Vote 2019

President-Elect

Note: Brian Reynolds was the only member who accepted the President-Elect nomination and will run unopposed. Membership will still need to approve the candidate for office in the voting portal.

Brian M. Reynolds, CRCST, CIS, CER, CHL

Assistant Chief of Sterile Processing Service
West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
West Palm Beach, Fla.

How would you support the current mission and vision of IAHCSMM?

The chapter where I serve as president, the Central Florida Association of Central Service Personnel (CFACSP), has allowed me to meet many people who work in our industry. We attempt to host a minimum of four seminars per year but have been blessed to have hosted six or more in past years; we even do an out-of-state seminar in Alabama. I would use these as opportunities to share with those attendees the mission and vision of IAHCSMM. The power of people believing in something and sharing it with others for the betterment of our profession is very powerful.

What specific leadership, life and business expertise would you bring to your IAHCSMM Board service?

I have served in many leadership positions throughout my career and currently serve as an IAHCSMM Board member. I also served as Assistant Chief in the Alabama VA and in the West Palm VA. Additionally, I held leadership positions for Florida Hospital in the past. Outside of healthcare, I held leadership positions at Walmart. Although I am proud of all my leadership positions¸ my proudest leadership role has been serving as president of the CFACSP. In my capacity as chapter president, I get to interact with so many professionals in our field, from so many places around the country. It is in that role that I receive ideas -- and share ideas -- on how to improve our profession; this role allows my knowledge to extend beyond the walls of whichever facility I am serving. If I am again selected to serve on the Board, I would be able to continue to grow and use the network I’ve built over the years to keep issues and ideas that need to be addressed regarding our profession on the IAHCSMM forefront.

Describe any unique qualifications that may set you apart from other candidates and position you to be an effective board member.

I am currently serving a one-year term on the IAHCSMM Board and have learned a great deal this past year about what is involved and how each member of the Board contributes for the greater good of the Association. I am also a people person. I enjoy interacting and speaking with others and learning from them. I am positive and tenacious when there is an issue I believe in. I am humble and open to many ideas, beliefs, etc. I also see every experience as an opportunity to learn and grow.

Directors (1-Year Term)

Shawn Flynn, CRCST, CIS, CHL

Manager of Sterile Processing/OR Services
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
Palo Alto, Calif.

How would you support the current mission and vision of IAHCSMM?

I will support IAHCSMM’s mission by raising the level of expertise and recognition for my colleagues in the Central Service/Sterile Processing profession by leveraging my unique professional experience and personal desire to make an impact. As a member of the Board of Directors I will connect, share, collaborate and learn alongside our IAHCSMM members. My hope is that through this intentional strategy we will see an increased awareness and importance of our profession leading to industry-wide change for our healthcare leaders. This would be achieved through advocating for increased investment in infrastructure, education, staffing and equipment which would allow us to move more towards implementing ISO principles in order to better meet the needs of an ever-changing and difficult healthcare landscape.

What specific leadership, life and business expertise would you bring to your IAHCSMM Board service?

My life and career have been centered on service and developing teams and I believe this has defined me as a servant leader. I would bring that same servant leadership style to the IAHCSMM Board of Directors. My unique and cross-functional experience within this profession would add great value to the Board -- particularly, as we continue to face increased challenges and pressures like complex and difficult-to-process devices, aging and underfunded facilities, staffing shortages, and regulatory compliance barriers, just to name a few. I also believe IFU adherence as it relates to their inherent difficulty in complying/following them in a “real world” SPD environment will be a critical area that I can help with. Devices are becoming more and more complicated and the level of complication is exacerbated by the variability in decontamination methods and sterilization cycles. Based on my experience in obtaining 510(k) clearance and implementing ISO 13485, I feel that without proactive leadership in shaping the conversation surrounding IFU standardization, our industry will continue to face IFU compliance-related issues that will directly impact patient care and sterile processing’s ability to be 100% IFU compliant. Together, we can lead and shape the dialog in order to motivate the industry towards standardization.

Describe any unique qualifications that may set you apart from other candidates and position you to be an effective board member.

What sets me apart is my unique combination of experience ranging from entry-level positions in SPD all the way up to management level and director positions. I have held positions as bio/tissue banking corporate trainer; entrepreneur; medical device executive; and consultant. I have successfully navigated multiple healthcare facilities through Joint Commission inspections; drafted instructions for use; successfully managed/passed a medical device lab validation; drafted/cleared medical devices through the 510(k) process; drafted/obtained ISO 13485 certification and successfully navigated/passed a US Food and Drug Administration inspection. During my time as a medical device manufacturing founder/executive, I supported IAHCSMM’s Annual Conference via the vendor Expo. I also attended several local chapter events in Texas, Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina, both as a vendor and speaker. I look forward to the opportunity to represent the 30,000 IAHCSMM members through my service.

Donna Mavrelos, RN, BSED, CNOR, RNFA, CRCST

Manager of Sterile Processing
Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children
Wilmington, Del.

How would you support the current mission and vision of IAHCSMM?

I am committed to the mission of IAHCSMM to promote patient safety, one patient at a time. I begin every staff huddle with the words “any safety issues.” The focal point of our patient safety initiative is bioburden and I am proud that my staff went 244 consecutive days without an issue. All my staff members have the baseline CRCST certification and I encourage and promote their attainment of additional certifications. I have developed a Sterile Processing professional development plan that includes multiple levels of expertise, including advanced degrees; each level has appropriate monetary compensation. In January 2018, my staff took over the cleaning and high-level disinfection of flexible endoscopes. I prepared them for the undertaking by having all staff read the textbook, holding daily discussions concerning the content, and taking the quizzes and tests. As of December 2018, seven of my 22 staff members have attained their CER certification. Daily collaboration with the Operating Room, emergency department and clinic staff helps us maintain our patient safety focus. I address issues in the moment and countermeasures are instituted. I collaborate with our vendors and suppliers to educate us on their products. Every October, I add my name to the petition that IAHCSMM Government Affairs Director Josephine Colacci initiates for Delaware to have mandatory certification and send it to our state legislators.

What specific leadership, life and business expertise would you bring to your IAHCSMM Board service?

I initiated and built three new cardiac surgery programs: Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown, Penn.; Chester County Hospital in West Chester, Penn.; and St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Del. I also led the nursing teams. I served as National Training Manager for the maxillo-facial division of Synthes Corp. and as Value Stream Manager for the Perioperative Service Model Line as Nemours A.I. Dupont Hospital for Children began its LEAN journey. I was named Nemours A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children’s Associate of the Month in July 2016 and also was named Manager of the Year for the hospital in 2016. I have successfully led continuous improvement and quality transformation in pediatric healthcare, and I promoted a technician career ladder and the positive impact on quality of work experience and task outcomes. Outside of my healthcare roles, I am co-owner and operator of a coin shop that buys and sells US and foreign coins and currency.

Describe any unique qualifications that may set you apart from other candidates and position you to be an effective board member.

I was a professional educator, serving as a high school Spanish teacher from 1974 to 1977. I have 30 years of experience as a Perioperative Registered Nurse and held nursing leadership roles in the OR. I served as Operating Room Value Stream Manager with an emphasis on maintaining collaborative relationships between the OR and Sterile Processing and staying focused on continuous improvement. As National Training Manager for Synthes, I served as a vendor and surgeon educator. In my role as leader of the cardiac team at St. Francis Hospital, I was the first in the state of Delaware to attain a DaVinci Robotic System. In 1992, I organized and participated in a medical mission to Riga, Latvia, to educate the Latvian surgeons and nurses in advanced cardiac surgery techniques. I also survived a near-fatal car accident that left me in the intensive care on a ventilator for 40 days. Through sheer will and determination, I returned to my position as Cardiac Surgery Team Leader in less than one year.
I have been an IAHCSMM member since 2014. I was selected to have my educational poster presentations on display at the IAHCSMM Annual Conference in 2015 and 2016. Additionally, I served as a speaker for the 2017 IAHCSMM Annual Conference on the topic “Getting to Zero Surgical Site Infections: The Role of Sterile Processing is More Than Science and Technique.”

Erle Shepard, CRCST, CIS, CHL, FCS, CHMMC

Director of Supply Chain Logistics
Centra Health
Lynchburg, Va.

How would you support the current mission and vision of IAHCSMM?

I would work with IAHCSMM and my local chapter to continue to offer the education that the Central Service (CS) professional needs to help set them up to be successful in their professional and personal lives. I would continue to advocate on the importance of continuing education to keep up with our constantly evolving profession. I would continue to communicate with local representatives and IAHCSMM regarding the need for collaboration for the CS profession because, in the end, patient safety must always remain our goal.

What specific leadership, life and business expertise would you bring to your IAHCSMM Board service?

I have had the opportunity to serve as a CS leader for a level one trauma center, Rural Community Hospital, and, now am employed by a multi-facility organization. Each facility has its own unique and similar challenges and that has helped me develop by leadership skills both professionally and personally. I have a long-term dedication to the profession and IAHCSMM, with 37 years of CS experience and 25 years as an IAHCSMM member.

Describe any unique qualifications that may set you apart from other candidates and position you to be an effective board member.

I have been very dedicated to the CS profession. I began as a technician and worked my way up to Director Supply Chain Logistics. Along the way, I also attained my Bachelor’s degree, earned multiple certifications, including CRCST, CHL, CIS and CHMMC, and earned IAHCSMM Fellowship (FCS). Over the course of my career, I have also implemented several inventory systems at the facilities I have worked.
I served on IAHCSMM’s Professional Development Resource Council, participated in various IAHCSMM certification workshops (for the CRCST and CER), and will be participating in the upcoming CIS workshop. At the chapter level, I have served as President-elect, President and Past President of the Virginia Association of Central Service and currently remain an active member.

Don Williams, CRCST, CIS, CHL

Director of Sterile Processing
Kaiser Permanente
Clackamas, Ore.

How would you support the current mission and vision of IAHCSMM?

I would support the current mission of IAHCSMM by collaborating with my local chapters and continuing to serve on the IAHCSMM Advocacy Committee, Certification Council and Board of Directors. I would strive to uphold the values of IAHCSMM by being a champion of professionalism and transparency, and promoting educational excellence, professionalism and advocacy for our profession in the pursuit and support of excellent patient outcomes.

What specific leadership, life and business expertise would you bring to your IAHCSMM Board service?

I have had the pleasure of serving in Sterile Processing management for over 10 years and have learned a lot about the industry. I believe that my experience serving in various roles for IAHCSMM -- and my training in my previous career in law enforcement -- has helped me be an effective out-of-the-box thinker.

Describe any unique qualifications that may set you apart from other candidates and position you to be an effective board member.

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to serve IAHCSMM in various capacities locally and on a national level. I am currently serving a one-year term as an IAHCSMM Board member. I served as an IAHCSMM Certification Council chairperson from 2013 to 2016 and remain a member of that Council, and I have served as an IAHCSMM Advocacy Committee member since 2012. I also served as IAHCSMM Nominating Committee chairperson in 2013 and as Chapter Representative to the IAHCSMM Board of Directors (2012-2014 and 2018-present). I also served as an IAHCSMM subject matter expert for the CER cut score and standards review in 2018. At the chapter level, I served terms as Oregon Cascade Chapter vice president (2010-2012 and 2016-2018) and president (2012-2014) and am currently serving as president-elect for the Pacific Northwest CSSD Professionals chapter. My IAHCSMM and chapter experience has been very beneficial to my current work role and in being an advocate for our profession. I have learned so much about IAHCSMM and how it is run, and I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to serve another year to better my understanding of the organization and serve IAHCSMM’s members and the collective profession.

Teresa Young, CRCST, CER, BLS

Endoscopy Technician
IU Health University Hospital
Indianapolis, Ind.

How would you support the current mission and vision of IAHCSMM?

I will support the mission and vision of IAHCSMM and that of IU Health by being knowledgeable and proactive in ensuring that the work we do always supports the safety and care for our patients regardless of the care delivery environment.
I will support the mission and vision of IAHCSMM and that of IU Health by sharing the knowledge with my fellow IAHCSMM members and my IU Health teammates through education. By serving on the IAHCSMM Board of directors, I will contribute to standardizing best practices within not only in my organization, as IU Health is one of the largest organizations within the state of Indiana, but throughout the reach of IAHCSMM. As part of the Board, we will establish best practices, which is directly correlated with the mission and vision of IAHCSMM.
I see myself embodying the values of our IAHCSMM organization. Through these values of communication, education, professionalism, leadership, advocacy and excellence, I have worked with my leadership to bring shared knowledge to my fellow teammates and the importance of our responsibilities to protect our patients from any adverse events. It is my belief that through role-modeling these values, it is the best way to be supportive of IAHCSMM’s mission and vision.

What specific leadership, life and business expertise would you bring to your IAHCSMM Board service?

I served on the Board of Directors for VICA at an early phase of my life. I was a National Officer and all officers served on the board. During my tenure, I recognized the importance of decision-making through adherence to bylaws as well as the vision, values and mission of the organization.
During my career, I was promoted to a leadership position as supervisor for Materials Management at the Gap Distribution Center in Gallatin, Tenn. In that role, I was able to evaluate the reasons for loss for the company. I accomplished this through setting up audits and identifying where our loss is coming from. Though my diligence in my job, I located a million-dollar loss for this company. Through the auditing processes I established, I found inconsistent practices and mistakes. As the materials management supervisor at Gap, I led my team to become Team of the Year.
I have worked for IU University Health for three years. I am very proud of my hospital and proud of the team I work with at the Urology Clinic. I have been able to share with the urology staff education (including inservice training) regarding sterilization and the importance of pre-cleaning the endoscopes. A resonating quality which I would bring to the IAHCSMM Board of Directors is determination -- determination to change practices which directly influence the quality and safety of our patients and my organization. I am an advocate for our patients and an effective team player.

Describe any unique qualifications that may set you apart from other candidates and position you to be an effective board member.

My unique qualification is my journey to get where I am today. I started out 15 years ago in a Sterile Processing department, without any experience. On my first day, I worked in the decontamination side with a doctor who did six total hips in one day. I had never seen surgical instruments, let alone see all the blood and tissue that comes from a surgical procedure, it made me want to turn and run. If it weren’t for the physician who took the time to talk with me regarding the importance of our job in the Sterile Processing department I decided to stay working in that role. I would go into the Board of Directors role with this same willingness to embrace the unknown.
I attended my first conference in 2018 and it was there that IAHCSMM really came into my life. I since have joined, became certified as a CRCST and CER and provided inservices to my peers in SPD. In my three years with IU Health-University, I have worked closely with Infection Control to ensure I am following all guidelines thoroughly. I have brought nothing but excellence and have been recognized by not only leaders but my colleagues. This is my passion. I must keep our patients safe. I also have a strong desire to share my knowledge. I believe this, along with my professional experience and dedication to doing what’s right, would help me be a very strong Board member.

Directors (2-Year Term)

Anthony Bondon, CRCST

Manager of Central Sterile
HSHS St. John's Hospital
Springfield, Ill.

How would you support the current mission and vision of IAHCSMM?

I would support the current mission and vision of IAHCSMM by continuing to solicit the involvement of frontline staff members and aggressively seek their engagement, their ideas and their concerns. I want to represent the voice of the people.
I believe our career is standing at the precipice of clinical consideration and understanding of the impact we have on patient outcomes. More and more, we are being asked “what makes you competent?” As we grow and develop, I believe our next level will revolve around professionalism, communication and the cultivation of skills that will allow frontline staff to be considered as such. I would like to advocate for such development. I want to promote, with emphasis, networking in our career field. I want to learn more, grow more and understand more about who we really are for the sake of sharing and spreading our stories, knowledge and experience across the world.

What specific leadership, life and business expertise would you bring to your IAHCSMM Board service?

I have been in the career field for more than 14 years and have been in leadership for 10 years. I have a BS degree in Business Management, a Surgical Technician diploma, and an AAS degree in Architectural Engineering Technology. I have 25 years of ministerial experience as well. Most importantly, I have worked my way up through Sterile Processing. I’ve lived the life of a technician, supervisor and manager.

Describe any unique qualifications that may set you apart from other candidates and position you to be an effective board member.

In am currently serving on the IAHCSMM Foundation Board of Directors (2018-2021). From 2017 to 2018, I served on both the IAHCSMM Nominating Committee and the IAHCSMM Board of Directors. In 2018, I was a 2019 IAHCSMM CRCST Standard Setting/Cut Score Workshop participant. On the IAHCSMM chapter level, I currently serve as President of IAHCSMM IEMCSO (2017 to 2019). I served as Vice-President of the WACSP chapter from 2011 to 2012 and as the chapter’s Treasurer from 2012 to 2013.
As an ordained Assistant Pastor, I have always been an advocate for the people as it relates to my staff and our patients. I believe that my experience and responsibilities serving in that capacity, along with my Sterile Processing experience and my diverse education, provide me with a unique skill set. I feel that these skills allow me to be a highly analytical management professional, experienced in providing high-touch service to everyone. I have exceptional interpersonal skills and handle client interactions with tact and diplomacy. I thrive in a fast-paced environment and can manage competing priorities with high standards.

Larry Parsons, CRCST, CER, CHL

Manager of Sterile Processing
Baptist Health Paducah
Paducah, Ky.

How would you support the current mission and vision of IAHCSMM?

I would strive to keep the mission and vision alive by being a positive presence and a strong voice for IAHCSMM chapters. I believe my leadership experience in the Central Service/Sterile Processing profession, and my experience on the IAHCSMM Board, would allow me to serve the Association effectively to keep our organization moving forward in very positive ways.

What specific leadership, life and business expertise would you bring to your IAHCSMM Board service?

I have served on the IAHCSMM Executive Board and now serve on the IAHCSMM Foundation Board. I manage a team of 20-plus employees and process instruments for a 15-surgical suite hospital and many clinics and doctors’ offices. I have also worked as an Operating Room Materials Manager for several years and have been working in hospitals since 1971.

Describe any unique qualifications that may set you apart from other candidates and position you to be an effective board member.

I served as an IAHCSMM Board member for three years and was part of the development of IAHCSMM’s current strategic plan. I also currently serve as a Board member for the IAHCSMM Foundation. I am willing and able to continue working with IAHCSMM to keep the Association moving forward for the betterment of the profession and the ongoing quest for quality, professional excellence and patient safety.

Kim Roth, DHA, CRCST, FCS

Director of Central Sterilization
Marquette University School of Dentistry
Milwaukee, Wis.

How would you support the current mission and vision of IAHCSMM?

I would uphold the mission and vision of IAHCSMM by being a proponent of educational development, communication and certification. I would work for our members, allied partners and associates in the best capacity possible. I would advocate for changes in public policy that recognize Central Service professionals’ important role in patient safety. I would bring my passion and commitment to a profession that I truly love and value, and I hope to share this with others.

What specific leadership, life and business expertise would you bring to your IAHCSMM Board service?

I started my career in Central Service (CS) before I even knew this would become my career path. In the 1970s, I was a candy striper and worked in surgery, stretching sponges that were reprocessed. Through the 1980s, I worked in veterinary medicine, cleaning and sterilizing all the instruments used on our furry patients before I entered the human medical side. I have been a certified technician since 1992 and have worked within the medical/surgical and dental areas. I worked my way up the career ladder from technician to coordinator/educator to director where I have been for the last 13 years. I provide leadership and guidance to my team and educate our dental students in the area of CS and Infection Control. I oversee our budget and make sure we have the needed supplies and instrumentation to serve our students, clinics and patients. I also volunteer for the Team Smile program, helping children through the Boys and Girls Club obtain dental care. Additionally, I was a previous board member of one of my state organizations and was responsible for getting our vendor show set up for our annual educational conference. I was a board member and past president of my local humane society where I set up annual fundraisers and worked in the community providing knowledge of the organization. I have also had a short tenure on the board of my local horse rescue. I was a long-time Girl Scout and a troop leader for both my daughters.

Describe any unique qualifications that may set you apart from other candidates and position you to be an effective board member.

One of the unique qualifications I believe sets me apart is my 26 years of experience in Central Service (CS) and Material Management, and my educational preparation. I have been an active participant in the IAHCSMM, ASHCSP and WASCP organizations. I have served through one of my state organizations and also on nominating committees for both IAHCSMM and ASHCSP. Through my experience and dedication to the profession, I was also awarded the 2007 Thomas Samuel award for outstanding achievements in the CS profession and the 2010 CS Supervisor/Manager of the Year award. I also became an IAHCSMM fellow in 2017. I am both dedicated and passionate about the CS profession and can bring my knowledge and experience to be an effective Board member. My life and work experiences have taught me to see the whole picture through learning from the past, being in the present and planning for the future.

Patricia Taylor, CRCST, CIS, CHL, CFER

Clinical Supervisor of Central Sterile
Major Hospital
Shelbyville, Ind.

How would you support the current mission and vision of IAHCSMM?

I would help in any way possible to promote the IAHCSMM organization and would help my fellow Central Service professionals earn recognition for the hard work they do every day.

What specific leadership, life and business expertise would you bring to your IAHCSMM Board service?

I not only supervise the Central Sterile department at Major Hospital but help in many ways to provide knowledge to other hospitals in my area. I believe in networking and helping each other become successful. With three daughters in the healthcare profession, it's my goal to provide as much help and advice to our future leaders. Our success as professionals will be embracing new technologies to bring our facilities up to a higher standard of care. We need to reach out and share our experience in implementing new technologies to help provide a template for the future. I believe that, as a community, we should all work together to help build a solid base for our profession.

Describe any unique qualifications that may set you apart from other candidates and position you to be an effective board member.

I have a broad knowledge of service and have worked for surgery centers, hospitals, dental offices, and in the reprocessing field. I feel my position is more a mentor than a manager. I enjoy hiring people with little or no experience and helping them become Supervisor/Managers at other facilities. I believe we are here to help one another and build each other up. I try to give my employees the tools and knowledge to be wise decision makers and build critical thinking skills. I don’t hire people to work for me; I hire to build the future leaders in the profession. I have enjoyed working with IAHCSMM as a subject matter expert for the past five years, participating in conference calls and in-person workshops. I have also served as a volunteer at IAHCSMM’s charity event held prior to the Annual Conference & Expo. I currently serve as Secretary/Treasurer for the Central Indiana Chapter.

Marjorie Wall, CRCST, CIS, CHL, CSSBB

Director of Sterile Processing
Kaiser Permanente
Downey, Calif.

How would you support the current mission and vision of IAHCSMM?

If I were to be elected as a member of the IAHCSMM Board of Directors, I would support the development of innovative educational opportunities. IAHCSMM is expanding into social media, webinars and other online learning technologies. As a Board Member, I would like to evaluate additional opportunities to expand education to meet the needs of the technology-driven generation.
I would also like to continue fostering and improving the relationship with standards organizations, including AAMI, AORN and SGNA. This will ensure that standards are communicated effectively to Sterile Processing technicians. In serving as a Board Member, I would help partner to ensure that education is available -- either through certification or continuing education -- to support standards and the intended interpretation of standards. As regulatory agencies continue to identify issues in the current practices of Sterile Processing departments throughout the country, certification will become more critical as a differentiator for industry staff and experts alike. As a member of the IAHCSMM Board of Directors, I would also become an advocate for state-required certification of Central Service technicians.

What specific leadership, life and business expertise would you bring to your IAHCSMM Board service?

I started my career in the 1990s as an SPD technician at a trauma hospital in Georgia. As a new technician with on-the-job training, one of my first experiences was incorrectly cleaning a Synthes tray that was needed for a surgery. This incident made me realize how critical the work that we do in Sterile Processing is. Because of this, I have dedicated my career to ensuring patient safety comes first. What this means is that SPD technicians have access to education and resources to be set up for success. An investment in our SPD technicians is an investment in our patients.
I started in leadership in 2005 and built a career on improving departments. I have implemented several onboarding, preceptor and certification programs. I have developed multiple new leaders, including successful Sterile Processing managers. In 2016, I became Director of Sterile Processing. I have successfully managed emergency downtime and outsourcing, development, implementation and completion of several major construction projects, and regulatory survey readiness planning, implementation and successful completion. The Joint Commission has recognized me on several occasions throughout my career as a subject matter expert and has taken my onboarding program as best practice. All this work emanates from my drive to make a difference in the industry and ensure that patients are not harmed. I am determined to bring this same heart and passion to my role on IAHCSMM’s Board of Directors.

Describe any unique qualifications that may set you apart from other candidates and position you to be an effective board member.

I have an educational background that I believe would make me a unique asset to the IAHCSMM Board of Directors. I graduated with a Master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational Studies and a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University. These degrees complement the leadership skills I have developed over the years as an industry leader and would make me an effective team member on the Board of Directors.
My experience with Lean Six Sigma is unique in the field and would be invaluable for the Board of Directors. I currently am an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. I lead and have been a team member on several successful Lean Six Sigma initiatives that vastly improved Sterile Processing operational performance. In 2018, one of my Six Sigma projects was displayed as a poster presentation at the IAHCSMM Annual Conference. In 2017, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) released ST90, Quality Management Systems for Processing in Healthcare Facilities. This standard is driving industry leaders to implement quality improvement systems. My experience developing quality systems utilizing Lean Six Sigma would be invaluable as IAHCSMM looks to facilitate industry adaptation of this standard.
I am currently Member at Large for California Central Service Association (CCSA) and I consistently participate in and volunteer for CCSA seminars. In 2017 and 2018, I spoke at the California Department of Public Health’s annual seminar for Los Angeles Infection Control Practitioners, teaching The Basics of Sterile Processing and High-Level Disinfection.

President-Elect

Note: Brian Reynolds was the only member who accepted the President-Elect nomination and will run unopposed. Membership will still need to approve the candidate for office in the voting portal.

Assistant Chief of Sterile Processing Service
West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
West Palm Beach, Fla.

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Directors (1-Year Term)

Manager of Sterile Processing/OR Services
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
Palo Alto, Calif.

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Manager of Sterile Processing
Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children
Wilmington, Del.

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Director of Supply Chain Logistics
Centra Health
Lynchburg, Va.

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Director of Sterile Processing
Kaiser Permanente
Clackamas, Ore.

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Endoscopy Technician
IU Health University Hospital
Indianapolis, Ind.

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Directors (2-Year Term)

Manager of Central Sterile
HSHS St. John's Hospital
Springfield, Ill.

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Manager of Sterile Processing
Baptist Health Paducah
Paducah, Ky.

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Director of Central Sterilization
Marquette University School of Dentistry
Milwaukee, Wis.

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Clinical Supervisor of Central Sterile
Major Hospital
Shelbyville, Ind.

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Director of Sterile Processing
Kaiser Permanente
Downey, Calif.

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