Gerry Y. Asuncion, MS, BSN, RN, CSSM, CNOR, CNAMB, NPD-BC, CPHQ

Director of Education and Professional Development at Providence Saint John’s Health Center

Nominating Committee (Three to be Elected)


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Gerry Y. Asuncion, MS, BSN, RN, CSSM, CNOR, CNAMB, NPD-BC, CPHQ, is the director of Education and Professional Development at Providence Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica, California. He earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Western Mindanao State University, Zamboanga City, Philippines, and a Master of Science in health care quality and safety from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

Asuncion has been a perioperative nurse for 23 years and a member of AORN for 9 years. He is a member of

  • AORN of Los Angeles (2020-present),
  • AORN of Greater Houston (2022-present),
  • eChapter (2022-present),
  • the Clinical Nurse Educator Specialty Assembly (2017-present),
  • the Perioperative Nursing Informatics Specialty Assembly (2017-present),
  • the Leadership Specialty Assembly (2017-present),
  • the Ambulatory Surgery Specialty Assembly (2017-present), and
  • the Sterile Processing/Supply Chain Management Specialty Assembly (2017-present).


He has been a member of

  • eChapter (2014-2015) and
  • AORN of Greater Houston (2017-2020).


Asuncion has attended Congress three times in the past 10 years, each time as a delegate.

Asuncion has received

  • a Philippine Nurses Association of Southern California Nurse Hero Award (2023),
  • an AORN of Los Angeles President’s Award (2022), and
  • a Good Samaritan Excellence in Nursing Bronze Medal (2020).


Highlights of Asuncion’s service to AORN include that he is

  • co-chair of the Perioperative Nursing Informatics Specialty Assembly (2023-present);
  • communication chair of the Clinical Nurse Educator Specialty Assembly (2023-present);
  • vice president of AORN of Los Angeles (2022-present);
  • secretary of AORN of Los Angeles (2022-present); and
  • organizer of the Perioperative Patient Safety Seminar, AORN of Los Angeles (2023-present).


He has been

  • chair of the AORN of Los Angeles Continuing Education Committee (2022-2023),
  • chair of the Program and Education Committee for the AORN of Los Angeles 70th Anniversary Mini-Convention (2022),
  • a member-at-large of the AORN of Los Angeles Board of Directors (2021-2022),
  • a member of the AORN of Greater Houston Membership Committee (2020), and
  • vice chair of the AORN of Greater Houston Chapter Ambassador Committee (2020).


In other leadership roles, Asuncion is

  • chair of the Asian American Pacific Islander Caregiver Resource Group, Providence - Southern California (2023-present),
  • a member of the Board of Directors for the Society of Internationally Educated Nurses in North America (2023-present),
  • a certification coach for the Competency & Credentialing Institute (2019-present),
  • a member of the Competency & Credentialing Institute Exam Review Committee (2023-present), and
  • a member of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (2022-present).


In his community, Asuncion is

  • a member of the Providence Asian American Pacific Islander Caregiver Resource Group (2021-present).


He has been

  • a member of the Community Emergency Response Team, Baytown, Texas (2015-2020); and
  • a member of the Reformers Unanimous Addiction Rehabilitation Program (2015-2020).

Election Statement

The inevitable paradigm shifts in the field of perioperative nursing will continue to shape the future of our profession with profound impact not only to technology, patient-centered care practices, workforce but also to leadership and management.

As a leader, it is our responsibility to create sustainable plans for our organization, establish clear blueprints to achieve our true north and position the right and competent leaders who can navigate these changes. My experience leading our local AORN chapter has given me the skills to strategically work on rebuilding and reshaping the future of our organization to be resilient, stronger, engaging, and diverse.

As an Internationally Educated Nurse from the Philippines, I have honed my leadership skills in different countries and states, adapting to changes. My multicultural flexibility, proven ability to collaborate and strong leadership acumen, has helped me effectively lead diverse groups of people, serve as a catalyst for improvement and as the voice of the unheard. My advocacy for diversity, equity, and inclusion has helped me realize to equally advocate for belongingness. Each one deserves to experience and feel that they belong without trying to fit in. We all deserve to be heard, seen and co-exist.

If elected to the Nominating Committee, I promise to be your voice in crafting the best slates of future perioperative leaders. Please consider voting for me to continue serving you and the AORN community.