About the Nurse Anesthesia Resident (NAR) Workshop

Nurse Anesthesia Resident (NAR) Workshop
Sunday, February 25, 2024

We invite you to join us for our 4th Annual Nurse Anesthesia Resident (NAR) Workshop on Sunday, February 25, 2024. NARs will hear from experts and peers about the best ways to manage varying aspects of their CRNA careers.

The workshop will consist of three main topic areas:

  • Tips and tricks to know while in CRNA school.
  • Finding success post-graduation.
  • Taking care of yourself and your wellness.

CE Credit: Class A CE credits are not available for this workshop.


Registration Fee:

  • NAR: Complimentary
  • RN: $25
  • CRNA: $100 – Your registration fee will be donated to the CANA Foundation to help us support future NAR education.

SOLD OUT – Registration is now closed.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The NAR Workshop will be hosted using Zoom Events. When you click the registration button above, you will be redirected to the Zoom Events page. If you have an existing Zoom account, you may register using your existing account. If you do not have an account, you may register using an email address. Follow the prompts to complete your registration.

To learn more about how to use Zoom Events, click here.

Interested in Sponsorship?

Sponsor the NAR Workshop and support the future of the CRNA profession! Benefits include:

  • 2 Sponsor Features on CANA Social Media of Your Choice (FB, Instagram, or X)
  • Logo recognition on the event website, email marketing, and during the welcome presentation.
  • Verbal recognition during the event.
  • Post-meeting list of attendees.

    Learn more and sign up to sponsor the NAR workshop here.


Please note that all times are Pacific Time. The schedule is subject to change.

Presenter: Richard P. Wilson, DNAP, CRNA, FAANA – Dream Maker Anesthesia Services, LLC

Presenter: Dianna Heikkila, PhD, CRNA, Samuel Merritt University

Network with other attendees virtually.

Presenters: Sam Silberstein, CFP®, CSLP® Student Loan Advisor and Scotty McDonald, CSLP®, Student Loan Advisor, Student Loan Planner

Network with other attendees virtually.


  • Savannah Dominguez, DNP, CRNA, RN – Stanford Healthcare (Moderator)
  • Maleana Barnett, CRNA
  • Heidi Machen, NAR – USC
  • Hailey Reynolds, CRNA

Presenter: Richard P. Wilson, DNAP, CRNA, FAANA – Dream Maker Anesthesia Services, LLC

Are you an RN looking advice for what to expect while at CRNA school? Or do you have questions about a specific program? Or do you want advice on how best to manage school, life, and maybe a full-time or part-time job?

This is your chance to hear direct from those who are currently residents at California’s best CRNA programs in the state. Join them for an open and honest Q&A period – bring your lunch with you!


  • Jessica Martinez, NAR – USC
  • Jasmine Juwvipart, NAR – Samuel Merritt University
  • Maggie Goetsch, NAR – Samuel Merritt University
  • Molly Niemuth, NAR – Samuel Merritt University
  • Morgan Garcia, NAR – Samuel Merritt University

Stay tuned for more panelist updates!

Join us for another great session, hosted by the CANA Wellness Committee.


  • Charles A Griffis, PhD, CRNA, FAANA – UCLA School of Nursing (Committee Chair)
  • Amanda Farris, NAR – University of Southern California
  • Jewell Morris, NAR – University of Southern California

Presenter: Christopher Gill, PhD, MBA, CRNA, ACNPC-AG, FACHE, Chief Credentialing Officer, NBCRNA

Hear from the state’s Chief Clinical Coordinators about the best way to prep for cases, and more!


  • Savannah Dominguez, DNP, CRNA, RN – Stanford Healthcare (Moderator)
  • Richard Golub, CRNA – Clinical Coordinator, Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Mental Health and Wellness
  • Natalia MacDougall, MSN, CRNA – Assistant Nurse Anesthetist Manager, UCLA Health
  • Robert Olson, DNAP, CRNA –  Clinical Coordinator, LA General Medical Center
  • Christy Davis, CRNA – Chief Executive Officer, Tip Top Anesthesia

What does it take to get admitted to the CRNA program of your choice? Hear directly from those who run admissions at their respective programs!


  • Erica McCall, DNP, MPH, CRNA – Assistant Program Director, USC (Moderator)
  • Richard P. Wilson, DNAP, CRNA, FAANA – Dream Maker Anesthesia Services, LLC
  • Jake Sareerak, DNP, CRNA, CHSE – Assistant Professor, Samuel Merritt University

Check back often for panelist updates!

Presenter: Rex Eaton, MSN, CRNA – Senior Business Development Manager, Stryker; and Co-Founder, Parkdale Consulting – Drug Diversion Prevention