ASPAN 2015-2016 BOD
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American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN)
Announces its 2015-2016 Board of Directors:

Armi Holcomb Installed as President,
Katrina Bickerstaff as Vice President/President-Elect

CHERRY HILL, NEW JERSEY, May 13, 2015—The American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) is pleased to introduce its 2015-2016 Board of Directors, including President Armi Holcomb, BSN, RN, CPAN, and Vice President/President-Elect, Katrina Bickerstaff, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA.

Prior to the presidency, Ms. Holcomb served ASPAN in a number of capacities, including as Vice President/President-Elect, member of ASPAN’s Standards and Guidelines Committee, Clinical Practice Committee, and the Membership and Marketing Strategic Work Team.

Armi is a PACU/SDS nurse at Children’s Mercy Hospital—South (Overland Park, Kansas) a position she has held since 2001. She is responsible for treating patients both in pre-op and post-op settings. The theme she selected for ASPAN’s 2015-16 term is:  “Renew Perianesthesia Passion: Inspire Excellence,” which will culminate at the 35th National Conference in Philadelphia, PA, from April 10-14, 2016.

Ms. Holcomb holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Santo Tomas (Manila, Philippines) and certification as a perianesthesia nurse (CPAN). She and her family reside in Overland Park, KS.

Vice President, Katrina Bickerstaff, 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. Bickerstaff is a Staff Nurse at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA), and works in areas including PACU, Same Day Surgery, Preoperative Holding and Evaluation, and the Extended Recovery Unit. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Massachusetts (Boston, MA).

Other ASPAN Board members include:

Teresa Passig, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA, CCRN

Deborah Bickford, BSN, RN, CPAN

Immediate Past President:
Jacque Crosson, MSN, RN, CPAN

Regional Director – Region 1:
Regina Hoefner-Notz, MS, RN, CPAN, CPN

Regional Director – Region 2:
Jennifer Kilgore, BSN, RN, CPAN

Regional Director – Region 3:
Sylvia Baker, MSN, RN, CPAN

Regional Director – Region 4:
Amy Dooley, MS, RN, CPAN

Regional Director – Region 5:
Kimberly Godfrey, BSN, RN, CPAN

Director for Clinical Practice:
Susan Russell, BSN, RN, JD, CPAN, CAPA

Director for Education:
Linda Beagley, MS, BSN, RN, CPAN

Director for Research:
Elizabeth Card, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CPAN, CCRP

ASPAN Chief Executive Officer:
Kevin Dill

ABPANC President:
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

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R. Douglas Hanisch
Marketing and Communications Manager
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses ∙ 877.737.9696, x. 215
90 Frontage Road, Cherry Hill, NJ  08034

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