Larry Van Atta (SPA)

Peer Assistance CoChair

Larry graduated in 1984 from Lankenau Hospital School for Nurse Anesthesia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He loves to ski and moved to Park City, Utah, where he helped to raise 3 daughters and still resides today. Larry is a recovering alcoholic/addict who has been the State Peer Advisor (SPA) for the UANA since 2007. This position supports those CRNAs in Utah with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) through their recovery and State Board Issues. In 2015-2018 he was a member of the AANA Peer Assistance Advisory Committee (PAAC), helping develop guidelines to reach out and assist those 10% of CRNAs who have this disease. He is currently semi-retired to devote more time to skiing.

Larry can be contacted at 435-901-1197 or

AANA Peer Assistance Helpline* 24/7 confidential live support and resources 800-654-5167.