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Governance

The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) is governed by a Board of Directors, elected by the membership. The Board of Directors consists of six (6) elected Directors plus 5 officers consisting of the President, President-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer, Immediate Past President and Executive Director, as an ex-officio member.

IAHCSMM Leadership

Overview

The purpose of IAHCSMM is to provide members of the Association and healthcare facilities with educational opportunities, professional development, and certification.

IAHCSMM is governed by an elected board of directors composed of the President, President-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer, Immediate Past President, and Executive Director, as an ex-officio member, as well as six (6) elected Directors.

The board is responsible for positioning the association to best serve IAHCSMM members as well as to maintaining the focus and vision to fulfil its purpose.

The board establishes policy, directs Association activities, oversees finances, and charters chapters.

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Values
Communication: To share association and profession-related information in an open and timely manner with members, allied partners, associates, and the public.
Education: To advance knowledge and achieve excellence at all levels of the Sterile Processing and associated professions.
Professionalism: To deliver professional performance and quality through integrity, accountability, trust, ethics, and collaboration.
Leadership: To act as the leading Sterile Processing organization by: providing educational opportunities; creating an environment to promote patient safety; and mentoring and developing new leaders.
Advocacy: To promote the Sterile Processing profession on international, national, state, and local levels and to support issues that promote the profession and patient safety.
Excellence: To strive for excellence within the Sterile Processing profession by promoting quality performance and education.
Mission:
The mission of IAHCSMM is to promote patient safety worldwide by raising the level of expertise and recognition for those in the Sterile Processing profession. IAHCSMM accomplishes this:
  • By providing educational, professional development, certification, communication, and representation opportunities for Sterile Processing professionals;
  • Through collaboration efforts with allied partners, members, and associates; and
  • Through advocacy initiatives for public policy changes.
Vision:
Through international collaboration and organizational excellence, IAHCSMM will be the leading association for education and certification for the Sterile Processing profession, thereby improving patient safety and meeting the needs of the healthcare environment.

Board of Directors

2020-2021 Board Members

/President
Brian Reynolds, CRCST, CIS, CER, CHL
President
Assistant Chief of Sterile Processing Services
US Department of Veterans Affairs
West Palm Beach, FL
/President-Elect
Tanya Lewis, CRCST
President-Elect
Sterile Processing Supervisor
Wellstar North Fulton Hospital
Roswell, GA
/Immediate%20Past%20President
Anthony Thurmond, CRCST, CIS, CHL
Immediate Past President
Manager, Sterile Processing
Dayton Children's Hospital
Dayton, OH
/Secretary-Treasurer
Debra Bohlman, CRCST, CIS, CHL
Secretary-Treasurer
Sterile Processing Supervisor
ThedaCare Regional Medical Center
Appleton, WI
/Executive%20Director
Susan Adams, CAE
Executive Director
Executive Director
IAHCSMM Headquarters Office
Chicago, IL

Directors (2019-2021)

/Director
Anthony Bondon, CRCST
Director
Manager of Central Sterile
HSHS St. John's Hospital
Springfield, IL
/Director
Patricia Taylor, CRCST, CIS, CHL, CFER
Director
Clinical Supervisor of Central Sterile
Major Hospital
Shelbyville, IN
/Director
Marjorie Wall, CRCST, CIS, CHL, CSSBB
Director
Director of Sterile Processing
Kaiser Permanente
Downey, CA

Directors (2020-2022)

/Director
Monique Jelks, MSOL, CRCST
Director
Sterile Processing Operations Manager
Ascension St. Vincent
Indianapolis, IN
/Director
Ann Kobayashi, CRCST, CIS, CHL
Director
Manager, Sterile Processing
CHI Saint Joseph Health
Lexington, KY
/Director
Jan Prudent, CRCST, CIS, CHL
Director
Sterile Processing Manager
Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center
Idaho Falls, ID

IAHCSMM Bylaws

Bylaws are a set of rules that govern a non-profit group and essentially serve as the Association's constitution.

  • Bylaws provide each association member with a written set of rules that can only be amended by vote of the membership;
  • Bylaws establish the major structural units of an organization;
  • They generally provide for meetings, elections of a Board of Directors and officers, filling vacancies, notices, types and duties of officers, committees, assessments and other routine conduct; and
  • Bylaws are, in effect a contract among members, and must be formally adopted and/or amended.
 

The purpose shall be to provide members of the Association and healthcare facilities with educational opportunities, professional development and certification.
Section 1. Purpose.

This commitment to advancing Sterile Processing knowledge, skill sets and professionalism is why over 37,000 members and certificants rely on IAHCSMM to keep them sharp, focused and abreast of the very latest standards, best practices and technological advancements impacting the SP profession.

Certificants & Members
Certifications Offered
Years of Experience
Accepted in all U.S. States & Abroad