MeANA 2022 Spring Conference

MeANA is excited to share our Spring Conference information for 2022! Save the date for May 14th for a 3 CE program with great speakers and watch from the comfort of your own home as we will remain in a virtual setting.

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 3.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1042151; Expiration Date 5/14/2022.

AANA designates this program as meeting the criteria for up to 2.00 CE Credits in pharmacology/therapeutics.


8:45 Welcome
9:00 – 10:00 Perioperative Management of Patients on Buprenorphine by Tip Lee, SRNA
10:00 – 11:00 Smoothing the Path to the 1099 CRNA Lifestyle with Mentorship by Alesia Quante, MHS, CRNA
11:00 – 12:00 Synergistic Interactions Between Ketamine and Magnesium by Joseph Earnhardt, BSN, ABA, SRNA


Registration is closed! The meeting links will be sent out Thursday, May 12th in the afternoon. Please check your junk/spam folder if you do not receive the email to your direct inbox. Reach out to Alexa Tintori at if you have any questions!

Meet the Speakers

Tip Lee, SRNA

I am originally from Hawai’i and moved to Maine for CRNA school. Prior to nursing, I worked as a flight paramedic. When I am not busy with school, I love hanging out with my wife, friends and family.

Alesia Quante, MHS, CRNA

Alesia Quante has been a CRNA for 22 years, and for the last 21 has enjoyed the work/life balance offered by the 1099 CRNA lifestyle. 

She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master’s in Health Sciences in the Anesthesia for Nurses program from the Medical University of South Carolina in December 2001.

Her 1099 practice locations have been in multiple hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and physicians offices on the east and west coasts of Florida as well as coastal and central Georgia. Over the last decade she was a 1099 chief CRNA at a GI center in Savannah, GA. There she guided the practice from an ACT to a thriving independent CRNA-only staff.

Throughout her career, Alesia has helped CRNA’s control their schedule, earnings, and savings by teaching them how to transition from W2 to 1099.

In 2020, Alesia launched the 1099 Success Academy to teach CRNAs Practice Management with her AANA accredited “1099 Freedom Masterclass”.

Alesia states, “It is my goal and honor to guide fellow CRNA’s to what I believe to be the most auspicious CRNA lifestyle. As a result of my tenure as a 1099 CRNA, I have been in complete control of my schedule, purchased benefits for a competitive rate, set my pay rate by negotiating independently, saved much more in my retirement account than I otherwise would have, not had to participate in workplace politics, and experienced many other freedoms associated with being a 1099 CRNA.”

Alesia was a live aboard sailor with her high school sweetheart husband for 22 years.  She presently lives in Isle of Hope, Georgia with her husband and two teens.

Joseph Earnhardt, BSN, ABA, CRNA

Joseph Earnhardt is currently a student of the University of New England’s Master of Nurse Anesthesia program, class of 2022. He began his career in business-to-business sales after receiving a degree in business administration from Southern Maine Community College. Although successful in this vocation, he decided to part ways with his employer, Xerox Inc. in 2009, to pursue a career in Nursing. Joseph obtained his Associates Degree in Nursing from Central Maine Community College (’11) and later his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Saint Joseph’s College (’19). During his nursing career, he worked as a travel nurse at 24 different hospitals all across the country and finally in the Cardio-thoracic Intensive Care Unit at Maine Medical Center. After graduation, he plans employment with the Anesthesia Department at Central Maine Medical Center.

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