New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Center Elects New Officers to Its Board of Directors

Trenton, NJ (July 9, 2018) – The New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (NJAASC) has elected new officers to its board of directors.  They are:

Jeff Shanton ,Journal Square Surgical Center – President; Meg Stagliano, RN, BSN, MBA, Seashore Surgical Institute – Vice President; Caroline Ivanovski-Hauser, Bergen-Passaic Eye Surgery Center – Treasurer, and Sheila McAteer, Virtua – Secretary. 

The announcement follows the May 2019 election of two new members to its board — Melissa Bushnell of Atlanticare and Shelia McAteer of Virtua.  Other NJAASC board members include: Edmund Abramovitz, FACHE, The Alexander Group Consultants; Sharon Gelardi, RN, The Gastro Surgi Center of New Jersey; Michael Graziano, CASC, Clifton Surgery Center; Joan McKibben RN, BSN, CASC, ONC, Ambulatory Surgical Center of Somerset, and Andrew Weiss, CASC, NJAASC Immediate Past President, Summit Surgical. 



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. NJAASC is a member of the American Society of Quality Control. For more information, visit  


PHOTO: Pictured Left to Right (Back Row): Melissa Bushnell; Jeff Shanton, President; Andrew Weiss, Past President, Michael Graziano and Edmund Abromovitz. Pictured Left to Right (Front Row): Shelia McAteer, Sharon Gerlardi, Joan McKibben, Meg Stagliano and Caroline Ivanovski-Hauser. 


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