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July 25, 2017 (Trenton, NJ) – The New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (NJAASC) has announced that it has elected members to the board of directors and four new officers who will serve a two-year term. They include:

  • Jeff Shanton of Journal Square Surgical Center, LLC, will serve as president. He resides in North Bergen, NJ.
  • Meg Stagliano of Seashore Surgical Institute, LLC, will serve as vice president. She resides in Brick, NJ.
  • Michael Graziano of Clifton Surgery Center, Inc. Graziano will serve as treasurer. He resides in Clifton, NJ.
  • Sharon Gelardi of The Gastro-Surgi Center of New Jersey. Gelardi will serve as secretary. She resides in Bridgewater, NJ.
  • Caroline Ivanoski-Hauser of the Bergen-Passaic Eye Surgery Center. She resides in Fair Lawn, NJ.
  • Sarah Malaniak of the Ambulatory Center for Endoscopy. She resides in Wood-Ridge, NJ.
  • Edmund Abramovitz-Fache of The Alexander Group Consultants. He resides in East Windsor, NJ.
  • Joan McKibben of the Ambulatory Surgical Center of Somerset and Somerset Surgical Center. She resides in Harmony Township, NJ.
  • Andrew Weiss of The Endo Center at Vorhees, is now the immediate past president of NJAASC. He resides in Marlton, NJ.
  • Bonnie Lavoie, RN CNOR CASC, VP Operations, East Coast, ASD Management. She resides in Wharton NJ.
  • Scott Bergman, MBA, of the Rothman Institute. He resides in Voorhees, NJ.

“I am honored to serve as NJAASC’s new president and with our new board,” said NJAASC President Jeff Shanton. “The ambulatory surgery center industry continues to face tremendous change from both business and regulatory perspectives, and we look forward to helping our members better navigate these challenges through the unique educational and networking opportunities that NJAASC offers throughout the year, as well as through our representation in Trenton and our all-important relationships with governing agencies.”


The New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (NJAASC) is an incorporated, non-profit organization which was founded in 1992 by owners of ambulatory surgery centers. Its mission is to promote and advance the efforts of New Jersey’s ambulatory surgery centers in the delivery of optimum patient care in a cost effective manner. It offers information, educational and networking opportunities for everyone associated with the ASC industry; provides advocacy on issues affecting its members; monitors state and federal legislation, and interacts with the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) on state and federal issues. For more information, visit

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