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Sal Ciresi, Ph.D., MN, CRNA

Sal Ciresi graduated from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing in 1974 and attended the Army Officer Basic Course that same year. He was commissioned as a First Lieutenant with his first assignment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He subsequently was accepted into the US Army School of Nurse Anesthesia in 1975 and served 22 years as a military CRNA with a total service time of 27 years.

He has held several administrative and faculty positions both in the military and civilian community to include the Program Director for Nurse Anesthesia at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas.

Sal received his Master in Nursing from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington presenting his Master's thesis findings at the American Society of Thoracic Surgery in 1980. He also earned his Ph.D. in Health Services Administration from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia in 1991 presenting his findings at an International Nursing Conference in St Johns, Newfoundland. For his service in the Army, he earned entrance into the Order of Military Medical Merit and retired as a Colonel in the US Army.

Sal has published several articles in both Military Medicine and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. He has had the opportunity to lecture on numerous anesthesia topics at the national level. Sal currently resides in Huntersville, NC and is a Staff CRNA at Novant Health Medical Center Huntersville.

Thomas Davis, CRNA, MAE, DNAP


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. and feature Tom’s weekly blog article that promotes CRNA leadership and elevates the nurse anesthesia profession.

Kevin Driscoll, DNP, MSN, BSN, CRNA


Kevin Driscoll is a Staff Anesthetist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical Center, Building 10. This is the world’s largest research-only dedicated hospital where they take on medically complex cases to gain greater insights into future diagnosing, treating and curing patients.

Prior, he was at The Johns Hopkins Hospital where he helped lead the first Collaborative Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP) in the Department of Surgery as well as Co-chaired a Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Community. In addition, he is an Inaugural Fellow of the Armstrong Institutes of Patient Safety at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Kevin currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) and holds a faculty appointment at the University of Pennsylvania.

He recently completed his DNP at Yale University where his focus was on the geospatial analysis of the positive correlates for veteran suicide and is on track to be the first CRNA in the nation to be certified in big data analytics by ESRIs technical Geographic Information Systems platform.

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.

Quinn McCutchen, M.D.

Quinn McCutchen, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Sections of Neuroanesthesia, Regional Anesthesia, and Acute Pain Management, and Obstetric Anesthesia
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Dr. McCutchen received his B.A. in Medical Ethics from Davidson College in 1991 and his M.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 1995. Quinn completed his internship in General Surgery and Neurosurgical residency at the Medical University of South Carolina from 1995 to 2000. He then went on to complete a residency at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine from 2000-2003.

Dr. McCutchen has received multiple teaching awards from anesthesiology residents and student nurse anesthetists. He has lectured on and taught regional anesthesia at several meetings around the country and has multiple publications in anesthesiology and neurosurgical journals and textbooks.