What We Do:

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) are advanced practice nurses who specialize in the field of anesthesia. As a whole, they have been providing anesthesia care to patients in the United States for more than 150 years. CRNAs will gain an extensive background in critical care medicine before entering into their anesthesia training. After completion of graduate school, CRNA’s are prepared to enter every practice setting. They provide anesthesia in collaboration with surgeons, anesthesiologists, dentists, podiatrists, and other qualified healthcare professionals. A Johns Hopkins CRNA is incredibly versatile. The environment is fast-paced and dynamic and features remarkable diversity in patients, procedures, and locations. This challenging setting makes them well-prepared to provide the best care for everyone from the healthy outpatient to the critically ill inpatient. Additionally, CRNAs are vigilant advocates for safe and patient-centered anesthesia care.

Division Spotlight

2022 Olive Berger Award: Wai-Ling Lo, MSN, CRNA

Congratulations to Wai-Ling Lo, MSN, CRNA for receiving the 2021 Olive Berger Award for Clinical Excellence and Leadership!

Olive Berger was a Johns Hopkins CRNA who represents the rich history of the CRNA profession. She completed her anesthesia education from the Johns Hopkins School of Anesthesiology in 1922 and became the Chief CRNA at Johns Hopkins in 1931 until 1969. During her tenure, Olive Berger managed the department while still administering anesthesia and training multiple students annually. She worked closely with Dr. Blalock in the OR and provided the anesthesia for the first Blue Baby procedure.

Each year, the Olive Berger Award is given to a CRNA who is a role model within the Johns Hopkins CRNA division. Wai-Ling’s incomparable professionalism manifested by her unparalleled attention to detail, work ethic, connection with and care of her patients, flexibility and willingness to step up when the need arises makes her our annual Olive Berger award recipient. She is the ultimate team player who works well with everyone and is highly respected amongst nurses, physicians, and her CRNA colleagues. Wai-Ling has developed a unique practice in the care of her patients—she understands and integrates the important and often subtle details of each patient, surgeon, and surgery. Often, Wai-Ling provides essential help to her peers yet does so in an unassuming way. She frequently stays late in order to maintain continuity of care and is a favorite in the electrophysiology lab. She would be a first choice in the care of a loved one. Wai-Ling has been a stalwart in our CRNA division for quite some time, and it is an absolute honor to present her with an award that was named after such a pioneer and influencer in our profession.

Congratulations Wai-Ling!

Division Chief

Matthew Soladay, MSN, CRNA

Lead CRNAs

Joan Chouili, MSN, CRNA (Operation)

Gordon Han, DNP, CRNA (Orientation and Special Projects)


Catherine Lawry, MS, CRNA
Clinical Coordinator Nurse Anesthesia Education

Physician Liaison

Lynette Mark, MD


Stevia John
Senior Administrative Coordinator

Johns Hopkins Hospital CRNAs

LarSharVeA Bailey, MSN, CRNA
Kelley Clark, MS, CRNA
Mary Clothier, MS, CRNA
Jennifer Czarny, DNP, CRNA
Monica Douglas, MS, CRNA
Chuck (Lewis) Eder, MS, CRNA
Jodi-Ann Gardiner, MS, CRNA
Belinda Gardner, MSN, CRNA
Gary Gauthier, MSN, CRNA
John Goelz, MSN, CRNA
Olivia Gore, MS, CRNA
Jessica Hadley, MS, CRNA
Kimberly Hall, MSN, CRNA
Jennifer Hannon, MSN, CRNA
Erick Hauf, MS, CRNA
Clare Horn, MSN, CRNA
Kelsie Johnson, CRNA
NanciAnn Kean, MSN, CRNA
Noah Lee, DNAP, CRNA
Kelsey Leonard, MSN, CRNA
Barry Lepley, CRNA
Wai-Ling Lo, MSN, CRNA
Kevin Lopez, MS, CRNA
Scott Manning, MSN, CRNA
Moncy Mathews, DNP, CRNA
Anne McNulty, CRNA
Elizabeth Medina, BSN, CRNA
Aileen Mendez, MS, CRNA
Darolyn Milburn, MSN, CRNA
Kevin Miller, DNP, CRNA
Vania Milnes, MSN, CRNA
Dipika Patel, DNP, CRNA
Richard Pippenger, MSN, CRNA
Katya Podin, MSN, CRNA
Jane Porter, DNP, CRNA
Kelly Rechtin, MS, CRNA
Kristen Roman, MSN, CRNA
Dahlia Rouchon, MS, CRNA
Mary Saliski, MSN, CRNA
Amy Schutter, MSN, CRNA
Kristina Shaver, MSN, CRNA
Samantha Simmons, MSN, CRNA
Faresha Sims, DNAP, MSNA, CRNA
Amy Swank, MHS, CRNA
Tracey Trainum, MSN, CRNA
David Travis, MSN, CRNA
Patricia Travis, BSN, MSN, CRNA
Michaela Uy, MS, CRNA
Kaitlyn Vaughn, MSN, CRNA
Christine Velarde, MS, CRNA
Benjamin Waldbaum, MSN, CRNA
Shannon Segres Yorkman, DNP, MS, MSN, CRNA