Executive Profiles

Linda Groah, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, FAAN

CEO/Executive Director of AORN

Linda Groah, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, FAAN, has been the CEO/executive director of AORN since March 2007. A veteran perioperative nursing executive, Linda has devoted her career to perioperative nursing practice, education, and executive management.

James Cousin, MBA, CPA

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Diversity Officer

James Cousin, MBA, CPA, is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Diversity Officer. In this capacity, James oversees accounting, the AORN Surgical Conference & Expo, HR, business opportunities, and facilities management.

Terry Avitable, MSN, RN, CNOR

Vice President of Pfiedler Division

Terry Avitable, MSN, RN, CNOR, is Vice President of Pfiedler Education.

Renae Battié, MN, RN, CNOR

Vice President of Nursing

Renae Battié, MN, RN, CNOR, joined AORN in 2019 as Vice President of Nursing to lead and manage the division of nursing which includes the Nursing Education, Nursing Practice, and Ambulatory Surgery Departments.