APIC Announces New CEO

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announces that Katrina Crist, MBA, has been named chief executive officer, effective June 27.

Crist comes to APIC with more than 15 years of experience in healthcare association management, having most recently served as CEO and executive director for the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS). While at ASTS, she led the organization to increased visibility and credibility and doubled the size of their membership.

Previously, she was executive director for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Center for Islet Transplantation at Harvard Medical School/Brigham & Womens Hospital in Boston. Prior to that, she directed conferences and auxiliary services for St. Marys College in Maryland.

Crist has expertise in all aspects of association management, with a focus on strategic planning, professional education and certification, communications, public policy and branding. She holds an MBA from Boston University and a BA from Purdue University.

"We are pleased that Katrina will join APIC as our new CEO," says Russell Olmsted, MPH, CIC, APIC 2011 president. "We look forward to benefiting from her leadership as we build on the tremendous success achieved to date and continue to support the work of our members who protect patients from infection."

"I have enormous respect for APIC and am honored to be selected as the next CEO," says Crist. "The prevention of healthcare-associated infections is a critical issue, and I look forward to furthering APICs patient safety mission."