Chapter Leader Awards

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Chapter Leader Award

The Chapter Leader Award provides the opportunity for chapters to recognize an outstanding member. It is presented during the Chapter Leader Meeting at APIC’s Annual Conference.



Each award recipient receives:

  • A framed certificate.


  • Nominee must be an APIC member in good standing the year of the nomination of the award.
  • One nominee per chapter, per year.


The Nominating and Awards Committee suggests that the leader be an APIC member for at least 2 years, served as an officer, serves as a mentor, and participates in community activities. However, the criteria for this award are determined by local chapter leadership.

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 the nominee, another chapter board member can submit the nomination.


  • Online application;
  • Nomination letter describing the significance of the nominee’s contributions to the local chapter; and
    • The nomination letter should include the chapter’s selection criteria.
    • The nomination letter must provide sufficient information about the nominee to demonstrate their eligibility.
  • List of nominee’s chapter participation.


APIC is proud to highlight the achievements of the Chapter Leader Award recipients:
YearNames 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 (Ketuckiana 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) 

YearNames 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)

YearNames 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)

YearNames 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)

YearNames 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)

YearNames 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)