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Michael Kost, DNP, MSN, MS, CRNA

Michael Kost, DNP, CRNA, CHSE

Director

Michael Kost, DNP, CRNA has served in the role of Director of the Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia/La Salle University School of Nursing since 1991. He received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Widener University, his anesthesia clinical education at the Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia at Montgomery Hospital, Master of Science in Anesthesia and Healthcare Administration from Saint Joseph’s University and Master of Science in Nursing as a geriatric clinical nurse specialist from Gwynedd Mercy College. Michael completed his Doctorate in Nursing Practice at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and his Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education from La Salle University School of Nursing. In addition, he is an active member of the International Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and is a certified healthcare simulation educator.


Cynthia Betron, DNP, MSN, CRNA

Cynthia Betron, DNP, CRNA, CHSE, CNE

Associate Director
Simulation Lab Director

Cindy graduated from the Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Excelsior College of Albany, NY. Prior to becoming a CRNA she functioned as an assistant clinical manager and unit educator in the PACU/ICU setting for 25 years. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing at LaSalle University and her CRNA education at the Frank J Tornetta School of Anesthesia. She completed a Post Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education at La Salle University School of Nursing and is credentialed as a certified nurse educator (CNE). Cindy completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at Chatham University in Shadyside, Pennsylvania. In addition, she is an active member of the International Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and is certified in healthcare simulation education.


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Robert W Simon, DNP, CRNA

Assistant Program Director
Didactic Education Coordinator

Rob received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Holy Family University in 2004. In 2011, he completed his nurse anesthesia education at the Nazareth Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia and received a Masters of Science degree in Anesthesia and Healthcare Administration from Saint Joseph’s University. Rob completed his Doctorate in Nursing Practice at the University of North Florida. Robert is a well established author, educator, preceptor, and presenter.


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Kelly Stillwell, CRNA, MSN

Assistant Clinical Professor

Kelly received her bachelor of science in nursing from Temple University. She is an alumnus of the Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia at EMCM/La Salle University School of Nursing and Health Sciences, class of 2015. She is completing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice degree at the University of North Florida. She is the faculty wellness coordinator for the nurse anesthesia program and a staff nurse anesthetist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.


Diane Quinley, AMSS

Diane Quinley, AMSS

Program Coordinator

Diane Quinley is the Program Coordinator for the Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia/La Salle University School of Nursing managing many of the day to day functions associated with a graduate nursing educational program. Diane received her Associate Degree in Medical Secretarial Sciences from Peirce College in Philadelphia. In addition to serving in the role as Program Coordinator, Diane has been employed in the healthcare field for over 20 years.


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Sarah Murray

Administrative Assistant

Sarah Murray is the administrative assistant for the Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery/La Salle University School of Nursing. Sarah is currently completing business administration courses at Montgomery County Community College with plans to transfer to Temple University to complete her Business/Marketing degree. In addition to administrative duties, Sarah enjoys coordinating events that celebrate the accomplishments and milestones of both the program and enrolled students.


Didactic Faculty Members

Dawn Bent, DNP, CRNA
Staff Anesthetist
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

Cynthia Betron, DNP, CRNA, CHSE, CNE
Associate Director
Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia/La Salle University

Ann Bryson, CRNA, MSN
Staff Anesthetist
West Viriginia Anesthesia Associates

Karen Clow, CRNA, MS
Staff Anesthetist
United  Anesthesia Services

Adam D’Alonzo, CRNA, MSN
Staff Anesthetist
Abington Memorial Hospital

Daniel Delaney, CRNA, MS
President
Anestiplus Anesthesia Services

Angelarosa Didonato, DNP, CRNA
Staff Anesthetist
Pennsylvania Hospital

Daniel Graves, CRNA, MSN
Staff Anesthetist
St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem Campus

Val Jakovlevs, CRNA, MSN
Staff Anesthetist
Abington Memorial Hospital

Michael Kost, DNP, CRNA, CHSE
Director
Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia/La Salle University

Michael Myers, CPA, MST
Certified Public Accountant
O’Fria and Company, P.C.

John O’Donnell, DrPH, MSN, RN, CRNA, CHSE, FSSH
Professor and Chair
University of Pittsburgh/Nurse Anesthesia Program

Jeff Petrillo, CRNA, MS
Staff Anesthetist
Abington – Lansdale Hospital

Kevin Plews, CRNA, MSN
Staff Anesthetist
Cooper University Hospital

Donald Rank, CRNA, MSN
Chief CRNA
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

Robert Simon, DNP, CRNA
Staff Nurse Anesthetist
Holy Reedemer Hospital 

Elizabeth Stewart, CRNA, MSN
Staff Nurse Anesthetist
St. Luke’s Hospital Allentown

Kelly Stillwell, CRNA, MSN
Staff Nurse Anesthetist
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
University of Pennsylvania Healthcare System

Rick Tennesen, DNP, MHA, CRNA, ARNP
Chief CRNA
UPMC/Pinnacle Health

Gennady Vitorsky, CRNA, MSN
Staff Anesthetist
Abington Memorial Hospital

Derek Yohn, CRNA, MSN
Staff Nurse Anesthetist
Pinnacle Health System