2022-2023 ASATT Committees

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Bylaws / Policies and Procedures Committee


To review and maintain the Society's governing documents, including the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, policies and procedures.


  • Review the Articles of Incorporation annually and make recommendations on amendments to the Board of Directors for the vote of the membership.
  • Consider amendments submitted by Active Members and make recommendations to the Board of Directors for vote of the membership.
  • Compile results of the vote of the ASATT membership and provide the report to the Board of Directors. Coordinating publication of the report in the Society's newsletter as mandated by the ASATT Bylaws.
  • Review the ASATT policies and procedures at least every three years and make recommendations for review and approval of the Board of Directors.

Chair: Otoniel Castillo, Cer.A.T.T.
Co-Chair: Karen Patrick, Cer.A.T.
Greg Farmer, Cer.A.T.
Katie Hinzemann, Cer.A.T.
Gary West, Cer.A.T.T.

Staff Liaison: Mike McManus, Executive Director

Continuing Education Committee


To oversee the Society's continuing education program.


  • Develop continuing education guidelines for the Certified Anesthesia Technologist or Technician, and make these recommendations to the Board of Directors for approval.
  • Assign credit hours to conferences, workshops and programs.
  • Identify and assign external credit hours that meet ASATT specifications and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Chair: Mike Kosanke, Cer.A.T.T.
Samantha Groshek, Cer.A.T.T.
Lauren Luna, Cer.A.T.T.
Gary West, Cer.A.T.T.

Staff Liaisons: Mike McManus, Executive Director 

Ethics Committee


To set and oversee the standard of ethical professional conduct for ASATT and its members.


  • Review and maintain the ASATT Code of Ethics on a regular basis.
  • Serve as the reviewers of such issues, but not limited to authenticity of recertification, and inappropriate behavior or actions of an ASATT member. The committee will then make a recommendation to the Board of Directors for review and discussion, with all recommendations needing to be approved by the Board before any action can be taken.
  • Maintain awareness of ethical issues and concerns being discussed and/or evaluated in the professional and general environment outside of the Society, with a view to keeping the Society's Code of Ethics relevant and up-to-date.

Chair: Ebenezer Tolman, Cer.A.T.
Lisa Cable, Cer.A.T.
Katie Hinzemann, Cer.A.T.
Chelsey Jones, Cer.A.T.T.

Staff Liaison: Mike McManus, Executive Director

Financial Committee


To inspect the financial accounts, budgets and audits of ASATT and advise on fiscal and investment policy.


  • Counsel ASATT Headquarters on financial and investment matters and policies of the organization.
  • Review the yearly expenses.
  • Provide input into the drafting of the annual budget for the Society.
  • Advise in the prerparation of financial recommendations for Board of Directors meetings.

Chair: Sara Paraspolo, Cer.A.T.T., ASATT Treasurer
Co-Chair: Ahmed Hamdan, Cer.A.T.T.
Christopher Carrizal, Cer.A.T.T.

Staff Liaisons: Mike McManus, Executive Director & Liz Kutz, AEG CFO

National Certification Examination (NCE) Committee


To oversee the development, administration, scoring and analysis of ASATT's National Certification Examination.


  • Maintain the National Certification Examination for Anesthesia Technologists.
  • Develop the test items for the examination with variable cognitive complexity.
  • Review test items to ensure accuracy in content, proper citation to relevant textbooks, relevancy to practice, and appropriate formatting in accordance with good testing procedures.
  • Develop a practice test.
  • Serve as subject matter experts, educational resources, and consultants to ASATT regarding program development, content and administration, including test development, test administration, and scoring and analysis.
  • Serve as the Society's liaison to the testing company engaged to host and administer the examination.

Chair: Bryan Fulton, M.Ed., Cer.A.T.T., ASATT President
Co-Chair: Dr. Nancy Sweet-Fitzgibbon, DNAP, CRNA
Public Member: Caitlin Lassiter, Cer.A.T.T.

Staff Liaisons: Mike McManus, Executive Director 

Nominations Committee


To oversee the Society's annual Board of Directors nominations and election process.


  • Carry out the annual nominations process and election of the Officers of the Society, in accordance with policy and procedure as set each year by the Board of Directors.

Chair: David Foster, Cer.A.T.T., ASATT Immediate Past President
Lauren Luna, Cer.A.T.T., ASATT President-Elect

Staff Liaison: Mike McManus, Executive Director

Strategic Planning Committee


To assist the Board of Directors with its responsibilities for the Society's mission, vision and strategic direction.


  • Project, develop and review a concept for the advancement of the Society.
  • Make recommendations to the Board of Directors related to the Society's mission, vision, strategic initiatives, and major programs and services.
  • Help the board of Directors identify critical strategic issues facing the organization.
  • Assist in analysis of alternative strategic options.
  • Ensure management has established an effective strategic planning, including development of a five-year plan with measurable goals and time targets.
  • Annually review the mission, vision and five-year plan, and recommend any needed interim modifications to the Board of Directors.

Chair: Jonnalee Geddis, Cer.A.T., ASATT Region 1 Director
Lisa Cable, Cer.A.T.
Greg Farmer, Cer.A.T.
Chris Fortner, Cer.A.T.
Phillip Hood, Cer.A.T.
Jeffrey Williams, Cer.A.T., CNA
Joseph Answine, MD, ASA Liaison

Staff Liaisons: Mike McManus, Executive Director

Annual Conference Task Force


To assist in the society's planning and implementation of the annual conference.


  • Identify and develop the conference program, including speakers, workshops, and other programmatic elements.
  • Ensure the society's  annual conference addresses the needs of its members. 
  • Collaborate with staff and committee members in soliciting sponsors. 
  • Review the annual conference evaluation to determine possible changes or additions to future conferences. 

Chair: Mike Kosanke, Cer.A.T.T.
Marc McGaffic, Cer.A.T.T.
Marc Phillips
Nada El-Achi
Christopher Nation

Staff Liaisons: Mike McManus, Executive Director

Committees Affiliated to ASATT

Committee on Accreditation for Anesthesia Technology Education (CoA-ATE) Organization: CAAHEP


To maintain and promote appropriate standards of quality for educational programs in anesthesia technology; to provide recognition for educational programs that meet or exceed the minimum standards, and; to uphold and enforce the educational content outline as determined by collaboration between the CoA-ATE, ASATT and the American Red Cross.


  • Provide a liaison representing ASATT, a sponsoring organization, with the CoA-ATE.
  • Evaluate educational certification programs through the process outlined by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education (CAAHEP).
  • Do the day-to-day work of accreditation, reviewing programs' self studies, coordinating site visits, serving as each program's main contact throughout the review process, and formulating accreditation recommendations which are then considered by the CAAHEP Board of Directors.

Chair: Marc McGaffic, MS, Cer.A.T.T.
Co-Chair: Omar Gallardo, MD
Treasurer: Bryan Fulton, M.Ed., Cer.A.T.T.
Secretary: Kimberly Allen, Cer.A.T.T.
CAAHEP Liaison: Kalyani Naik
American Red Cross Sponsor: Dr. Adelita Cantu, PhD
Jeremy Wyatt, Cer.A.T.T.
David Foster, Cer.A.T.T.
Ioana Persi Adams, Cer.A.T.
Dr. Shannon Yorkman, DNP, MS, MSN, CRNA
Otoniel Castillo, Cer.A.T.T.

ASATT Staff Liaison: Mike McManus, Executive Director

Item Writers
Michael Phelps, MD
Marc McGaffic, Cer.A.T.T.
Ahmed Hamdan, Cer.A.T.T.
Otoniel Castillo, Cer.A.T.T.
Sara Paraspolo, Cer.A.T.T.


The American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians is a professional entity with an overall focus on further establishing the health profession in anesthesia technology.

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