As Arizona welcomes the cooler weather, our AZANA will welcome the incoming FY19 Board of Directors (BOD). The official joint meeting of your outgoing and incoming BOD’s takes place annually each fall. This joint meeting is essentially our ‘passing of the torch’ from one board to the other, and I couldn’t be more excited for our association.
This year, for the first time, our meeting will take place at the inaugural AZANA Sun & Sedona 2018 Conference. We are especially excited about partnering with CE2 to bring this premier regional anesthesia and ultrasound course to such a desirable destination!
If you are attending our upcoming conference or happen to find yourself in the Sedona area November 3rd, please join us at the Sedona Under the Stars PAC event Saturday evening.
Your all-volunteer FY19 BOD is a uniquely qualified and diverse group of CRNAs who live and work throughout Arizona. They represent a variety of CRNA practice models and include military, non-military, and faculty from both Arizona CRNA educational programs. Comprised of both fresh and familiar faces, these influential leaders are exceptional representatives of our state.
Our vision is clear: Protecting and advancing the CRNA profession in Arizona so that we are able to practice to the full extent of our education and training as desired. Our goal is to remove any real or perceived barriers to CRNA practice in all anesthesia practice models. No CRNA should be subject to unnecessary burden or limitation of the free market.
With this vision as our motivation, we look to build upon our previous accomplishments while renewing our focus on improved organizational efficiency and a sound fiscal agenda. Organizational and financial preparedness advances educational opportunities, creating a more consistent culture and fostering new leaders for our association. This, in turn, serves the greater membership as a whole.
Because of the tremendous work by previous boards, we can look forward to staying the course on our state-specific strategic plan and continuing to grow as an association. We remain vigilant in serving our members, facing challenges as they arise, and actively working behind-the-scenes to create new opportunities for CRNAs in Arizona.
Included in this update, you will find our CRNAs of Arizona PAC legislative candidate contribution list. Let this serve as a reminder to all of our members of the importance of getting out to vote in the fast-approaching general elections November 6th.
I am incredibly humbled and proud to serve amongst your elected leadership and am full of optimism that CRNAs will thrive in our great state of Arizona!