Committees

ASCA is pleased to support and serve our members and affiliates each day. Over the years, we have established committees that aim to serve the ASC community and work towards the goals that we as an industry deem to be top priorities. The strength of these committees are the volunteers who give their time and expertise on behalf of the ASC industry.

Committee Rosters & Roles

ASCAPAC

Committee Charge: Raise money for and oversee the operations of ASCA’s political action committee.

Primary Staff: David Opong-Wadee

Committee Chair: Greg Horner, MD

Brandi Cunningham, MBA, MHA, BSN, RN, CASC
Manager of Operations
North Carolina Courage (SCA Health)

Todd Currier, CPA, CMPE, CASC 
Administrator 
Bend Surgery Center

Greg Horner, MD 
Chief Executive Officer 
HealthPoint ASC Management

Sarah Malaniak, MBA, CASC
Chief Operations Officer
Peer Group for Plastic Surgery

Lori Martini, MBA, CASC
Owner/Chief Executive Officer
Stratify Management Solutions

Chris Markford, CASC
Regional Vice President
United Surgical Partners International

Michael McClain, MHS, MS. PA-C
Managing Member
LeftCoast Healthcare Advisors 

Brock Phillips
Director, Federal Affairs
United Surgical Partners International

Gary Richberg, DNP, MBA, MSN, RN, CMPE, CASC
Chief Executive Officer
Bellingham Urology Group

Jessica Rodriguez, MBA, CASC
Executive Director
OAM Surgery Center

Jeffrey Roh, MD, MBA, MSc
Chief Medical Officer
Excel Health

Christy Shelton
Vice President, Operations
SCA Health

Lisa Winkler
Executive Director
Connecticut ASC Patient Safety Organization

Education and Programs

Committee Charge: Develop and update a comprehensive education program for ASCA members and nonmembers.

Primary Staff: Gina Throneberry, CASC

Committee Chair: Cindy Young, BSN, RN, CAIP, CASC

Cristina Bentin, CMA, CPPM, CCS-P, COC
President
Coding Compliance Management

Rena Courtay, MBA, BSN, RN, CASC
Vice President of Ambulatory Surgery
Trinity Health

Alfonso del Granado, MBA, CASC
Administrator
Covenant High Plains Surgery Center - Quaker Ave

Tina DiMarino, DNP, RN, CNOR, CASC
Chief Executive Officer
Custom Surgical Consultants

John Goehle, MBA, CPA, CASC
Chief Operating Officer
Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies

Mandy Hawkins, BSN, RN, CASC, CAIP
Chief Operating Officer
Privado Health

Jennifer Hodge
Chief Operating Officer
Carolina Interventional Pain Institute

Sandra Jones, MBA, MSM, CPHRM, CHCQM, FHFMA, CASC
President/Chief Executive Officer
Ambulatory Strategies

Colleen Ramirez, RN, CASC
Chief Administrator Officer
Bone & Joint Surgery Center of Novi

Raghu Reddy, MBA, BS, CMR
Chief Administrative Officer
SurgCenter of Western Maryland

Cindy Young, BSN, RN, CAIP, CASC
Administrative Director
Surgery Center of Farmington

Becky Ziegler-Otis, MHA, RHIA, CPHQ, CHC, CASC
Regulatory/Accreditation Specialist
Wausau Surgery Center

Finance

Committee Charge: Ensure effective use and reporting of ASCA and Affiliates' financial resources.

Primary Staff: John Greenwich

Committee Chair: Gary A. Richberg, MBA, MSN, RN, CMPE, CASC

Marie Edler, MPH
Chief Strategy Officer
SCA Health

Mandy Hawkins, BSN, RN, CASC, CAIP
Chief Operating Officer
Privado Health

Laurie Noble
Administrator
The Endo Center at Voorhees

Michael Patterson, RN, MSN, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mississippi Valley Health

Gary Richberg, DNP, MBA, MSN, RN, CMPE, CASC
Chief Executive Officer
Bellingham Urology Group

Larry Taylor, BS, AT C, CASC
Chief Executive Officer and President
Practice Partners in Healthcare, Inc.

Jon Van Valkenburg, CASC
Executive Director
Upstate Orthopedics ASC

Mark Wainner
Senior Director, ASC Acquisition and Development
Community Health Systems

Government Affairs

Committee Charge: Oversee the government affairs program to ensure that it addresses issues of interest/concern to the ASC industry.

Primary Staff: Stephen Abresch

Committee Chair: Annie Sariego, CASC

Lisa Austin, RN, CASC
ASC Development and Operations Consultant
Avanza Healthcare Strategies

Lisa Cooper
Chief Executive Officer
Santa Cruz Surgery Center

Rebecca Craig, RN, CASC
Chief Executive Officer
Harmony Surgery Center

Greg DeConciliis, PA-C, CASC
Administrator
Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites

I. Naya Kehayes, MPH
Partner
ECG Management Consultants

Elizabeth LaBouyer, RN, CNOR, CASC
Executive Director
California Ambulatory Surgery Association

Lindsay Lowder
Vice President, Payer Engagement & Advocacy
SCA Health

Tara McKinley, RN, CASC
Quality Assurance and Credentialing Coordinator
Peoria Ambulatory Surgery Center

Michael Patterson, MSN, RN, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mississippi Valley Health

Brock Phillips 
Director, Federal Affairs
United Surgical Partners International

Annie Sariego, CASC
Vice President of Operations
Physicians Endoscopy

Maggie Summerfelt
Administrator
Advanced Surgery Center

Kara Townsend
Director of Policy and Federal Affairs
HCA Healthcare

Anup Vora, MD
Senior Urologist
Chesapeake Urology Associates

Shannon Yarrow
Senior Vice President, Managed Care
Surgery Partners

Membership

Committee Charge: Oversee membership recruitment and retention activities and participate in member engagement efforts.

Primary Staff: Mykal Cox

Committee Chair: Caroline Ivanovski-Hauser, CASC

Christine Blackburn, RN, CNOR
Administrator
South Kansas City Surgicenter

Anne Haddix, RN
Administrator
Southwest Surgical Suites

Tracy Hoeft-Hoffman, RN, CASC
Administrator
Heartland Surgery Center 

Caroline Ivanovski-Hauser, CASC
Administrator
Bergen-Passaic Cataract Surgery Center and Laser Center

Terry Rautzhan, RN, CNOR
Director of Surgical Services
Pennsylvania Eye Surgery Center

Gary Richberg, DNP, MBA, MSN, RN, CMPE, CASC
Chief Executive Officer
Bellingham Urology Group

Jessica Rodriquez, MBA, CASC
Executive Director
OAM Surgery Center at Midtowne

Donna Smith, MT, CASC
Chief Operating Officer
Nexus Surgical Partners

Cindy Young, BSN, RN, CAIP, CASC
Administrative Director
Surgery Center of Farmington

Public Affairs

Committee Charge: Provide macro-level guidance and support for ASCA’s public outreach efforts and member communications.

Primary Staff: Kay Tucker

Committee Chair: Janie Kinsey, RN, CASC

Colette Cunningham Bowen
Director, Communications & Marketing
SCA Health

Rebecca Craig, RN, CASC
Chief Executive Officer
Harmony Surgery Center

Katie Ford
Vice President, Business Development
Surgery Partners

Mandy Hawkins, BSN, RN, CASC, CAIP
Chief Operating Officer
Privado Health

Janie Kinsey, RN, CASC
Director of Operations
SCA Health

Tamala Norris-McJunkins, DHA, BSN, RN, CPHQ, HACP, LSSGBC
Senior Vice President & Enterprise Chief Clinical Officer
Surgery Partners

Michael Patterson, MSN, RN, FACHE, Ex-officio
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mississippi Valley Health

Akshay Tavkar
Senior Director, Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center

Quality

Committee Charge: Ensure ASCA effectively measures and reports on the quality of care provided by ASCs and produces benchmarking surveys of value to ASCs.

Primary Staff: Gina Throneberry, CASC

Committee Chair: TBD

Lori Callahan, MBA, CASC
ASC Regional Director
OrthoIllinois Surgery Center

Susan Cheek, CPA, CASC, CHCC
Administrator
Dallas Endoscopy Center

Rebecca Craig, MBA, RN, CNOR, COC, CASC
Chief Executive Officer
Harmony Surgery Center

Mary Meier, BS, CPC
Administrator
Eye Center of Columbus

Tina Piotrowski, MBA, BSN, RN, CASC
Chief Executive Officer
Copper Ridge Surgery Center

Raghu Reddy, MBA, BS, CMR
Chief Administrative Officer
SurgCenter of Western Maryland

Karen Reiter, RN, CNOR, RNFA, CASC
Administrator
DISC Surgery Center at Newport Beach

State Affairs

Committee Charge: Foster better communication and coordination between ASCA and the state associations, to facilitate information sharing and eliminate duplication of efforts.

Primary Staff: Stephen Abresch

Committee Chair: Beth LaBouyer, RN, CNOR, CASC

Tammy Burnett
Administrator
The Plastic Surgical Center of Mississippi

Greg DeConciliis, PA-C, CASC
Administrator
Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites

Caryn Fink, BSN, RN, CASC
Clinical Director
Saxony Surgery Center

Jeff Hayes
Administrator
Tuscaloosa Surgical Center

Beth LaBouyer, RN, CNOR, CASC
Executive Director
California Ambulatory Surgery Association

Linda Nash, MBA, LHRM, CASC,
Administrator/Risk Manager
Manatee Surgical Center

Shane Ricks, BSN, MHS
Executive Director
Idaho Ambulatory Surgery Center Association

Catharine Ruppe, RN, CASC
Associate Principal
ECG Management Consultants

Michael Schroeder, RN, CASC
Regional Vice President
Surgery Partners

Chris Skägen, JD, MELP
Executive Director
CO and OR State Associations

Strategic Planning

Committee Charge: Develop and oversee the implementation of the three-year strategic plan.

Primary Staff: John Greenwich and Colin Rorrie

Committee Chair: Mark Wainner

Mandy Hawkins, BSN, RN, CASC, CAIP
Chief Operating Officer
Privado Health

Janie Kinsey, RN, CASC
Director of Operations
SCA Health

Michael Patterson, MSN, RN, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mississippi Valley Health

Gary Richberg, MBA, MSN, RN, CMPE, CASC
Chief Executive Officer
Bellingham Urology Group

David Shapiro, MD
Consultant/Risk Manager
Ambulatory Surgery Company

Mark Wainner
Senior Director, ASC Acquisition and Development
Community Health Systems

David Weinstein, MD
Orthopaedist/Owner
Surgical Center of the Rockies