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Board Elections

It's time to vote for your representatives on the AVANA Board! Below are the candidates and a link to their CV for each open spot on the board. You are required to log-in to your member account in order to vote.

We are still accepting additional nominations. If you are interested in running for a position, please submit a photo and CV to [email protected]

Click Here to VoteVoting closes at 12:00 pm Est Thursday, May 19, 2022. 


Michael Accordino

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Director At Large:

Alison Harmon
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Eastern Regional Director:

Samuel Smith

Tushana Fowlin
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Western Regional Director:

Michelle Mekpongsatorn
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Southern Regional Director:

Celina Ortiz
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2022 Annual Education Meeting - Save the Date!

We are pleased to announce the 2022 Annual Education Meeting will be held at the Sirata Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach, FL from May 19-21.
Look for more information later this fall!
Wednesday, December 23, 2020 12:00 AM

In Memoriam: Sheeba Ouseph Paranilam

We are saddened to share that Baltimore VA Chief CRNA, Sheeba Ouseph Paranilam passed away peacefully in her home after a battle with cancer. 

In lieu of flowers we request everyone to send a donation to Mercyful Charities. Donations will support low income and less fortunate families fund student education in Nursing. Please follow this link to donate:

To read Sheeba's obituary as well as share a memory, please click here.

Friday, April 24, 2020 12:00 AM

COVID-19 CRNA Utilization Recommendations (Updated 4/24)

Click HERE to view AVANA’s updated COVID-19 CRNA Utilization Recommendations.

Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:00 AM

In Memoriam: Bonnie Winters







BONNIE WINTERS COLLINS, 79 of Parker, Colorado passed away on Friday, April 10, 2020. She was born Bonnie Jean Tomlinson in Chicago, Illinois on November 20, 1940 to Albert E. Tomlinson and Violet L. Tomlinson (née Smith).

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