Education Committee


Education Committee

Purpose: Responsible for planning, developing and implementing educational courses (e.g., webinars) or programs (EPI Academy) that address identified educational needs related to infection prevention and control.


Joseph Scaletta, MPH, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC
Infection Prevention and Control Program Manager 
Vilseck, Bavaria Germany 
Term Expires: 12/31/2018

Vice Chair
Teri Hulett, RN, BSN, CIC, FAPIC
Infection Prevention Consultant 
Colorado Hospital Association
Thornton, CO
Term Expires: 12/31/2018


Members with Terms Expiring 12/31/2018

Stacy Coffman, CIC, SM(ASCP), MBA
Director, Infection Prevention and Control
Jackson Health System
Coral Gables, FL

Steve Schweon, RN, MPH, MSN, CIC, FAPIC
Infection Prevention Consultant
Saylorsburg, PA

Carol Vance, RN, BSN, PHN, CIC
Manager of Infection Control and Occupational Health
Mission Baptist Medical Center
St. Louis, MO

Members with Terms Expiring 12/31/2019

Ruth Freshman, BSN, RN, CIC
Infection Preventionist
Chambersburg Hospital
Chambersburg, PA

Tonya K. Wagner, BSN,
Moncks, SC

Dena T. Samms, BS, MA, CIC
Infection Preventionist
Charleston Area Medical Center
Charleston, WV

Jill M. Lindmair-Snell, MSN, RN, CIC
Director Infection Prevention
Aurora Healthcare 
Brookfield, WI

Candace G. Smith, RN, MSN, CIC
Infection Prevention Director 
St. Thomas West Hospital  
Nashville, TN

Members with Terms Expiring 12/31/2020

Sara Townsend, MS-HQS, CIC
Infection Preventionist II 
Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia   
Philadelphia, PA


Senior Advisor


Lead Nurse Planner

Carol McLay, DrPH, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC
Lexington, KY

Staff Liaisons

Heidi Salati
Senior Director, Education and Professional Development

John Donaldson
Senior Director

Patrick Merkel
Senior Program Manager