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Advancing the field of sleep medicine
 

Board of Directors

Working to advance the field of polysomnographic technology since 2010


 Dave Worley, RPSGT, LRCP, LPN President  Clinical Specialist/Medical Device Sales Lake Mary, Florida  Dave is an experienced healthcare professional, licensed and board certified Practical Nurse, Respiratory Therapist, and Registered Polysomnographer.  Dave's biggest passion lies in educating allied health professionals in the dangers of Sleep Disordered Breathing and the importance of quality sleep and its impact on other co-morbid health conditions.   "I am thankful to serve on the FAST Board alongside a great team of sleep professionals, whose goal is to provide an affordable annual conference for its members."   Dave and his wife Emily live in Lake Mary, Florida, and in their free time enjoy volunteering at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in Sanford. 

Dave Worley, RPSGT, LRCP, LPN
President

Clinical Specialist/Medical Device Sales
Lake Mary, Florida

Dave is an experienced healthcare professional, licensed and board certified Practical Nurse, Respiratory Therapist, and Registered Polysomnographer.

Dave's biggest passion lies in educating allied health professionals in the dangers of Sleep Disordered Breathing and the importance of quality sleep and its impact on other co-morbid health conditions.

"I am thankful to serve on the FAST Board alongside a great team of sleep professionals, whose goal is to provide an affordable annual conference for its members."

Dave and his wife Emily live in Lake Mary, Florida, and in their free time enjoy volunteering at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in Sanford. 

Jeffrey Smith, RPSGT
Secretary

 

Amy Bradfield, RPSGT
Treasurer

 

 
  Kristina Weaver, RPSGT Past-President   Neurodiagnostic Manager Parrish Healthcare Center Cocoa, Florida  Kristina manages the Parrish Sleep Disorders clinic and has directed multiple projects, including managing and implementing a successful “Sleep Navigator and home ventilation program” with a successful and proven strategy to reduce readmissions.  Kristina is also the founder and coordinator of the Parrish A.W.A.K.E. Network, one of the largest and most successful sleep apnea support groups in the nation. She has been in sleep medicine for 12 years and was formerly a paramedic.  Her passion is to improve the health of the community with more awareness and education on the importance of sleep.

Kristina Weaver, RPSGT
Past-President

Neurodiagnostic Manager
Parrish Healthcare Center
Cocoa, Florida

Kristina manages the Parrish Sleep Disorders clinic and has directed multiple projects, including managing and implementing a successful “Sleep Navigator and home ventilation program” with a successful and proven strategy to reduce readmissions.

Kristina is also the founder and coordinator of the Parrish A.W.A.K.E. Network, one of the largest and most successful sleep apnea support groups in the nation. She has been in sleep medicine for 12 years and was formerly a paramedic.  Her passion is to improve the health of the community with more awareness and education on the importance of sleep.

  Jackie Giroux, RRT, RPSGT, RPFT Director   Practice Manager Envision Physician Services Plantation, Florida  Jackie manages the Envision Physician Services and ancillary services such as sleep medicine, EEG programs, radiology services and physical therapy.  She is a practicing Registered Respiratory Therapist for local hospitals and has been instrumental in starting sleep programs both with hospitals and physician-based practices.   Jackie has been educating physicians in the field of sleep medicine for over 20 years. She lives in St. Augustine with her husband and three daughters, and has a passion for educating sleep patients and physicians about sleep medicine.

Jackie Giroux, RRT, RPSGT, RPFT
Director

Practice Manager
Envision Physician Services
Plantation, Florida

Jackie manages the Envision Physician Services and ancillary services such as sleep medicine, EEG programs, radiology services and physical therapy.  She is a practicing Registered Respiratory Therapist for local hospitals and has been instrumental in starting sleep programs both with hospitals and physician-based practices. 

Jackie has been educating physicians in the field of sleep medicine for over 20 years. She lives in St. Augustine with her husband and three daughters, and has a passion for educating sleep patients and physicians about sleep medicine.

  Ashley Boutwell Director   Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Orlando, Florida  Ashley works for the sleep medicine department of Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.  With 20 years in the healthcare industry and the last 14 years dedicated to sleep medicine, Ashley has been a Polysomnographic Technologist in both hospital-based and independent facilities.  Ashley is passionate about high-quality patient care, and has overseen the AASM accreditation process for labs as well as championed for effective patient education.  She has an MBA in Project Management and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality. Originally from Lakeland, Ashley now lives in Altamonte Springs with her husband and 3 sons.

Ashley Boutwell
Director

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Orlando, Florida

Ashley works for the sleep medicine department of Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.  With 20 years in the healthcare industry and the last 14 years dedicated to sleep medicine, Ashley has been a Polysomnographic Technologist in both hospital-based and independent facilities.

Ashley is passionate about high-quality patient care, and has overseen the AASM accreditation process for labs as well as championed for effective patient education.  She has an MBA in Project Management and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality. Originally from Lakeland, Ashley now lives in Altamonte Springs with her husband and 3 sons.

 
 
 
  Michael R. Furgason, RPSGT, RST Director   Martin Health Sleep Disorders Center Palm City, Florida  Michael has been in the Sleep Disorders field for more than 14 years working anywhere from a 1 - 20 bed sleep center. He has clinical experience in all aspects of polysomnography from performing diagnostic and therapeutic therapies to working alongside physicians to diagnosis patients, to training and managing sleep technologists and sleep centers.   Before moving to Florida, Michael spent 15 years as a Firefighter in Michigan.  He spends his free time with his wife of 17 years and their two daughters on the farm.

Michael R. Furgason, RPSGT, RST
Director

Martin Health Sleep Disorders Center
Palm City, Florida

Michael has been in the Sleep Disorders field for more than 14 years working anywhere from a 1 - 20 bed sleep center. He has clinical experience in all aspects of polysomnography from performing diagnostic and therapeutic therapies to working alongside physicians to diagnosis patients, to training and managing sleep technologists and sleep centers. 

Before moving to Florida, Michael spent 15 years as a Firefighter in Michigan.  He spends his free time with his wife of 17 years and their two daughters on the farm.

 
 

 

Committees

 
 
 

Membership & Communications

Neal Nay, Chair
Ashley Boutwell


 

Education

John Crawford, Chair
Jackie Giroux
Jeff Smith


 

Conference

David Worley, Chair
Robert Hendrickson


 

Nominating

Steve Creel, Chair
Amy Korn-Reavis
Mike Ferguson

 

Board & Committee Nominations

To volunteer or nominate someone for a Committee, Director or Officer position, please complete the Nomination Form:

 

Committee Responsibilities

Executive Committee 
The Executive Committee has all the powers of the Board of Directors and is responsible for transacting business between Board of Directors meetings in accordance with rules established by the Board of Directors.  Actions required between Board of Directors meetings shall be ratified at the next meeting of the Board of Directors.

Nominations Committee
Nominations for President-elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Directors shall be made by the Nominations Committee. Members of the Nominations Committee must be members in good standing and are selected subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. The Nominations Committee shall receive nominations from the membership and identify members who are qualified to serve and who demonstrate leadership characteristics, as candidates for vacancies occurring for offices and Board of Directors. The Nominations Committee shall report their selections to the President and names of all properly nominated candidates shall appear on the Official Ballot

Other Committees
Committees may be established from time to time as appropriate and approved by the Board of Directors. These would include such committees as the Education Committee or Conference Committee.

 

Board, Director & Officer Responsibilities

It is the Board of Directors’ duty to carry out the objectives and purposes of the Association, and may exercise all powers of the Association. The Board of Directors is composed of Officers elected by the Board, and 4 additional Directors elected by the membership. Directors and Officers must be members in good standing with the Association. Officers shall have completed at least 3 continuous years of membership. Membership must be current and continuous. Officers must be residents of the state of Florida for at least 7 months out of the year and must have resided in Florida at least 7 months prior to being nominated.  Officers must hold credentials as sleep technologists issued by the BRPT, ABSM, or NBRC.   With the exception of the President-Elect, all Officers and Directors serve 2-year terms. 

 

DIRECTORS:  2-year terms

OFFICERS:   All positions except for President-Elect are 2-year terms

The President shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Association. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Association and of the Board of Directors. The President shall appoint the chairperson of all committees, except the Nominations Committee, subject to approval of the Board of Directors. The President shall designate members of the Board of Directors to act as board liaison for all committees. 

The President-elect shall preside at the meetings of the Association and of the Board of Directors in the absence of the President.  In the event of the disability of the President, the President-elect shall become acting President with all the powers of the President. If there is no President-elect in office in the event of the disability of the President, succession shall proceed as defined in Section 4. The President-Elect shall perform such other duties as the President or Board of Directors may assign. 

The Secretary shall keep the records and papers of the Association and shall keep the minutes of all meetings of the Association and of the Board of Directors. The secretary shall perform such other duties as the President or Board of Directors may assign. 

The Treasurer shall collect the annual dues of all members and shall keep account for the Association. The Treasurer shall have custody of the funds of the Association, and shall be authorized to open a bank account in the name of the Association. The Treasurer shall be required to submit an annual accounting and proposed budget, both of which shall be approved by the Board of Directors and shall be presented in printed form and available to all members at the annual meeting. The Treasurer shall secure a fidelity bond at the expense of the Association, the limits of which shall be fixed by the Board of Directors and reviewed as necessary. The Treasurer shall perform such other duties as the President or Board of Directors may assign. 

 

Physician Advisory Board

 

Chair   James Krainson, MD, FCCP, FAASM, RPSGT
            Medical Dir., S. Fla. Sleep Diagnostic Center, Miami, FL
            Medical Dir., S. Fla. School of Sleep Medicine, Miami, FL

Corporate Sponsors

 

Philips Respironics
Sleep Health Management Resources, Inc.
South Florida School of Sleep Medicine

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