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

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC): Belle Lerner, Director, Research and Institute for Quality Improvement

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

AMSURG: Nina Goins, Vice President Quality and Clinical Services

ASC Quality Collaboration: Kathy Wilson, Executive Director

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN): Renae Battie, Vice President of Nursing

Covenant Physician Partners: Melba Willis, Vice President of Clinical Services and Chair of ASCQC Board

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

Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society (OOSS): Robert Nelson

Physicians Endoscopy: Brett Bernstein, MD, Medical Director

Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA): Dare Underwood Meeks, Chief Nursing Officer

Surgery Partners: Michael Schroeder, Regional VP Operations and Chair of ASCQC Finance Committee

The Joint Commission: Pearl Darling, Executive Director, Ambulatory Care Services

United Surgical Partners International (USPI): Tamala Norris, Vice President Clinical Operations and Group Chief Nursing Officer

ValueHealth: Barbara Tirrell, VP of Quality

Visionary Enterprises (VEI): Natalie Christy, Vice President Surgical Services and Patsy Poehler, Director Quality and Chair of ASCQC Technical Expert Committee

Technical Expert Committee

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC): Belle Lerner, Director, Research and Institute for Quality Improvement

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): Renae Battie, MN, RN, CNOR

ASC Quality Collaboration: Kathy Wilson, RN, MHA

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

Consultant: Kim Wood, MD

Covenant Physician Partners: Melba Willis, RN and 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 Kusnit, MSN, RN, CPHQ, CPPS

HST: Maura Cash, RN, BSN, CASC and Caitlin Watkins

The Joint Commission: Paula Farrell, BSN, RN, CPHQ

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

Merritt Healthcare: Kerri Ubaldi, RN, MBA, CPHRM

New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers(NJAASC): Jeff Shanton

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

Physicians Endoscopy: Bruce Bardall, BSN, MS, RN, CNOR

Regent Surgical Health: Kathy Bernicky, RN, BSN; Carla Daley, RN, BSN, and Marie Dorflinger, RN, MBA, CPHQ

Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA): Dare Underwood Meeks, RN, MSN, CASC; Lisa Sinsel, RN; Bonnie Ferguson, RN, BSN and Lee Anne Blackwell, RN, BSN, EMBA, CNOR, CAPI, CNAMB

Surgery Partners: Michael Schroeder, RN, MBA and Teresa Brundidge, RN

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

Value Health: Barbara Tirrell, RN, MSN, HACP and Mary Dailey, RN, MA, FACHE

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