Welcome from the Chair


Dustin Cain
Chair, CST, FAST
AST Board of Directors

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 21 years, the Foundation has given over $400,000 to fund more than 450 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, 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