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Meet the Nominating Committee

Jeffrey Keane

Jeffrey R. Keane, BSN, RN, CNOR

Chair, 2021-2022


Jeffrey Keane, BSN, RN, CNOR, is a Unit Based Educator at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston Ma. Jeff has been a perioperative nurse for the 14 years and a member of AORN for 13 years. While practicing as a perioperative nurse Jeff’s specialty is in robotics, general surgery, GYN and urology. Over the past 5 years Jeff has been the primary facilitator for team-based training in the simulation center. Jeff is also a member of the Emergency Management Committee at the hospital. He has been to training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness where they work with hospital teams to prepare for catastrophic events. Jeff has presented at AORN Expo on operating room preparedness for mass casualty events.

Jeff is a member of the AORN Mass Chapter 1 where he currently serves as the Treasurer, prior to this he served on the Board for 4 years. He has also served on several national task force most recently on the Fellowship Level of Recognition. During the first year of this committee Jeff served as the Chair to determine the feasibility of this program to AORN. During the second year he continued this work as a member of the committee to operationalize this new program for nurses who continually support and promote perioperative nursing.

When away from the operating room Jeff enjoys spending time with his family. They enjoy traveling to their favorite spots and taking cruises.

Amy Brunson

Amy Brunson, MSN, RN, CNOR, NE-BC


Amy Brunson, MSN, RN, CNOR, NE-BC, is an OR nurse manager at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple, Texas. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical science and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science degree in nursing from Western Governors University. Amy is dedicated to patient safety and actively participates on multidisciplinary perioperative committees focused on patient safety in her facility. Amy has been an active member of the AORN of Central Texas chapter since 2012 and has served in leadership roles including board of directors, president-elect, and currently as president. She is a member of the Leadership Specialty Assembly and Clinical Nurse Educator Specialty Assembly and has served on the AORN National Clinical Nursing Practice Committee. She has received Excellence Awards from Baylor Scott & White Health and Western Governors University and was honored with the Baylor Scott & White Central Texas Region Top 25 Nurse Award in 2016. She is a member of the Psi Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the Texas Organization for Nursing Leadership. She is currently serving as a member of the AORN Nominating Committee.

Andrea Mary Dyer

Andrea Mary Dyer, MSN, RN, CNOR


Andrea Mary Dyer, MSN, RN, CNOR, is a pediatric traveling operating room nurse currently at Children’s Hospital Colorado. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine and a Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Education from Grand Canyon University. She has been an operating room nurse for over 11 years working in numerous health care systems around the country including several level I trauma facilities.

She is the President Elect of AORN Chapter 2001 The State of Maine. She is on the Continuing Education Approval Committee, and an active member of American Nurses Association, International Council on Surgical Plume, and the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association Inc.  Dyer is a champion for perioperative practice issues including the Elimination of Surgical Smoke and Bullying in the Workplace.  She has presented nationally on both of these topics.  In Oregon, she facilitated the implementation of smoke evacuation equipment at her facility and testified before the Oregon legislative bodies on Surgical Smoke Elimination.  Dyer continues her work with both of these topics, knowing that she is making a practice and safety difference for patients and practitioners everywhere.

Christopher J. Hudgins

Christopher J. Hudgins, BS, ASN, RN, CNOR


Christopher J. Hudgins, BS, ASN, RN, CNOR, is a Perioperative Clinical Specialist Manager at 3M Health Care in St. Paul, Minnesota. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Alternative Medicine from Everglades University in Boca Raton, Florida; Associate of Science in Nursing from Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta, Georgia; and Certificate in Surgical Technology from the Community College of the Air Force in Montgomery, Alabama.

Christopher has worked in health care for over 27 years, been a perioperative nurse for 19 years, a member of AORN for 12 years, and a certified perioperative nurse for 7 years. His service to AORN includes:  AORN National Awards Committee (2020-2021); member of AORN of Atlanta Chapter #1101 (2009-present), Board of Directors (2018-current), President-Elect (2016-2017), and President (2017-2018); member of Georgia Council of Perioperative Nurses (2016-present), Board of Directors (2020-current), Bylaws Committee (2019-current), Scholarship Committee (2019-current), and Legislative Committee (2019-current). He is also a member of the Georgia Nurses Association (2019-current) and 3M Sales Advisory Committee (2020-current).

Christopher was selected as the Perioperative Nurse of the Year for AORN of Atlanta Chapter #1101 in 2016; received the 3M Pyramid of Excellence Award in 2016 and the 3M Golden Step Award in 2011.

David Reinhart

David Reinhart DNP, MBA, RN, CNOR


David Reinhart DNP, MBA, RN, CNOR, is the Specialty Director of Perioperative Services at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He earned his Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, Georgia, Master in Nursing from University of St. Francis, Joliet, Illinois and his Master of Business Administration from University of Dallas, Dallas, Texas.

Reinhart has been a perioperative nurse for 33 years and a member of AORN for 32 years. His experience progression started with his role as a nurses’ aide, surgical tech, staff nurse, Supervisor of nursing, Manager of nursing, Director of nursing and then finally his present position of Specialty Director of Nursing of Perioperative Services. Reinhart is a member of AORN Northwest Georgia Chapter 1107 (2017 - present). He is a past President of AORN South Florida local chapter 1004 (2012 – 2013). He is a member of ANA, GNA, and Sigma Theta Tau. He was a member of the AORN Bylaws committee (2017 – 2018) and a member of the AORN Recruitment and Retention of Perioperative Nurses Task Force (2019 – 2020). He participates in the AORN Executive Roundtable meetings.

Reinhart was the Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Nursing Management award in 2019.

David A. Wyatt

David A. Wyatt, PhD, MA, MPH, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, CNOR

Advisor, 2021-2022
Immediate Past President of AORN, 2020-2021


David A. Wyatt, PhD, MA, MPH, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, CNOR, is the Chief Nursing Officer of the University Hospitals at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He is responsible for nursing leadership and care delivery including; inpatient, critical care, emergency, perioperative, procedural and other specialty nursing care. David is an experienced leader in the perioperative specialty and has held prior leadership roles in perioperative services at various medical centers. David has been involved in strategic development and physician relations for the surgery service lines, and information technology implementations in the perioperative setting, including scheduling, intraoperative documentation, and selection processes for hospital-wide systems. He has also worked on performance improvement, patient outcome management, and patient safety projects, designing methods of data collection based from computerized documentation. Wyatt has served on the AORN Board of Directors, 2008-2012, and is the recipient of the 2015 AORN Award for Excellence in Perioperative Nursing.