APIC CEO Katrina Crist steps down

Arlington, Va., April 15, 2020 — The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announced today that Katrina Crist, MBA, CAE, will be stepping down as CEO in July to relocate and join her husband already in the Western Mountain States. She plans to pursue new opportunities in the area.

“Katrina has been instrumental in advancing APIC to new levels during the past 9 years, shifting us to a more strategic mindset,” said Connie Steed, MSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC, 2020 APIC President. “Under her leadership, APIC developed a professional pathway for the infection preventionist (IP), established a baseline of data for the IP workforce, developed standards of excellence for infection prevention programs, and significantly increased net assets leaving us in a very strong financial position. In collaboration with the board of directors, members, staff, and other stakeholders she was key in helping APIC develop the 28 future-oriented recommendations through a consensus conference process. These recommendations strongly position APIC for continued growth and success well into this decade.”

“It has been a privilege to lead this association with such passionate and amazing members, board leadership, and talented staff who are dedicated to the mission and striving to achieve APIC’s vision of healthcare without infection,” said Ms. Crist. “The work of IPs is critically important every day and no greater than today when their expertise is vital to overcoming a pandemic. It has been rewarding to see how their collective voice and action has resulted in healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) being widely accepted as preventable and the role of the IP increase in visibility and influence.”

Ms. Crist was appointed chief executive officer of APIC in June 2011. The APIC board of directors plans to launch a comprehensive search to select APIC’s next chief executive officer through a board appointed search committee and executive search firm. View the APIC CEO Position Profile.