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2020 Spring Conference Speakers                                     


Bill Humphrey, NRP, BGS

Bill Humphrey currently serves as an EMS critical care clinical educator in Muskogee, Oklahoma.  He is an Oklahoma State and nationally licensed paramedic and an Oklahoma State Department of Health instructor for emergency medical technician (EMT) basic, advanced and paramedic level programs. He is an American Heart Association Regional Faculty for BLS (Basic Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), and a National Association of EMT's instructor for AMLS (Advanced Medical Life Support) and PHTLS (Prehospital Trauma Life Support).    





Mike Anderson, DNP, CRNA, ARNP

Mike Anderson is a CRNA, Clinical Assistant Professor/Clinical Coordinator of the Anesthesia Nursing Program at the University of Iowa.  Dr. Anderson  is passionate about education, evidence-based practice, infection control and the use of simulation in education. He has been active at the state & national level with IANA, the AANA and the AANA Foundation. He is the current AANA Region 4 Director.






 Garry Brydges, DNP, MBA, ACNP-BC, CRNA


With a doctorate of Philosphy in Nursing from Texas Women's University - College of Nursing, Dr. Brydges built a solid track record of success leading large organizations, leadership teams, clinicians,rapidly growing departments into the future of healthcare delivery.

• Strategic Planning – Road mapped Value - Based Healthcare delivery strategies in specific non - operating room services through doctoral student mentorship. Outcome: increased service capacity, enhanced patient safety profile & emergence response teams, reduced pediatric NPO wait times and access to service.

•Transformational Leadership – high employee retention with turnover rates less than 1.4% and cultivating peak administrative and employee performance through increased doctoral prepared nurses. Over 10 years experience building large clinical and administrative teams. Leader in national care coordination initiative for the American Nurses Association – Congress of Nursing Practice & Economics.

• Leadership Team Development – a highly organized director, coach, and mentor; able to quickly assess needs and provide tools to empower employees and managers to resolve departmental difficulties, enhance learning, and improve performance. Quarterly employee and manager review seeking growth & development opportunities and optimize transparency throughout the department.


Scott Rigdon, MPH, CRNA

Scott Rigdon is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist specialist in Butte, Montana. He graduated in 2008, having over 11 years of diverse experience, especially in Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. He is affiliated with many hospitals including Deer Lodge Medical Center, St James Healthcare. His driving passion is to educate and train CRNAs/SRNAs in the techniques of Non-Surgical Pain Management as well as perioperative clinical anesthesia, so as to ensure that Nurse Anesthesiologists will continue to be an intregal part of the American Healthcare landscape into the future and long after I decide to "stop squeezing the bag" and driving needles.




Dina Velocci, DNP, CRNA

As Vice President of Client Success at APM Solutions, she brings her front-line perspective to effectively implementing and executing cutting edge processes. Dina has been providing valuable insights from her 19 years as a clinical and didactic instructor for Nurse Anesthetists. She has served in numerous elected and appointed positions on the state and national level.