Randall Moore II, DNP, MBA, CRNA, has been named chief executive officer of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), the professional organization representing more than 50,000 certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) and student-registered nurse anesthetists across the United States.
A longtime AANA member, Moore served as the AANA treasurer in 2016-2017 and before that as a region director on the AANA board of directors for two years. He is also a member of the Illinois Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
“I am honored to have been selected by the AANA board of directors to serve as the association’s new CEO,” said Moore. “The AANA has a long and storied 86-year history of educating, promoting and advocating for the nation’s foremost anesthesia experts, certified registered nurse anesthetists. I look forward to working with the AANA board of directors, committees, staff and the membership at large to continue the impressive work of the association on behalf of the millions of patients our members serve each year.”
For the last two years Moore has worked as the director of Perioperative and Anesthesia Services at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois, where he managed a $35 million budget and more than 100 employees.
Earlier this year, Moore received his MBA from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He earned his doctorate in nursing practice from the University of Alabama in 2014, his master’s degree in nursing from Bradley University/Decatur Memorial Hospital Anesthesia Program in 2005 and his bachelor’s degree in nursing from Northern Illinois University in 1999.
Moore is a retired commissioned officer of the U.S. Army Reserve with more than 22 years of military service. Retiring at the rank of major, Moore served as an infantryman, combat medic and CRNA during that time frame. He had several experiences serving as an active duty CRNA with the Army, including with surgical teams in Afghanistan to provide combat casualty care in austere locations.
A staunch defender of nurse anesthesia practice rights at the state and federal levels, Moore will apply his advocacy ideas, skills and experience to working with the AANA’s government affairs staff in Park Ridge, Illinois, and Washington, D.C., to support AANA issues as diverse as VA full practice authority, reimbursement and retaining provider nondiscrimination language in healthcare reform bills.