ASA Leadership

The Association of Surgical Assistants Board of Directors consists of a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and five directors who are elected by their fellow members in the fall and are announced at the annual meeting. Each serves a two-year term of office.

ASA depends upon the expertise of members to meet the goals of our Strategic Plan. You have the ability to be involved and to be an influential voice in issues related to achieving the mission and vision of ASA. Willingness to serve on the ASA Board of Directors and becoming involved with its committees, work groups, projects and events is your first step in beginning your journey to personal and professional fulfillment.

If you are interested in running for a position on the ASA Board of Directors, please complete the Consent to Serve form to become a candidate.

Official representative of the association and is responsible, in partnership with the Board of Directors, for the organization’s activities. The President presides at all meeting, works with the Vice President to determine appointments to standing committees (with approval from the Board), maintains dialogue with other professional organizations and serves as an ex-officio member on all committees.

Fred Fisher CSFA, CSA, RSA
Legislation Committee Chairman
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Vice President
Actively aids the President and performs the duties of the President when required. The Vice President assists the President with orientation of new officers and committee members, consults with the President regarding the termination of committee appointments and provides assistance in finding replacements, and recognizes outstanding achievements among members and supporters.

Michael Morrison, BS, MPH, CTP, CSFA, ACLS
Workshops Committee Chairman
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Records the proceedings of the Board of Directors and House of Delegates. The Secretary furnishes a copy of the Board meeting minutes, ensures that the Minutes Readers Committee reviews the minutes of the House of Delegates meetings, assists with writing motions concerning the intent of the Board of Directors, presents an oral report to the House of Delegates and serves as the chair of the Policy and Procedures Committee.

Shannon Eddins Smith, CSFA
Nashville, TN
Education and Professional Standards Committee Chairman
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Responsible for the collection, disbursement, protection and accounting of association funds under the guidance of the Board of Directors.

Ivan Zamora, LSA
Houston, TX
Budget and Finance Committee Chairman
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The ASA Board of Directors includes the four national officers and five elected Directors. The Board transacts business on behalf of the organization in between annual meetings, formulates policies and procedures for the organization, establishes standing committees, reviews committee reports and enacts responses.

Amy Burton, CSFA, LSA
Clearwater, FL
Organizational Marketing and Membership Committee Chairman
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Christine Griffith, CSFA
Policies and Procedures Committee Chairman
Editor, ASA Newsletter, "The Surgical Assistant"
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Pamela Milhorn, LSA, CSFA
Research and Development Committee Chair
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Geoffrey McNeave, CSFA, CSA
Tampa, FL
Bylaws Committee Chairman

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Tavarius Walker, CSFA
Marketing and Social Media Committee Chairman
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The ASA Board of Directors appoints members to serve on its various committees. If you are interested in giving back to the profession, please visit the Get Involved! page.