Cast Your Vote for the 2018–2019 MANA Elections


As MANA members, identifying and promoting the leaders within the association to serve on the MANA board of directors ultimately lies with each of us. MANA's future success depends upon those who guide the association and make critical decisions on behalf of its members. Share your voice and vote on the open board positions to be filled on October 6, 2018. 

Voting has now closed.


President-Elect Candidate

Johnny Gayden, CRNA
VA Medical Center, Baltimore

MANA Tenure: 4 years
AANA Tenure: 4 years

Over the last three years, I have served as Treasurer and District I Director.  I have grown tremendously in the knowledge of the state professional organization and its inner workings. I do believe that a member who is experienced with the dynamics of the organization will be of great benefit in this ever-changing climate of healthcare. I would like to continue in my dedication as a member of MANA's board as President Elect for 2018-2019. 


Vice President Candidate

Kelly Petz, DNAP, CRNA
KellCo Anesthesia

MANA Tenure: 13 years
AANA Tenure: 18 years

I feel an obligation to do everything I can to promote our profession for future CRNAs.


Secretary/Treasurer Candidates


Diane Mae Rose Dy, CRNA

MANA Tenure: 4 years
AANA Tenure: 6 years

I have been a practicing CRNA in Maryland for about 4 years now and I am ready to do more for our profession. This would serve as a starting point for me in terms of giving back to the profession. I am dedicated, focused, flexible, and goal oriented. I think I will be a quick study given proper guidance in fulfilling this position.


Memory Mdlongwa, CRNA

MANA Tenure: 3 years
AANA Tenure:  3 years

I graduated from University of Maryland with the first DNP cohort in 2017. I currently work at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Hospital in Bel Air, Maryland. As a proud CRNA, I realize that I stand on the shoulders of giants, CRNAs who have lobbied, donated to the cause of advancing our career and have also spoken up for the advancement of our career. I would like to give back to my profession and serve in any way that I can. The opportunity to serve the CRNAs of Maryland would be an honor and a great opportunity for me to do my part.  Thank you in advance for the opportunity.



District Director II Candidate

David Mwaura, CRNA
MedlinkAnesthesia Associates

MANA Tenure: 8 years
AANA Tenure: 8 years

I am looking forward to serving CRNA's in my district,uniting together working as one team in order to achieve our main goal, of removing barriers to CRNA practice in the state of Maryland.



District Director IV Candidate


Matthew Zinder, CRNA
Zinder Anesthesia, LLC

MANA Tenure: 12 years
AANA Tenure: 15 years

I am interested in the position of District Director because I wish to give back to the profession and organization that has provided the stability and freedom to practice as a Nurse Anesthetist in Maryland. I hope to help the members of the board and the members of the organization maintain a high level of professionalism and safety in our practice in Maryland.