As a fresh generation of CRNAs make their way into the profession of nurse anesthesia, what do they believe will continue to move our field forward? Nationally renown podcast hosts Sharon Pearce and Jeremy Stanley from Beyond the Mask sit down with a panel of “Gen X, Y, and Me” CRNAs to discover what they hope to see state and national organizations accomplish in the next 5-10 years.
Sharon Pearce, CRNA
Sharon graduated from the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Hospital Nurse Anesthesia program in 1992. She resides in North Carolina and currently works as a staff anesthetist for a CRNA owned group, Carolina Anesthesia & Associates. Professional service includes being a past President of the North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists. She served three years on the AANA (American Association of Nurse Anesthetists) Public Relations (PR) committee and did Media Training for state associations in conjunction with the AANA Senior Director of Strategic Communications, Chris Bettin. Sharon was the producer of the AANA PR award-winning video, “The Best Kept Secret in Healthcare.” She chaired the Government Relations Committee of the AANA in 2009-2010 and has been a registered lobbyist for many years with legislative involvement for over 19 years. Board of Director service at the national level of the AANA has included Region 2 Director, Vice President, President-Elect, and President in 2014-2015. Read more.
Jeremy Stanley, CFP, AIF
Jeremy Stanley is the president and founder of CRNA Financial Planning ® , an AANA Member Advantage Program Partner. For more than two decades, he has been helping CRNAs utilize their career paths to pursue their dreams. As a member of the Wake Forest Baptist Health Nurse Anesthesia Program Advisory Committee, as well as a Public Trustee to the AANA Foundation, Jeremy stays abreast of the ever-evolving healthcare landscape as well as the political issues that affect CRNAs.
An advocate for the CRNA profession, Jeremy has written two books – exclusively for CRNAs. “The Wealthy CRNA” lays out a foundational road map for CRNAs to plan their financial futures, and “A CRNA’s Life After Anesthesia” is designed to assist CRNAs in planning for retirement. Read more.