2017 Spring Conference Speakers
LTC Peter Strube, CRNA, DNP, MSNA, APNP, ARNP, MBA(s)
Lieutenant Colonel Peter D. Strube, CRNA graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Mary’s University School of Anesthesia in 2006 with a master’s degree in anesthesia. He received his undergraduate degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and is currently completing his Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Program. Lieutenant Colonel Strube is in the United States Nurse Corp and has mobilized and deployed four times during current military operations including service in both Iraq and Afghanistan. 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 and an active researcher on the topic of lateral violence in healthcare. He has served on the Wisconsin State Association Board and two AANA national 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 and is a court appointed mentor for veterans in crisis.
Iner C. Joelson, Registered Rep. Educational Liaison
After serving in the United States Navy, Iner returned to Iowa and attended the Des Moines Area Community College before transferring to Drake University. Iner earned his BA at Drake University with a double major in Social Science and Secondary Teaching, and a minor in Economics. He taught and coached in the Des Moines Area for nine years before he returned to Drake University where he earned his Master Degree in School Administration. In 2001, Iner returned to Drake University and earned his Ed Specialist Degree. Iner brings his leadership / coaching skills, wealth of financial knowledge and systemic planning to every client he engages. Iner is the embodiment of “Working Together to Achieve Success” for his clients and their futures. As he was in the classroom, where his students came first, Iner places his client’s long-term well-being first and foremost in every strategy developed.
Shannon Pecka, CRNA, PhD
Shannon Pecka is Associate Professor & Assistant Program Director at Bryan College of Health Sciences School of Nurse Anesthesia Program. She has been Didactic nurse anesthesia faculty since 2010 and teaches three Advanced Principles of Anesthesia courses, Advanced Pathophysiology, Research II, and Professional Practice. She participates on multiple committees for Bryan College including Chair of the IRB for the past three years and Faculty Senate Chair Elect for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Shannon obtained her PhD from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2014. She received a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Iowa Nurse Anesthesia Program in 1997. Her BSN was obtained from the University of Iowa and an Associate Degree in Nursing from North Dakota State University in 1996.
She has 19 years of clinical experience in anesthesia including rural anesthesia practice, moderate-sized private practice anesthesia groups, and large academic settings. Other professional activities include service on the Nebraska Association of Nurse Anesthetists Board of Directors and Secretary/Treasurer, peer review for the Higher Learning Commission, member of the editorial board of the International Student Journal of Nurse Anesthesia, scholarly reviewer for the 5th edition of Nurse Anesthesia by Nagelhout & Plaus, and member of the NBCRNA CPC Program Review Panel.
Jill Krystofinski CRNA, MSN
Jill Krystofinski, graduated from Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia’s Masters Program in 2002 and is currently working toward the completion of her PhD with a focus in education. She is the proprietor of Burn Anesthesia Resources, LLC providing consultant, educational and staffing services for anesthesia programs, hospitals, and universities. It is a diverse anesthetic practice with a specialization in burn anesthesia and pharmacology.
She teaches burn anesthesia at University of Pennsylvania, Lafayette and Wake Forest universities and is involved in several approved IRB studies and departmental protocols related to burn anesthesia. Jill lectures nationally at anesthesia state meetings on various topics from burn, pharmacology, anatomy & physiology and the current state of affairs of our health care delivery system.
She is also a pharmaceutical speaker and consultant to Merck and Company.
Susan McCord, SRNA, BSN
Ms. McCord is a Senior SRNA in the Bryan College of Health Sciences Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program. Prior to entering the DNAP program, Susan was a staff RN in the ICU at the Central Texas VA Health Care System for more than 8 years.
Sharon Hadenfeldt, CRNA, PhD
Dr. Hadenfeldt is the CRNA Program Director of the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program at Bryan College of Health Sciences. Sharon earned a BSN from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1984, a MS in Nurse Anesthesia from the Bryan Memorial/University of Kansas School of Nurse Anesthesia in 1991, and a PhD in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2006. Sharon became the Assistant Program Director of the Bryan Program in 2001 following 10 years of clinical practice and has served as the program director for 6 years.
Michael Hamilton, CRNA, MS
Mr. Hamilton earned a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia at the Bryan Health/University of Kansas School of Nurse Anesthesia in 2010. Mike has been on the staff of the Anesthesia Department at the Nebraska Medical Center for over 7 years. He traveled to Mount Everest in Spring 2016 and participated in research protocols related to hypoxia at extreme altitude.
Julie Davis, CRNA
Julie has been a CRNA for just under 20 years. She is currently employed by the Omaha VA. Before joining the VA, she spent 10 years in rural anesthesia.
Julie went on her first medical mission, during nursing school, in 1986 with Creighton University's ILAC program. Since then she has been on several other trips with the last one to Haiti this last January.
Her family members have also participated in medical missions.