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The Minnesota Association of Nurse Anesthetists (MANA) is an active, member-driven association that relies on participation from members. Participation in a MANA committee offers a great opportunity for networking and professional growth. Maximize your investment by joining a MANA committee!

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APRN Coalition

  • Leah Gordon, Secretary
  • Ericka Karas

Bylaws Committee

The Bylaws Committee shall:

  1. Receive proposed amendments and present them to the Board of Directors and to the membership for consideration.
  2. Ensure the AANA Bylaws Committee is provided with a current copy of the MANA Bylaws on an annual basis
  • Jackie Klinkner

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee is responsible for the oversight of all marketing, communications and public relations activities both within the Association and externally. 

  • Becca Sample, Chair 
  • Holly Engel 
  • Kelsey Nelsen 
  • Andrea Roberts 
  • Eric Steuck 
  • Sean Sanford

DEI Committee

The DEI Committee seeks to create initiatives that embrace the unique experiences of every CRNA in MANA.

  • Megan Kakela, Chair

Federal Political Director

  • Julie Gauderman

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee shall:

  1.  Be responsible for preparing a budget to be approved by the Board of Directors.
  2.  Be responsible for oversight of financial management of the Association
  • Kevin Cardinal, Chair 
  • Erica Bauhs 
  • Hillary Harrison 
  • Mindy Hensley 
  • Jackie Klinkner, President 
  • Frank Michael 
  • Michael Schumacher

Government Relations Committee

The Government Relations Committee shall:

  1.  Provide guidance and support to the MANA Board and members on matters pertaining to legislative and regulatory activity affecting the practice of nurse anesthesia.
  2. Assist in developing mutual respect and assistance between appropriate groups or agencies and MANA.
  • Seth Mogler, Chair 
  • Gloria Dullinger-Brown 
  • Matt Dyer 
  • Lucas Kalina 
  • Jackie Klinkner 
  • Andrea Roberts 
  • Becca Sample
  • Jon Wohlhuter 
  • Kathy Ziebarth

Health & Wellness Committee

Promote wellness activities and education for members.

  • Frank Michael, Chair 
  • Ashley Farmer 
  • Wendy Sandelin 
  • Sean Sanford 
  • Malia Schlecht

Leadership Development Committee 

  1. Serve as the Nominating Committee
  2. Support leadership development and succession planning

Membership Committee

Promote member recruitment, retention and engagement

NEW: MANA Meet-Ups Task Force

Plan and organize regional MANA social events to engage CRNAs across Minnesota.

  • Jackie Klinkner, President 
  • Kevin Cardinal 
  • Melinda Hensley 
  • Lucas Kalina 
  • Frank Michael 
  • Beth Quaas 
  • Andrea Roberts 
  • Becca Sample 
  • Eric Steuck


This committee is responsible for oversight of the Friends of Minnesota Nurse Anesthetists PAC.

  • Jon Wohlhuter, Co-Chair
  • Jessica Jacobson, Co-Chair
  • Holly Engel
  • Leah Gordon
  • Jackie Klinkner, President
  • Mark Retz
  • Christine Riano
  • Joe Sellwood
  • Eric Swanlund
  • Brandon Theimann

Professional Development Committee

Be responsible for supporting current standards of nurse anesthesia by promoting continuing education for MANA members and assisting them in meeting the requirements for recertification.

  • Erica Bauhs
  • Carmen Drentlaw
  • Gloria Dullinger-Brown 
  • Robyn Finney
  • Jackie Klinkner, President
  • Beth Quaas
  • Sarah Voogd Seng
  • Vanessa Vega


  • Carole Doyscher

Minnesota Association of Nurse Anesthetists

MANA’s Mission is to provide advocacy, education, and resources for CRNAs who deliver expert care for our communities.


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