Directors and Staff

Board Members

Council Officers

Paul Austin, PhD, CRNA, President
CRNA Educator
Texas Wesleyan University

Laura Bonanno, PhD, DNP, CRNA, Vice President
CRNA Educator
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – School of Nursing

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

Council Directors

Brian Andrew, JD
Public Representative

Judy Didion, PhD, RN
University Administrator
Oakland University

Claire Dixon-Lee, PhD, RHIA, CPH, FAHIMA
Public Member

Juan Gonzalez, PhD, CRNA
CRNA Educator
University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies

John O’Donnell, DrPH, MSN, CRNA, CHSE, FSSH
CRNA Educator
University of Pittsburgh

Sarah B. Held, DNP, MBA, RN
Healthcare Administrator
M Health Fairview / Fairview Health System / HealthEast Care System

Dennis J. McKenna, DNAP, CRNA
CRNA Practitioner
Medical University Hospital

Julie Pearson, PhD, CRNA
CRNA Practitioner
CarolinaEast Health System

Jerrol B. Wallace, DNP, MSN, CRNA, CDR, NC, USN
CRNA Educator
Uniformed Services Univesity of Health Sciences

Britni Tharp, BSN, RN, CCRN-CSC
Student Representative

Chief Executive Officer

Francis Gerbasi, PhD, CRNA, [email protected]
Chief Executive Officer

Accreditation and Education Specialists

Tom Anderson, MLIS, ​[email protected]

Barbara Farkas, MAdEd, [email protected]

Susan Monsen, MATD, [email protected]

Molyka Leonard, MPA, [email protected]

Kara Chlebek, MPA, [email protected]

Accreditation Operations Manager

Liza Curiel, MNA, [email protected]

Accreditation Operations Specialist

Susan Schneider, [email protected]

Accreditation Finance Clerk

Chris Ramos, [email protected]

Executive Assistant

Maria Kozicz, [email protected]