American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Peer Assistance Helpline
(800) 654-5167

Anesthetists in Recovery

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AANA Peer Assistance Resource Directory

The following resources are available for helping CRNAs and student nurse anesthetists facing substance use disorder (SUD) issues. This assistance is also for the families, friends, coworkers, managers, supervisors, or colleagues seeking information or guidance.

The first step in getting help is to call the
AANA Peer Assistance Helpline
800-654-5167* for 24/7 confidential live support and resources.

For additional resources, search by State for:

  • AANA State Peer Advisor (SPA) volunteers*
  • Substance Use Disorder Programs
  • State Boards of Nursing

Select a state from the drop down list below, then click search. 


State Peer Advisor (1)

CDR Tiffany Uranga, DNP, CRNA, NC, USN
Imperial Beach, CA
p: 772-807-2744

State Peer Advisor (2)

Anna Lai Mark, CRNA, MSN
Pleasant Hill, CA
p: 925-395-1361

State Peer Advisor (3)

Charles (Chuck) Griffis, PhD, CRNA
Los Angeles, CA
p: 323-828-4539

Substance Use Disorder Program

Intervention Program     (A)
California Board of Registered Nursing/Maximus Recovery
400 R Street
Suite 4030
Sacramento, CA 95814-6239
p: 800-522-9198 (8 am - 5 pm)
p: 916-574-7692
f: 916-323-4030
Web site:

State Board of Nursing

California Board of Registered Nursing
Joseph Morris, PhD, BSN, MSN, CNS, GNP, Exec Officer
1747 North Market Blvd.
Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834
p: 916-322-3350
f: 916-574-8637
Web site:

(D) Disciplinary Program 
(State Administration or Recognized)
(A) Diversion 
(Alternative to Disciplinary Program)
(P) Peer Assistance Networking Program (Non-State Administered/Recognized)

*AANA Peer Assistance support is intended to provide resources and act as an information center for the purpose of providing helpful peer support to CRNAs in need of assistance for SUD. Although the helpline is administered by trained volunteers, it is not a professional treatment or counseling program. No person associated with the helpline, including any AANA staff or volunteers, is authorized to make a medical diagnosis, provide professional therapy, treatment or counseling, or provide legal or other professional advice of any kind. Please consult your personal medical provider or legal counsel for all such services. In addition, with the limited exception of anonymous demographic data, which is maintained for reporting purposes only, all information provided by a person contacting the helpline will be kept confidential to the extent required by applicable laws. However, please note that all AANA staff and volunteers are required to comply fully with all applicable state laws regarding mandated reporting.


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