Katrina Crist, MBA, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Katrina joined the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) as chief executive officer in June of 2011. She was instrumental in developing the APIC Strategic Plan 2020 to organize the association’s mission and goals around a plan to advance toward healthcare without infection.
Prior to joining APIC, Katrina served as executive director with the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS), a professional membership organization representing the interests of organ and cell transplant surgeons in the United States. During her tenure, she worked closely with the members and federal agencies to develop regulatory standards for solid organ transplantation and advance living organ donation. In 2007, Katrina helped establish the National Living Donor Assistance Center, an unprecedented nationwide system to provide greater access to transplantation for persons who want to donate organs, but cannot otherwise afford the travel and subsistence expenses associated with donation.
Prior to joining ASTS, Katrina served as executive director with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Center for Islet Transplantation at Harvard Medical School, a multi-disciplinary research center designed to fast track a cure for Type 1 diabetes using a semi-business model approach. Leveraging Harvard’s seven teaching hospitals, the Center for Islet Transplantation developed higher levels of collaboration and shared resources to more rapidly advance basic research to translational research to clinical trials.