Welcome to the Georgia Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants!

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Since its inception several years ago, the Georgia Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants has become a primary resource for Georgia CAAs in areas such as continued education, current anesthesia trends and updates, legislative and political news, job openings, and student support.

The leadership of the GAAA hopes to provide information via its newsletter, facebook page, and regular emails that will keep all Georgia CAAs knowledgeable concerning their responsibilities and the security of their profession.

In the past there has been a communication gap among CAAs and between CAAs and physician anesthesiologists in Georgia. The GAAA will work to provide a bridge to enhance the communication as well as to rapidly disseminate vital information to its members, just as the AAAA has done for all of its members.

Our partnership with the Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists, which began in the summer of 2013, to offer a joint GAAA/GSA membership has proven to be an exciting opportunity for all our CAA members.  GAAA has representatives on the GSA Executive Board as well as members on several GSA committees.  What began as an unprecedented step in joining a state component society of the ASA with a state component society of the AAAA continues to reap tremendous benefits for all those involved.

2017 GAAA Leadership:


President: Ralph Dapaah, CAA (Gainesville)

President-Elect: Claire Wainwright, CAA (Atlanta)

Immediate Past President: Eric Heil, CAA (Athens)

Treasurer:  Joy Rusmisell, CAA (Macon)

Secretary: Kris Tindol, CAA (Savannah)


Board of Directors:

Claire Wainwright, CAA (Atlanta)

Kelli Earles, CAA (Atlanta)

Katie Monroe, CAA (Atlanta)

Jennifer Stever, CAA (Atlanta)

Miller Ross, CAA (Atlanta)

Christa McCurry, CAA (Savannah)


GAAA Committee Leaders:

Bylaws: Bill Buntin

Communications: Kris Tindol

Meetings and Events: Kristl Kamm

Membership: Kelli Earles

Nominations: Eric Heil








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