APIC Members Elect 2009 Leaders

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announces the election of its 2009 officers and directors.

Cathryn Murphy, RN, MPH, PhD, CIC, MRCNA, has been elected president-elect, a position she will hold until January 2010, at which time she will become APIC president.  Murphy is currently in her second term as a member of the APIC board of directors.  She holds an academic position in the faculty of health services and medicine at Bond University in Australia, has served as president of the Australian Infection Control Association and was a founding member of the Asia Pacific Society for Infection Control. As the first non-U.S. president of APIC, Murphy’s election is a reflection of APIC’s increasingly global focus.

Jennie Mayfield, BSN, MPH, CIC, has been elected APIC treasurer. With more than 20 years of experience in infection prevention and control in community and academic settings Mayfield is responsible for the infection prevention program in inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities of the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish/Washington University in St. Louis. 

The following APIC members will serve two-year terms as directors beginning in January 2009:  

Linda J. Burton, RN, BSN, CIC, infection preventionist at the University of ColoradoHospital in Aurora, Colo. She previously served on the APIC board during 2006-2007.

Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN, CIC, assistant professor in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences at the University of Louisville. She was re-elected to a second term.

Michelle Farber, RN, CIC, infection control specialist at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minn. She was re-elected to a second term.

Marcia Patrick, RN, MSN, CIC, director of infection prevention and control at MultiCare Health System in Tacoma, Wash.  

External directors are non-ICP healthcare experts asked to join the APIC board to help create broader stakeholder relationships and bring diversity of knowledge and expertise to APIC’s governance process. The following individuals will serve as external directors on the 2009 APIC board:

Clifton N. Orme, MBA, chief operating officer for CIMA, a division of International Hospital Corporation.

Joseph Whiting, BA, MBA, FACHE, re-elected to serve a second term as an external director, Whiting is currently a consultant with JKW Consulting in South Elgin, Ill.

Christine J. Nutty, RN, MSN, CIC, will serve as APIC president in 2009. She is currently an infection control consultant in Metropolis, Ill.

Other members continuing on the APIC board of directors in 2009 will include:

Janet E. Frain, RN, CIC, CPHQ, PHRM (immediate past president), director of integrated quality services, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, Calif.

Carolyn E. Jackson, RN, MA, CIC (Secretary), president, HealthCare Quality Solutions, Lanham, Md.

Diane G. Dumigan, RN, BSN, CIC (Director), epidemiology practitioner, Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven, Conn.

Patti Grant, RN, BSN, MS, CIC (Director), infection control practitioner, MedicalCityDallasHospital, Carrollton, Texas

Stephen A. Streed, MS, CIC (Director), system director of Infection Control, Lee Memorial Health System, Ft. Myers, Fla,

Kim Strelczyk, RN, MSN, APRN, CIC (Director), director of infection control, Specialists in Infection Prevention & Control, Arlington, Texas

 The APIC Nominating and Awards Committee will welcome three new members in 2009 including:

Bonnie Barnard, MPH, CIC, surveillance epidemiologist for the Communicable Disease Epidemiology Program at the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services in Helena, Mont.

Ann Marie Pettis, BSN, CIC, director of infection prevention at Highland Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.

Sandra Von Behren, RN, BSN, infection preventionist at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa

Source: APIC