APIC announces new CEO

Washington, DC, May 4, 2011 — The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is pleased to announce that Katrina Crist, MBA, has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective June 27.

Crist comes to APIC with more than 15 years of experience in healthcare association management, having most recently served as CEO and Executive Director for the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS). While at ASTS, she led the
organization to increased visibility and credibility and doubled the size of their membership.

Previously, she was Executive Director for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Center for Islet Transplantation at Harvard Medical School/Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. Prior to that, she directed conferences and auxiliary services for St. Mary’s College in Maryland.

Crist has expertise in all aspects of association management, with a focus on strategic planning, professional education and certification, communications, public policy and branding. She holds an MBA from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University.

“We are pleased that Katrina will join APIC as our new CEO,” said Russell Olmsted, MPH, CIC, APIC 2011 President. “We look forward to benefiting from her leadership as we build on the tremendous success achieved to date and continue to support the work of our members who protect patients from infection.” 

“I have enormous respect for APIC and am honored to be selected as the next CEO,” said Crist.  “The prevention of healthcare-associated infections is a critical issue, and I look forward to furthering APIC’s patient safety mission.”

APIC’s mission is to improve health and patient safety by reducing risks of infection and other adverse outcomes. The association’s more than 14,000 members direct infection prevention programs that save lives and improve the bottom line for hospitals and other healthcare facilities around the globe. APIC advances its mission through education, research, collaboration, practice guidance, public policy and credentialing. Visit APIC online at www.apic.org. For consumer-related information, visit www.preventinfection.org.  Follow us on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/apic.

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