Board of Directors

President - Kimberly Gordon MSN, CRNA

Employer: Educational Innovator - Wake Forest School of Medicine Nurse Anesthesia Program 

Location: Winston-Salem, NC

What do I like most about the NCANA? Without a doubt, my fellow NCANA members! Meeting new nurse anesthesia colleagues and hearing how they practice, where they practice and their stories of involvement in the profession of nurse anesthesia. Our state organization is one of the strongest in the nation and spending 10 minutes at any NCANA meeting or gathering will tell you why. No matter what they're passionate about: education, advocacy, leadership development, professional development etc. our members do what they do to deliver the best care possible to their patients and to be the best CRNAs they can be. Being with colleagues at meetings or working on their behalf as a member of the Board of Directors, our membership is incredibly inspiring.

President Elect - Paul Packard, DNAP, MSNA, CRNA, NEA-BC

Employer: Director of Anesthesia and Perianesthesia Services Catawba Valley Medical Center

Location: Hickory, NC

What do I like most about the NCANA? The NCANA provides many opportunities to network with other CRNAs in and around North Carolina. I love meeting new people, learning about different career pathways, variations in practice, and how I can enhance my expertise for the benefit of patients from other knowledgeable anesthesia experts.

Vice President - Eric Carlson

Immediate Past President - Brett Morgan, DNP, CRNA

Employer: Duke University School of Nursing

Location: Durham, NC

What do I like most about the NCANA? The NCANA has offered me so many opportunities to meet fellow CRNAs from across the state.  This network of colleagues has really afforded me so many opportunities from employment leads to great friends.

Treasurer - Chris Muckler, DNP, CRNA

Employer: Assistant Professor, Clinical Education Coordinator -  Duke University School of Nursing

Location: Durham, NC

What do I like most about the NCANA? I like the networking and educational/CE opportunities.

Secretary - Ryan Holton, CRNA, MSN

Owner: NC Mobile Anesthesia, PLLC
Freelance work with: Piedmont Triad Anesthesia, Gate City Anesthesia, Lexington Medical Center

What do I like most about the NCANA? I like the networking with other CRNA's, political advocacy and continuing educational opportunities.

District I Director - Steve Michaux-Smith, MSN, CRNA

Employer: Vidant Medical Center

Location: Ayden, NC

What do I like most about the NCANA? I enjoy being a member of NCANA because of the multiple professional advantages it affords me with continuing education, peer contact, and professional engagement of issues that affect my practice.

District II Director - Cliff Gonzales, CRNA, PhD

Employer: Wake Forest Baptist Health Sciences 

Location: Winston-Salem, NC

What do I like most about the NCANA? First the leaders of the NCANA- their enduring trust to one another, selfless commitment to the role that they were elected, and remarkable advocacy to NCANA members. Members: their continuous support to the leaders and the association. As a whole NCANA: long-lasting support to the nurse anesthesia profession and advocacy of safe patient care.

District III Director - Luci New


BSN Georgia College 1991
Certificate of Anesthesia 1995 CMC School of Nurse Anesthesia

Employer: CHS- NEMC 

Location: Concord, NC

What do I like most about the NCANA? The leadership and advocacy for CRNA'S in NC. 

District IV Director - Ida Goodnight


Graduated from anesthesia school in 2008.  Wake Forest School of Nurse Anesthesia with MSN from UNC-Greensboro.

Employer: Catawba Valley Medical Center - Hickory, NC 

Location: I live in Stony Point, NC with my husband Jonathan and 2 1/2 year old Catherine.

What do I like most about the NCANA? I believe what I like best is the opportunity being on the Board has allowed me to learn about our legislative process.

Student Representative - Brian Lupo, SRNA

Brian Lupo attends Western Carolina University (Asheville, NC) in the Nurse Anesthesia class of 2018. He stays balanced with school by training for and competing in triathlons. Brian recently completed his first Half Ironman in Raleigh, NC in June 2017. Serving on the NCANA Board as a student representative is a real honor for Brian. He has found health policy to be a truly fascinating and rewarding endeavor as a future professional nurse anesthetist.

Student Representative - Sarah Rollison, SRNA

Sarah Rollison attends Duke University (Durham, NC) as a member of the Nurse Anesthesia, Doctorate of Nursing Practice Class of 2018. She enjoys tutoring first year anesthesia students and she serves as President of the Duke SRNA Association. Sarah has been honored to sit as one of the 2016-2017 NCANA Board Student Representatives. She has discovered a true passion for professional development, education, and political action, and hopes to grow in these areas as a future nurse anesthetist.








NCANA Executive Director- Brandi Gerew, CAE

Location: Raleigh, NC 

What do I like most about the NCANA? The NCANA Board and members are truly passionate about improving the nurse anesthetists profession in North Carolina. Their passion is contagious and helps draw new members as well as help push legislative issues forward.