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Cedric Steiner is a licensed nursing home administrator in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, who has a specific interest in addressing infection control in the long-term care setting. Steiner is seeking partners for a webinar that he hopes will promote a holistic approach to indoor air management. Contact him at
Katharine Hoffman has spent over 14 years in health care in various roles and subspecialties to include mother infant care, occupational health, preventative medicine, and pediatrics, providing direct patient care as a certified medical assistant. She is board certified in infection prevention and control (CIC). Further education and training include a Bachelor of Science in health administration and health management, as well as a Master of Public Health focused in epidemiology. She currently works as an infection preventionist at JPS Health Network.
Linda Lybert is a health care surface safety expert, executive director of the Healthcare Surfaces Institute, and president of Healthcare Surface Consulting. She focuses on surfaces and their role in the acquisition and transmission of pathogens, as well as how they can cause health care–associated infections.
Maya Gossman, RN, is a vascular access nurse at Stillwater Medical Center in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Emma Waymire, MPH, CIC, is the director of infection prevention at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, which serves many specialty populations including adult and pediatric bone marrow transplant programs, high-risk obstetrics, and a level IV NICU. Waymire is passionate about helping protect vulnerable patients from preventable infections.
Meredith Rippy, BS, earned her degree in preprofessional biology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2022. Her research involves surgical patient care, psychological variables associated with COVID-19 vaccination, and viability of pathogens on occupational therapy instruments. Her research has resulted in 2 publications and 17 presentations.
Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH, is director of UCSF-Bay Area Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), professor of medicine and associate chief of the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at UCSF, and medical director for “Ward 86” HIV Clinic at San Francisco General Hospital.
Karen M. Jones, MPH, RN, CIC, FAPIC, has been an acute care infection preventionist since 2009 and has conducted infection prevention research at hospitals and nursing homes. She has 15 years’ experience as an emergency department nurse in Chicago and Detroit, and her interests are translational research and the mentorship of nursing home infection preventionists.