Our Mission is to Provide Assistance to Individuals and Communities at Risk for Health

and Wellness Disparities in New Jersey throught Charitable Giving.

NJANA CAREs is the newly formed charitable arm of the New Jersey Association of Nurse Anesthetists (NJANA). “CAREs” stands for “Charity and Relief Expenditures.”

NJANA represents more than 800 Advanced Practice Nurse – Anesthesia providers (APN-A’s)* across our great state. As APN-A’s, caring is our calling. We care for patients in New Jersey’s hospitals, surgery centers, and doctors’ offices, providing safe, compassionate anesthesia care to hundreds of thousands of patients each year.

Our caring doesn’t end at the operating room doors—it extends beyond our workday and manifests itself in giving our time, energy, and other resources to those in need throughout our state.

NJANA CAREs is the embodiment of nurse anesthetists’ ability and willingness

to give extraordinarily, wherever and whenever care is needed to be given.

NJANA CAREs is dedicated to offering support to people who require assistance in all

areas of wellbeing such as mental, hunger, healthcare, homelessness, or life improvement.

NJANA’s members believe that collectively we can make a significant difference in the lives of those whose wellbeing is in jeopardy.

Previous Campaigns:

In September 2019, NJANA CAREs donated its first support check to the Shriners Children’s Dyslexia Centers of Philadelphia, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the needed resources and educational efforts aimed at helping children overcome this disability and to succeed in life.

Current Campaign:

NJANA CAREs’ new “I SUPPORT THE FRONT LINE” lawn-sign campaign is a simple way for nurse anesthetists and the general public to make a financial donation that will go a long way toward supporting those who are serving on the front line of caring for our communities during this unprecedented crisis. With the money raised, NJANA CAREs will support local restaurants that are providing meals to our first responders, healthcare providers and at-risk populations. It is our mission to support the communities of New Jersey through this crisis any way we can. We appreciate your support of our front line providers and the organizations we will be helping.

Please purchase a sign and proudly display it on your front lawn to let everyone know you CARE.

Stay Safe and Be Well.

Local restaurants to receive donations:

  • Blend on Main, 152 Main Street, Manasquan, NJ 08736
  • FLAG: Front Line Appreciation Group – Cranbury, NJ

• Others to be determined

*APN-A’s are also known as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs)


Board of Trustees:

President: Tracy Castleman, MS, CRNA, APN-A
Vice President: Nicholas Blank, MSN, CRNA, APN-A
Secretary: Jonathan Katz, MSN, CRNA, APN-A
Treasurer: Maureen McCartney Anderson, DNP, CRNA, APN-A