1. DNP-NA Faculty

Doctor of Nursing Practice-Anesthesia Faculty

INTERIM PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Mandy Broussard, DNP, CRNA, APRN
Mandy.Broussard@franu.edu
(225) 490-1627

Dr. Mandy Broussard is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and has practiced in a variety of settings and anesthesia practice models since 2011. Dr. Broussard obtained her doctorate and master’s degree from Louisiana State University Health Science Center, in 2015 and 2011 respectively. Dr. Broussard currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing and teaches courses threaded throughout the Nurse Anesthesia Program’s curriculum. Dr. Broussard is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and the Louisiana Association of Nurse Anesthetists where she has previously served in various roles as an elected Board Member.


ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Callie Simoneaux Dorn, DNP-A, CRNA, APRN
Callie.Dorn@franu.edu
(225)214-6991

Dr. Callie Dorn is the Assistant Program Director and an Assistant Professor in the Nurse Anesthesia program. Dr. Dorn teaches several of the anesthesia principles courses as well as serving as a chairperson for the Doctor of Nursing Practice scholarly projects. Dr. Dorn received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University and her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in Anesthesia from Texas Christian University. Dr. Dorn has practiced in the Baton Rouge area as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist since 2014. She is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) and the Louisiana Association of Nurse Anesthetists (LANA).


Academic Faculty

DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL EDUCATION

Amber Poirrier, DNP, CRNA, APRN
Amber.Poirrier@franu.edu
(225)490-1610

Dr. Amber Poirrier serves as the Director of Clinical Education in the Nurse Anesthesia Program and holds the rank of Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing. Dr. Poirrier has been a faculty member since 2015 and a practicing nurse anesthetist since 2009. A graduate of the Nurse Anesthesia Program at FRANU (formerly Our Lady of the Lake College), Dr. Poirrier obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2019. Dr. Poirrier’s area of research interest is opioid-free anesthesia.


RESEARCH DIRECTOR

William Schreiter, PhD
William.Schreiter@franu.edu
(225)490-1624

Dr. William Schreiter serves as the Research Director and Assistant Professor for the Doctor of Nursing Practice-Nurse Anesthesia Program. He completed his PhD in Chemistry from Louisiana State University in 2013. He is responsible for teaching Physical Science in Nurse Anesthesia and the research-related courses throughout the curriculum.


Albert Swafford, PhD
Albert Swafford@franu.edu

Dr. Albert (Bert) Swafford holds the rank of Associate Professor of Physiology and has been with the university since 2006. Dr. Swafford obtained his Master of Science in Physiology from the University of South Alabama in 1998 and earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in 2003. Dr. Swafford was named the Didactic Instructor of the Year by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists in 2013. His research interests are mathematical modeling of physiological principles and (as a hobby) abstract algebra and number theory. Dr. Swafford teaches Advanced Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology I and II.


Beth Crochet, MSNA, CRNA
Beth.Crochet@franu.edu

Beth Crochet serves as a full time faculty member for the Nurse Anesthesia Program and holds the rank of Instructor in the School of Nursing. Ms Crochet received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in 2003 and her Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia Degree from Texas Christian University in 2009. Ms Crochet teaches anesthesia principles courses in addition to clinical instruction. Ms Crochet continues to practice as an anesthetist and is a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and the Louisiana Association of Nurse Anesthetists.


Lindsay Williams, MSNA, CRNA

Lindsay.Williams@franu.edu

Ms. Lindsay Williams is an instructor in the School of Nursing and a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans in 2010, where she went on to practice nursing in a variety of critical care settings prior to obtaining her Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia degree from Our Lady of the Lake College in 2015. Ms. Williams teaches various didactic and clinical courses in the Nurse Anesthesia program. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and the Louisiana Association of Nurse Anesthetists. She continues to practice locally as a Nurse Anesthetist and enjoys caring for a diverse population of patients.


Clinical Faculty

Claudia Stevens, MSNA, CRNA, APRN
Claudia.Stevens@franu.edu

Ms. Claudia Stevens, serves as the Nurse Anesthesia Program’s Clinical Coordinator at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Stevens’s nursing career started after she graduated Magna Cum Lade from the University of South Alabama with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree in 2008. After practicing as a critical care nurse for three years, Mrs. Stevens graduated from FRANU’s Nurse Anesthesia Program in 2013. Ms. Stevens is a certified Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor. Ms. Stevens is bilingual and fluently reads, writes and speaks Spanish.


Tamara Jackson, MSNA, CRNA, APRN
Tamara.Jackson@franu.edu

Ms. Tamara Jackson, serves as an adjunct clinical instructor in the Nurse Anesthesia Program. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southern University in 2001 and is a graduate of the Nurse Anesthesia Program at FRANU (Class of 2007). Ms. Jackson’s clinical experience includes providing anesthesia to patients from all age groups and multiple co-morbidities as the Chief Nurse Anesthetist for Anesthesiology Group Associates, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.