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Stephen M. Kovach is the Director of Education at Healthmark Industries located in Fraser Michigan
He has been in the Hospital field for over 37 years. He started his career as a sterilization orderly in 1975.
Stephen has a BS from
Stephen is active both on the state and national levels of various organizations having held many positions. Stephen was the Educational chair for AORN Specialty Assembly for SP/MM (2006-2010) this was a volunteer position. He is a voting member on various AAMI committees. He also has been an instructor at the Community College level and published many articles varying in subject matter from perfusion to the importance of cleaning surgical instruments. Stephen has a personal web site where you can read many of his articles; www.cpdguy.net
He has also authored chapters in both the IAHCSMM 7th Technical manual and the Management manual.
He has received recognition in both his personal and business profession.
Stephen recently received the IAHCSMM Award of Honor for his dedication to improving the role Central Service plays in the hospital. He also was named by Hospital Purchasing News in 2007 as one of the 30 most influential people within the field of Central Service.
Stephen is very proud to say he has
“WORKED IN CENTRAL SERVICE".
Diane Gosser is a 25-year veteran in the field of medical sales and marketing. Diane holds a B.S. in Secondary Education from Missouri State University and attended Webster University Business School. Diane began her career at Calgon Corporation as an Infection Control Market Specialist calling on the Sterile Processing departments and Infection Preventionist. Diane has held sales management, marketing, and corporate training positions in many healthcare corporations. Her sales and marketing efforts have focused on cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of medical devices. She is a member of IAHCSMM, and chaired their Vendor Advisory Board for several years. She has been an active participant in AAMI and served on several of the working groups as a corporate member.
Ray Taurasi, MBA, CRCST, CHL, ACE, FCS
Ray Taurasi is the Eastern Regional Director of Clinical Sales and Services for Healthmark Industries. His healthcare career spans over three decades as an Administrator, Educator, Technologist and Consultant.
Ray is a past president of IAHCSMM and was a long standing Advanced Member of ASHCSP. Ray has served on and contributed to many national committees, and task forces with a myriad of professional organizations, and regulatory entities. He has been an advisor and consultant to many manufacturers, corporations and prestigious healthcare networks. Ray has been a faculty member of numerous colleges teaching in the divisions of business administration and health sciences. He has authored several articles and textbook chapters and has been a featured speaker on the international scene. For the past ten years he has authored a monthly column in HPN entitled CS Solutions. He has been very involved in community health affairs and served two terms as an elected political official on the Board of Health in the metropolitan Boston area. He served as the board’s vice chairman for 6 years. Ray is an active member and contributor to many professional associations and regulatory entities including IAHCSMM, AORN, AAMI, AHA and SGNA. In addition to his professional credentials in the field of Central Service Technology and Education, he holds a BS degree in management and counseling and a Masters degree in Business Administration. His dedication to the healthcare field and community service has won him international recognition and several prestigious awards including HPN’s selection as one of the “Most Influential People in Healthcare Sterile Processing” over the last 30 years and a Mayoral proclamation of “Ray Taurasi Day” in the City of Boston