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Who are CAAs?

Certified Anesthesiologist Assistants (CAAs) are highly skilled health professionals who work under the direction of licensed anesthesiologists to implement anesthesia care plans. CAAs work exclusively within the anesthesia care team environment as described by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). All CAAs possess a premedical background, a baccalaureate degree, and also complete a comprehensive didactic and clinical program at the graduate school level. CAAs are trained extensively in the delivery and maintenance of quality anesthesia care as well as advanced patient monitoring techniques. The goal of CAA education is to guide the transformation of qualified student applicants into competent advanced practice providers (APPs) who aspire to practice in the anesthesia care team.

Where do CAAs Practice in NM?

We currently practice at:

UNMH in Albuquerque 

Christus St. Vincent in Santa Fe

San Juan Regional Hospital in Farmington

2023-2025 Board Members:

President: Lindsey Diaz CAA

Vice President: Cassie Langhals CAA 

Secretary: Joe Surman CAA

Treasurer: Kate Novinc CAA

Practice Chair: Chrissy Mullenniex CAA

PR Chair: Emily Bowling CAA

Alternate Delegates:

Roxi Crivineanu CAA

Abigail Moore CAA

  • 3 Feb 2024 6:14 AM | Lindsey (Administrator)

    Senator Hickey sponsored a memorial naming 1/22/24 CAA day in the New Mexico senate. Many NMAAA CAA members, students from across the USA, and a few members of UNM's inaugural CAA class attended. 

    We are thankful to all the New Mexico legislators for all they do to support healthcare in New Mexico. 

  • 10 Sep 2023 4:02 PM | Lindsey (Administrator)

    We are happy to announce the University of New Mexico will be the home of the newest CAA program! Click Here for info!

  • 18 Apr 2023 7:14 AM | Kate (Administrator)

    On April 4, 2023, Governor Lujan Grisham signed SB 35 allowing CAAs to continue practicing in all major metro counties in New Mexico and expanding supervision ratios to 1:4 throughout New Mexico. 

    Bill Info


    Special thanks to:

    OUR AMAZING Board members

    Senator Hickey

    Senator Padilla

    Representative Dixon

    Our amazing lobbyist, Scott Scanland

    and all of the Giddy Up Gang


NMAAA serves to advance CAAs and the anesthesia care team throughout New Mexico by providing the safest anesthesia care to our friends and neighbors. 

P.O. Box 80514  Albuquerque, NM 87198

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