This is the official website of the Mississippi Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Our organization was founded in 1934, making MANA among the first organizations of nurse anesthetists. Today MANA works closely with its parent organization, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, to achieve local, regional, and national goals. MANA is governed by an eight-member board of directors. The officers and members of this board are elected by the active members in an election that takes place during the Annual Winter Business Meeting that is held in Jackson. The regular term of office begins immediately following the Annual Summer Business Meeting that is held July.