NBCRNA Board Election Results

NBCRNA Hands RaisedThe NBCRNA is pleased to announce that Jessica Kubisch, DNAP, MS, CRNA, was elected as an Emerging Leader Fellow on the NBCRNA Board of Directors. Jessica works for Peace Harbor Medical Group in Florence, Oregon and serves as a Director on the Oregon Association of Nurse Anesthetists (ORANA) Board. She joins the Board’s other Emerging Leader Fellow, Rishelle Zhou, MS, LLB, CRNA, who accepted re-appointment to a new term. Jessica and Rishelle will begin their terms in September 2018. 

The NBCRNA also welcomes Lori Anderson, DNP, MSN, MSN, CRNA and Susan McMullan, PhD, MSN, CRNA who were elected as Directors to the NBCRNA Board of Directors. Their three-year terms will also begin in September 2018.

View the Emerging Leader Job Responsibilities and Commitment to Serve. Read more about the current NBCRNA Board here.


Video: Meet the Board - Rishelle Zhou, MS, LLB, CRNA

Rishelle has been a Staff CRNA and Clinical Instructor at the VA Portland Health Care System in Portland, OR, since 2014. After earning a law degree from Shanghai University, China, she worked in DNV-GL, an internationally accredited certification and classification society. In 2002, she moved to Honolulu and started her nursing education at the University of Hawaii where she earned a BSN from the Oregon Health and Science University in 2008 and her master degree from Kaiser Permanente School of Anesthesia/California State University Fullerton in 2012. See More at our Youtube channel!

Video: Meet the Board - Dennis Spence, PhD, MS, CRNA

Dr. Spence practices anesthesia, is a clinical researcher, nurse anesthesia educator, and Institutional Review Board Chair at a large academic medical center in Southern California. He is a graduate of Rush University (PhD 2008), Georgetown University/Navy Nurse Corps Anesthesia Program (MS 2001), and the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (BSN 1994). He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Graduate School of Nursing.  See More at our Youtube channel!

Video: Meet the Board - Stephen Klinkhammer, DNP, MNA, MBA, CRNA

Dr. Klinkhammer received his Master of Nurse Anesthesia from the Mayo School of Health Sciences, Rochester, MN, and his Doctor of Nursing Practice from Rush University, Chicago, IL. Dr. Klinkhammer has provided anesthesia care in multiple settings including military, government, academic and private practice.  He presently provides office-based anesthesia services in the southeast Wisconsin area. See More at our Youtube channel!