The AAMI Nominating Committee has selected five longtime AAMI volunteers and well-known industry figures-including a longtime leader at the nation’s largest healthcare accreditation organization-to serve on the association’s Board of Directors. Four candidates were nominated as directors, and one was selected for a special vice-chair position.
The nominees are:
Dave Deaven, a global quality engineering executive at GE Healthcare in Waukesha, Wisc. Deaven is active in international standards development, with a personal focus on health IT, and is a member of the AAMI Committee on Standards Strategy.
Dave Francoeur, senior director of brand and quality at Sodexo in Brentwood, Tenn. Francoeur has been an AAMI member for more than 20 years. He has served as chair of the Technology Management Council, co-chair of the annual conference planning committee, and a member of the BI&T Editorial Board.
Tina Krenc, director of life cycle quality at Abbott Medical Optics in Santa Ana, Calif.. Krenc has been the lead instructor for AAMI’s Incorporating Risk Management into the Quality System course since 2006 and is active in standards development. She was nominated to be vice-chair of training.
George Mills, director of engineering at The Joint Commission. Mills is a director for the AAMI Credentials Institute and has presented at numerous annual conferences and webinars. He also is a member of the Medical Equipment Management Committee.
Janet Prust, director of standards and global business development for 3M in St. Paul, Minn. Prust has been an active committee member for 19 years, also serving on the AAMI Standards Board. In addition, she participated in AAMI’s meeting on humidity levels in the operating room as a stakeholder representative.
“One of AAMI’s greatest strengths is its members, and this year the Nominating Committee had a large number of highly qualified candidates to consider for the board of directors,” says Michael Scholla, chair of the AAMI Board and the Nominating Committee. “I am pleased with the slate the committee decided to present for election at the Annual Conference in June and look forward to these new nominees taking their places on the Board.” The candidates are scheduled to be elected during the AAMI business meeting, which will be held June 4 during the AAMI Annual Conference & Expo in Tampa, Fla., with their terms beginning immediately thereafter.