Brandon VanHee is the Clinical Education Manager for Key Surgical. He plays an active role in promoting infection prevention best practices in sterile processing and flexible endoscope reprocessing around the globe. Most recently, Brandon has worked to identify and promote emerging technologies in flexible endoscope drying and storage.
Sara has over fifteen years' experience working as a certified surgical technologist with five of those years as a traveler to various operating rooms across the U.S. She holds a CST, CBSPDT and CER certification. Following Sara's time in the clinical arena, she worked as a Surgical Technology didactic and lab instructor at Rasmussen college and continued her education receiving a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Business and Marketing degrees. This led to her work in various medical device companies as a clinical specialist, product manager and a clinical training manager. She has experience in working on quality and regulatory teams, monitoring patient adverse events and post market surveillance activities.
Sara currently works for Northfield Medical as a clinical education manager providing education, based on current manufacturer and regulatory guidelines regarding various healthcare topics for SPD, OR and GI staff. Training entails the care and handling of medical devices to ensure patient safety, as well as targeted education addressing department cost concerns. Her passion entails working with SPD, OR and GI departments, providing assessments, as well sharing best practices with respect to patient and staff safety, surgical instruments and medical devices, with a keen focus on flexible endoscopes, serving as a voting member for the AAMI WG84 ST_91 flexible endoscope committee. She has developed several CEU presentations approved through CBSPD CBRN, NCCT and IAHCSMM and is the author of biweekly healthcare articles for Ultra Clean Systems.
Sara is also currently studying for the CIC (Certification Infection Control) exam through APIC.
Rose Seavey is President/CEO of Seavey Healthcare Consulting and formerly the Director of the Sterile Processing Department at The Children’s Hospital of Denver. Rose served on the AORN board of directors and is a past President ASHCSP. She received numerous awards such as AORN’s award for Mentorship in 2012 and Outstanding Achievement in Nurse Education in 2001. In addition, she received the national 2013 IAHCSMM award of Honor, the Industry Leadership Award from the Massachusetts chapter and the educator of the year award from the Golden West chapter.
She was one of the Who’s Who in Infection Prevention in 2006 by Infection Control Today. Ms. Seavey is the author of the book tilted Sterile Processing In Healthcare Facilities: Preparing for Accreditations Surveys, published by AAMI and she serves on several AAMI committees writing standards.
Instrument Coordinator in a Periop department. Facilitates all repairs for in-house and off-site clinic in a healthcare setting, supporting data for new trays, devices, and instrumentation. Facilitates all new trays in circulation and all consignment and in-house trays and implants. Educator of Sterile Processing, facilitating the Certification Class for Sterile Processing Technicians. Speaks across the country on Sterile Processing related issues, specializing in communication between the Surgical and Sterile Processing departments.
Angela has 20 years of experience in operating rooms as a surgical nurse and in SPD as: a licensed nurse, a certified sterilization technician and a certified sterilization manager and leader. She is an approved IAHCSMM instructor and serves as a voting member of AAMI on the committee working groups for AAMI ST Working Group 40 for Standard 79: “Steam Sterilization” and AAMI ST Working Group 90 for Standard for “Quality Systems”. Angela contributes to IAHCSMM’s On Line Journal: Central Source as the writer for the “Educator Update” column. Angela and her team of Subject Matter Experts motivation are to provide tools to facilities and technicians in the OR and SPD to help improve patient outcomes, add to the SPD’s base knowledge and increase performance levels, with a focus in quality assurances. The education is implemented online and on site via teams of SME’s.
Penny Sabrosky has had a career in Sterile Processing over a span of three decades. She began working as a Central Sterile Processing technician at Sparrow hospital while attending Michigan State University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology but never made it to the lab setting. Her intriguing love for the filed of CS and her Microbiology degree enabled her to work in many positions on the National, and State societies. While President of the American Society for Healthcare Central Service, she was integral in the merging of the two societies, ASHCSP and IAHCSMM in 2007. They are now one strong organization representing our voices. As a Manager of several departments, she has remodeled over 10 Central Service departments including the construction of an offsite sterilization department for a major organization. Penny is currently an independent consultant and works for Kemmed Medical Products Corporation in Education and Sales.
David Jagrosse has 25+ years of experience in CSSD/SPD as Technician, Supervisor, and Manager. He is the current CSS Manager at Middlesex Hospital. David certified through the IAHCSMM. CRCST. CHL. He is the Communications Officer (1998-2000) Vice President (1998-2000), Vice President (2006-2008), 2009-2013 President of the Connecticut Central Service Association. David is an active voting member of the AAMI Standards Work Group 40 (ST:79) that develops guidelines within CSSD. He is the President of David Jagrosse Consulting LLC offering educational presentations, published articles and consultant services to CSS/OR audiences throughout the world. Presentations in China, Singapore, Thailand, Germany, France, United Arab Emirates, Japan, India, Canada, Australia, South Korea. 25 average presentations annually in the US.
LaWayne Perkins has an extensive history in Patient Centered Healthcare, currently serving as National Project Manager with Advantage Support Services. Perkins embodies a leadership model that is process driven and result oriented with a strong emphasis on collective efforts to achieve maximum productivity. He continuously demonstrates superior executive ability under a variety of circumstances and effectively controls cost through economical utilization of personnel, materials, and equipment. Perkins has been extremely successful in leadership positions in both the private and public healthcare sectors. He served several years at the New York University College of Dentistry in various roles leading up to lead Clinical Manager. As Clinical Manager, Perkins was responsible for 160 pre-and post-dental students, their educational competencies and also carried responsibilities in patient charting and debt reconciliation. Under his leadership as Director at Valhalla, a Level 1 Trauma Center, he successfully managed an inventory valuing over 4 million dollars. During this time, the staff became 100% certified, he developed, introduced and implemented a 3-step quality assurance process that reduced compromised sets drastically, while simultaneously teaching an on-site weekend certification course for individuals wanting to work in the Sterile Processing field. The 3-Step process resulted in Perkins co-authoring an article in Infection Control Magazine. LaWayne has conducted process and quality assessments in hospitals of various sizes and in many states. LaWayne has also served on a number of professional committees throughout his time in healthcare including Infection Control, Operating Room Management, and the Greening Committee. As a committee member, he demonstrates the same accuracy, diligence and pride in performing assignments as he does in his occupation. Mr. Perkins is a true example of transformative leadership and a rarity amongst his peers. LaWayne Perkins is an avid mentor to many peers in the healthcare industry and is a cost saving advocate and promotes the model of team building and service excellence.