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Dustin Cain Chair, CST, FAST

AST Board of Directors

Welcome from the Chair

Thank you for your interest in the Foundation for Surgical Technology. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to enhance surgical technology and the lives of surgical technologists by funding educational, professional and community programs.

Over the past 20 years, the Foundation has given over $374,000 to fund more than 420 scholarships for surgical technologist students. We have awarded 31 medical mission scholarships and have administered a surgical technology educator awards programs and a military conference scholarship program.

The Foundation is run by a volunteer board of directors, recognized below, who are appointed by the presidents of our partner organizations. Because we also receive administrative support from these partners, we are able to use 100 percent of our donations toward scholarships!

We are grateful to our partners - AST and the NBSTSA - the Association of Surgical Assistants, our corporate donors, AST State Assemblies, and individual surgical technologists who make these scholarships possible.

Thank you for your generosity!

Foundation for Surgical Technology Committee

Joseph Charleman CST, CSFA, FAST

AST Board of Directors

Jessica Elliott CST, RN, FAST

AST Board of Directors

Michelle Gay CST, FAST

NBSTSA Board of Directors

Libby McRae CST, FAST

NBSTSA Board of Directors