"I began my journey in the Medical industry in 1979 as a Central Supply Technician. I was taught many things but never given the reason why. I took the 2 year course for CRCST from Purdue University in 1984 and have shared my knowledge every chance I get. I have fought for Sterile Processing to be recognized as the first line of defense for infection prevention and control and still continue to do so today. In '99 I was moved the OR as Implant/Supply Coordinator and transitioned to a role as Non-Clinical Manager, eventually becoming Periop. Procurement Manager. I was president of the employee Activities committee and often had to don the Bunny Suit or be Santa Claus. I left the hospital in 2008 and often say I trained 30 years for this job, 40 now (Ouch!). I presently represent Healthmark Industries in South Texas and am Clinical Director for Streamline Hospital Services. Healthmark and SHS fully utilize my experience in the OR and SPD allowing me to help others understand and maintain industry standards.
I am honored to be the Industry Representative for the San Antonio AORN Chapter for 2019-2021 and look forward to working with the chapter."
jim long, medline
Jacqulyn Kenedy, Baxter
"I have been in medical device sales for 15 years with DeRoyal, Ossur, LMA and now Baxter Advanced Surgery where I am a Key Account manager, Sales Trainer and a Region Coach.
I have 2 amazing daughters that are in College. I enjoy volunteering for Homeless shelters and feeding the homeless. I also like hiking and kickboxing in my spare time. My most recent adventure will be going on a Mission trip to Haiti (Haiti180) in November 2018 to volunteer at an orphanage that helps the children attend school and to provide food and shelter for them.
I am honored to have been selected to be a non-voting member of the AORN Chapter here in San Antonio for 2017-2018."
Chris klebba, ccVSP, steris
"I am a proud member of the Fighting Texas Aggie class of 2007! I began my medical career with IMS as an intern while in my last semester at Texas A&M University. This extremely competitive internship opportunity was part of my core curriculum making it a requirement to graduate. I am very grateful to have been given this opportunity. Without it, I would not be where I am today. I have been with this company going on 5 years. I currently serve as the San Antonio Territory Manager. I am honored to have been selected to serve as your Industry Representative for 2011-2013."