About Us

About Us

The ASC Quality Collaboration (ASC QC) accomplishes its goals through the combined efforts of the Board of Directors, the Leadership group and our Technical Expert Committee.

Board of Directors 2023

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC): Julie Lynch, Director, Institute for Quality Improvement

ASCA Foundation (ASCAF): William Prentice, David Shapiro, MD, and Rebecca Craig

AMSURG: Nina Goins, Vice President Quality and Clinical Services and Chair of ASC QC Board of Directors

ASC Quality Collaboration: Kathy Wilson, Executive Director and Becky Ziegler-Otis, Assistant Executive Director

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN): Renae Battie, MN, RN, CNOR

Covenant Physician Partners: Donna Keehner-Nowak, Senior VP Clinical Services and Elizabeth Wilson, Director Quality Assurance and Performance and Chair of ASC QC Technical Expert Committee

HCA, Ambulatory Surgery Division: Denise Ventura, Vice President of Patient Safety and Quality

NueHealth: Barbara Tirrell, VP of Quality

Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society (OOSS): Nikki Hurley

Physicians Endoscopy: Brett Bernstein, MD, Medical Director

Regent Surgical Health: Carolanne Holtz, Senior Director of Clinical Operations, Patient Safety Officer

SCA Health: Dare Underwood Meeks, Chief Nursing Officer

Specialist Management Solutions: Teresa Yancey, Senior Director, Clinical Quality and Operations

Surgery Partners: Sarah Martin, Chief Clinical Officer, American Group

The Joint Commission: Zachary George, Executive Director, Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation

United Surgical Partners International (USPI): Tamala Norris, Vice President Clinical Operations and Group Chief Nursing Officer and Chair of ASC QC Finance Committee

Visionary Enterprises (VEI): Natalie Christy, Vice President Surgical Services

Technical Expert Committee 2023

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC): Cheryl Pistone, RN, MBA

ASCA Foundation (ASCAF): David Shapiro, MD, and Gina Throneberry, RN, MBA, CASC, CNOR

AMSURG: Nina Goins, MSN, RN, CPSS and Sarah Bailey

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN): Jeanine Watson, MSN, RN, CNOR(E), NEA-BC

ASC Quality Collaboration: Kathy Wilson, RN, MHA and Becky Ziegler-Otis, MHA, CASC

California Ambulatory Surgery Association (CASA): Beth LaBouyer, RN, CNOR, CASC

Consultant: Kim Wood, MD

Covenant Physician Partners: Elizabeth Wilson RN, BSN, MBA, CPPS

Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (FSASC): Linda Nash, MBA, CASC, HRM and Sandra Jones, MBA, MSM, CASC, CPHRM, CHCQM, FHFMA

HCA, Ambulatory Surgery Division: Rae Bastable, MSN, RN, CPHQ, CPPS

Health Care Facilities Partners: Carla Evans

HST: Tara Vail, Maura Cash, RN, BSN and Caitlin Watkins

NueHealth: Barbara Tirrell, RN, MSN, HACP

The Joint Commission: JohnMarc Alban, RN, BSN, MSHI and Stephanie Parver, MPH, CPHQ

Kaiser Permanente: Donna Berning, MS, BS, RN, CPHQ, HACP, CLSSBB

Merritt Healthcare: Debra Morfea, MSN, RN, CAPA

New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers(NJAASC): Sheila McAteer, RN, BSN, MHA and Patrick Stewart

Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society (OOSS): Maria Tietjen, RN, BSN, CSPD, CAIP

Physicians Endoscopy: Teresa Chaisson, RN, BSN, CAIP

Proliance Surgeons: Peggy Wellman and Simran Khurana, MHA, PHP, CPHQ, CEHRS

Regent Surgical Health: Carolanne Holtz, MHA, BSN, CNOR, CAIP, CPPS, RN

SCA Health.: Dare Underwood Meeks, RN, MSN, CASC; Lisa Sinsel, MSN, RN and Bonnie Ferguson, RN, BSN

Specialist Management Solutions: Teresa Yancey, RN, JD, CCM

Surgery Partners: Sarah Martin, MBA, RN and Teresa Brundige, RN

United Surgical Partners International (USPI): Debra Ledak, RN and Anita Lambert-Gale, RN

Visionary Enterprises (VEI): Patsy Poehler, RN, CASC, CAIP and Betsy Hart, RN