Susanne Owens is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, (CRNA) that has been in the healthcare field for 25+ years, working through the ladder as Paramedic, LPN, RN, and BSN. With more than 14 years nursing experience in most types of adult Intensive Care Units prior to attending CRNA school, Susanne attended Samford University in Birmingham, AL and received her Master’s in Nurse Anesthesia in October 2008 graduating Magna Cum Laude. In 2015, after several years in the planning phase, Susanne founded MAC Anesthesia Seminars offering educational CE programs for CRNAs. She has presented nationally to various groups including AORN and CRNA groups, on a wide range of topics. Her professional philosophy is about giving back to the profession and empowering others to be the best possible anesthesia provider. Susanne’s professional career has encompassed living in many cross country locations. During this time, she served in various leadership roles including assistant nursing director of a 25 bed critical care unit. She was a primary partner in her anesthesia group prior to relocating.  Susanne is married to William, (Bill), for the last 26 years and have 3 sons ranging from 29-21 years of age. Her passion for education and the community is only surpassed by her love of family and friends.
Lieutenant Colonel Peter D. Strube is a CRNA who graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Mary’s University school of anesthesia in 2006 with a master’s degree specifically in anesthesia. His undergraduate degree is from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He has completed his Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Program in 2017. Lieutenant Colonel Strube is in the United States Nurse Corp.  LTC Strube has mobilized and deployed four times during current military operations which includes service in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He has earned the War on Terrorism Medal, Enduring Freedom Medal, Mobilization Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Iraqi Freedom and Global War on Terrorism Medal, NATO Medal, and Afghanistan Campaign Medal.  Peter is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nurse Anesthesia, College of Health Professions, at Rosalind Franklin University, and is a professional mentor for doctoral students. He has authored several profession articles and training programs and speaks professionally both nationally and internationally. He is an editor and reviewer for anesthesia articles. LTC Strube specializes in pharmacology, physiology, the future of anesthesia, leadership and pain management. He is an active researcher on the topic of lateral violence in healthcare. He has been elected to serve on the associations national boards and committees. He has served his community as a member of the Mount Horeb Board of Education and is a Commissioner on the Dane County Ethics Board.

Cyndi is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) who earned a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Critical Care/Trauma from the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) in 1992 followed by her Adult Nurse Practitioner Certificate in 1995.  She completed a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Anesthesia from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama in 2008; returning to the UAB to complete her Doctoral in Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2014. She currently is working as a CRNA at UAB where she serves on various committees including Surgical Home development and has been named the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) champion at her facility. She also serves as a clinical preceptor to numerous nurse anesthesia students and residents.  She is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist and has previously served on the Board of Directors with the Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetist. She has served as an American Heart Association Regional Faculty and current Instructor for over 25 years. Cyndi, her husband, Colonel Johnny Bass, have one son, John Allen who is currently attending West Point. Cyndi enjoys stays busy serving their church and community in Birmingham, Alabama.
Matthew Zinder has worked in some level of healthcare for 20 years, starting as an EMT in a volunteer fire station. He received his BS From The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in 1999. Following a 2 year experience at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Matthew attended and graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia Nurse Anesthesia Program in 2003. He went on to work at Chippenham Hospital, a large private center in Richmond, VA for 4 years.
Matthew then moved home to Maryland to join his father’s mobile anesthesia practice, Zinder Anesthesia Associates. Matthew’s father founded his practice in 1984 and had been a CRNA since 1973. Matthew has since taken over ownership of the business following his father’s retirement and is running the practice today. It consists of 20 practitioners and covers 50 locations throughout the state of Maryland.
Mr. Zinder is adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland Nurse Anesthesia Program where he lectures and assists with the simulation lab. Matthew also has an active hypnotherapy practice that caters mainly to healthcare workers. Most recently, Matthew founded Maryland Emergency Response, a disaster relief non-profit organization that works to aid victims following natural and/or man-made disasters. Their first mission was relief work in Staten Island following Hurricane Sandy.
Timothy Finn CRNA MSNA MBA PhDc
Tim is originally from Boston, Massachusetts where he completed all of his schooling and training. He graduated from the Boston College Nurse Anesthesia program and was recruited to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he is currently employed. He is the clinical coordinator at the University of Chicago for the NorthShore Depaul Nurse Anesthesia Program, where he does both clinical and didactic lecturing.  He is Doctoral student at Loyola University Chicago where his research topic is Vigilance of the Anesthesia provider. He hopes to bring attention to a very alarming problem with technology and distractions. He was a Board member for the Illinois Association of Nurse Anesthetists and remains active in both the state and national level associations.