California Association of Nurse Anesthetists
"The definitive source of leadership, advocacy and education for the CRNAs of California."

Peer Assistance

Our committee is dedicated to assist the membership by providing information, resources and assistance with issues surrounding chemical dependency in the CRNA profession. We provide educational assistance to schools and departments of anesthesia and other interested groups in California. We hold 12-step meetings at each CANA meeting, usually on Saturday after the board meeting. These meetings are open meetings so it is not necessary to be recovering to attend. We welcome any opportunity to educate our members or their families and coworkers about the nature of addiction and ways to help those who might be addicted.

CANA Peer Assistance Co-Chair
Ernest A. Quier, CRNA

Ridgecrest, CA 93555
p: 760-793-1121 (C)
p: 559-673-0700 (W)

CANA Peer Assistance Co-Chair
Bridget Petrillo, CRNA
Fresno, CA 93720
p: 203-996-1322


Other Resources

Addiction In Anesthesia
by: Dick Jaco, CRNA

AANA Peer Assistance Hotline

California Board of Registered Nursing Diversion Program
CA BRN Diversion & Probation Program / Maximus
Telephone 24/7: 800.522.9198

California Board of Registered Nursing
1747 North Market Boulevard, Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834
p: 916.322.3350
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