OR Manager Conference speakers represent facilities across the country who 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!

Aimee Baquero

Director of Clinical Operations, Sterile ProcessingRush University Medical Center

Amy Brinkman

Certified Surgical Tech and Sterile Processing SupervisorSCA Health

Amy M. Bethel, MPA, BSN, RN, NE-BC

Education CoordinatorOR Manager

Amy Shepard, BSN, RN

PACU Nurse ManagerSCA Health

Amy Zanoth, RN

OR ManagerSCA Health

Andrea Coppolecchia, MPH

Director of Health Economics and Clinical RegulatoryStryker

Angela Sotka, BSN, RN, CPAN

Nurse ManagerCleveland Clinic, Hillcrest Hospital

Angie West, MSN, RN

Assistant Director of Perioperative and Procedural ServicesThe University of Kansas Health System

Ann Marie Morris, MSN, RN, CNOR

Associate Clinical Director Quality and SafetyHospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Ayumi Fielden, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, CPAN

Professional Practice LeaderHouston Methodist Hospital

Barry McElyea, MSN, RN, CNOR, NE-BC, FACHE

Assistant Vice President, Nursing, Perioperative ServicesInova Fairfax Hospital

Beth Bozzelli, MBA, RN, CNOR, CSSM

Vice President of Service Line, Surgical ServicesLifePoint Health

Beth Chrismer, MSN, RN, CPHRM

Director of Clinical ExcellenceCHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System

Beverly Kirchner, BSN, RN, CNOR, CASC

Chief Compliance OfficerSurgeryDirect, LLC

Bob Winandy, MSN, MBA, RN

Chief Executive OfficerBrightside Surgical


Manager, Perioperative ServicesSt. Luke's Heath, CHI Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

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

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

Carrie Steiner

Senior Director, Operations ExcellenceUniversity of Rochester - URMC, SMH

Casey Orth-Nebitt, MSN, RN, CNOR

Director of SurgeryBuena Vista Regional Medical Center

Casie Grubbs, BSN, RN, CNOR, LSSGB

Director, Surgical ServicesMary Lanning Hospital

Charis Kee, MSN, NMF, RN, CMNL

Director Of Nursing- UCHealth North Peri-Op RegionUCHealth

Cherie Crumpler, MSN, RN, CNOR

Clinical Nurse Educator, Perioperative Services & Perioperative Nurse Residency Program, Nursing Professional DevelopmentNemours Children's Hospital, Delaware


Associate Vice President, Perioperative ServicesMultiCare Health System

Christian Gregory

Surgical Product OwnerFujitsu

Christina Garbarino, BSN, RN

Nursing Professional Development SpecialistHospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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

Director of NursingNortheast Missouri Ambulatory Surgery Center

Claudia Cambero, PhD

Healthcare Operations Research ScientistFujitsu

Cynthia Harms, CST

Business Manager, Surgical ServicesChildren’s Hospital and Medical Center - Omaha

Daphne Feinour, RN

Patient Care SpecialistLehigh Valley Health Network

Deborah Hickman, DNP, MS, RN, NEA-BC, CRNFA

Nurse Administrator FLA Inpatient, Surgical and Diagnostic ServicesMayo Clinic

Donna Cardillo, MA, RN, CSP, FAAN

The Inspiration Nurse

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

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

Elizabeth P. Ninan, MBA, PA-C

AVP of Procedures and TherapeuticsMD Anderson Cancer Center

Elizabeth Williams RNFA

Perioperative Clinical Operations Nurse ManagerVanderbilt Health

Elyse Demaray

OR-PACU ManagerSt. Peter's Health

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

Executive DirectorThe Surgery Center LLC

Frank Sciolino, MAML, BSN, RN, CNOR

Director Surgical ServicesSaint Thomas Midtown Hospital

Gina Throneberry, MBA, RN, CASC, CNOR

Director of Education and Clinical AffairsAmbulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA)

Gini Beatty, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CNOR

CVOR & CV PACU Clinical Educator/MentorInova Fairfax Hospital

Haley Sands, MSN, RN, CNOR, NE-BC

South Operating Room ManagerOregon Health & Science University

Harvey Castro, MD, MBA

Serial Healthcare EntrepreneurChatGPT Healthcare Advisor

Hope Johnson, DNP, MBA, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC

Vice President of Perioperative ServicesLehigh Valley Health Network

J.D. Buchert, MSN, M.Ed., MS, RN

Quality and Safety Specialist - Perioperative DivisionParkland Health & Hospital System

Jacob Eiler, MD

Clinical Dyad Leader, Department of Anesthesiology and Chief of Staff ElectCentraCare

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

Director of Surgical ServicesFisher Titus Medical Center

Janet Quigley, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Nursing Director: Post Anesthesia CareMassachusetts General Hospital

Jeff Robinson, MSN, RN, NE-BC

OR Nurse ManagerMayo Clinic

Jennifer Neissen, MSN, RN, CNOR

OR ManagerVanderbilt Health

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

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

Jessica Atkinson, BSN, BSAVS, RN, CNOR

Nurse Manager, Operating RoomSouthern Maine Health Care

Jessica Gruendler, DNP

Sr. Director of Nursing, Perioperative ServicesDignity Health

Jessica Hovland, DNP, RN, CPAN, NE-BC, PGMT-BC

Administrative Director, Ambulatory Surgery CenterUT Health Austin

John Kimsey

Vice President Processing Optimization and Customer SuccessSTERIS

John Rosing, MHA, FACHE

Executive Vice PresidentPatton Healthcare Consulting

Joseph Jimmerson

OR Program DirectorUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)

Kacey Wear, MSN, RN, CEN, CVAHP

Director of Value AnalysisLehigh Valley Health Network

Karen Lehnherr, BSN, RN, CNML

Pre-Admit Testing and Impact Clinic Nurse ManagerUCHealth North

Karen Reiter, RN, CNOR, RNFA, CASC

AdministratorDISC Surgery Center

Katherine Houle, MSN, RN, CPAN

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

Katherine Shaw, RN

Perioperative NurseUCHealth

Katie Boston-Leary, PhD, MBA, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, CCTP

Director of Nursing ProgramsAmerican Nurses Association Inc.


Adjunct Professor/Perioperative ConsultantOtterbein University

Kaye Reiter, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Perioperative Subject Matter Expert and ConsultantImpact Advisors LLC

Kayla Dingmann, MBA, BSN, RN, CSSM, CNOR

Director of SurgeryCentraCare

Kelly Kapp, RN, CNOR, CNAMB

Clinical Education DirectorSCA Health

Ken Benning

Executive Director Surgical ServicesCentraCare

Kevin Barga, MS, RN, CCRP

Sr. Manager, Clinical Affairs, Stryker Joint ReplacementStryker

Kevin Merrigan

Founder and DirectorOrlando Tai Chi + Qigong

Kristen Martin, MSN, RN, CPN, CPAN, CAPA

Clinical Professional Development EducatorCohen Children's Medical Center

Kristy Perry, MSN, RN, CNOR

Clinical Coordinator NT Operating RoomUF Health Shands

Lori Terry, MSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM

AVP, Surgical ServicesLifePoint Health

Lydia G. Casteel, MSN, RN, CCRN

Director of Nursing, Surgical ServicesWellStar Paulding Hospital


Director of Perioperative Services, Glenbrook HospitalEndeavor Health

Marcus Schabacker, MD, PhD

President and Chief Executive OfficerECRI

Maria Cabrera, MA, MSN, RN, CNML

Director of Surgery, Perianesthesia Services & Specialty AreasDOCTORS Hospital

Maria Mallory, MD

General Surgery, Acute Section Clinical Dyad PartnerCentraCare

Mark Clemens, MD

Associate Vice President Perioperative Services, Professor of SurgeryMD Anderson Cancer Center

Mary Ann Donovan, MSN, MSED, RN, CPAN

Nurse ManagerCleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital

Mary Wack, MSHI, MPA, RN

Sr. Product ManagerVizient Inc.

Matthew Miller, MD

Associate Professor, Department of OtolaryngologyUniversity of Rochester - UR Medicine

Michael Burke

Founder and CEOCopient Health

Michele Brunges, MSN, RN, CNOR, CHSE

Director of Surgical ServicesUF Health Shands

Mike Ellrich

Healthcare Portfolio ManagerGallup

Mike Martenson, MBA

Operations ManagerMayo Clinic Health System

Mindy Bosanek, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CPNP-AC

Director of Surgical ServicesChildren’s Hospital and Medical Center - Omaha

Molly Litchfield, MBA-HM, BSN, RN, CNOR

Senior Director of PeriOperative ServicesSt. Peter's Health

Nancy Norton, RN

Award Winning Comedian, Keynote Speaker and Nurse

Niesan Emara, BSN, RN, CNOR, CVRN-BC

Manager, Perioperative ServicesSt. Luke's Health, Sugarland Hospital

Pamela Hunt BS, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Executive Advisory, Consultant and Associate Faculty - Kelly School of BusinessIndiana University

Randy Heiser, MA, BA

PresidentSullivan Healthcare Consulting, LLC

Robert W. Choquette BSN, RN

DirectorBaptist Health Surgery Center Coral Gables

Rosanne Zagone, MSN, RN

Associate PrincipalVizient Inc.

Sam Sullivan, RN

Clinical DirectorUniversity of Rochester Medical Center

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

Sujata Deshpande

Managing Director, Perioperative DeliveryQventus

Teresa Jensen, BSN, CCRN, CPAN

Perioperative Services Nurse ManagerUCHealth

Thomas Feo

CEOHealthcare Control Systems, Inc

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

AdministratorHeartland Surgery Center

Vicki Yfantis, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CPAN, CAPA

Director PACU, Pre-Op, PSTSuburban Hospital

Vikram Tiwari, PhD

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