2019-2020 GANA Board of Directors Election

Welcome to the 2019-2020 GANA Board of Directors election. Please review the candidates below and cast your ballot using the form at the bottom of the page. Please note, you may only vote one time, either by paper ballot or electronically. All voting must be received at the GANA office on or before September 20, 2019. Ballots received after that date will be considered invalid and therefore, will not be counted in the election process.

President Elect (select one)

Wesley Karcher

Residence: Woodstock, Georgia
Education: BSN, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; MSN, Florida International University
Employment: Owner of Citadel Anesthesiology, LLC
Professional Activities: GANA Board of Directors, Director-At-Large 2018-2019; GANA Federal Political Director, Co-Chair 2018-Present; GANA Government Relations Committee 2017-2019; GANA Practice Committee 2017-2019; GANA Program Committee 2018-2019; GANA Nominating Committee 2017-2018; AANA Member (2005-present) and GANA Member (2010-present)

Treasurer (select one)

Ryan Ford

Residence: Canton, Georgia
Education: BSN, LaGrange College; MSN CRNA, Florida Gulf Coast University
Employment: Owner, North Georgia Anesthesia, LLC
Professional Activities: AANA and GANA Member (2006-present)

Secretary (select one)

Kristina Hooson

Residence: Roswell, Georgia
Education: BSN, Medical College of Georgia; MSN, Medical College of Georgia
Employment: Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, GA; PRN Georgia Anesthesia, LLC
Professional Activities: GANA Scholarship Committee (2018); AANA and GANA Member (2009-present)

Natacha Simon-Christie

Residence: Conyers, Georgia
Education: DNP, Maryville University; MSN, Nurse Anesthesia State University of New York Health Science Center; BSN, Syracuse University
Employment: Independent Contractor, CRNA Georgia Anesthesia Associates
Professional Activities: AANA and GANA Member (2004-present); Sigma Theta Tau Nursing International Member (2015-present) and Student Mentor (2017-present); National Academies of Practice Associate Member (2018-present); National League for Nursing Member (2019)

Board of Directors (select two)

Traci Bryan

Residence: Cartersville, Georgia
Education: AN, Floyd Junior College; BSN, Kennesaw State; MSN/Anesthesia, Medical College of South Carolina
Diva Dreams, Inc.
Professional Activities: GANA Board of Directors (2014); GANA Board of Directors (2019); AANA and GANA Member (1997-present)

Mary Clare

Residence: Girard, Georgia
Education: AN, Athens Technical College; BSN, Georgia Southern University; MSN/Anesthesia, Medical College of Georgia; MCM, Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary
Employment: BDT Anesthesia Associates; Mednax Services Inc.; Lieutenant Colonel U. S. Army Reservists; Ordained Minister
Professional Activities: AANA and GANA Member (2011-present)

Juliet Gumbs

Residence: Atlanta, Georgia
Education: BSN, Florida State University; MS, Anesthesia New Britain School of Nurse Anesthesia, New Britain CT; DNAP, Middle Tennessee School of Nurse Anesthesia, Madison TN
Employment: Emory Specialty Associates
Professional Activities: AANA and GANA Member (2003-present)

Cindy Holt

Residence: Statesboro, Georgia
Education: Associate Degree in Nursing, Clinton Community College; BSN, State University of New York; MSN/Anesthesia, Albany Medical College
Employment: Southern Crescent Nurse Anesthesia
Professional Activities: AANA Member (1998-present) and GANA Member (2006-present)

Dusty L. Johnson

Residence: Blairsville, Georgia
Education: Diploma, Lancaster General School of Nursing; BSN, Westchester University; MSN/Anesthesia, Old Dominion University
Employment: Union General Hospital, Blairsville, Georgia
Professional Activities: AANA Member (2003-present) and GANA Member (2018-present)

Kimberly Kimble

Residence: Augusta, GA
Education: BSN, The University of Toledo; MSN, CRNA, Case Western Reserve University; DNP, Chatham University
Employment: Assistant Professor, Augusta University Nursing Anesthesia Program
Professional Activities: Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program Board Member (2015-2019); AANA Diversity and Inclusion Committee (2019-2020); AANA Member (2012-present) and GANA Member (2015-present)

2019-20 GANA Board of Directors Ballot