American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors
New President Jacque Crosson and New Vice President/President-Elect Armi Holcomb contribute expertise to continue ASPAN’s mission
CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) is pleased to introduce its 2014-2015 Board of Directors, including President Jacque Crosson, MSN, RN, CPAN, and Vice President/President-Elect, Armi Holcomb, BSN, RN, CPAN.
Prior to the presidency, Ms. Crosson served ASPAN in a number of capacities, including as Vice President/President-Elect, Secretary of the Board (2008-12), a longstanding member of ASPAN’s Clinical Practice Committee, and President of Arizona PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association (AzPANA), one of ASPAN’s 40 state components.
Jacque is also a Clinical Manager Preop/PACU nurse at John C. Lincoln Hospital (Phoenix, AZ), responsible for the inpatient perianesthesia nursing department of a Level One trauma center. The theme she selected for ASPAN’s 2014-15 term is: “Igniting Professionalism: Excellence in Practice, Leadership and Collaboration,” which will culminate at the 34th National Conference in San Antonio, TX, April 26-30, 2015.
Ms. Crosson holds a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix, a bachelor’s degree in Health Arts from the University of St. Francis, and certification as a perianesthesia nurse (CPAN). She and her family reside in Phoenix, AZ.
Vice President, Armi Holcomb, will also serve a one-year term, after which she will assume the office of President, as the Society’s bylaws stipulate. She looks forward to working with the Board to ensure that ASPAN continues to advance its mission and vision. Ms. Holcomb is a PACU/SDS nurse at Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics–South Campus (Overland Park, KS), caring for patients in both the PACU and preop areas. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Santo Tomas (Manila, Philippines) and is a certified perianesthesia nurse.
Other ASPAN Board members include:
Teresa Passig, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA, CCRN
Katrina Bickerstaff, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA
Immediate Past President:
Twilla Shrout, BSN, MBA, RN, CPAN, CAPA
Regional Director – Region 1:
Deborah Bickford, BSN, RN, CPAN
Regional Director – Region 2:
Jennifer Kilgore, BSN, RN, CPAN
Regional Director – Region 3:
Tracy Underwood, BSN, RN, CPAN
Regional Director – Region 4:
Amy Dooley, MS, RN, CPAN
Regional Director – Region 5:
Sarah Cartwright, MSN-PH, BAM, RN, CAPA
Director for Clinical Practice:
Susan Russell, BSN, RN, JD, CPAN, CAPA
Director for Education:
Nancy Strzyzewski, MSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA
Director for Research:
Kim Noble, PhD, RN, CPAN
ASPAN Chief Executive Officer:
Linda Lakdawala, DNP, RN, CPAN
ASPAN represents the interests of over 60,000 nurses who practice in preanesthesia and postanesthesia care, outpatient surgery, and pain management settings. Its mission includes providing members with the latest in perianesthesia education, research, standards, networking, and advocacy. ASPAN is available online at www.aspan.org.
R. Douglas Hanisch
Marketing and Communications Manager
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
Email ? 877.737.9696, x. 215
90 Frontage Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034