Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society Standing Committees

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Make change happen! Getting involved with membership organizations, such as TASCS, is essential in the success of your professional development, creating valuable partnerships, and is truly the best way for progression in the ASC Industry.

Have you ever pondered…? “Why did they select that topic for education?” or “Why are we focused on this Legislative topic?.” Perhaps you have even thought, “What am I getting out of my membership?” Your ideas are relevant, and your engagement is key to our success.

The easiest way to start your journey of engagement is to join a committee. Work closely with a small group of successful individuals and we assure you, you’ll make a friend and a colleague.


Legislative Affairs 2021

TASCS Board of Directors and Staff

The Legislative Committee members work with the membership 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 2021

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

The Programs & Education Committee helps to identify topics, speakers, events, exhibits, and sponsorships for the annual conference, Infection Control Conference, and any other identified educational opportunities to service the members. The committee is responsible for increasing attendance and sponsorships. If necessary, the committee members may be asked to provide assistance during the conference.

Membership 2021

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 & materials. Committee members also help to identify possible benefits and new services for TASCS members.


TASCS PAC Board 2021

Krista DuRapau, Staff

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