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Mary J. Scott-Herring, DNP, MS, CRNA

Mary Scott-Herring is the CRNA Manager of Clinical Education and Professional Development at the University of Maryland Medical Center and the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD. These institutions care for some of the highest acuity patients in the country, are US leaders in the total number of ECMO procedures performed, as well as liver transplants performed on the east coast.

Previously, she was the SRNA Clinical Site Coordinator at Johns Hopkins Hospital where she oversaw the clinical education of over 250 students from seven different nurse anesthesia programs. In addition, she provided primarily pediatric anesthesia for a diverse population with multiple genetic conditions and co-morbidities from the day of life and up.

Dr. Scott-Herring was one of only two CRNAs to complete an Armstrong Patient Safety Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institutes of Patient Safety in which she received the Elizabeth Martinez Fellowship Award. This in-name recognition is given to a staff or faculty member in the Johns Hopkins University Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine in memory of Dr. Elizabeth Martinez and her leadership and dedication to patient safety.

She currently serves as co-chair to the Maryland Association of Nurse Anesthetists Government Relations Committee and holds adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, the University of Maryland School of Nursing and Old Dominion University.

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.


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.

Mary Wojnakowski, Ph.D., CRNA

Mary Wojnakowski is an actively practicing anesthesia provider as well as an educator and researcher. She provides anesthesia services at two facilities in Phoenix, Arizona: Maricopa Medical Center, a level 1 trauma hospital and regional burn center and Mayo Clinic Hospital.

Mary is also on faculty at Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, Arizona. She holds a Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to this, she obtained her master of science in nursing degree, with a specialization in nurse anesthesia, and a bachelor of science in nursing degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.

Mary actively participates in community and professional organizations at the state and national levels. She has published in the AANA Journal, OR Nursing, and the Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing. Mary also lectures widely on the topics of pain management, malignant hyperthermia, obstructive sleep apnea, and practitioner vigilance. Research areas of interest include pain management, postoperative pulmonary complications, hypothermia and the science of teaching and learning.

NBCRNA Board of Directors, President