALL 2018 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
Robert Beyerlein, CRNA
Andrea Bittinger, DNP, CRNA
Joe Chapman, CRNA, MSN
Delbert J. Chenault
Tom S. Davis, CRNA, MAE
Dion A. Gabaldon DHA, CRNA
Mary A. Golinski, PhD, CRNA
Lisa Hosko, MS, CRNA
Paul Hude, CRNA
Sharon Pearce, CRNA
Laura Rodgers, DNAP, CRNA
Tamara Vaught (Tammy), CRNA
Robert Beyerlein, CRNAI am a CRNA at Hillsdale hospital. I trained in Toledo and spent a couple years at the Promedica Toledo Hospital. Between training and the sick patients we cared for at Toledo Hospital, I developed an interest in all things related to bleeding and fluid administration. I am a lifelong Michigan resident (minus my 2 years of indentured servitude in training) and enjoy practicing in a community hospital where I have the chance to practice at the top of my license and training. I have been married to my wonderful wife Kristie for 2 years come October and we have 3 dogs who keep us busy and crazy.
Andrea Bittinger, DNP, CRNAAndrea Bittinger recently completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) through Oakland University. Her research topic was Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Occupational Stress Levels Among Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. Dr. Bittinger received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Oakland University (OU) in Rochester, Michigan in 1989. She then worked for 5 years in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan before attending the Oakland University – Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia for her Master of Science in Nursing degree. She graduated with her anesthesia specialty in 1996 and has worked as a staff Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) at Beaumont – Royal Oak since then. She joined the faculty of the Oakland University – Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia in 2003, serving as the Admissions Coordinator. Over the years, she has also served as faculty of record for 4 different courses, taught over ten lecture topics in nurse anesthesia, shared the role of Clinical Coordinator and has become very active with promoting the profession of nursing and nurse anesthesia to middle and high school students. Prior to returning to Oakland University for her DNP, Dr. Bittinger became the first CRNA In the United States to become certified in Emotional Intelligence (EI) through Multi-Health Systems. Her interest in the topic of EI led her to identify a knowledge gap regarding EI and the CRNA community. Her DNP project will serve as a springboard for additional exploration about EI and CRNAs. Dr. Bittinger resides in Troy, Michigan with her husband; they have 3 adult children. She enjoys traveling, hiking and running.
Joe Chapman, CRNA, MSNCurrently Staff CRNA/ Clinical Educator/ Schedule Coordinator at Duke University Medical Center – Main Medical Center. Skilled in providing direct anesthesia care for neonates, pediatric, trauma, elderly and obstetrical patients throughout the facility all cases (excluding cardiac) in a team setting at a Level 1 Tertiary Care Facility. During my years at Duke I have been responsible for the scheduling and coordinating the schedules of over 50 CRNA’s to ensure staffing for our facility. I have also been responsible for the continuing education and professional development and work place IT competence (EPIC implementation) for our staff.
Delbert J. ChenaultDelbert J. Chenault has over 20 years of legislative, political, and public affairs experience working at the highest levels of local, state, and national government. For the past 5 years, Del has been engaged as a multi-client lobbyist working on issues as varied as appropriations, banking, pharmaceutical regulation, taxation and gaming. Formerly, Del worked in several different capacities on Governor John Engler’s staff, including Deputy Director for Public Affairs, Executive Appointments Director, and Special Assistant to the Governor. Other staff positions have included The Michigan State House and U.S. President. Del has vast political experience including managing and building grassroots PACs and coalitions. This includes creation and operation of a large state and federal PAC. He is a graduate of Michigan State University with a BA in political science and economics. Del is an avid fly-fisherman, golfer and sports enthusiast. He is a resident of East Lansing where he lives with his wife, Jennifer, and 2 children, Julia and Nicholas.
Tom S. Davis, CRNA, MAETom S. Davis, CRNA, MAE, is the former Chief of the Division of Nurse Anesthesia at The Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, and former Chief CRNA at (Baylor) Scott and White, Main OR in Temple, TX. Col. Davis, USAF (Ret.), is well-known throughout the Nurse Anesthesia industry for his leadership in clinical anesthesia including developing the first distance education model while on the graduate faculty at Kansas University Medical Center. At The Johns Hopkins, Mr. Davis spearheaded the redesign of the CRNA annual performance review and implemented a merit-based bonus system. Also at Hopkins, he developed and taught management skills to a group of selected CRNAs. He is on the AANA Professional Practice Advisory Board, is a regular contributor to the AANA Newsletter and has participated as a faculty member of the AANA Fall Leadership Academy. Recognized for his ability to work across department lines and for team-building and value-based hiring, Tom is a sought-after speaker, an educator, writer and author, a leadership trainer for Third River Partners and an anesthesia provider. Tom Davis is the author of the newly released book, Leader Reader 1 – Authentic Lessons in Leadership, described by a chief CRNA reader as, “…one of those books that could transform your management paradigm,” and, “a clear and concise guide to becoming the best manager of people you can be.” Currently, Tom is coaching CRNA leaders through his values-based leadership webinar series. His civility in leadership technique and his ability to connect with patients, staff and students has touched the lives of many hundreds in healthcare and elevated the Nurse Anesthesia profession. Tom has two active websites: Procrna.com has a blog that promotes CRNAs and the profession, and prosynex.com attracts developing healthcare leaders to workshops and webinars.
Dion A. Gabaldon DHA, CRNADr. Gabaldon is the Associate Dean – School of Health Professions at Texas Wesleyan University. He has a doctorate degree in health administration and has been a CRNA since 1998. Dr. Gabaldon has a passion for healthcare economics, practice management, and health policy. His professional experiences include leading Anesthesia Consultants of the Desert, Gabaldon Anesthesia Services (GAS, Inc), and Big Bear Lake Urgent Care. Dr. Gabaldon resides in Arlington, Texas with his wife; they have 4 daughters. He enjoys playing guitar, traveling, and attending Texas Rangers baseball games.
Mary A. Golinski, PhD, CRNADr. Golinski graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy in 1991 with a Master’s Degree in Nurse Anesthesiology and her PhD in Education Evaluation and Research from Wayne State University in 2002. Currently she is the Assistant Program Director for the Oakland University- Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia and an Assistant Professor in the tenure track at Oakland University - School of Nursing. Additionally, Dr. Golinski practices clinical anesthesia at Detroit Receiving Hospital, the level one trauma center of the Detroit Medical Center as an employee of NorthStar Anesthesia. Dr. Golinski has served as MANA President in 1999-2000, Region 3 Director the AANA Board of Directors 2004-2006, and the AANA Treasurer 2006-2007. She also served on the NBCRNA Board as a Director and Treasurer from 2012-2017.
Lisa Hosko, MS, CRNALisa completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Michigan State University in 2007 and Masters of Science in Anesthesia from the University of Michigan-Flint in 2014. Currently, Lisa is a staff CRNA at William Beaumont Hospital, Troy, MI where she provides anesthesia in a wide range of settings and serves as a preceptor to Student Nurse Anesthetists (SRNA). Lisa was lead course instructor for the UM-Flint Anesthesia program’s Advance Pathophysiology II course for winter semester 2016 and 2017, and currently serves as a guest lecturer in pharmacology and pathophysiology I. In addition to these lecturing roles, she has lectured across the country for Focus Nurse Anesthesia on a variety of topics.
Paul Hude, CRNAPaul Hude, CRNA obtained his BSN from Grand Canyon University is Arizona, has service in the United states Air Force where he was a surgical nurse an team leader of vascular surgery service including deployment as part of a forward surgical team in Operation Enduring Freedom. Paul obtained his MSN in Illinois then came to the Detroit area where he is currently a staff CRNA at Sinai Grace Hospital – DMC as well as Assistant Course Director, Regional Anesthesia in the Wayne State University, Nurse Anesthesia Program
Sharon Pearce, CRNASharon graduated from the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Hospital program in 1992. She resides in North Carolina and currently works as a staff anesthetist for a CRNA only group called Carolina Anesthesia which staffs office based practices in North Carolina and South Carolina. She is a past President of the NC Association of Nurse Anesthetists. She also served 3 years on the AANA Public Relations committee and did Media Training for state associations in conjunction with the committee and Chris Bettin. Sharon was the producer of the AANA PR award winning video, "The Best Kept Secret in Healthcare" She chaired the Government Relations Committee of the AANA in 2009-2010, and has been a registered lobbyist for a number of years with legislative involvement for over 18 years. She has served as the Region 2 Director, Vice President, President Elect, and President of the AANA. Sharon is currently a DNP candidate at Yale University. Sharon was unsuccessful in her bid for the NC State House in 2016. The anesthesiologists opened a super PAC and funded it in excess of a quarter of a million dollars against her candidacy.
Frank PurcellOriginally from St. Louis, Cardinal Waypoint LLC President Frank Purcell brings nearly 30 years of experience and advocacy results, as well as association management and leadership expertise, to you and your issues. From serving in communications, legislative and chief of staff roles on Capitol Hill, to heading the Washington office of a major association of health care professionals, to serving in the CEO role to another professional association, Frank's know-how can save you time and money meeting your constituents' needs. Frank is an honors graduate of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, undertook MBA coursework at Johns Hopkins University, and a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Program on Health Care Delivery Systems Policy. He is a longtime lecturer to the George Mason University Health Policy Institute, a member of the American Society of Association Executives, and a competitive U.S. Masters swimmer.
Laura Rodgers, DNAP, CRNALaura Rodgers DNAP, CHSE, CRNA serves as the Simulation Coordinator for the Oakland University-Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from the Oakland University-Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia. She completed her Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesia Practice at the University of Michigan-Flint. With 19 years of clinical practice she coordinates the simulation activities for students at the graduate level. Dr. Rodgers recently was elected to the MANA Board as the Director of District II.
Chris TrebilcockAs a leading labor, employment and political lawyer with a community conscience, Chris Trebilcock is a part of Clark Hill's nationwide Employment and Labor Practice Group. On behalf of Fortune 500 companies, medium and small employers, including governmental agencies, Chris litigates labor and employment disputes in federal and state courts and administrative agencies across the country. Chris offers creative, effective, and efficient solutions to clients facing the toughest wage and hour and civil rights litigation (including class and collective actions). With over 17 years of legal experience, clients turn to him for timely and practical solutions to the toughest employee relation problems, which often avoids litigation.
Tamara Vaught (Tammy), CRNATamara Vaught (Tammy) is a Texas native, who detoured to Michigan for 10 years, and now resides back in Texas with her husband and two kids. With over 20 years working in healthcare, she has spent the last 10 years in the profession of nurse anesthesia. She graduated in December of 2008 from Oakland University in Michigan with her MSN in nurse anesthesia, and began working right away at Beaumont Health Systems. In August of 2011, she moved back to Texas where she shifted her career to an independent locum tenens practice serving many rural CAH’s in West Texas. Tammy developed a passion for helping those with mental health diagnoses after losing a friend to suicide, and opened Ketamine Clinic of West Texas in October of 2017. While operating her clinic, she continues to do anesthesia 2-3 days a week for a local cosmetic surgeon and in the CVOR at her local hospital.