The Chapter Leader Award provides the opportunity for chapters to recognize one of their members at the APIC Annual Conference. The criteria for this award are determined by local chapter leadership, but APIC’s Nominating and Awards committee suggests that the individual:

  • be a chapter member for at least 2 years.
  • serves as an officer or mentor, and/or participates in community activities.

All nominees must have an active APIC and chapter membership to be considered for this award.

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2020 Recipients

Lori Getts, RN, BSN, CHEP, CIC

Badger, WI, Chapter

Andrea T. Harper, MS, MLS(ASCP), CIC, CPPS, CPHQ

New England Chapter

Katrina Summerlin, RN

Oklahoma Chapter

Stephanie Tismer, RN, BSN, CIC

Minnesota Chapter

Calvin White, MPH, CIC, CBSPD

Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter

Catherine Wilson, BSMT, CIC, FAPIC

Southern New Jersey Chapter

The Chapter Leader Awards are presented during the Chapter Officers’ Meeting at the APIC Annual Conference. Each award recipient receives a certificate.

  • Any APIC chapter may nominate a local chapter member for the Chapter Leader Award.
  • The nomination should be submitted by the chapter president.  If the chapter president is being nominated for the award, then the immediate past president or president-elect must provide their approval.
  • Individuals cannot self-nominate.
  • One nomination per chapter, per year.

The application for the Chapter Leader Award consists of:

  • Online application
  • Nomination letter describing the significance of the nominee’s contributions to APIC and the local chapter, citing specific activities.
    • The nomination letter must provide sufficient information to demonstrate the nominee’s eligibility, including the chapter’s selection criteria.
  • List of nominee’s chapter(s) participation.

APIC is proud to highlight the achievements of the Chapter Leader Award recipients:



Names and Chapters

  • Karen Anderson, CLS, MPH, CIC (San Francisco Bay Area Chapter)
  • Heather Bernard, DNP, RN, CIC, FAPIC (Heart of New York Chapter)
  • Lisa Caffery, MS, BSN, RN-BC, CIC, FAPIC (Eastern Iowa Chapter)
  • Bonnie Colaianne, MSN, RN, CNL, CIC, FAPIC (Three Rivers/Pittsburgh Chapter)
  • Thi Dang, MPH, CHES, CIC (Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter)
  • Ranekka Dean, PhD, RN, CIC, FAPIC (Greater New York Chapter)
  • Nancy Dupont, BSN, RN, MPH (New England Chapter)
  • Toni Foos, BSN, RN, CIC (Mile High Chapter)
  • Michele Garcia, BSN, RN, CIC (Southern New Jersey Chapter)
  • Kathy Miller, BAN, RN, CIC (Minnesota Chapter)
  • Denise Naval, RN, MSN, ANP-C, CIC (Long Island Chapter)
  • Julie Richards, MSN, RN, CIC (Greater Kansas City Chapter)
  • Barbara St. John, RN, CRRN, CIC (Northern New Jersey Chapter)



Names and Chapters

  • Christine Blackmore, RN, MPH, CIC (Greater New York Chapter)
  • Angella Browne, MT(ASCP), MBA, CIC (Washington, DC Metro Chapter)
  • Susan Engel, BSN (Southern New Jersey Chapter)
  • Craig Gilliam, BSMT, CIC, FAPIC (Memphis Chapter)
  • Crystal Heishman, MSN, RN, CIC, ONC, FAPIC (Kentuckiana Chapter)
  • John Maynard, RN, MSN, CIC (Mile High Chapter)
  • Valyne Pochop, MS, RN, CIC (Greater Kansas City Chapter)
  • DeAnn Richards, RN, BSN, CIC (Badger Chapter)
  • Kissa Robinson, RN, BSN, MHA, MBA (Washington, DC Metro Chapter)
  • Brenda Roup, PhD, RN, CIC, FAPIC, FSHEA (Greater Baltimore Chapter)
  • Wilma Salkin, RN, BSN, CIC (New England Chapter)
  • Kathleen Steinmann, MT(ASCP), CIC (Minnesota Chapter)
  • Marie Hale Wilson, BSN, BS, RN, CIC (Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter)



Names and Chapters

  • Anne Reeths, MS, RN (Northeastern Wisconsin Chapter)
  • Annemarie Flood, RN, BSN, MPH, CIC, FAPIC (Greater Los Angeles Chapter)
  • Nancy Christy, MT, MSHA, CIC (Washington DC Metro Area Chapter)
  • Carole DuPerre, RN, BSN, CIC (Pine Tree Chapter)
  • Diane Dohm, MT, CIC (Badger Chapter)
  • Donald Chitanda, MPH, CIC (Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter)
  • Juliet Ferrelli, MS MT ASCP, CIC, FAPIC (Three Rivers Chapter)
  • Kathy DiBenedetto, MSN (Long Island Chapter)
  • Paula Newman, BSN, CIC (Sierra Chapter)
  • Sharon Parrillo, BSN, RN, CIC (Northern New Jersey Chapter)
  • Alice Hughes, MSPH, MT (ASCP), CIC (Mile High Chapter)
  • Mary Thompson, PHN (Minnesota Chapter)
  • Adebisi Adeyeye, DHA, RN, CIC, FAPIC (Greater New York Chapter)



Names and Chapters

  • Betsy Hargreaves Allbee, BSN, CIC (Virginia Chapter)
  • Pamela Carey-Goo, BSN (Hawaii Chapter)
  • Chapter 69 Officers and Board (Northeastern New York Chapter)
  • Zeshan Chisty, MPH, CPH (Hawaii Chapter)
  • Larry Colbert, BA, MA, CIC (Greater New York chapter)
  • Shannon Davila, RN, MSN, CIC, CPHQ (Northern New Jersey Chapter)
  • Janet Glowicz, MPH, MSN, RN (Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter)
  • Jane Greenko, RN, MPH, CIC, CPHQ (Long Island Chapter)
  • Maria Leary, RN, BSN, CIC (Badger Chapter)
  • Mary McFadden, RN, MHA, CIC, CHS (Washington DC Metro Area Chapter)
  • Susan McGann, RN, BSN, MBA, CIC (Greater Kansas City Chapter)
  • Amy Priddy, MS, RN, CIC (Minnesota Chapter)



Names and Chapters

  • Steven Bock, RN, CIC (Greater New York)
  • Lynne Brown, RN, BSN, MBA, CIC (Rochester Finger Lakes)
  • Harriett Carr, RN, MSN, CIC (Sierra)
  • Mary Caruso, RN, BSN, CIC (Southern New Jersey)
  • Janet Conner, MT(ASCP), CIC, MSPH (Mile High Colorado)
  • Margaret (Peg) Dobrovolny, RN, BSN, CIC (Badger)
  • Brenda Ehlert, MT (ASCP) CIC (Northeastern Wisconsin)
  • Diann Grissom, RRT, RCP (Dallas-Fort Worth)
  • Amanda Hessels, PhD, MPH, RN, CIC, CPHQ (Northern New Jersey)
  • Jill E. Holdsworth, MS, CIC, NREMT (Washington, DC Metro Area)
  • Perlita Kabigting, RN, MSN, ANP-C, CIC (Long Island)
  • Diane Lang, RN (Three Rivers- Pittsburgh)
  • Candice Shearen, R.N., C, CIC (Minnesota)



Names and Chapters

  • Caren Anuszewski, BS, MA, CIC (Southern New Jersey)
  • Susan Bayh-Martino, RN, BSN, MBA (Long Island)
  • Virginia Bren, RN, MPH, CIC (Minnesota)
  • James Dunn, RN, CIC (Washington DC Metro Area)
  • Stephanie Kreiling, MPH, BSN, RN, CIC (Dallas-Fort Worth)
  • Kari Love, RN, BS, MSHS, CIC (Greater Omaha)
  • Susan Mazula, BSN, RN, CIC, CWCN (Mile High Colorado)
  • Saungi McCalla, MSN, MPH, RN, CIC (Greater New York)
  • Janet Riese, CIC (Greater Omaha)
  • Penny Wright, RN, BSN, CIC (Three Rivers)



Names and Chapters

  • Norma Abat Atienza, RN, MPA, CIC, CPHQ (Northern New Jersey)
  • Pamela Bierbaum, RN BSN, CIC (Central IL)
  • Margaret Ita Hanson, RN, MPA, CIC (Long Island)
  • Jane Harper, BSN, MS, CIC (Minnesota)
  • Laura Morris, MT (ASCP), CIC (Three Rivers Pittsburgh)
  • Elyse Beth Krug, RN, BS, CIC (Southern New Jersey)
  • Nicole Nomides, MT(ASCP), MS, CIC (Greater Detroit)
  • Michelle Schmitz, CIC (Badger)