Board of Directors



Christian Campbell, CRNA

J. A. Haley VA Medical Center


Johnny Gayden, CRNA

Baltimore VA Medical Center


Mike Accordino, CRNA

J. A. Haley VA Medical Center



Carrie Cromwell, DNP, MS, APRN, CRNA


Central Texas VA Health Care System


 Director at Large

Alison Harmon, CRNA

Tenn Valley Heath Care System 

Executive Director

Rishelle Zhou, DNAP, LLB, CRNA

Portland VA Medical Center

Southern Regional Director

Celina Ortiz, MSN, CRNA

North Texas VA Medical Center

States of Responsibility: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas


Eastern Regional Director

Matt Jenkins, CRNA

Tampa FL. VA Medical Center

 States of Responsibility: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia



Central Regional Director

Joe Keck, CRNA

Charles George Veterans Affairs Medical Center (CGVAMC) 

States of Responsibility: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Western Regional Director

Michelle D. Mekpongsatorn, MSN, CRNA

Greater Los Angeles VA Health Care System 

States of Responsibility: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Philippines, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

      Student Representative

Trevor Hanson, MSN,              CCRNA, RN

      Army Medical Center of              Excellence Fort Sam                       Houston, TX 


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