DR. MARICEL ISIDRO-REIGHARD
Dr. Isidro-Reighard is a Co-Founder of Sierra Pacific Anesthesia Regional Consultants, LLC. and earned her MS in Nurse Anesthesia in 2005 from Texas Wesleyan University, where she also earned her DNAP in 2012 with a concentration in program administration. Dr. Reighard is an independent contractor in the central and southern California areas. In June of 2018, she opened Kern Surgery Center in downtown Bakersfield and serves on the Governing Board as Administrator and Chief of Anesthesia Services. Her passion and years of experience in Regional Anesthesia made her a natural fit for SPARC. She has also served as Chief Anesthetist and interim Director of Surgical Services at Kern Valley Healthcare District, a critical access hospital in Lake Isabella, for five years before becoming a full-time provider for the busy Bakersfield branch of the Southern California Orthopedic Institute. Dr. Reighard remains affiliated with Kern Medical, a Level II trauma and teaching facility. She has proudly served on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Nurse Anesthetists (CANA) for seven years. As CANA’s Federal Political Director in 2014, she presented at the AANA Fall Leadership Academy on Motivating Others and Working with Your State Association. Dr. Reighard was CANA President in 2016-2017.
DR. RODNEY HOOVER
DNAP, CRNA, LCDR, NC (Ret) USN
Chief Executive Officer of Anesthesia for Surgery and Obstetrics, Inc. and Co-Founder of Sierra Pacific Anesthesia Regional Consultants, LLC, Dr. Hoover served as the anesthesiology department head aboard the USS Kittyhawk during Operation Enduring Freedom immediately following the attacks of 9/11. After a distinguished military career, he transitioned to independent clinical practice. Dr. Hoover currently serves as Chief of Anesthesia Services for two high-acuity rural hospitals in central California and as primary attending anesthetist at an inner-city hospital in southern California. Over his career, he has performed over 10,000 anesthetics. From 2010-2014 he served as adjunct professor at California State University, Fresno teaching advanced pathophysiology at the graduate school, and health policy for the doctoral program. Dr. Hoover has a Baccalaureate of Science degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a Master of Science degree from Georgetown University. He earned his clinical doctorate from Virginia Commonwealth University.
David Harvey attended the original baccalaureate nurse anesthesia program at Loma Linda University from 1982 through 1984 where he was awarded the rarely bestowed Faculty Award. He has taught critical care and post-anesthesia nursing and nurse anesthesia almost continuously since his graduation. Mr. Harvey taught for 2 nurse anesthesia programs in California and 2 programs in Michigan. After many years of practice in virtually every care situation imaginable David pursued a Master’s degree in nursing from Case Western Reserve University in 2013. He will also soon be completing a doctoral program from the same institution. Mr. Harvey is the president of Lorand Inc. He provides services to outpatient facilities and acute care facilities in Central California and the San Diego area. Since training, David has been intensely interested in regional anesthesia and has practiced and taught extensively in this specialty area for many years. Another abiding area of interest and pursuit for David is opioid free anesthesia. Except at facilities where no other option is available, he has not administered any type of narcotic for close to 2 years.
MS, CRNA, CAPT, NC, (Ret) USN
Lee Olson attended the Navy’s Nurse Anesthesia Program at George Washington University in 1988 and returned to Georgetown University in 1997 to obtain a Master of Science degree, after which he assumed the role of Clinical Research Coordinator and Instructor in San Diego. From 2003 to 2008, he was the Director of the Navy Nurse Corps Anesthesia Program and held academic appointments at the Graduate Schools of Nursing at both Georgetown University and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He was instrumental in creating a full partnership with the Uniformed Services University, integrating the Navy Nurse Corps Anesthesia Program into the University and establishing the basis for the future Doctorate of Nursing Practice program which has now been implemented. He has also published several research articles and contributed to a well-respected nurse anesthesia textbook. His CRNA naval career included deployments on aircraft carriers, as well as missions to Desert Shield/Dessert Storm and the Horn of Africa, providing expeditionary care for joint security stabilization operations and humanitarian assistance. Lee has also assisted department leadership focusing on mentoring leaders; developed use of quality indicators, safety and quality improvements; and implemented electronic medical records systems. Since transitioning from a military career, he has been an independent anesthesia provider in California’s Central Valley providing a variety of services to ambulatory surgical centers and small, but busy, medical centers.
Dr. Laurel completed her anesthesiology training at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine and Midwestern University School of Health Sciences in Glendale, Arizona. Laurel is an independent contractor in the Santa Barbara area and has served as as the chief nurse anesthesiologist at Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center for over a decade. She provides anesthesia services for multiple surgical specialties including spine, orthopedics, interventional cardiology, gynecology, urology, sports medicine, pain, plastics and fertility. Laurel offers a warm smile and soothing hand to ensure patients have the best operative experience possible. She completed her doctoral research in prevention of post-operative nausea and vomiting in outpatient breast surgery and has a special interest in regional anesthesia. Dr. Laurel serves as a clinical instructor with the Sierra Pacific Regional Anesthesia Consultants (SPARC) and is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Julie is currently a CRNA at Naval Medical Center San Diego and also works independently at various facilities performing outpatient anesthesia and at a community hospital. She has been a Regional Ultrasound Instructor for the Navy and various groups where she enjoys teaching SRNA’s, CRNA’s, and Residents. Julie attended the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences graduating in 2012, since then she developed her passion for ultrasound guided regional anesthesia and neuraxial anesthesia. Julie worked to incorporate a cadaver training into the SRNA and Resident training to enhance skills, along with setting up various sessions for her colleagues to enhance their skills so that they would be mission essential for deployments. She has fun loving attitude and deep desire about teaching the benefits of opioid free anesthesia with the use of regional ultrasound procedures.
Aumnard Saiseubyat graduated from the Kaiser Permanente School of Anesthesia in 2012 where he earned a Master’s Degree in Nurse Anesthesia. He provides anesthesia services in Central California as an independent contractor in a variety of settings including two trauma hospitals, an acute care facility, and ambulatory surgery centers. In the clinical setting, Aumnard has educated nurse anesthesia residents, oral and maxillofacial surgery residents, emergency room residents, dental residents, and nursing students. During his nurse anesthesia residency, Aumnard developed an appreciation for ultrasound guided regional anesthesia and recognized the importance of incorporating this game changer into his patient care. By remaining a proactive practitioner, Aumnard has performed over 1,000 ultrasound guided blocks on various surgical procedures including orthopedic, abdominal, urological, gynecological, obstetric, vascular, thoracic, podiatry, and general surgery cases. With 6 years of experience in ultrasound guided regional anesthesia, Aumnard understands the challenges a practitioner new to ultrasound may encounter and possesses the enthusiasm and qualifications to facilitate the learning process in a proficient and safe manner.
Dr. Turner graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2019 where he earned his Doctoral degree in Nurse Anesthesia. He was the elected leader of his class and volunteered his time for the school in multiple ways including ultrasound workshops, created awareness modules about the opioid epidemic, was the student wellness representative, and hosted a fundraiser for anesthesia provider suicide awareness. His proficiency in ultrasound guided anesthesia began when learning how to use ultrasound as a bedside nurse for intravenous line placement in the intensive care unit. He works at Kaweah Delta Medical Center where he is able to contribute as an independent anesthesia provider and performs multiple ultrasound guided techniques including peripheral nerve blocks, central line placement, and peripheral artery line placement. Dr. Turner is passionate about caring for people and providing for his community.
Johnny Garza attended Loma Linda University where he completed his Master’s degree in Nurse Anesthesia. He has been practicing independently in Central and Southern California since he graduated in early 2018. As he transitioned into the independent provider role he also found a new passion for education and serves as a clinical associate professor. In addition, he proudly serves on the board of the California Association of Nurse Anesthetists (CANA) and is committed to the success of the profession. Johnny is dedicated and eager to share the knowledge gained with future generations of clinicians and supporting CRNA leadership.
Robbin Rabbani graduated with his master’s degree in anesthesiology from University of Southern California in 2014. Since 2015, he has been an independent practitioner throughout CA. He has held chief CRNA roles at two different facilities in Central and Northern CA. After graduating, Robbin has been focused on Regional Anesthesia and opioid-sparing modalities. He completed a fellowship in acute pain management from Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia on January 2021. Currently he is the co-owner of West Coast Anesthesia Partners providing anesthesia services for multiple facilities in southern CA. His current focus is utilizing opioid sparing techniques and regional anesthesia in management of anterior/posterior lumbar spine fusions/disc replacements in an outpatient setting.
DR. JOHN MAYE
PhD, CRNA, CAPT (ret) USN
Dr. John Maye is a recently retired member of the United States Navy where he served as the Director of Research for the Nurse Anesthesia Program at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He is a 1992 graduate of the University of Kansas Nurse Anesthesia Program and earned his PhD in nursing from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2000. He served as Associate Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda from 2009 to 2015. Dr. Maye has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles and is presently serving in his fifth consecutive year as an Associate Editor for the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Journal. He has received numerous awards for his academic achievements and was awarded the Outstanding Uniformed Faculty Award and Junior Investigator of the Year at the Uniformed Services University Graduate School of Nursing. In 2009, Dr. Maye received the prestigious John F. Garde Researcher of the Year award from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists which recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the practice of anesthesia through research. Dr. Maye was recently selected to chair the Human Physiology and Pathophysiology Panel for the National Board on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists Continued Professional Certification Committee. He has also served as a voting member of the Institutional Review Boards at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego and Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C. Dr. Maye remains clinically active as a CRNA and committed to research and education for all health care providers.