Ready to contribute? AZANA allows CRNAs with diverse talents and interests to contribute to the Mission of the AZANA by encouraging leadership at the committee level. 


Sun N Fun, held every spring in Scottsdale, is already one of Arizona's largest educational and networking opportunities.  

Sun N Fun, held every spring in Scottsdale, is already one of Arizona's largest educational and networking opportunities.  

Education Committee

The Education Committee's vision is to make AZANA the #1 choice of CRNAs for continuing education and conferences.  

The Ed Comm designs educational programs for the Sun N Fun annual spring conference and additional educational experiences throughout the year.  The Ed Comm partners with Association Meeting Planners to manage the spring conference.  

Current Members: 

Lee Ranalli (Chair), Scott Imus, Angi Fountain, Julie Moore and Shaun Ferrie (Gala Chair)


Former President Ali Baghai, speaking to the media prior to AZANA's legislative effort in 2016.

Former President Ali Baghai, speaking to the media prior to AZANA's legislative effort in 2016.

Public and Member Relations Committee

Known as the PR Comm, the Public and Member Relations Committee is responsible for communication between the AZANA and our members.  Traditionally this committee handles newsletters, website managment, social media engagement, and business development.

Current Members: 

Shaun Ferrie (Co-Chair) Amanda Gibson (Co-Chair), Bo Medlin, Blaire Wouters.  

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2016-17 President Joseph Rodriguez, testifying before the Senate Health Committee on what would be the first successful update to CRNA scope of practice in nearly 100 years. 

2016-17 President Joseph Rodriguez, testifying before the Senate Health Committee on what would be the first successful update to CRNA scope of practice in nearly 100 years. 

Government Relations Committee

Arguably nothing affects CRNA practice opportunities more than policy at the state and facility level.  The GRC focuses on grassroots relationships with decision makers who make decisions with a direct impact on CRNA scope of practice.

The GRC Partners with Axiom Public Affairs.   

Current Members: 

Joseph Rodriguez (Chair) Kaija Thompson, John Thompson, Beth Prall, Amos Wilkinson, Jake Smith, Mathias Rupp, Ali Baghai, Henry Sargent (PAC Chair), Josh Zack, Mike MacKinnon, Rodney Moffett, Randy Quinn (SBON Chair), Chad Peterson (AZANA Pres.)

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CRNAs of Arizona Political Action Committee

The CRNAs of AZ PAC is a legally separate organization that supports policymakers who understand and support CRNAs.  They function to raise funds and disburse funds to policymakers.  The importance of this committee cannot be underestimated.

CRNAs of AZ PAC has been immenesely successful and is in the top-10 of PACs in Arizona, outraising oranizations many times the size of the AZANA.  

Learn more at ProtectCRNAs.com.  


Additional Committees  

Leadership Identification and Development Committee

Known as the "LID" committee, this committee functions to put together a slate of candidates for elections.  It is usually filled by CRNAs who are well-connected in the community and are able to find talented individuals to serve on the board.  

Ad-Hoc Membership Committee

Ad Hoc (for this purpose) is a temporary committee focused on making Arizona's AANA membership percentage best-in-nation.  

Bylaws Committee

Bylaws are like constitution of the organization, and the bylaws committee reviews bylaws, rules, and needed amendments.  


Appointed Positions

Federal Political Director

The Federal Political Director (FPD) focuses on building government relations with federal legislators and coordinates closely with the GRC.   

APRN Coalition Liaison 

The APRN Coalition Liaison attends monthly meetings with APRN leaders from across the state, where our activities are coordianted.  

Student Representatives

CRNA programs each send a student representative to learn and participate in leadership activities.   

State Reimbursement Speclialist

The State Reimbursement Specialist focuses on ensuring proper reimbursement for CRNA services.