MTSA alumni elected to TANA leadership

MTSA alumnus and Board of Trustees Chairman Victor Martin, MBA, CRNA, was recently named 2020-21 president of the Tennessee Association of Nurse Anesthetists (TANA) during the association’s virtual annual conference. In addition, MTSA alumnus Brad Koss, DNAP, CRNA, was named president-elect.

Brad Koss, DNAP, CRNA

Victor Martin, MBA, CRNA

Martin, owner of Stage Two Anesthesia in Franklin, Tenn., has been involved with TANA since 2014, first serving as federal political director and then as Region III director. Prior to Stage Two Anesthesia, he was a founding partner in Tri-Star Anesthesia, PLLC. He has been involved in healthcare since 1980 when he began as an operating room nurse.

As TANA president, Martin’s goals include advocating and educating stakeholders as to what CRNAs contribute to the healthcare community on a daily basis throughout Tennessee.

“Patients who live and ultimately seek medical care in Tennessee should be aware of who we are,” Martin said. “For policymakers, these folks need to know the level of safety, expertise and cost efficiency we provide in Tennessee, crafting legislation that allows CRNAs to function to the level of our training.”

Koss, who is the CRNA Manager of Education at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, will take office as the TANA president in October 2021.

“It is both humbling and an honor to have been elected by my peers to represent them as a leader in our profession and to help carry forth the tradition of serving to protect our practice and be a voice for more than 2,000 CRNAs across our great state,” Koss said.

Koss’s career highlights include being inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing in 2005 and being honored with MTSA’s Mary Elizabeth “Ikey” DeVasher Alumni Distinguished Service Award in 2016.

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