Governance

The Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA) is governed by a Board of Directors, elected by the membership. The Board of Directors consists of six elected Directors plus five officers consisting of the President, President-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer, Immediate Past President and Executive Director, as an ex-officio member.

HSPA Leadership

Overview

The purpose of HSPA is to provide members of the Association and healthcare facilities with educational opportunities, professional development, and certification.

HSPA is governed by an elected board of directors comprised of the President, President-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer, Immediate Past President, and Executive Director, as an ex-officio member, as well as six elected Directors.

The board is responsible for positioning the Association to best serve HSPA members while always maintaining the Association's focus and vision.

The board establishes policy, directs Association activities, oversees finances, and charters chapters.

Professionals Instrumental to Patient Safety

Communication:

To share association and profession-related information in an open and timely manner with members, allied partners, associates, and the public.

Education: To advance knowledge and achieve excellence at all levels of the Sterile Processing and associated professions.

Professionalism: To deliver professional performance and quality through integrity, accountability, trust, ethics, and collaboration.

Leadership: To act as the leading Sterile Processing organization by providing educational opportunities; creating an environment to promote patient safety; and mentoring and developing new leaders.

Advocacy: To promote the Sterile Processing profession on international, national, state, and local levels and to support issues that promote the profession and patient safety.

Excellence: To strive for excellence within the Sterile Processing profession by promoting quality performance and education.
The mission of HSPA is to promote patient safety worldwide by raising the level of expertise and recognition for those in the Sterile Processing profession. HSPA accomplishes this:
  • By providing educational, professional development, certification, communication, and representation opportunities for Sterile Processing professionals;
  • Through collaborative efforts with allied partners, members, and associates; and
  • Through advocacy initiatives for public policy changes.
Through international collaboration and organizational excellence, HSPA will be the leading association for education and certification for the Sterile Processing profession, thereby improving patient safety and meeting the needs of the healthcare environment.

Board of Directors

2022-2023 Board Members

/President
Marjorie Wall, MLOS, CRCST, CIS, CHL, CSSBB
President
Regional Director of Sterile Processing
Memorial Hermann
Houston, TX
/President-Elect
MONIQUE JELKS, MSOL, CRCST
President-Elect
Sterile Processing Operations Manager
Ascension St. Vincent
Indianapolis, IN
/Immediate%20Past%20President
Tanya Lewis, CRCST
Immediate Past President
Sterile Processing Supervisor
Wellstar North Fulton Hospital
Roswell, GA
/Secretary-Treasurer
JAN PRUDENT, CRCST, CIS, CER, CHL, CFER, BA
Secretary-Treasurer
Sterile Processing Manager
Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center
Idaho Falls, ID
/Executive%20Director
Susan Adams, CAE
Executive Director
Executive Director
HSPA Headquarters Office
Chicago, IL

Directors (2021-2023)

/Director
Arlene Bush, CRCST, CIS, CER, CHL
Director
Supervisory Medical Supply Technician
(Sterile Processing)
US Department of Affairs
Cape Coral, FL
/Director
Tracy Davenport, BHA, CRCST, CIS, CHL
Director
Manager, Sterile Processing (Operations)
Northside Hospital Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
/Director
Tony Thurmond, CRCST, CHL, CIS
Director
Manager Sterile Processing
Dayton Children's Hospital
Dayton, OH

Directors (2022-2024)

/Director
DENSLEY COKE, MBA, BSHM, CST, CRCST, CHL, CER
Director
Central Sterile Processing Manager
Northside Hospital – Forsyth
Cumming, CA
/Director
SARAH B. CRUZ, CSPDT, CRCST, CHL
Director
Quality & Education
Bone and Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital
Hartfort, CT
/Director
BRANDON M. GANTT, MHA, CRCST, CHL, CER
Director
Manager of SPD Education and Training
Emory Healthcare
Tucker, GA

HSPA Bylaws

Bylaws are a set of rules that govern a not-for-profit group and essentially serve as the Association's constitution.

  • Bylaws provide each association member with a written set of rules that can only be amended by vote of the membership;
  • Bylaws establish the major structural units of an organization;
  • They generally provide for meetings, elections of a Board of Directors and officers, filling vacancies, notices, types and duties of officers, committees, assessments, and other routine conduct; and
  • Bylaws are, in effect a contract among members, and must be formally adopted and/or amended.
 

This commitment to advancing Sterile Processing (SP) knowledge, skill sets and professionalism is why over 40,000 members and certification holders rely on HSPA to keep them sharp, focused and abreast of the very latest standards, best practices and technological advancements impacting the SP profession.

Certificants & Members
Certifications Offered
Years of Experience