David has been a member of AORN since 1996 and has served in a variety of roles supporting AORN Nationally as well as with the San Antonio AORN Chapter 4409 and AORN's eChapter. David has held various roles, currently as a National Nominating Committee member, as well as holding positions locally as San Antonio Chapter 4409 President, President Ex-Officio, Vice President, Board of Directors and several years as the Chair for numerous committees.
A graduate of the University of the Incarnate Word, David has nearly 35 years of experience working in Operating Room environment. He has held a variety of leadership roles in surgical services throughout his career, including Regional Director, Senior Nurse Consultant, Administrative Director of Surgical Services, Adjunct Faculty at Loyola University in Chicago, NCLEX Instructor, and Nurse Educator. David is the owner of Resolute Advisory Group, LLC, providing Surgical Services Consulting throughout the country.
"I believe that perioperative nurses have the ability to impact the lives of their patients and their family members at some of the most vulnerable times in their life. For many, a surgical intervention can be a significant life event and every aspect of that medical care can have a profound impact. In some case this can affect them for a lifetime. Because our profession and the perioperative nursing specialty is continuously evolving it requires nurses to seek up-to-date information and continually educate themselves with relevant information in order to provide the very best to their patients. That is why AORN is so important to me. It has always been at the forefront of bringing its members recommended practice standards, evidence-based practices, new trends and treatments in surgical care through a variety of venues. I feel fortunate, organizations like the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) diligently works to collect and disseminate the latest innovations and best practices in perioperative nursing so we can be the best at what we do.”