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Linda Groah, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, FAAN
CEO/Executive Director of AORN
Linda Groah, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, FAAN, has been the CEO/executive director of AORN since March 2007. A veteran perioperative nursing executive, Linda has devoted her career to perioperative nursing practice, education, and executive management.
James Cousin, MBA, CPA
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Diversity Officer
James Cousin, MBA, CPA, is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Diversity Officer. In this capacity, James oversees accounting, the AORN Surgical Conference & Expo, HR, business opportunities, and facilities management.
Terry Avitable, MSN, RN, CNOR
Vice President of Pfiedler Division
Terry Avitable, MSN, RN, CNOR, is Vice President of Pfiedler Education.
Renae Battié, MN, RN, CNOR
Vice President of Nursing
Renae Battié, MN, RN, CNOR, joined AORN in 2019 as Vice President of Nursing to lead and manage the division of nursing which includes the Nursing Education, Nursing Practice, and Ambulatory Surgery Departments.
Maureen Girard, MBA, BSN
Vice President of Sales, Medical Products and Solutions
Maureen Girard, MBA, BSN, joined AORN in March, 2020 as Vice President of Sales, Medical Products and Solutions. She is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating all aspects of industry sales for AORN’s enterprise.