Wake Forest School of Medicine Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) alumni meet biannually, usually in March. In addition to the business meeting, at which time alumni board officers are elected, day-long courses offering continuing medical education credits are also available.

Each year, the Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations hosts multiple regional Wake Forest School of Medicine alumni events. CRNA alumni living/working in these areas are invited to attend and connect with area medical school alumni.

Programming specific to CRNA alumni includes Wake Forest School of Medicine gatherings at professional conferences and special events.

To date, six of our alumni have served as president of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Including faculty members, nine AANA presidents are associated with our program. To help recognize the alumni who are taking on leadership roles, we established the Alumni Progressive Leadership Award. This award recognizes an up-and-coming alumnus/a who has demonstrated leadership accomplishment and the potential to continue in their development. If you know one of our alumni (or if you are an alum) who fits this bill, please make a nomination.

Nurse Anesthesia Alumni Board of Trustees

Kelly Tonkin, CRNA, MSN ’08
Chair

Kimberly Gordon, CRNA, MSN ’07
Chair-Elect

Kristin Henderson, CRNA, MSN ’09
Secretary

Zac Evans, CRNA, MSNA ’16
Trustee

Stacy Yancey, CRNA, MSNA ’16
Trustee

Susie Anderson, CRNA, MSN ’03
Nominating Committee

Katie Lamb, CRNA, MSNA ’16
Nominating Committee

Giving Opportunities

One way the Nurse Anesthesia Program stands apart from other programs is through the many nice "extra" experiences we offer students to enrich their education. Facilitating service learning projects, mission work and professional development through attendance at association meetings are some examples of these unique opportunities. These and many classroom and skills lab resources are made possible by the generosity of our alumni, whom we would like to thank for their support.