Board of Directors





President - Luci New, MSN, CRNA


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? There are so many things I love about the NCANA, it is close to impossible to select one!  I love the membership engagement and networking at the multiple NCANA sponsored events, especially with the SRNA’s from the six anesthesia schools in the state.  We have the potential to impact our profession by the mentorship we provide to these future leaders.   I plan to pursue this goal further this year to encourage our members to utilize the many resources offered by the NCANA to become more engaged to secure a strong association and profession for all members.





President Elect - 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.

Immediate Past President - Paul Packard, DNAP, CRNA

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 a great network for some of the smartest people I know to share ideas about how to provide high quality and affordable anesthesia care. The NCANA members are also like an extended family in that they offer a forum for emotional support and a general outlet for the stressors that CRNAs face everyday.


Vice President - 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.

Treasurer - 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.


Secretary - Jennifer Ferguson, CRNA, MSN

Employer: Rowan Regional Medical Center

Location: Oak Ridge, NC 

What do I like most about the NCANA? I enjoy having the opportunity to network with CRNAs from across the state. 





District I Director - Gena Lee Burnett, MSN, CRNA


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.


District II Director - Jennifer Wilborne, CRNA, MSN

Employer: Wake Forest Baptist Health

Location: Winston-Salem, NC

What do I like most about the NCANA? I appreciate the collegiality that the NCANA brings! I enjoy meeting new CRNA colleagues and hearing about their current practice across the state. 


District III Director - Kim Rybak, MSN, CRNA

Credentials: BSN Syracuse University - MSN, Duke University School of Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia

Employer:  Carolinas Healthcare System

Location: Charlotte, NC

What do I like most about the NCANA? The NCANA provides a wonderful sense of community to allow CRNA's from across the state to network together.  Our state has a rich history of CRNA practice along with wonderful leaders that have paved the way for our practice today.  I am honored to be a part of an organization that brings CRNA's together to continue to serve the anesthesia needs of our patients across this great state.





District IV Director - Ida Goodnight, MSN, CRNA


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 - Kasey Gragg, BSN, RN, CCRN, SRNA

Location: Wake Forest University

What do I like most about the NCANA?  I love how much the NCANA values the student voice within our state. Students are the future, and it is an absolute honor to represent them in our endeavors to further this profession in North Carolina.

Student Representative - Terynn Reed, BSN, RN, CCRN, SRNA 

Location: Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia 

What do I like most about the NCANA? The amount of support and effort dedicated to the advancement of the field of Nurse Anesthesia and the inclusion of students into this process. 


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.