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Logan MacLean, DNP, CRNA

Dr. Logan MacLean is a CRNA in the Penn Medicine Health System as well as a clinical educator at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania where he received his nursing degree from the School of Nursing as well as a business degree from the Wharton School, focusing on Health Care Management and Policy as well as Finance.

Dr. MacLean worked at the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania in the Pediatric ICU prior to returning to Penn for his anesthesia training. During his career, he has focused on both research and business, publishing on topics including the nursing workforce shortage, managerial concerns during ICU floor mergers, and CRNA efficacy as well as working with the Wharton school performing pro-bono consulting for non-profit healthcare companies.

Jonathan Pabalate, DNP, CRNA

Dr. Jonathan Pabalate is an international expert in the areas of technology application in the perioperative health care environment, health care quality analytics, health care outcomes, and measurements through the application of best practice evidence. He teaches as an instructor at the University of North Florida's Nurse Anesthetist Program in the areas of Anesthesia Technology, Advanced BioScience, and Regional Anesthesia. He has lectured at National and State Anesthesia meetings, and at grand rounds at Hospitals in The Netherlands and Belgium.

As president of JPC Anesthesia Informatics, he leads an innovative team to find solutions to challenging problems amongst health care organizations and anesthesia groups struggling with overcoming technology challenges inpatient care and business practice.

Currently, he is leading a team to create innovative mobile solutions for anesthesia documentation, and assists organizations in the efforts to move their documentation practices to electronic formats.

In his spare time, he dabbles in HDR photography, audio engineering, endurance sports, adventure races, and cooking really tasty foods!

Ryan Shores, DNP, CRNA

Ryan Shores, CRNA, DNP is a certified registered nurse anesthetist with 15 years of experience. Ryan is an Assistant Professor and Director of the University of North Florida Anesthesiology Nursing Program. He currently serves as a staff CRNA at multiple clinical sites in Jacksonville, Florida.

In 2002, he received his ASN from Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida, and after two years of RN ICU work, he attended Florida International University for which he earned his MSN in 2006. He received his DNP from the University of North Florida in 2015. He has held a faculty position at UNF for 14 years.

Dr. Shores’s DNP project focused on cost reduction utilizing low flow inhalational anesthesia. His primary topic for publications is in the area of pharmacology. He has chaired and participated in over 35 student oral and poster presentations at the AANA annual congress. He has been lecturing at state, national, and international conferences for the past twelve years.

Dr. Shores is a dynamic speaker who believes that conference attendees bring experience and knowledge to the event. His teaching style includes an emphasis on audience participation and input. His areas of focus include pharmacology, chemistry and physics, regional anesthesia, neuromuscular monitoring, and trauma.

Ryan Stagemeyer, MS, CRNA

Ryan Stagemeyer is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Wesleyan (Bachelors in Exercise Science), Creighton University (Bachelors of Science in Nursing), Bryan College of Health Sciences (Masters of Nurse Anesthesia). Manager of Stagemeyer Anesthesia, LLC providing part-time anesthesia in rural Nebraska. Staff CRNA at Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus Nebraska, an all CRNA group providing anesthesia in rural Nebraska.

He is a past student board member of the Council of Accreditation (COA), a current board member for the Nebraska Association of Nurse Anesthetists (NANA) and an active participant in the Pain Management Task Force in Nebraska.

Kimberly Westra, CRNA, DNP, MSN, APRN, MBAc

Kimberly Westra CRNA, MS, DNP, is a certified registered nurse anesthetist with 21 years of experience and a faculty member of the University of Pennsylvania. She began her career in Baltimore, Maryland with experience as a critical care nurse at Johns Hopkins University. Kimberly is the Chief Nurse Anesthetist at Tidal Health Regional Medical Center in Maryland. Kimberly is the clinical site coordinator at Tidal Health, Johns Hopkins Nurse Anesthesia, University of Maryland Nurse Anesthesia, and Old Dominion University.

Dr. Westra is a doctoral graduate of Chatham University and is an MBA candidate in Healthcare Finance and Administration at Patten University. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau honor society at Chatham and serves in the mentoring program for advanced practice nurses.

Mrs. Westra’s extensive clinical experience includes her role as an RNFA, CNOR, and CPAN. She specializes in difficult airway program development within healthcare networks. Dr. Westra is a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania Nurse Anesthesia Program. Kimberly teaches both didactic and hands-on simulation labs to the interdisciplinary team.

Westra is a dynamic and energetic speaker who engages audiences with lively discussions on numerous topics such as CPC Exam Review, Cardiac Anesthesia, Pediatrics, and a variety of anesthesia core concepts. Kimberly speaks locally and nationally on anesthesia clinical topics and healthcare business management.

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