Our clinical staff consists of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA’s).

All of CAPA’s CRNA’s are certified by American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and are licensed by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. A CRNA is an advanced practice registered nurse who has completed education and clinical requirements to provide anesthesia to patients. Prerequisites to CRNA training include an active RN license, a minimum of one year critical care nursing experience, and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. A CRNA has completed 24-36 months of education and clinical practice in an accredited Nurse Anesthesia Program and passed a national certification exam. A CRNA receives a Master of Science degree in nursing specializing in anesthesia upon completion of his or her training program.

Chief CRNA’s

Lacey Chavarria, CRNA
Lacey Chavarria, CRNA, graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2003. After working in the ICU and PACU at Moses Cone Hospital, she completed the CRNA program at the Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia, and received a Master of Science in Nursing degree, also from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Ms. Chavarria has been a CRNA and with Carolina Anesthesiology since 2007.

Julie Whittington, CRNA
Julie Whittington, CRNA graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996. After working in the ICU at Wake Forrest University Baptist Medical Center, she received her Masters of Science in Nursing degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Ms. Whittington has been a CRNA with Carolina Anesthesiology since 2003.

Staff CRNA’s

  • David Adeloye
  • Patricia Brenner
  • Elizabeth Chapman
  • William Cobb
  • Jacy Crocker
  • Ben Dancy
  • Denise DeSalvo
  • Lisa Hazel
  • Jana Hough
  • Joanna Huckabee
  • Stacy Hughes
  • Jordan Ingram
  • Melissa Jones
  • Sandra Merlini
  • Christy Osborne
  • Joanne Pearson
  • Sarah Plyer
  • Victoria Shirk
  • Reginald Smith
  • Giuliana Tuma
  • Daniel Willingham
  • Heather Winslow