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Committees

The Delaware Association of Nurse Anesthetists is always looking for members to volunteer on any of our several committees.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the DANA Office.

Bylaws Committee

Receives proposed changes to current bylaws, prepares and presents them for consideration.

  • Tim Holleran, CRNA (Chair)
  • Ronald Castaldo, CRNA
  • Rosemary Jones, CRNA

Finance Committee

Prepares the annual budget and assists in preparing applications for small states funding to AANA.

  • Tim Holleran, CRNA (Chair)
  • Ronald Castaldo, CRNA
  • Marshall Colbert, CRNA
  • Carrie Kenney, CRNA

Government Relations Committee

Functions with DANA and AANA government relations committee in matters pertaining to legislation affecting nurse anesthesia practice both at the state and national levels.

  • Marshall Colbert, CRNA (Co-Chair)
  • Tim Holleran, CRNA (Co-Chair)
  • Lou Ann Hurst, CRNA
  • Rosemary Jones, CRNA
  • Carrie Kenney, CRNA
  • Richard Mensik, CRNA

Nominating Committee

Prepares a slate of candidates from active members of DANA for each Board seat, submitting and preparing a ballot for the year’s election.

  • Megan Copel, CRNA
  • Rosemary Jones, CRNA
  • Richard Mensik, CRNA

PAC Committee

Oversees the DANA PAC.

  • Carrie Kenney, CRNA (Chair)
  • Ronald Castaldo, CRNA
  • Ryan Fedewitz, CRNA
  • Cheryl Gamble, CRNA
  • Jacqui Mainwaring, CRNA

Professional Development Committee

Organizes and presents a complete program for the DANA Annual Meeting with DANA Board approval. Coordinates social activities of the DANA. Plans additional educational programs as requested by the board.
  • Barbara Bradbury, CRNA (Chair)
  • Ronald Castaldo, CRNA
  • Barbara Evans, CRNA
  • Carrie Kenney, CRNA
  • Jacqueline Mainwaring, CRNA

Public Relations Committee

Liaison between DANA and the media within the state, organizes participation at nursing and public events to enhance public awareness of nurse anesthesia

  • Barbara Evans, CRNA (Co-Chair)
  • Ryan Fedewitz, CRNA (Co-Chair)
  • Marshall Colbert, CRNA
  • Jacqueline Mainwaring, CRNA

Technology Committee

  • Ryan Fedewitz, CRNA (Chair)
  • Megan Copel, CRNA
  • Michael Pine, CRNA
  • Richard Mensik, CRNA

Student Liaisons

A student nurse anesthetist from clinical sites in Delaware, who will be the representative for their class, to disseminate information to other students about legislative issues and activities pertaining to DANA (one per class from each of the nurse anesthesia programs), must attend monthly DANA meetings.

  • Brandon Hoskins - Drexel University
  • Jenna Zaldonis - Thomas Jefferson University

Other Positions

  • Federal Political Director:  Del Price, CRNA
  • Reimbursement Specialist: Ronald Castaldo, CRNA
  • State Peer Advisor:  Cheryl Gamble, CRNA

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