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AANA Peer Assistance Resource Directory

Following resources are available for helping CRNAs and student nurse anesthetists facing chemical dependency or substance misuse issues. This assistance is also for the families, friends, coworkers, managers, supervisors, or colleagues seeking information or guidance.

Search by State for:

  • State Peer Assistance Advisors
  • Chemical Dependency Programs
    • State Association Peer Assistance Program
    • State Level Chemical Dependency/Peer Assistance Programs
  • State Boards of Nursing

Select a state from the drop down list below, then click search. 

The first step in getting help is to contact your state peer advisor or call the helpline (800)654-5167


State Peer Advisor (1)

Jennifer Jett, CRNA
Northborough, MA 01532-2069
p: 301-751-4831

State Peer Advisor (2)

Maria van Pelt, CRNA, MSA, MSN
Westborough, MA 01581-3606
p: 215-888-9950

State Peer Advisor (3)

Linda Kovitch, CRNA, RRT, MSN
Bedford, MA 01730-1023
p: 617-633-6698

Chemical Dependency Program (1)

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing     (A)
Substance Abuse Rehab Program (SARP) has 2 RN Coordinators:
Douglas McLellan & Valerie Iyawe
239 Causeway St., #200, 2nd Flr
Boston, MA 02114
p: 617-973-0931
p: 617-973-0904
f: 617-973-0984
Web site:

Chemical Dependency Program (2)

The Massachusetts Nurses Association Peer Assistance Program     (P)
Massachusetts Nurses Association
340 Turnpike Street
Canton, MA 02021
p: 781-830-5755
f: 781-821-4445
Web site:

State Board of Nursing

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
Rula Faris Harb, MS, RN, Executive Director
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
239 Causeway St., #500, 5th Fl.
Boston, MA 02114
p: 617-973-0907
f: 617-973-0984
Web site:

(D) Disciplinary Program 
(State Administration or Recognized)
(A) Diversion 
[Alternative to Disciplinary Program]
(P) Peer Assistance Networking Program (Non-State Administered/Recognized)


Submit Peer Assistance Resource Directory revisions to:

Julie Rice
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
222 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001
Phone: 847-655-1114
Fax: 847-692-4317