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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. 

New Hampshire

State Peer Advisor (1)

Rachel Ritter, MSN, CRNA
Grantham, NH 03753
Phone: 617-372-6544
Email: rritter.rn@gmail.com

State Peer Advisor (2)

Kisha Thompson, CRNA, MAJ retired
Westmoreland, NH 03467
Phone: 914-260-2218
Email: kisha.lifgren@gmail.com

Substance Use Disorder Program

Sally Garhart, MD, Medical Director     (D) & (A)
New Hampshire Professionals Health Program (NHPHP)
Amherst, NH
Phone: 603-491-5036
Fax: 603-924-0161
Email: sgarhart@nhphp.org
Web site: www.nhphp.org

State Board of Nursing

Office of Prof Licensure & Cert (OPLC),NH Board of Nursing
7 Eagle Square
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-271-2323
Fax: 603-271-6605
Web site: www.oplc.nh.gov/nursing/

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

Submit Peer Assistance Resource Directory revisions by email to: peerassistance@aana.com

 

*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.