Board of Directors

President - Gena Lee Burnett, MSN, CRNA

Credentials:  

BA - Chemistry, 2004 -UNC at Chapel Hill 
BS - Nursing, 2005 - Duke University 
MS - Nursing, 2010 - Duke University 
CRNA - 2010

Employer: Regional Anesthesia, PLLC in Durham, NC 

Location: Wake Forest, NC

What do I like most about the NCANA? I am excited and honored to be working with colleagues who also desire to support and promote CRNA practice in NC.


President Elect - Stacy Yancey, MSNA, CRNA

Employer: Carolina Anesthesiology

Location: High Point, NC 

What do I like most about the NCANA? My favorite thing about NCANA is the opportunity to network with other CRNAs and stay up to date on current practices and research.


 

 

 

 

Immediate Past President - Linda Stone, DNP, CRNA

Employer: Assistant Program Director – Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia

Location: Raleigh, NC 

What do I like most about the NCANA? The thing I like most about the NCANA is the ability to interact with both SRNA and CRNA members at meetings but also through committee work. I am very proud of the accomplishments and strength of our state association especially when compared to other states where the state association is not as strong. We are fortunate to have leaders and members with a passion for providing high quality anesthesia care to our patients and supporting CRNA practice in NC.


Vice President- Courtney Brown, PhD, CRNA, CHSE

Employer: Wake Forest School of Medicine

Location: Clemmons, NC 

What do I like most about the NCANA? NCANA embodies the values of all CRNAs: advocacy, passion and collegiality. CRNAs provide the highest quality anesthesia care to North Carolina residents, and our state association is strong and vibrant. And our meetings bring quality continuing education to CRNAs and SRNAs. What’s not to love?


Treasurer - Christine Bazik Kress, PhD, CRNA

Credentials:  

BSN ECU 2005
MSN UNCG/RSNA 2010
PBC Nursing Education 2017
PhD UNCG 2020

Employer: Regional Anesthesia, PLLC 

Location: Raleigh, NC

What do I like most about the NCANA? I appreciate NCANA's commitment to promoting and advancing CRNA practice in NC by advocating for the profession as whole, connecting CRNA's across the state, and providing leadership development opportunities to individual members.


  

Secretary - Elena N. Meadows, DNP, CRNA

Employer: Faculty, Carolinas Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program/UNC Charlotte

Location: Charlotte, NC 

What do I like most about the NCANA? The NCANA provides wonderful opportunities for CRNA networking, education, and advocacy as well as support and visibility for all CRNAs and SRNAs across the state of North Carolina.


District I Director - Angela L. Robertson, DNP, CRNA

Employer: Regional Anesthesia at Duke Raleigh Hospital

Location: Chapel Hill, NC

What do I like most about the NCANA? The amazing networking opportunities!


District II Director - Bill Cobb, MSNA, CRNA

Employer: Carolina Anesthesiology, P.A. 

Location: High Point, NC

What do I like most about the NCANA? I love the community of CRNAs and SRNAs that advocate for our profession and hope to get more people involved in the continued work of showcasing the amazing care CRNAs provide for patients in our North Carolina communities. 


District III Director - Sherry Bernardo, DNP, MHA, CRNA

Employer:  Atrium Health

Location: Iron Station, NC

What do I like most about the NCANA? The advocacy for CRNA practice in the state of NC and the visibility that many NC CRNAs portray in the public domain.


District IV Director - Ian Hewer, PhD, CRNA

Employer: Western Carolina University 

Location: Asheville, NC

What do I like most about the NCANA? Proactive advocacy for all NC CRNAs


Student Representative - Robert Sottile, BSN, SRNA

Location: CMC Nurse Anesthesia Program/UNCC in Charlotte, NC

What do I like most about the NCANA?  I like that I am entering a career with an organization that represents and advocates for CRNA’s. It is encouraging to know that my future career will continue to advance with the help of the NCANA


 

Student Representative - Jordan Jackson, SRNA

Location: East Carolina University in Greenville, NC

What do I like most about the NCANA? Great organization representing Nurse Anesthetists and students!


 

NCANA Executive Director - Brandi Gerew, CAE, CMP

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 endeavors forward.