WANA Information & Resources

WANA | Washington Association of Nurse Anesthetists has promoted best practices in the field of anesthesia.

Congratulations to the following WANA members for being elected to serve on the Board of Directors:

  • President-elect: Jennifer Tanguay
  • Secretary: Emily Matheson
  • Board of Directors: Brad Hemingway, Ebony McNeal, Michael Fisher, and Bob Strobl


Jen Tanguay has served on the board since 2020 and will serve as President-elect until Fall 2023 when she will take over as President. Emily Matheson has been on the board since 2019 and was elected to serve as Secretary 2022-2024. Brad Hemingway most recently served as Secretary and will start a three-year term as Board Member. Likewise, Ebony McNeal served as a Board Member 2019-2022 and was reelected to serve another three-year term on the Board as well as Board Development & Nominating Committee Chair. We welcome Bob Strobl, continuing on the Board for three more years, and new Board Member Michael Fisher.

New officers and board members will take office officially during the WANA Annual Business Meeting on Saturday, Nov 5, at Suncadia Resort near Cle Elum.

We extend our appreciation to Mary Lawlor who served as Vice President for the past year.

On behalf of the current Board of Directors, appreciation is expressed for all those who ran for office including Michael Mieiniczek and Gregory Clopp.

WANA | Washington Association of Nurse Anesthetists has promoted best practices in the field of anesthesia. CRNAs: Get started on your Class A Credits today.

The AANA recognizes that anesthesia providers, because of their exposure and the nature of their work, face a high occupational risk for substance misuse. Assistance for CRNAs and student nurse anesthetists for chemical dependency and substance misuse is available through several avenues.

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Map illustrates the percentage of CRNAs out of the total number of CRNAs and Anesthesiologists in the county.

Data Source: Anesthesia providers were identified using the Physician Compare includes records for each practice address of all providers who bill Medicare Part B. Those who have a practice address in multiple counties are represented in each county. Some providers who do not bill Medicare Part B may not be accurately represented, such as those working exclusively for the Veteran’s Administration or CRNAs practicing at rural hospitals electing cost-based-reimbursement under the Medicare Part A nurse anesthesia exception.

The records identified in this map were retrieved on January 7, 2020

NBCRNA’s Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Program helps you show how much you care — about your patients, your profession and the lifelong learning that keeps you at the top of your game.

It provides the framework for you to demonstrate you have the knowledge to provide high quality patient care throughout your career — and that you continue to meet your state certification requirements.

Click here to access the NBCRNA State Association Toolkit.