Jeffrey R. Keane, BSN, RN, CNOR
Educator at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Candidate for Board of Directors (Four to be Elected)
Jeffrey R. Keane, BSN, RN, CNOR, is a unit-based educator at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts. He earned an associate degree in nursing from Quincy College, Massachusetts, and a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Keane has been a perioperative nurse for 15 years and a member of AORN for 15 years. He is a member of
- AORN of Massachusetts Chapter 1 (2013-present),
- the Massachusetts State Council (2013-present),
- the Clinical Nurse Educator Specialty Assembly (2015-present), and
- the Leadership Specialty Assembly (2018-present).
Keane has attended Congress 10 times in the past 10 years, 8 times as a delegate.
Keane has received
- a Joseph M. Koufman Foundation and Department of Surgery Annual Award for Excellence in Surgical Nursing (2018).
Highlights of Keane’s service to AORN include that he is
- president of AORN of Massachusetts Chapter 1 (2022-present),
- chair of the Massachusetts State Council Legislative Committee (2015-present), and
- chair of the AORN of Massachusetts Chapter 1 Budget and Finance Committee (2014-present).
He has been
- chair of the AORN Fellowship Level of Membership Task Force (2018-2019);
- a member of the AORN Fellowship Level of Membership Task Force (2019-present);
- a volunteer coordinator at the AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo, Boston (2015-2017);
- a member of the AORN of Massachusetts Chapter 1 Board of Directors (2017-present);
- treasurer of AORN of Massachusetts Chapter 1 (2013-2017);
- a member of the Nominating Committee (2020-2021); and
- chair of the Nominating Committee (2021-2022).
In other leadership roles, Keane is
- a member of the Quincy College Surgical Technologist Advisory Committee (2016-present),
- a member of the Bunker Hill Community College Surgical Technologist Advisory Committee (2016-present), and
- a faculty member for Region 4c Facilitator Training (2017-present).
He has been
- a faculty member for the American College of Surgeons 9th Annual Postgraduate Course “Perfect practice makes perfect” (2016).
In his community, Keane is
- a volunteer for St Paul’s Giving Tree benefitting St Patrick’s Parish, Boston (2017-present).
He has been
- chair of the Hollis School Parent-Teacher Organization Fundraising Committee (2016-2021),
- a team captain for the Daniel Breen Memorial 5K (2016-2020),
- a coach for Braintree Babe Ruth Baseball (2013-2014), and
- a coach for Braintree Youth Baseball U13 Summer League (2013).
It takes leaders to do the work of the Board, I’m a dynamic leader who has a vision for the AORN Board of Directors. Our Board needs to support us the members through continuing advocacy, community and education to embrace our priority of patient safety. My practice is unique as it allows me to be involved at the bedside but also serve in a leadership role supporting the initiatives of perioperative services. Serving on several national committee has afforded me valuable experiences to be a strong leader.
Educating and leading perioperative nurses locally and nationally is my passion. As chair of the Nominating Committee, I had the opportunity to connect with many members. Understanding the needs of our members is critical to insure the future viability of AORN. The Board must also be supportive of the revenue-generating subsidiaries to be sure they are thriving. These subsidiaries pivotal and provide valuable resources for us. As an advocate for perioperative nurses, I will be your voice in the Boardroom. We need to provide our members with the tools and resources to support safe practice. Connecting personally with members helps me to better understand that your concerns are my concerns.
As I stated in the beginning, I wanted to share my vision with you. I look forward to the opportunity to work tirelessly for you if elected to the Board. I am humbled to be on the ballot, and I ask for your vote for Board of Directors.