Board of Directors

The 2016 - 2017 NBCRNA Board of Directors​

Steve Wooden, DNP, CRNA, NSPM-C
​​​​Steve Wooden is managing partner of Boone County Anesthesia Services, LLC, a private practice anesthesia group in East Central Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Nursing, the University of Nebraska Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program, Kansas University Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Master’s program, and Duke University DNP program. A strong advocate for CRNA practice, Steve has served as Vice-Chairman of the Nebraska Advanced Practice Nursing Board, past AANA Treasurer and Regional Director, and past Chairman of the Nebraska State Board of Health. He was the recipient of the AANA Ira P. Gunn Award for professional advocacy in 2009 and the AANA Clinical Practitioner of the Year (Alice McGaw Award) in 2001.

Vice- President
Robert Hawkins, PhD, DNP, MS, MBA, CRNA
​​​​​Robert Hawkins is a nurse anesthesia educator and has served in various roles including clinical instructor, assistant program director and program director. He is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina (BSN), Webster University (MBA), Georgetown University (MS), and Rush University (DNP and PhD).

Secretary - Treasurer
Mary Wojnakowski, PhD, 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 PhD 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. Her research areas of interest include​​​ pain management, postoperative pulmonary complications, hypothermia, and the science of teaching and learning.​


Pamela Chambers, MSN, EJD, CRNA

Pamela Chambers graduated from the U.S. Army Graduate program in anesthesia nursing in 2000 with an MSN degree. Pamela left the military after completing 18 years of military service and attended Concord Law School, where she obtained her EJD. She subsequently served as adjunct faculty for CRNA students at the Asmara College of Health Sciences. Pamela has been active in Health Volunteers Oversees (HVO), serving on the steering committee and as the first program director for the nurse anesthesia education program for HVO in Asmara, Eritrea. Pamela has served on the NBCRNA standards setting panel and on the SEE  committee. Pamela has practiced in five of the seven AANA regions during her career. Pamela lectures on topics related to law, such as nursing jurisprudence, and provides expert witness consultation and review on nurse anesthesia standard of care. Additionally, Pamela was a primary instructor of Legal Nurse Consulting for Kaplan University. Pamela co-authored and published research in​​​ the AANA Journal and authored a CME course in the CRNA Today eJournal.

David Coffman, DO, PhD

​​​David Coffman is the surgeon member of the NBCRNA Board. He obtained his DO from Des Moines University School of Medicine and did his fellowship in Trauma/Surgical Critical Care, including Burn and Burn Surgery training, from Yale University.  He obtained his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Capella University. David is Chief in Surgery at the Northern Maine Medical Center. He is involved in staff education and protocol development for medical, surgical, and intensive care unit programs, and lectures on current general surgery and trauma surgery topics.


Kevin Driscoll, MSN, CRNA


Kevin Driscoll is a Staff Anesthetist at the National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center. 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 to that he was at the Johns Hopkins Hospital where he helped lead the first Collaborative Unit Based Safety Program in the Department of Surgery as well as Co-Chaired a Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Community.  Currently he attends Yale University for his DNP where his focus is on the geo-spatial analysis of the positive correlates for veteran suicide in the post-9/11 veteran communities.

Mary Golinski, PhD, CRNA

​​​​Mary Golinski is an Assistant Professor, tenure track, in the School of Nursing at Oakland University and the Assistant Program Director for the Oakland University-Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia, in Rochester, Michigan.  Mary earned her MS in Anesthesiology in 1991 from the University of Detroit-Mercy and her PhD in Education Evaluation and Research from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 2002. Mary actively practices anesthesia at two level 1 trauma hospitals in the Detroit Metropolitan area:  Detroit Receiving Hospital and Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak. She has held several leadership positions within the Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists over the past 23 years.

Cormac O'Sullivan, PhD, CRNA, ARNP 

Cormac O’Sullivan is an Associate Clinical Professor and the director of the DNP program in Nurse Anesthesia at the University of Iowa. He has worked as a CRNA at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for 20 years.  He completed his CRNA education at DePaul University and Ravenswood Hospital in Chicago, IL. He received his PhD in Health Services with a focus on Health Economics from the University of Iowa in 2008. His areas of research interest focus on quality and safety in surgical patients, and provider and patient preferences for health care services.

Susan Rawson, MA, LNC, CRNA

​​​Sue Rawson iAssistant Director of the Nurse Anesthesia program at Lourdes University, and is currently enrolled in a DNAP program.​ She began her career after graduating from a diploma nursing program. After 10 years working in medical-surgical intensive care and emergency nursing, she obtained a certificate in nurse anesthesia. She also holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, a Master’s degree in Medical Management and Human Resources, and a certificate as a Legal Nurse Consultant.  Her professional experience has been dominated by clinical practice in several locations of high- intensity patient care, and encompasses 37 years of delivering safe anesthesia care in level 1 trauma centers, community operating rooms, outpatient surgical facilities, endoscopy centers, interventional radiology departments and obstetrical suites. She has served in many capacities and held several offices in the Ohio State Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and on the AANA Continuing Education Committee.

Edward J. Susank

Edward Susank is the public member of the NBCRNA Board. Ed spent 25 years as a Principal with William M. Mercer, Inc., a benefits and human resource consulting firm. Ed has served on the governing board of Downey (CA) Regional Medical Center for 13 years and chaired their board for four years. He has also served on boards or committees for the Hospital Council of Southern California, the California Hospital Association, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the American Board of Medical Specialties, the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, AARP, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. He is currently a Public Member on the American Board of Imaging Informatics and the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education at the University of Minnesota. Ed has been a speaker on programs dealing with employee benefit and health care topics for such organizations as the Federation of State Medical Boards, The Conference Board, and the Society of​​​ Enrolled Actuaries.

Terry Wicks, CRNA, MHS
​​​​Terry Wicks is currently a staff nurse anesthetist at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, NC. In addition, Terry is currently enrolled in the Masters to DNP Program at the University of Iowa. Prior to leaving the military in 1992, Terry served as Assistant Program Director at the clinical site for 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.​

Mark Zahniser
, MD

Mark H. Zahniser is the anesthesiologist member of the NBCRNA board. He received his B.A. from The Ohio State University in 1985 and his medical degree from the University of Toledo medical school (formerly MCO) in 1990. His primary training in anesthesiology and fellowship in critical care both occurred at the Cleveland Clinic, finishing in 1995. He subsequently has worked in and led two private practice groups, as well as spent extensive time practicing at academic centers. He was a past program director for the critical care anesthesiology fellowship at University Hospitals Case Western Reserve. Currently, he works in the Department of Cardiac Anesthesia at Cleveland Clinic and is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

Emerging Leader Fellow
Christopher Gill, CRNA, MS

Christopher Gill is a Clinical Coordinator/Staff CRNA at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. He is a graduate of the Wayne State University Nurse Anesthesia Program in Detroit, Michigan where he obtained his Master of Science in Anesthesia. Originally from New England, his undergraduate educational background consists of a Bachelors of Arts in Biology from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, with a concentration in Forensics, as well as completion of the Direct-Entry Masters Nursing program from Salem State University. His critical care experience was completed in the Trauma Unit of Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. His professional interests include pharmacology and health policy.​