Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society Standing Committees

Getting involved with membership organizations, such as TASCS, is essential in the success of your professional development, can create valuable partnerships, and is truly the best way for progression in the ASC industry.

Have you ever pondered the following: “Why did they select that topic for education?” “Why are we focused on this legislative issue?” “What am I getting out of my membership?” Your ideas are relevant, and your involvement is key to our success.

The easiest way to start your journey of engagement is to join a committee. You'll work closely with a small group of successful individuals, you'll help make a change, and you may just turn a colleague into a friend.

Legislative Affairs 

TASCS Board of Directors and Staff

The legislative committee works with members on legislative issues to define TASCS’s position on those issues. The committee members are often asked to make Capitol visits to communicate information about TASCS and our membership. They also have an active role in rallying membership for participation in Capitol Day during legislative years. 

Programs & Education 

Adam Hornback, Chair 
Jill Thrasher
Krista R. DuRapau, Staff
Jennifer Schlabach, Staff

The programs and education committee helps to identify topics, speakers, events, exhibits, and sponsorships for the annual conference, the infection control conference, and any other educational opportunities. The committee is responsible for increasing attendance and sponsors, and if necessary, the committee members may be asked to provide assistance during the conference.


Jeff Blankinship, Chair

The purpose of the membership committee is to identify strategies to increase membership and to serve TASCS members in the best possible way. Committee members help to identify potential members and suggest marketing strategies and materials. Committee members also help to identify possible benefits and new services for TASCS members.


Krista DuRapau, Staff

The TASCS PAC board is responsible for the actions of the political action committee, managing its funds and determining how they are allocated. The decision to make a distribution is based upon a candidate’s position on healthcare and the ASC industry, voting, bill sponsorship history, committee assignments and/or chairmanship, and legislative district.

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