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The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announces it has elected its 2008 board of directors, including a president-elect and secretary.
Elected to the post of president-elect is Christine Nutty, RN, MSN, CIC, of Kentucky, who will assume the position of president in January 2009. Nutty served on APIC's board from 2003 to 2006 and is currently self-employed as a consultant in her own firm, Infection Advice, Inc.
APIC's 2008 board secretary is Carolyn Jackson, RN, MA, CIC, of Maryland. Jackson served on APIC's board from 1998-1999, and is currently a principal at HealthCare Quality Solutions in Lanham, Md.
The following APIC members have been elected to serve on its board of directors:
Diane Dumigan, RN, BSN, CIC, of Connecticut, is an epidemiology practitioner with the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, Conn. and is new to APIC's board of directors.
Patricia Grant, RN, BSN, MS, CIC, of Texas, is currently an infection prevention and control practitioner with the Medical City Dallas Hospital in Carrollton, Texas. Grant served two terms as APIC secretary prior to this election, and now returns as a director.
Cathryn Murphy, RN, MPH, PhD, CIC, of Australia, is as associate professor with the faculty of health science and medicine at Bond University in Australia, and is returning to another term on the board as a director.
Stephen Streed, MS, CIC, of Florida, serves as a system director of infection control at Lee Memorial Health System in Cape Coral, Fla. Streed served on APIC's board from 1999 to 2000.
Kim Strelczyk, RN, MSN, APRN, CCRN, CIC, of Texas, serves as director of infection control with Specialists in Infection Prevention & Control, LLC in Arlington, Texas and is new to APIC's board.
Three APIC members have been elected to serve on the 2008 Nominating and Awards Committee (NAC). They are: Mary Andrus, BA, RN, CIC, nurse epidemiologist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Gainesville, Ga.; Sue Sebazco, RN, BS, CIC, director of infection control and employee health at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Texas; and Susan Slavish, BSN, MPH, CIC, an infection control consultant in Kaneohe, Hawaii.