Committee Rosters & Roles

ASCAPAC Committee
Education and Programs Committee
Finance Committee
Government Affairs Committee
Membership Committee
Public Affairs Committee
Quality Committee
State Affairs Committee
Strategic Planning Committee


ASCAPAC Committee

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

Primary Staff: Adam Parker

Committee Chair: Greg Horner, MD

Kristen Anderson
Administrator
Parkway Surgery Center

Leah Ethridge
Management Consultant
Laurel Surgery and Endoscopy Center

Greg Horner, MD
Chief Executive Officer
HealthPoint ASC Management

Winborne Macphail
Group President 
Surgical Care Affiliates

Sarah Malaniak, CASC
Administrator
Ambulatory Center for Endoscopy

Chris Markford, CASC
Benchmarking Administrator
Orthopaedic Surgery Center of Clearwater

James McClung, BSN, RN
Director of Nursing
Center for Specialty Surgery of Austin

Gary Richberg, RN, BSN, MBA, CMPE, CASC
Director, Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Kadlec Clinics

Lisa Winkler
Executive Director
Connecticut ASC Patient Safety Organization


Education and Programs Committee

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, CASC

Cristina Bentin, CCS-P, CPC-H, CMA
Founder and President
Coding Compliance Management

Kimberly Brown, CASC
Director of Nursing
Elkhart Day Surgery

Rena Courtay, MBA, BSN, RN, CASC
President
Solutions for Outpatient Surgery

Michelle George, RN, MSN, CASC
Vice President, Clinical Services
Surgical Care Affiliates

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

Terri Mahoney, BN, CNOR, CASC
Administrator
Bluffton Okatie Surgery Center

Lynne McFarlane, RN, BSHA, CNOR, CASC
Administrator
Olympia Surgical Associates

Laurie Roderiques, RN, LNC, CASC
Consultant
Healthcare Consulting Specialists

Tammeria Tyler, RN, CIC, CAIP
Infection Preventionist
Southeastern Spine Institute Surgery Center

Arnaldo Valedon, MD
Head, ASC Division
First Colonies Anesthesia Associates

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


Finance Committee

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

Primary Staff: John Greenwich

Committee Chair: Linda Nash, MBA, LHRM, CASC

Julie Brinegar, MBA, BSN, CNOR, CASC
Executive Director
Surgery Center Cedar Rapids

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

Marie Edler, MPH
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Payer Engagement
Surgical Care Affiliates

Amanda Hawkins, CASC
Administrator/Director
The Surgery Center of Charleston

Andrew King, CASC
Founder and Principle
Acumen Healthcare

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

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

Stanford Plavin, MD
President
Ambulatory Anesthesia Partners–Atlanta, GA

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

Jon Van Valkenburg, CASC
Executive Director
Upstate Orthopedics ASC


Government Affairs Committee

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

Primary Staff: Steven Selde

Committee Chair: Annie Sariego, CASC

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

Jennifer Baldock
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Surgery Partners

Lisa Cooper
Chief Executive Officer
Santa Cruz Surgery Center

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

Kylie Kaczor
Senior Vice President, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs
National Medical Billing Services

I. Naya Kehayes, MPH
Eveia Health Consulting & Management

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

Lindsay Lowder
Vice President, Payer Engagement & Advocacy
Surgical Care Affiliates

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

Brock Phillips
Director, Federal Affairs
Tenet Healthcare

Annie Sariego, CASC
Vice President of Operations
Physicians Endoscopy

Maggie Summerfelt
Administrator
Advanced Surgery Center


Membership Committee

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

Primary Staff: Mykal Cox

Committee Chair: Caroline Ivanovski-Hauser, CASC

Dianne Appleby
Executive Director/Administrator
Menomonee Falls ASC

Sandy Berreth, RN, BS, MS, CASC
Administrator
Sansum Clinic Foothills Surgical Center

Christine Blackburn, RN, CNOR
Administrator
South Kansas City Surgicenter

Tina DiMarino, MSN, RN, CNOR
Administrator
Mid-Atlantic Surgery Pavilion

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 and Laser Center

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

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

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


Public Affairs Committee

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

Jennifer Baldock
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Surgery Partners

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

Janie Kinsey, RN, CASC
Administrator
Surgicenter of Kansas City

Sandy Smith
Vice President, Marketing
Amsurg

Akshay Tavkar
Director
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center

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

Christy Warner
Director, Communications and Marketing
Surgical Care Affiliates

Marie Yarborough, MBA, CASC
Administrator/Chief Executive Officer
Surgery Center of Silverdale


Quality Committee

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: Debra Stinchcomb, CASC

Sandy Berreth, RN, BS, MS, CASC
Administrator
Sansum Clinic Foothills Surgical Center

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

Tom Deas, Jr., MD, MMM
Director of Physician Development
North Texas Specialty Physicians

Tina DiMarino, MSN, RN, CNOR CASC
Administrator
Mid-Atlantic Surgery Pavilion

Julie Lewis, LHRM, BSN, MBA
Quality Assistant
Naples Premier Surgery Center

Deborah Mack
Consultant
QRS Solutions

Stephanie Nester, MSN
Infection Prevention/Quality Improvement Coordinator
Carris Health Surgery Center-Willmar

Tami Robinson, RN, BSN, MSN
Administrator/Director of Nursing
Unity Surgical Center

Debra Stinchcomb, CASC
Senior Consultant
Progressive Surgical Solutions

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


State Affairs Committee

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
President
Massachusetts Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers

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

Jan Rhiner
Administrator
Orthopaedic Outpatient Surgery Center

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

Michael Schroeder, RN, CASC
Regional Vice President
Surgery Partners

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


Strategic Planning Committee

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

Primary Staff: John Greenwich and Colin Rorrie

Committee Chair: Janie Kinsey, RN, CASC

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

Tom Deas, Jr., MD, MMM
Vice President, Physician Engagement
North Texas Specialty Physicians

Joleen Harrison, RN, BSN, CASC
Administrative Director
Mankato Surgery Center

Amanda Hawkins, BSN, RN, CASC
Director
The Surgery Center of Charleston

Janie Kinsey, RN, CASC
Administrator
Surgicenter of Kansas City

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

Stanford Plavin, MD
President
Ambulatory Anesthesia Partners–Atlanta, GA

Mark Wainner
Vice President, Corporate Services
Amsurg