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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announced today the appointment of Kathy L. Warye as the organization's executive director.
Warye has more than two decades of non-profit experience and has held key positions in the management of high-profile organizations in the Washington, D.C. area. Most recently, she oversaw the National Science and Technology Education Partnership's extensive efforts to expand and improve K-12 education programs.
Previously, Warye served as senior vice president of education and government programs for the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). She was responsible for the association's educational program and services, certification programs, government affairs efforts, and promotion and marketing activities.
Prior to that, Warye was a senior consultant with Corporate Learning Systems, an agent of The Wilson Learning Corporation. In that capacity, she helped major non-profit organizations such as Smithsonian Associates and the Brookings Institution to develop strategic initiatives focused on revitalizing their educational businesses. Earlier in her career, she also held senior management positions with the Special Libraries Association and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
"Kathy brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to our organization," says Jeanne Pfeiffer, APIC president. "Her extensive background in scientific education and leadership experience with non-profit healthcare associations will enable APIC to build upon the significant momentum that we have achieved in recent years."
Warye noted that APIC is recognized within the healthcare industry as a leading provider of infection control information, education, policy guidance and tools. "APIC is a repository of considerable infection control expertise, and one of my primary goals is to ensure that we continue to effectively leverage this resource to benefit healthcare professionals and the public."
Warye is currently a member of the National 4-H Council board of directors, the American Society of Association Executives, the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives, and the Northern Virginia Technology Council.
APIC is a non-profit, international organization that seeks to influence, support and improve the quality of healthcare through the practice and management of infection control and healthcare epidemiology. Based in Washington, D.C., APIC (www.apic.org) has more than 110 regional chapters in the U.S. and more than 12,000 members worldwide.