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Thomas Davis, DNAP, MAE, CRNA


Tom S. Davis, CRNA, MAE, is the former Chief of the Division of Nurse Anesthesia at The Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, and former Chief CRNA at (Baylor) Scott and White, Main OR in Temple, TX. Col. Davis, USAF (Ret.). Thomas received his anesthesia education while on active duty in the Air Force and continued his education by earning a master’s degree from Gonzaga University and a Doctorate degree from Midwestern University. While on the faculty at the University of Kansas, Tom showed his pioneer spirit by developing the nation’s first distance education program for nurse anesthesia. Tom was recently the keynote speaker at Allen College where he received the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award and was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

At The Johns Hopkins, Mr. Davis spearheaded the redesign of the CRNA annual performance review and implemented a merit-based bonus system. Also at Hopkins, he developed and taught leadership management skills to a group of selected CRNAs.

He has served on the AANA Professional Practice Advisory Board, is a contributor to the AANA Newsletter, and has participated as a faculty member of the AANA Fall Leadership Academy. Recognized for his ability to work across department lines, for team-building and values-based hiring, Tom is a national speaker, educator, writer, author, and leadership trainer for Third River Partners. Tom Davis is the author of Leader Reader 1 – Authentic Lessons in Leadership, described by a chief CRNA reader as, “…one of those books that could transform your management paradigm,” and, “a clear and concise guide to becoming the best manager of people you can be.” Tom will continue his civility in leadership technique and ability to connect with patients, staff, and will continue to teach as an adjunct faculty for Midwestern University.

Tom hosts two active websites. Procrna and ProSynEx feature Tom’s weekly blog article that promotes CRNA leadership and elevates the nurse anesthesia profession. Sample Tom's Presentations.

Carrie Frederick, M.D.

Dr. Carrie Frederick is a board-certified anesthesiologist who has specialized in anesthesia for outpatient and office-based surgery centers for the last 30 years. She completed her medical training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in New York and then moved to Portland, Maine to complete her residency in anesthesia.

In addition, Dr. Frederick is a retired Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in Anesthesia who was involved with the education of nurse anesthesia students at the University of New England, College of Health Professionals from 2005-2013. She also lectured as a guest speaker at the University's College of Medicine and supervised UNE students, at all levels, during clinical rotations. In 2010, she served as the Interim Medical Director of the Physician Assistant Program at UNE and was a member of the Advisory Board to the Maine Board of Registration in Medicine for PA Affairs. Dr. Frederick was awarded the University of New England's Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Dr. Frederick has published several articles in Outpatient Surgery Magazine. She has a particular interest in airway management and patient safety in the out-patient setting. She served as a consultant to the State of Maine EMS Board regarding airway management in the pre-hospital setting and has also consulted for private surgery centers interested in narcotic sparing techniques and preparing for accreditation site visits.


Lieutenant Colonel Peter D. Strube is a CRNA who graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Mary’s University School of Anesthesia in 2006 with a master’s degree, specifically in anesthesia. His undergraduate degree is from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He was awarded the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia (DNAP) in June of 2017 and is currently enrolled in his executive MBA program. Lieutenant Colonel Strube is in the United States Nurse Corp. LTC Strube has mobilized and deployed four times during current military operations, which included service in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Peter is also an Associate Professor at St Mary’s University and is the director of the doctoral anesthesia pharmacology program. He has authored several professional articles and training programs and speaks professionally both nationally and internationally. He is an editor and reviewer for anesthesia articles and papers. He is an active researcher on the topic of lateral violence in healthcare. He has been elected to serve on the state association board and two AANA national committees. He has served his community as a member of the Mount Horeb Board of Education and is a Commissioner on the Dane County Ethics Board and is a court-appointed mentor for veterans in crisis.

Peter is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nurse Anesthesia, College of Health Professions, at Rosalind Franklin University, and is a professional mentor for doctoral students. In addition, Peter is an Associate Academic Faculty, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh where he is the course director for the doctoral anesthesia pharmacology program. He is also a Clinical Instructor Level 3, University of Wisconsin, Madison Hospital and Clinics.

Mark Talon, DNP, MSN, CRNA

Dr. Mark Talon is a graduate of the University of Texas Nurse Anesthetist program and an alumnus of the inaugural class for Doctorate in Nursing Practice at Texas Christian University in 2009. He is a clinical coordinator for Shriners Hospital, Texas Christian University Nurse Anesthetist program. Past, Director of the Texas Board of Nurse Anesthetist. Nominated to the AANA Resolutions Committee 08/2016 to 08/2017 and currently serving on the AANA Bylaws Committee.

As the Chief Nurse Anesthetist for Shriners Burn Hospital for Children in Galveston I am actively involved in the peri-anesthetic and ICU care of critically ill pediatric patients resulting from burns, trauma and other related disorders. I am also actively involved in critical care research involving the resuscitation, monitoring, and ventilation of critical and unstable patients. I have had the privilege of being published in journals such as Anesthesia and Analgesia, Journal of Burns, and as a coauthor in the textbook of Total Burn Care.

Terry Wicks, DNP, MHS, CRNA

Terry Wicks is currently serving as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and continues to work at Catawba Valley Medical Center as a clinical anesthetist on a PRN basis. He is a graduate of the DNP Program at the University of Iowa. Terry is also serving as President on the NBCRNA Board of Directors.

Prior to leaving the military in 1992, Terry served as Assistant Program Director at the clinical site for the US Army’s Course for Nurse Anesthetists at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado. After graduating from the US Army Anesthesia Course for Nurse Corps Officers in 1986, Terry served as a staff anesthetist at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Terry has also served as President of the Hawaii Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and for the North Carolina Associations of Nurse Anesthetists, as well as president of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists 2006-07.