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Damien BergDamien Berg, BA, BS, CRCST, AAMIF, will join the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) as vice president, strategic initiatives, on July 1, 2021. In this position, he will assist Executive Director Susan Adams, BA, CAE, in aligning and executing the association’s strategic goals. He will work closely with IAHCSMM chapters, other health care associations, administrators and regulatory bodies to increase awareness of the association and the profession.

“Because of his depth of experience, I feel Damien is well positioned to assist IAHCSMM from a strategic perspective and help our association continue to grow, expand and better serve our members and the profession at large,” said Adams.

Berg, an IAHCSMM past-president (2018-2019) and a veteran sterile processing leader who most recently served as regional manager for UCHealth in Northern Colorado, has a firm understanding of IAHCSMM, its policies and procedures and its goals/vision. He also possesses strong leadership, management and speaking skills. He has a degree in business administration and management and extensive experience working closely with health care organization leadership and for various regulatory bodies and standards making groups such as the American National Standards Institute and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (ANSI/AAMI) and the International Standards Organization (ISO). He is also a confident speaker and sterile processing representative on a global scale, such as at chapter events, legislative/advocacy meetings and numerous conferences (including the World Forum where he serves as an executive committee member). Additionally, he has spent many years as chair of the IAHCSMM Advocacy Committee.

“It is an honor and privilege to be able to serve in this strategic role,” Berg said. “I have a passion for this profession, and the profession is all about the people. Working closely with the executive director and board of directors will help me advance IAHCSMM’s mission to best support those in this critical discipline.”

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