About the Foundation

To help advance patient safety, the Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA) created the HSPA Foundation, the Association's 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization. The HSPA Foundation's primary mission is to provide valuable education and support to SP professionals through educational initiatives, research, scholarships, professional development grants, and awards.

Foundation Overview

Generosity Plants Seeds

Sterile Processing (SP) professionals are responsible for cleaning, decontaminating, sterilizing and distributing medical and surgical instrumentation in healthcare facilities. Because of this critical role, they are among the most vital contributors to the delivery of safe, high-quality patient care. In fact, without SP professionals, the Operating Room and other patient care centers of a healthcare facility simply could not function.

Performing SP-related duties safely, consistently and in accordance with industry standards, guidelines, best practices, internal policies and procedures, and manufacturers' instructions for use requires competent, well-trained and skilled SP technicians. Not only must these professionals commit to continuing education and professional development, they must also remain focused on delivering consistent, high-quality customer service, and doing what's right in the name of patient safety—for each and every instrument, surgical case and patient.

Your support provides the foundation to help these professionals continue their education and development, through education, training and scholarships.

  • Providing professional development grants for SP professionals to attend the HSPA Annual Conference
  • Providing scholarships for SP professionals to obtain CRCST, CIS and CHL certifications
  • Developing patient safety training tools, webinars and seminars
  • Funding industry research to improve patient safety, infection prevention and SP-related practices

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  • The IAHCSMM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation. Your donation may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution.
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Foundation Board of Directors

2018-2020 Board Members

/President
Karen Nauss, CRCST
President
Manager, CS and Supply Chain Logistics SPD
Mount Auburn Hospital
Cambride, MA
/Vice%20President
Mark Duro, CRCST, FCS
Vice President
Educational Consultant
Beaverton, OR
/Secretary-Treasurer
ANTHONY BONDON, CRCST
Secretary-Treasurer
SP Manager
HSHS St. John's Hospital
Sringfield, IL
/Director
STEVEN BASILE
Director
VP, Sales
Healthmark Industries
Fraser, MI
/Director
Sharon Greene-Golden, CRCST, FCS
Director
Manager, SPD
Shady Grove Medical Center
Rockville, MD
/Director
BOB MARRS, CRCST, CIS, CHL
Director
Consultant
Georgetown, TX
/Director
Warren Nist, CRCST, CIS, CHL
Director
CSSD Consultant
Evolved Sterile Processing Consulting.
Jacksonville, IL
/Director
LARRY PARSONS, CRCST, CHL
Director
Charleston, WV
/Director
Charles Reed
Director
Columbus, OH
/Director
RICHARD SCHULE, CRCST, CHMMC, CIS, CHL, FCS
Director
Senior Director Enterprise Reprocessing
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
/Director
Jayson Seema
Director
Medical Solutions Division - US Marketing Manager
3M Health Care
St. Paul, MN
/Executive%20Director
Susan Adams, CAE
Executive Director
Executive Director
IAHCSMM Headquarters Office
Chicago, IL
/Foundation%20Manager
Damien Berg, BA, BS, CRCST, AAMIF
Foundation Manager
Vice-President of Strategic Initiatives
IAHCSMM Headquarters Office
Chicago, IL

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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.

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