The Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists (originally TANA) was officially established in 1974. In the Spring of 1991, the TxANA Board of Directors realized that the challenges that lay before them, coupled with the difficulty of taking time away from work, it was time to hire an employee to oversee the day-to-day activities of the Association. In 2014, TANA rebranded to 'TxANA.' Today, TxANA operates with three full-time staff members (Executive Director / CEO, Chief Operating Officer, and Director of Communications) in collaboration with a lobby and legal team. TxANA represents more than 5,000 CRNAs in the state of Texas and fights for the advancement of patient safety and the profession of nurse anesthesia.