Peer Assistance

The goal of Peer Assistance is to provide resources and consultation to CRNAs and SRNAs with substance abuse and chemical dependency issues.

Massachusetts State Peer Assistance Advisors

State Peer Advisors (SPAs) are CRNA volunteers appointed by the AANA to provide helpful peer support and information to the CRNA/SRNA in need of assistance for a substance use disorder (SUD).  Peer assistance is described as being available to listen and compassionately assist another with a particular need, usually based on their similar personal experience. 

Linda Kovitch, CRNA, RRT, MSN, 617-633-6698
Jennifer Jett, CRNA, 301-751-4831
Maria van Pelt, CRNA, MSA, MSN, 215-888-9950 

Marsha Gilmore, RN
MA SARP, 617-973-0904 

Help Line: 800-654-5167

Signs & Behaviors: If You See Something, Do Something

Massachusetts Resources

Peer Assistance Program

The Massachusetts Nurses Association Peer Assistance Program, Massachusetts Nurses Association
340 Turnpike Street, Canton, MA 02021

Substance Use Disorder Program, Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
Substance Abuse Rehab Program (SARP)
239 Causeway St., #200, 2nd Flr, Boston, MA 02114

State Board of Nursing, Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
239 Causeway St., #500, 5th Fl., Boston, MA 02114
p: 617-973-0907 

AANA Resources