Dr. Katie Hoch – Featured Conference Speaker

Dr. Katie Hoch DNP, CRNA, MS, RRT, AANA Region 5 Director

Bio:  Dr. Kristie Hoch, DNP, CRNA, MS, RRT is the Program Administrator for the University of Arizona’s DNP-Nurse Anesthesia program. She chose to become a CRNA after serving with CRNAs in Operation Desert Storm.  Kristie has CRNA experience in every practice setting including office based, critical access, an academic teaching hospital, and trauma centers. She served as the Rural Facilities Director and Recruiter for an all CRNA company before becoming an educator to influence the future of our profession. She loves ensuring that her students are prepared to provide anesthesia with evidence-based practice. She is a strong advocate for CRNAs, serving on committees and in board of director positions at the state, regional and national level. Kristie is the Region 5 Representative on the AANA BoD for FY 2020 and FY 2021.