Meet the Speakers

Abigail Carlson, MD

Medical Officer, Division of Healthcare Quality PromotionCenters for Disease Control and Prevention

Alex Lowery, MBA

Operations AdministratorMayo Clinic

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

Education CoordinatorOR Business Management Conference

Amy Williams, DNP, RN, CPAN, CSPDT, CSPM

Senior Manager for Clinical Education ComplianceSTERIS Instrument Management Services (IMS)

Anastasia Johnson, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CNOR, CCSVP, CNS-CP(E)

Clinical Education ConsultantAdvanced Sterilization Products (ASP)

Ashley Walsh, MHA

Vice President Client ServicesLeanTaaS

Ben Chew, MD

Director of Clinical ResearchVancouver General Hospital

Benjamin Fryer

Principal ScientistAdvanced Sterilization Products (ASP)

Beth Bozzelli, MBA, RN, CNOR, CSSM

Vice President of Service Line, Surgical ServicesLifePoint Health

Beverly Kirchner, BSN, RN, CNOR, CASC

Chief Compliance OfficerSurgeryDirect, LLC

Brenda Kendall, DNP, MS, RN, CNOR

Associate Chief Nursing OfficerOhio State University Wexner Medical Center

Brittney Williams, RN

Director Surgical ServicesCity Hospital at White Rock

Charles Williams, CSPDT

Manager Sterile ProcessingAnn & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital

Christy Anne Mitchell

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing

Cindy Hess, MSN, RN, FNP-C, CNAMB

Director of NursingNortheast Missouri Ambulatory Surgery Center

Crystal Bricker, MSN, RN, CNOR

Nursing Professional Development Specialist-Perioperative ServicesCarle BroMenn Medical Center

Cynthia Burleson

BSC AdministrationBrunswick Surgery Center

Dan Low

AnesthesiologistSeattle Children's Hospital

Daphny Peneza MSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM

Perioperative Services ManagerVanderbilt Health

David A. Wyatt, PhD, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC

Chief Nursing Officer, University HospitalsUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dawn Whiteside, MSN (Ed), RN, CNOR, NPD-BC, RNFA

Director of EducationCCI - Competency & Credentialing Institute

Dawna Willsey, MSN, RN, CNOR

Clinical Director, Perioperative ServicesHarbor-UCLA Medical Center

Denis Albaladejo, MSN, RN, MBA, CNOR, CSSM

Clinical DirectorTorrance Memorial Medical Center

Dennis Wichern, MBA

PartnerPrescription Drug Consulting

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

Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Surgical Services and Senior Director, Surgical NursingCleveland Clinic

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

Perioperative ConsultantDJD Consulting Services

Elethia Dean RN, PhD

CEOASC Compliance LLC

Elizabeth Austin Evans DNP, RN, CNOR

Advanced Clinical Nurse EducatorB.E. Smith/AMN

Elizabeth J. Casey, MSN, RN, CNOR

Senior Vice President of OperationsSurgical Solutions

Elizabeth Stocum, BSN, RN, CNOR

Product Marketing ManagerLeanTaaS

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

Executive DirectorThe Surgery Center LLC

Gail Pietrzyk, DNP, RN, CNOR

Chief Nursing OfficerCaresyntax

Genia Rector, RN

Supply Chain Services Senior AssociateOwens & Minor, Inc.

Gregg Smith

GONEHelia Care, Inc.

Holly Taylor, DNP, RN, CNOR, NPD-BC, CNAMB

Quality Management CoordinatorUAMS

James Stobinski, PhD, RN, CSSM(E), CNOR, CNAMB

CEOCompetency & Credentialing Instit.

Janet Quigley, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Nursing Director: Post Anesthesia CareMassachusetts General Hospital

Jason Harber

GONEHospital IQ

Jeff Mounzer


Jeff Whitehorn, LFACHE, ACC

FounderWhitehorn Coaching and Consulting

Jennifer Kerestes, MSN, RN, MBA, CAPA

Sr. Clinical Education ManagerAnsell Healthcare Products LLC

Jennifer Misajet, MHA, BSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM

System Chief Nursing Officer/VP of OperationsSaint Alphonsus Health System

Jesse Rivera-Rosario, BSN, RN, CNOR

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing

Jessica Mody, MHA

Product Director, Procedural AnalyticsVizient Inc.

Joan White

Director of Clinical ConsultingCaresyntax

John Kimsey

Vice President Processing Optimization and Customer SuccessSTERIS

John R. Rosing, MHA, FACHE

Executive Vice PresidentPatton Healthcare Consulting

Jordan Fulton, BSN, RN

Registered Nurse/ Case ManagerTexas Tech University

Josiah Whitman

CEOWhitman Partners

Julia Krizek, RN

UBC Hospital Operating Room RN - Urology Team LeadVancouver General Hospital

Karen Hoffmann, RN, MS, CIC, FAPIC, FSHEA

Infection Preventionist ConsultantNuvo Medillum

Kate Domrzalski, BSN, RN

PACU Nurse ManagerAbington Hospital, Jefferson Health

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

Assistant Vice President of Nursing, Perioperative ServicesDuke Health

Katherine Houle, MSN, RN, CPAN

Manager, PeriAnesthesia, CRNA, Sedated ImagingGillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Kathy Warye

FounderInfection Prevention Partners

Katie Boston-Leary, PhD, MBA, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, CCTP

Director of Nursing ProgramsAmerican Nurses Association Inc.

Katie Poole, MSN, BSN, RN

Graduate Advisor and FacultyEdgewood College


Adjunct Professor/Perioperative ConsultantOtterbein University

Kayla Reece, RN

Director of Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Interim Business Director Perioperative and Surgical ServicesSeattle Children's Hospital

Kevin Henson, DNP, MSN

Senior Director, Surgical and Anesthesia ServicesAppalachian Regional Healthcare System Inc

Kyle Abrams, CHL, CRCST

Principle ConsultantSTERIS

Lena Fogle, BSN, RN, CNOR

Senior Director, Procedural Portfolio Marketing and Global Clinical SolutionsSTERIS


Senior Director, Clinical Education and TrainingSCA Health

Lisa Rosenfield, BS, MA

Special Projects & Partnerships LeadCCI - Competency & Credentialing Institute

LuAnn Landis, BSN, RN, CNOR

Nurse Manager for Quality, Safety, and Patient ExperienceBayCare Health Systems

Luis Forero, MHA

Associate Vice President, Strategic Sourcing & ProcurementRush University Medical Center

Lydia G. Casteel, MSN, RN, CCRN

Director of Nursing, Surgical ServicesWellStar Paulding Hospital


Director of Perioperative Services, Glenbrook HospitalNorthShore University HealthSystem

Maria Sullivan, MSN, MMHC, RN, CNOR

Manager Pediatric Operating RoomMonroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Mary Anne Douglas, MSN, RN

Surgical Operations Nurse Executive DirectorIntermountain Healthcare

Melia Barrow, RN, BSN, CNOR

Primary Nurse, RN II Cardiothoracic SurgeryHarbor-UCLA Medical Center

Michelle Lee Davis, BSN, BA, RN, CNOR

Quality Management CoordinatorUAMS


Perioperative Clinical Nurse Specialist at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI and CaptainU.S. Army Nurse Corps

Nicole Hoke, MSN, RN, CCNS, CCRN

Associate Chief Nurse Officer, Periop/Procedural NursingHospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Paul Brown, RN, BSN

Surgical Operations Nursing DirectorIntermountain Healthcare

Penny Steele, RN, CNOR, CCSVP

Senior Consultant Clinical OperationsCardinal Health

Quinn Mullikin, PhD, RN

Associate Dean for Graduate Nursing ProgramsEdgewood College

Robin P. Adkins, BSN, CNOR, RNFA

Senior Director Clinical EngagementVanderbilt Health

Robyn Strauss, ACNS-BC, RN, MSN, WCC

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Rose Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Professor EmeritusFlorida Atlantic University

Sanjeev Agrawal

President and Chief Operating OfficerLeanTaaS

Sheri Voss, MS, RN, CNOR

Associate Principal ConsultantOwens & Minor, Inc.

Sherry Rogers

Director of RoboticsEmory Healthcare

Sheryl Burtch, MA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC

Senior Director, Surgical ServicesOhio State University Wexner Medical Center

Simone Auger

Legislative AssistantU.S. House of Representatives

Stacey Leadbeater

Senior Product ManagerHospital IQ

Stephanie S. Davis, MSHA, RN, CNOR, CSSM

VP of Surgical Services, Operations and Service Lines GroupHCA Healthcare

Steven Burmeister

Lead Clinical Solution Architect - PerioperativeQventus

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

Clinical EducatorHealthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA)

Tabitha Kinlaw, MBA, MSN, NPD-BC, RN, CNOR, ONC

Nurse Manager - Education & DevelopmentCCI - Competency & Credentialing Institute

Terra Kremer, BS

Senior Program Manager of Microbiological Quality & Sterility Assurance, Device ProcessingJohnson & Johnson

Tesha Nesbit, RCC

Founder and PrincipalPhoenix Rising Coaching & Consulting

Thomas Kraus, MSN, RN, CNOR

Clinical Network EducatorHonor Health Thompson Peak Medical Center

Tim Brendle, DNP, RN, CNOR, NE-BC

Chief Perioperative Operations OfficerMedical University of South Carolina

Tracy Hoeft-Hoffman, MSN, MBA, RN, CASC

AdministratorHeartland Surgery Center

Trisha Skirvin BSN, RN, WCC

Regional Clinical ManagerDabir Surfaces Inc.

Vicki Yfantis, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CPAN, CAPA

Director PACU, Pre-Op, PSTSuburban Hospital

Vicky Lyle

Vice President, Industry AssociationsOwens & Minor, Inc.

Vikram Tiwari, PhD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics and Senior Director, Surgical AnalyticsVanderbilt Health

Walter Keith

AVP of Business DevelopmentSurgical Solutions

Wayne Zeh Wellington, DNP, RN, NE-BC

Director of Procedural Care - Surgical ServicesAnn & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital