Speakers

OR Manager Conference speakers represent facilities across the country that are making strides to improve the patient experience and business outcomes. Learn more about the speakers below, and make a plan for what you want to ask them at the conference!

Allison Massari

Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach, Burn Survivor, Celebrated Artist

Amanda Becker, MSN, RN

Clinical Systems Specialist, InformaticsMayo Clinic

Anapa Nophlin, MS, CHFP, CASC, CSPPM, CPC

Principal ConsultantAmbulatory Surgery Consulting Partners

Blas Brown, Jr., MBA

Business Director of Perioperative ServicesMedStar Health

Brian Dawson, MSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM

System VP of Perioperative ServicesCommonSpirit Health

Carol Pehotsky, DNP, RN, CPAN, NEA-BC

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

Casey Orth-Nebitt, MSN, RN, CNOR

Director of SurgeryBuena Vista Regional Medical Center

Catherine Jones, BSN, RN, CAPA

Houston Methodist

Charlene Bunner, BSN, RN

Manager Surgical ServicesCleveland Clinic

Cindy Beauvais, MBA, BSN, RN, CAPA

Principal ConsultantAmbulatory Surgery Consulting Partners

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

Director of NursingNortheast Missouri Ambulatory Surgery Center

Constance Tasker, MSN, RN, CNOR

Assistant Manager Quality & EducationOrlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando Health

Dawnmarie Devito, MSN, Ed., RN, CPAN

Director of Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Same Day Surgery, and Pre Admission TestingRWJ Barnabas Health

Dr. Amy Shore (Invited)

Medical Director, Board Certified AnesthesiologistDISC Surgery Center at Marina del Rey

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

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

Edna Gilliam, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, CNOR

Assistant Vice President of Perioperative Services and SPDNemours Children's Hospital, Delaware

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

Executive DirectorThe Surgery Center LLC

Hank Balch

Founder and PresidentFirst Case Media, LLC

I. Naya Kehayes, MPH (Invited)

PrincipalECG Management Consultants

Ivelisse Vicente

Assistant Director of Nursing for Ambulatory ServicesUniversity of Rochester- Strong Memorial Hospital

James Becker

Chief Executive OfficerTrias MD

Janet Duran, DNP, MSN, MHA, LNC, ST, RN

Director of Surgical ServicesFisher Titus Medical Center

Jennifer Bonnke MSN, FNP-BC, CAPA

Clinical Nurse EducatorNorthShore University Hospital

Jennifer Simonetti, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CPN

Director, Magnet Program, Patient Experience, Cultural LeaderCohen Children's Medical Center

Jenny Lee James, BSN, RN, CPAN

Registered Nurse, Perioperative CareStormont Vail Health

Jessica Gray, MS

Director Business Intelligence, Surgical ServicesSumma Health System

Jillian Wander BSN, RN, CPAN

Clinical Nurse EducatorNorthShore University Hospital

Joan Dentler, MBA

FounderAvanza Healthcare Strategies

John R. Rosing, MHA, FACHE

Executive Vice PresidentPatton Healthcare Consulting

Juliette Triebe BSN, RN, CAPA, CPAN

Clinical Nurse EducationNorthShore University Hospital

Karen Ferris, MSN, RN, CNOR

OR ManagerVanderbilt University Medical Center

Katherine Grichnik, MD, MS, FASE

Chief Medical OfficerSCA Health

Katherine Houle, MSN, RN, CPAN

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

Kaye Reiter, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Perioperative Subject Matter Expert and ConsultantImpact Advisors LLC

Kelly Glendon, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR

Associate Chief Nursing Officer- Surgical ServicesSumma Health System

Kristy Hemingway, MS, BSN, RN, NE-BC

Director of SurgeryOrlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando Health

Kwame Gyabaah, BS, CHL, CIS, CER, CRCST

Sterile Processing ManagerNemours Children's Hospital, Delaware

Laurie Burns MSN, RN, CNOR, RNFA, CIRT

Clinical Nurse Educator, Operating RoomMain Line Health Lankenau Hospital

Leiran Cornish, MBA-HM, BSN, RN

Nurse ManagerDartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Lexi Connor, BSN, RN

Clinical Staff RN-Graduate of Nurse Residency Program 2023Main Line Health Lankenau Hospital

Lindsay Lowder

VP Anesthesia ServicesSCA Health

Lisa Cadugan, MSN, RN, CNOR

Director, Surgical Services, Operations and Service Lines GroupHCA Healthcare

Melissa Lingle

Managing ConsultantImpact Advisors LLC

Melissa Murray, RN

Specialty Team Coordinator - Vascular and Reconstructive PlasticsMain Line Health Lankenau Hospital

Michael Burke

Founder and CEOCopient Health

Michael Gillman, MD

Vice ChairmanLa Veta Surgical Center

Miranda Clark MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR

Director Operating Room & Endoscopy - HospitalsSumma Health System

Nicholas Meo, BSN, CNOR

OR DirectorRWJ Barnabas Health

Nicholas Rizzo, MS-HSA, RN, CNOR

Assistant Director of Nursing, Operating RoomUniversity of Rochester- Strong Memorial Hospital

Patrel Nobles, MSN, RN, CNOR, NE-BC

Nursing ManagerReston Hospital

Renee Cooper, MSN-HP, RN-BC, CNL

Clinical Nurse EducatorNorthShore University Hospital

Rick May, MD

Senior Principal (SVP)/Orthopedic SurgeonVizient Inc.

Robert Swanson

Information Systems Application ArchitectMayo Clinic

Sam Sullivan, RN

Clinical DirectorUniversity of Rochester Medical Center

Samantha McColley

Solution Architect Informatics LeadMayo Clinic

Serena Bumpus, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Chief Executive OfficerTexas Nurses Association

Sharon Goodman, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CPNP

Director, Pediatric Service Line, Quality ManagementCohen Children's Medical Center

Sharon Udy-Janczuk, EdD, MSN, RN, CNOR, NE-BC

Perioperative Services, Clinical Nurse Educator, Transition to PracticeNemours Children's Hospital, Delaware

Sharona Ross, MD, FACS

Director of Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy and the GERD and Esophageal Cancer CenterAdvent Health

Sheila Robinson-Kiss, Msw, Lcsw

Mental Health EducatorRebalancing America and Beyond

Simone Nicholson, MSN, RN, CNOR

Nurse Manager Main Operating RoomMain Line Health Lankenau Hospital

Stephanie Wood, PhD, RN (Invited)

Dean and Professor, Hunt School of NursingTexas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Steve Spring

Executive Director FinanceMassachusetts General Hospital

Tariq Khan

Associate Director of Materials Management in Perioperative ServicesMD Anderson Cancer Center

Thaina Dos Santos Jensen, BSN, RN

Acute Care Registered NurseStormont Vail Health

Tonya Seckner, MSN, RN, CPAN

Assistant Director of Perioperative ServicesUpstate Medical University

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

AdministratorHeartland Surgery Center

Vikram Tiwari, PhD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics and Senior Director, Surgical AnalyticsVanderbilt University Medical Center

Virginia Garner, RN

VP PerioperativeHealth First