Shondra McGill, CST, CASSPT, FAST
(President 2015 - 2017)
(VP 2010 - 2015)
(Board Member 2006-2007)
I graduated from the Surgical Technology program at Sanford-Brown Institute in September, 2004 with High Honors. I achieved certification in March of 2005.
Upon graduating, I enjoyed working with wonderful people as a per-diem tech at Princeton Surgiplex, Princeton HealthCare System's Surgical Center, CARES Surgical Center in New Brunswick and University Surgical Center in East Brunswick. In August 2010, I accepted a full time position assisting with the new opening of the beautiful new Ambulatory Surgical Pavillion at RWJUH in New Brunswick where I worked with an amazing team of Operating Room Professionals. In June 2011, I returned to the Princeton HealthCare System family - now known as the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro - at the new Monroe Surgical Center, a joint venture between PHCS and Princeton Orthopedic Associates. I truly value all the relationships I've made in my career. I've been fortunate to work with them all.
NJAST has accomplished passing minimum requirements for working as a Surgical Technologist in the State of NJ requiring mandatory certification or the successful completion of an Accredited Program, a small but elite group of programs putting out the finest Surgical Technologists to benefit our patients and our facilities, as well as maintaining 15 CEU's per year to help keep us strong in our important profession.
In July 2015, I was appointed to and proudly serve on the SALC Committee for AST, our National Organization that supports our Profession. I serve with a strong and dedicated group of individuals whose goal it is, to encourage and oversee growth and leadership to other State Assemblies working to help the Surgical Technologists in their states grow stronger thru education, membership and guidance.
In June 2017, I was honored to receive the FAST (Fellow of AST) recognition at the 2017 AST National Conference in New Orleans! This was an especially momentous occasion for me as it was the 10th anniversary of my first National Conference attendance (which also happend to be in NO), and NJAST had just celebrated our 10th anniversary as a State Assembly in the fall of 2006.
As a founding member of NJAST's Board of Directors, and now Past President, I look forward to continuing the important work toward achieving future goals and progressing our profession.