Leadership and Faculty

The leadership and faculty of the Wake Forest School of Medicine Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA) Program have extensive clinical experience in a wide variety of anesthesia specialties. As recognized leaders in their field, they share their passion through their unique research interests and demonstrate leadership through their active involvement in professional organizations.

Administration

Michael Rieker, CRNA, DNP, FAAN
Michael Rieker, DNP, CRNA, FAAN
Chair and Professor, Academic Nursing
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Courtney A. Brown, CHSE, CRNA, PhD
Courtney Brown, PhD, CRNA, CHSE

Associate Director for Didactic Education

 

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Clifford F. Gonzales, CRNA, PhD
Clifford Gonzales, PhD, CRNA
Associate Director for Clinical Education
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Lisa Ann Mileto, CRNA, DNP
Lisa Mileto, DNP, CRNA
Associate Director for Doctoral Education
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Kristin Henderson, CHSE, CRNA, DNAP
Kristin Henderson, DNAP, CRNA, CHSE

Assistant Professor and Educational Innovator

 

 

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Richard W. Flowers, CHSE, CRNA, DNP
Richard Flowers, DNP, CRNA, CHSE
Assistant Professor and Educational Innovator
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Kellie Michelle Griggs, DNP, MSN, RNC-O
Kellie Griggs, DNP, MSN-Ed, RNC- OB

Assistant Professor

 

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Meredith Phillips, MHS
Meredith Phillips, MHS
Administrative Manager
Carrie Swain
Carrie Swain, MA
Continuing Education Program Coordinator
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Heather Johnson, MS, MEd
Program Coordinator
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Eric Marshburn, MEd
Program Coordinator
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Christina Economos
Administrative Support Associate

Adjunct Didactic Lecturers

  • Brandy VanHoy Anders, PharmD, BCOP
  • Larry Chong, MS, CRNA
  • Lynette Forest, MS, Prosector
  • Carolyn Huffman, PhD
  • Caroline Killmon, MS, CRNA
  • Christine Kress, PhD, CRNA
  • Tinisha Lambeth, DNP, RN
  • LaDonna Martin, MSN, CRNA
  • Nicole McBride, MS, CRNA
  • Kelly McPherson, MS, CRNA 
  • Brad Morgan, MS, CRNA
  • Rodney Nash, DNP, CRNA
  • Luci New, MS, CRNA, Past-President North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists 
  • Richard Ouellette, CRNA, Past-President, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
  • Sandra Ouellette, MEd, CRNA, FAAN, Past President, International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists and American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Sharon Pearce, MSN, CRNA, MSN Past-President, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Monica Rose, PhD, CRNA
  • Grace Simpson, MS, CRNA
  • Kenneth Thompson, DNP, CRNA
  • Courtney Youngs, MSN, CRNA