American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) Announces its 2012-2013 Board of Directors: Susan Carter Installed as President, Twilla Shrout as Vice President/President-Elect
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American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN)
Announces its 2012-2013 Board of Directors:

Susan Carter Installed as President,
Twilla Shrout as Vice President/President-Elect

CHERRY HILL, NEW JERSEY, May 15, 2012—The American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) is pleased to introduce its 2012-2013 Board of Directors, including President Susan Carter, RN, BSN, CPAN, CAPA, PHN, and Vice President/President-Elect, Twilla Shrout, BSN, MBA, RN, CPAN, CAPA.

Prior to the presidency, Ms. Carter served ASPAN in a number of capacities, including Treasurer, Region 1 Director (Western United States), Coordinator of the 2007 National Conference Committee, and on various other committees including:  Standards and Guidelines, Publications, Strategic Planning, Computers and Information Technology, and as Chair of the Membership and Marketing and Governmental Affairs Committees.

Susan is also a nurse with the University of California (San Diego), where she has worked since 1993, initially in perianesthesia care at the Medical Center and more recently in the Student Health Center, working in urgent care. Perianesthesia clinical practice is a key focus for Susan, and she maintains her certification credentials and clinical practice experience by remaining contracted with a several acute care institutions as per diem for phase I and phase II PACU.
 
She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from California State University (Dominguez Hills), where she graduated cum laude, as well as an array of nursing certifications. She and her family reside in Oceanside.

Vice President, Twilla Shrout, 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. Shrout is a staff nurse at Harry S. Truman Veterans Memorial Hospital (Columbia, Missouri) and holds a B.S.N. from the University of Central Missouri and an M.B.A. from William Woods University. She and her family reside in Bunceton, Missouri.

Other ASPAN Board members include:

Secretary:
Joni Brady, MSN, RN, CAPA, CLC (New Board Member)

Treasurer:
Katrina Bickerstaff, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA

Immediate Past President:
Chris Price, MSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA

Regional Director – Region 1:
Deborah Bickford, BSN, RN, CPAN

Regional Director – Region 2:
Armi Holcomb, BSN, RN, CPAN

Regional Director – Region 3:
Martha Clark, MSN, RN, CPAN

Regional Director – Region 4:
Laura Kling, MSN, RN, CNS, CPAN, CAPA

Regional Director – Region 5:
Tanya Spiering, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CPAN

Director for Clinical Practice:
Susan Russell, BSN, RN, JD, CPAN, CAPA (New Board Member)

Director for Education:
Nancy Strzyzewski, MSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA

Director for Research:
Kim Noble, PhD, RN, CPAN

ASPAN Chief Executive Officer:
Kevin Dill (Ex-Officio)

ABPANC President:
Deirdre Cronin, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA (New Board Member; Ex-Officio)

ASPAN represents the interests of over 55,000 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.

Click here for a .pdf of the release.

Contact:
R. Douglas Hanisch
Marketing and Communications Manager
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
dhanisch@aspan.org ∙ 877.737.9696, x. 15
90 Frontage Road, Cherry Hill, NJ  08034

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