Leadership and Faculty

The leadership and faculty of the Wake Forest University 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

  • Clifford Gonzales, PhD, CRNA, Interim Department Chair and Program Director, Assistant Professor
  • Richard Flowers, DNP, CRNA, CHSE, Associate Program Director for Clinical Education and Student Affairs
  • Elena Meadows, DNP, CRNA, Associate Director for Didactic Education
  • Luci New, DNP, CRNA, Assistant Professor and Educational Innovator
  • Meredith Phillips, MHA, Administrative Coordinator
  • Heather Johnson, MEd, MS, CRNA Program Coordinator
  • Christina Economos, Administrative Support Associate

Adjunct Faculty

  • Larry Chong, MS, CRNA
  • Megan Conner, PhD, CRNA
  • Danila M. Gorelov, MS, CRNA
  • Kristin Henderson, DNAP, CRNA, CHSE
  • Kelly Hendrickson, MS, CRNA
  • Christine Kress, PhD, CRNA 
  • Lisa Mileto, DNP, CRNA
  • Sandra Ouellette, MEd, CRNA, FAAN, Past President, International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists and American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Michael Rieker, DNP, CRNA, FAAN
  • Grace Simpson, MSN, CRNA, CHSE