Directors and Staff

Board Members

Council Officers

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

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

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

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

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

Peter Olakowski, BA
Student Representative

Staff Members

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]

Executive Assistant

Maria Kozicz, [email protected]