About ASA

Kathy Duffy
Kathy Duffy, CSFA, CSA, President
Port St Lucie, Florida

ASA Billing and Reimbursement Taskforce Chair 2012-present; ASA Secretary 2012-2014; ASA Board of Directors 2010-2012. ASA Founding Member 2010 to present.

Greg Salmon, CSFA. CSA, Vice President
Meridian Institue of Surgical Assisting
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Greg is a self-employed surgical first assistant who speciaizes in general surgery, OB/GYN, vascular, orthopedics, and laparoscopic surgical techniques.
He began his surgical assisting career in 1994. Previously, he worked in industry and from 1990-1995 was employed as a surgical technologist at Elkhart General Hospital in Elkhart, Indiana. From 1989-1995, he served as a hospital corpsman and surgical technologist in the US Naval Reserves and was deployed during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. He has taught several wound closure workshops and assists in pig labs.

Rebecca Hall, CST, CSA, FAST, Secretary
Delta College
University Centre, Michigan

Rebecca is the current program director at Delta College. Previously, she has served o the AST Board of Directors and most recently was a contributor editor to the Core Curriculum for Surgical Assisting, third edition.
She has extensive experience in surgical assisting in robotic procedures and has published several articles over the last several years.

Jodie Woods, CST, CSFA, Treasurer
St Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
Boise, Idaho

Jodie Woods is a surgical assistant working in Boise, Idaho, and specializes in orthopedics. She has been an item writer for the orthopedic specialty examination and sat for two terms on the NBSTSA Exam Review Committee.

Fred Fisher, CSFA, CSA, Director
Chicagoland Surgical Assisting
Naperville, Illinois

Fred has been working as a surgical assistant for more than 26 years and owned his own business for more than 15 years. He employs CSFAs, CSAs and RFNAs to cover three hospitals. Fred has been working as a surgical assistant for more than 26 years and owned his own business for more than 15 years. He employs CSFAs, CSAs and RFNAs to cover three hospitals.
He has also served as the vice president of the Illinois Surgical Assistant Association and is actively involved at the present.

Deborah Klaudt, CSFA, Director
Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting
Nashville, Tennessee

ASA Membership Committee 2013-2015 ; ASA Education and Professional Standards Committee 2014-present; ASA Nomination and Leadership Committee 2014-2016

Michael Morrison, CST, CSFA, Director
University Hospitals – Case Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio

ASA Planning Committee 2015 – Present; ASA Marketing Committee 2015-Present; Co-Leader ASA Endovein Harvest Workshop 2016.

Shannon Smith, CST, CSFA, Director
Evansville, Indiana

Shannon Smith is the current program chair for the Amy Lynette Bailey Surgical Technology Program at Tallahassee Community College and is also an adjunct instructor for the surgical assisting program at Gulf Coast Community College.
She has served on the ASA Education Committee and is actively engaged in supporting the Florida legislative efforts on behalf of surgical assistants.

Christina Tuchsen, CSFA, LSA, Director
San Antonio Surgical Assistants
San Antonio, Texas

ASA Billing and Reimbursement Taskforce 2012-present; ASA Membership Committee 2011-2012. Founded Texas Surgical Assistant Association. ASA Founding Member 2010 to present.
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