Lieutenant Colonel Peter D. Strube is a CRNA who graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Mary’s University school of anesthesia in 2006 with a master’s degree specifically in anesthesia. His undergraduate degree is from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He is completing his Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Program. Lieutenant Colonel Strube is in the United States Nurse Corp. LTC Strube has mobilized and deployed four times during current military operations which includes service in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He has earned the War on Terrorism Medal, Enduring Freedom Medal, Mobilization Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Iraqi Freedom and Global War on Terrorism Medal, NATO Medal, and Afghanistan Campaign Medal. Peter is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nurse Anesthesia, College of Health Professions, at Rosalind Franklin University, and is a professional mentor for doctoral students. He has authored several profession articles and training programs and speaks professionally both nationally and internationally. He is an editor and reviewer for anesthesia articles. LTC Strube specializes in pharmacology, physiology, the future of anesthesia, leadership and pain management. He is an active researcher on the topic of lateral violence in healthcare. He has been elected to serve on the associations national boards and committees. He has served his community as a member of the Mount Horeb Board of Education and is a Commissioner on the Dane County Ethics Board.
Mike is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist who earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington in 1996 and a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Anesthesia from Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland in 2006. CEO of M2 Anesthesia Services LLC, currently working in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel with 22 yrs active service and two combat tours. He is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist and serving on the Board of Directors with the Colorado Association of Nurse Anesthetist. He is happily married with three children, actively trying to manage flying lessons, lacrosse practice and snowboarding in the beautiful state of Colorado.
Tim is originally from Boston, Massachusetts where he completed all of his schooling and training. He graduated from the Boston College Nurse Anesthesia program and was recruited to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he is currently employed. He is the clinical coordinator at the University of Chicago for the NorthShore Depaul Nurse Anesthesia Program, where he does both clinical and didactic lecturing. He is Doctoral student at Loyola University Chicago where his research topic is Vigilance of the Anesthesia provider. He hopes to bring attention to a very alarming problem with technology and distractions. He was a Board member for the Illinois Association of Nurse Anesthetists and remains active in both the state and national level associations.
Heather J. Rankin serves as a Senior Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) at Children’s of Alabama. In addition to clinical practice, Heather oversees equipment and supplies, works with vendors and manages the material manager and anesthesia technicians. She is also a clinical preceptor to numerous nurse anesthesia students and residents. Heather has served on various state committees and completed her term as Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetist’s president October 2011. She is currently serving as Chair of the AANA Public Relations Committee, as well as a member of the ALANA Public Relations Committee.
Heather received her MSN from Samford University, her BSN from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and her BS from Birmingham Southern College, all located in Birmingham, Alabama. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in nursing at UAB. Heather, her husband, Wes, and their energetic boys, Jackson and Lucas, reside in Helena, Alabama.
Susanne Owens has been in the healthcare field for 25+ years, working through the ladder as Paramedic, LPN, RN, and BSN. With more than 14 years nursing experience in most types of adult Intensive Care Units prior to attending CRNA school, Susanne attended Samford University in Birmingham, AL and received her Master’s in Nurse Anesthesia in October 2008 graduating Magna Cum Laude. In 2015, after several years in the planning phase, Susanne founded MAC Anesthesia Seminars offering educational CE programs. She has presented nationally to various groups including AORN and CRNA groups, on a wide range of topics. Her professional philosophy is about giving back to the profession and empowering others to be the best possible anesthesia provider.
Susanne’ professional career includes starting as a EMT and LPN and elevating herself through hard work to a CRNA. During this time, she served in various leadership roles including assistant nursing director of a 25 bed critical care unit. She was a primary partner in her anesthesia group prior to relocating. Susanne is married to William, (Bill), for the last 24 years and have 3 sons ranging from 27-19 years of age. Her passion for education and the community is only surpassed by her love of family and friends.
Matthew Zinder has worked in some level of healthcare for close to 20 years, starting as an EMT in a volunteer fire station. He received his BS From The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in 1999. Following a 2 year experience at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Matthew attended and graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia Nurse Anesthesia Program in 2003. He went on to work at Chippenham Hospital, a large private center in Richmond, VA for 4 years.
Matthew then moved home to Maryland to join his father’s mobile anesthesia practice, Zinder Anesthesia Associates. Matthew’s father founded his practice in 1984 and had been a CRNA since 1973. Matthew has since taken over ownership of the business following his father’s retirement and is running the practice today. It consists of 20 practitioners and covers 50 locations throughout the state of Maryland.
Mr. Zinder is adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland Nurse Anesthesia Program where he lectures and assists with the simulation lab. Matthew also has an active hypnotherapy practice that caters mainly to healthcare workers. Most recently, Matthew founded Maryland Emergency Response, a disaster relief non-profit organization that works to aid victims following natural and/or man-made disasters. Their first mission was relief work in Staten Island following Hurricane Sandy.