R. Dan Allen

Founder and President
D. A. Surgical

Nancy Anderson, MPS, BS, RN, CNOR

Interim Perioperative Services Independent Contract Management


Professor of Nursing
Otterbein University

Barbara Bartlein, MSW, RN, CSP

The People Pro

Amy Bethel, MPA, BSN, RN, NE-BC

Clinical Education Specialist
UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Beth Bozzelli, MBA, RN, CNOR, CSSM

Assistant Vice President, Surgical Services
HCA Healthcare

Meredith Broussard

Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
New York University

Tracey Carrigan, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CNOR

Director of Surgical Services
Hendrick Health System

Lydia G. Casteel, MSN, RN, CCRN

Director of Nursing, Surgical Services
WellStar Paulding Hospital

Desirée Chappell, MSNA, CRNA

Enhanced Recovery Expert, DLC Enterprises and Managing Editor

Faith Colen, MSN, RN, CEN

Director of Quality and Patient Safety
UPMC St. Margaret

Gabrielle Cox, MSN, MBA, RN, CNOR

Educational Compliance Director
STERIS Instrument Management Services (IMS)

Taneka Curtis, BSN, RN, CNOR

Assistant Nurse Manager
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Stephanie S. Davis, MS, RN, CNOR

Vice President of Surgical Services
HCA Healthcare

Scott Davis, MSN, BSN, RN, CNOR, RNFA

Assistant Director, Perioperative, Perianesthesia & G.I. Endoscopy Lab Services
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Sutter Health

Tony Dawson, MSN, RN

Chief Clinical Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Surgical Solutions

Christy Dempsey, MSN, MBA, CNOR, CENP, FAAN

SVP, Chief Nursing Officer
Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

Mary H. Diamond, MBA, RN, CNOR, PMP


Tracy Diffenderfer, MSN, BSN, CNOR

Administrative Director
Centennial Medical Center

Dr. Donna J. Doyle, DNP, RN, CNOR, NE-BC

Senior Advisor, Surgical Services
OhioHealth Grant Medical Center

Adonica Dugger, DNP, RN, CNOR

Administrator of Surgical Services
University Medical Center

Janet Duran, DNP, MSN, MHA, RN, CST, LNC

Perioperative Director Surgical Services
Cleveland Clinic/Fairview Hospital/ASC

Fawn Esser-Lipp, MBA, BSN, CASC, CNOR

Executive Director
The Surgery Center LLC

Darin Flynn, MD, MBA

Anesthesia Medical Director
Carson Tahoe Health

Lena Fogle, BSN, RN, CNOR

Director, Global Clinical Solutions
STERIS Corporation

Robin Gallant, BSN, RN

Director of Surgical Services
Lawrence General Hospital

Katharine Geiger, MSN, RN, CNOR

Interim Clinical Director Perioperative Nursing
Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania

Sarina Gould, MSN, RN, CCRN, NE-BC

Nurse Manager, PACU
Carson Tahoe Health

Bryon Harper

Distribution Relations Manager

Jamie Hartman, MSN, RN-BC

Clinical Education Specialist
UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Randall Heiser, MA, BA

Sullivan Healthcare Consulting

Jennifer Hignett, BSN, RN-BC, CAPA

Administrative Director of Perioperative Services, Neonatal ICU
Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas

Nicole Hoke, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCNS

Associate Clinical Director, Perioperative Nursing
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Rebecca Holland, MSN, RN, CSSM, CST, CRCST

Director, Surgical Services
Blake Medical Center

Kelly Huntington, BSN, RN, CPN

Assistant Nursing Department Director, Surgical Observation
Children's Mercy

Mr. Andrey Ibragimov, MSN, RN, CNOR

Assistant Director
University of Chicago Medicine

Philip Jaklich, MS, RN

VP Surgical Services, Spine & Joint
Sky Ridge Medical Center

Hope Johnson, DNP, MBA, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC

Director Perioperative Services
Lehigh Valley Health Network

Cindy L. Kildgore, MSHA, BSN, RN, CNOR

Perioperative Services Director
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

John Kimsey

National Director Professional Services, STERIS Corporation and
STERIS – Instrument Management Services

Beverly Kirchner, BSN, RN, CNOR, CASC

Chief Compliance Officer
SurgeryDirect, LLC

Susan Klacik, BS, CRCST, CIS, SHL, ACE, FCS

Clinical Educator
International Association of Healthcare Central Services Materiel Management (IAHCSMM)

Paula Kobelt, DNP, RN-BC

Outcomes Manager
OhioHealth Grant Medical Center

Buffy Krauser Lupear, DNP, CRNA, APRN

Director of Professional Development, Office of Advanced Practice
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Jeannie Lee, MSN, MBA, RN, CNOR

Assistant Director of Perioperative Services
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Justin Liberman, MD, MPH

Associate Director of Quality and Patient Safety and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Errol Lobo, MD, PhD

Vice President, Perioperative Services, President UCSF Medical Staff, Professor, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care
University of California San Francisco

Marc Lopez, CMRP

Surgery Business Manager
University Medical Center

Brendan MacKay, MD

Assistant Professor and Director of Hand and Microvascular Surgery
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Santina Mazzola, MSN, RN, CNOR

Service Line Coordinator
Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania

Rebecca McKenzie, DNP, MBA, MSN, RN

Assistant VP Perioperative Services
Duke University Hospital

Jane McLeod, MSN, RN

Capstone Leadership Solutions

Michael McMurty, MD

Head of Medical Content and Informatics

Cathie Meyer, MSN, MBA, RN, CAPA, NE-BC

Nurse Manager, Surgical Preadmission and Pre Op
Carson Tahoe Health

Ann Marie Morris, MSN, RN, CNOR

Associate Clinical Director Quality and Safety
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Vicki Morton, DNP, MSN, AGNP-BC

Director of Clinical and Quality Outcomes
Providence Anesthesiology Associates

Stella Nelson, MA, BS, RN, CNOR

Clinical Support
Medtronic Consultants

Nadine Opstbaum, MBA

Director of Clinical Application Development and Support, Information Services
Lehigh Valley Health Network

Casey Orth-Nebitt, BSN, RN

Director of Surgery
Buena Vista Regional Medical Center

Carol Pehotsky, DNP, RN, CPAN, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC

Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Surgical Services and Senior Director, Surgical Nursing, Main Campus
Cleveland Clinic

Veronica Petersen, DNP, MSN, RN, CNOR, NE-BC

Assistant Vice President-Perioperative Services
Northwell Health

Tenisha Preston, RN

RN Charge/Navigator
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Janet Quigley, MSN, RN

Nursing Director: Post Anesthesia Care
Massachusetts General Hospital

John Raab

National Director of Clinical Business Development
Owens & Minor, Inc.

Michelle Rabelo, MSN, RN, CRN

Nurse Manager
Tampa General Hospital

Reagan Rose, BA, RN, CNOR

Perioperative Nurse Educator
Temple University Hospital

John R. Rosing, MHA, FACHE

Executive Vice President
Patton Healthcare Consulting

Jacob Runion, MBA, BSN, RN

Director of Nursing
Cleveland Clinic

Kathleen Russell, JD, MN, RN

Associate Director, Nursing Regulation
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

Randy Saad, RN

Director of Perioperative Services
Adventist Health White Memorial Medical Center

Dena Salamon, MSN, RN

Nurse Manager, Digestive Disease Surgical Institute
Cleveland Clinic

Sheila Sanariz, MSN, RN, CNOR

Nurse Educator
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Nicole Sartori, MSN, RN, CNOR

Clinical Education Specialist, Surgical Services
UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Susan Scott, MSN, RN

CEO and Consultant
Scott Triggers PLLC

Shawn Sefton, BSN, RN

VP, Client Services & Optimization
Hospital IQ

Patricia C. Seifert, MSN, RN, CNOR, FAAN

Perioperative Cardiac Consultant
Independent Cardiac Consultant

Susan Seitz, MSN, RN, CNOR

Clinical Nurse Specialist
Doctors Hospital of Augusta

Keith Siddel, MBA, PhDc, LL.M, JD

Vice President
Universal Health Systems, Inc.

Katie Sikora, MSN, RN, CNOR

Executive Director of Surgical and Endoscopy Services
Advocate Christ Medical Center

Douglas Slakey, MD, MPH, FACS

Chief of Surgical Services
Advocate Christ Medical Center

Kathleen Souza, BSN, RN

OR Nurse Coordinator
Mass General North Shore Center for Outpatient Care

Mary Jo Steiert, BSN, RN

Director of Clinical Operations
Lowry Surgery Center

Dr. Hassan Tetteh, MD, MBA, FACS, FACHE

Surgeon, Author, Humanitarian and Chief Medical Informatics Officer
US Navy

Sue Tetzlaff, MHA, RN, RHIA, FACHE

Capstone Leadership Solutions, Inc.

Gina Throneberry, MBA, RN, CASC, CNOR

Director of Education and Clinical Affairs
Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA)

Mr. Bruce Tulgan

Best Selling Author, It's Okay to Be the Boss and Founder & CEO, RainmakerThinking
RainmakerThinking, Inc.

Kathleen Ulrich, MS, BSN, RN, NEA-BC

Associate Chief Nurse Perioperative Services
Duke University Hospital

Rebeca Urban, M.Ed

Project Manager
Cleveland Clinic

Kristen Vargo, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Nurse Manager SDS and Peds PACU
Cleveland Clinic

Dawn Vocke, MSN, MBA, RN, CNOR

Clinical Director Surgical Services
UPMC St. Margaret

Sheri Voss MS, RN, CNOR

Associate Principal Consultant
Owens & Minor

Susan Walczak, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Talent Acquisition Consultant Lead Consultant
UCSF Medical Center

Ashley Walsh, MHA

Director of Client Services

Alexandre Warman, MBA

Director, Perioperative Business Services
Lehigh Valley Health Network

Nicole Washington, BSN, BS, RN, CMSRN

Staff Nurse, Operating Room
Temple University Hospital

Kandi Wiens, EdD, MBA

Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Director, Penn Medical Education Masters Program and Professional Healthcare Speaker
Studer Group

Steve Wilbur, BS, RN, CEN

Clinical Education Specialist, Emergency Services
UnityPoint Health, Des Moines

Miranda Woods, DNP, MS, BSN, RN, NE-BC

Vice President, Clinical Education
HCA East Florida Division

David Wyatt, PhD, MPH, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC

Associate Operating Officer, Perioperative Enterprise and Associate Nursing Officer, Surgery Patient Care Center
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Ernest N.Morial Convention Center
New Orleans

September 18-20, 2019

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