Membership List: Virginia HAI Advisory Group

2022

 

Virginia Healthcare-Associated Infections Advisory Group (VHAG) Workgroup Designations

Infection Prevention Education Workgroup Annual Priority Workgroup Safe Antibiotic Stewardship Innovators (SASI) Workgroup
    - 'C' within membership symbol indicates individual is a workgroup co-chair

    - 'W' within membership symbol indicates individual is a workgroup member,    but not a VHAG member

 

 

Rehab Abdelfattah, MD, MPH, CIC
HAI Investigator
VDH, Office of Epidemiology
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/haiar/

Alexis Aplasca, MD, FAAP, FAPA
Chief Clinical Officer
Dept. of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
https://dbhds.virginia.gov/

Connie Atkinson, BSN, RN, CIC
Infection Preventionist
Acute care IP / Central Region (VCU Health Systems)
https://www.vcuhealth.org/default.aspx

Patricia Bair, MPH
Northwest Regional Epidemiologist
VDH, Office of Epidemiology
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/surveillance-and-investigation/

Thelma Baker
Chief Operating Officer
Health Quality Innovators (HQI)
http://www.hqi.solutions/

Travis Bass   
HAI Health Education Specialist
VDH, Office of Epidemiology
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/haiar/ 

Kimberly Beazley
Director
VDH, Office of Licensure & Certification
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/licensure-and-certification/

Christian Bergman, MD, CMD   
Assistant Professor Division of Geriatric Medicine
Medical Director CAHM - NFAS, Virginia Commonwealth University
https://www.vcuhealth.org/

Shaina Bernard, PharmD, BCPS 
Antimicrobial Resistance Coordinator
VDH, Office of Epidemiology
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/haiar/

Kate Lim Bradshaw, PhD, FACHE, CPHQ   
Director of Quality
VCU Health Tappahannock Hospital
https://www.vcuhealth.org/locations/tappahannock/tappahannock-hospital

Sarah Brodt   
HAI Epidemiologist  |  COIV-19 Response Team
Loudoun County Health Department  | Virginia Department of Health
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/haiar/ 

Joan Buckner, MA, RN, CIC   
Director of Infection Prevention & Control Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Prevention & Control
University of Virginia Health System
https://med.virginia.edu/

Joel Bundy, MD, FACP, CPE
Vice President Chief Quality and Safety Officer
Sentara Healthcare
https://www.sentara.com/

Leigh Burke 
Licensing Administrator, Central Licensing Office
Dept. of Social Services
http://www.dss.virginia.gov/

Andrea Chapman, MPH, CHOP, CIC 
Regional Infection Prevention Coordinator
VDH, Office of Epidemiology
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/haiar/ 

Smrithi Chikkala, MBBS
HAI Training & Communications Assistant
VDH, Office of Epidemiology
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/haiar/

Rebeccah Collins, PharmD, BCPS 
Clinical Pharmacy Manager
Henrico Doctors' Hospital
https://hcavirginia.com/locations/henrico-doctors/

Jane Colwell, MD   
Directory of Surgery
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
https://www.carilionclinic.org/

Heather Cox 

Emily Craig, M.S., M(ASCP)CM
Microbial Reference Principal Scientist
DCLS- VA State Lab
https://portal.dgs.virginia.gov/division-of-consolidated-laboratory-services/

Linda Crane, BS MT, SM, CIC   
DICON Infection Preventionist
APIC-VA, Duke Infection Control Outreach Network (DICON)
http://community.apic.org/virginia/home, https://dicon.medicine.duke.edu/

Delores Darnell, MBA, RN, NHA   
Chief Clinical Officer
Commonwealth Care of Roanoke (CCR)
https://commonwealth-care.com/ 

Joyce Dayvault, RN, BBA, CPHQ 
Director, Performance Improvement
Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA)
http://www.vhha.com/

Erin Deja
Virginia Commonwealth University
https://www.vcuhealth.org/

Michelle Doll, MD, MPH   
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Associate Hospital Epidemiologist
VCU Medical Center, Division of Infectious Disease

https://www.vcuhealth.org/ 

Sherri Dressler    
SW Regional Congregate Coordinator
Virginia Department of Health

Jim Edmondson, AB, MBA
Consumer member/Corporate insurance payer
Virginia Board of Health
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/Administration/BOH/

Karen Edwards, RN
Medical Facilities Inspector
VDH, Office of Licensure & Certification
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/licensure-and-certification/

Kurt Elward, MD, MPH
Senior Advisor
Dept. of Medical Assistance Services
https://www.dmas.virginia.gov/http://www.msv.org/

Jef Ferguson, MD   
GYN Surgeon
University of Virginia
https://www.medicalcenter.virginia.edu/

Marly Fieldhouse   
Infection Prevention
Chippenham & Johnston-Willis Hospitals, Inc.
https://hcavirginia.com/locations/chippenham/

Jessica Fielek, MPH CIC CHOP
Infection Prevention
Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
https://www.sentara.com/hampton-roads-virginia/hospitalslocations/locations/sentara-williamsburg-regional-medical-center.aspx

Martha Grammer
VDH, Office of Licensure & Certification
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/licensure-and-certification/

LaToya Griffin-Thomas, PhD
Lead Scientist, Bioterrorism/Special Pathogens Response Coordinator
DCLS- VA State Lab
https://portal.dgs.virginia.gov/division-of-consolidated-laboratory-services/

Jasie Hearn, MPH, MA, Director
Division of Clinical Epidemiology
VDH, Office of Epidemiology
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/haiar/ 

Diane Heipel   
Infection Preventionst
Virginia Commonwealth University
https://www.vcuhealth.org/

Laura Homewood, MD   
GYN Surgeon
University of Virginia
https://www.medicalcenter.virginia.edu/

Alexis Johnson 
Infection Prevention
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
https://www.carilionclinic.org/

Lajuana Jordan, MSN, RN, GNP-BC 
Long-term care (Medical Facilities of America)
APIC-VA President (current)
http://www.mfa.net/main/

Carolyn Kiefer, RN, BSN, CIC 
Regional IP Coordinator, HAI/AR Program
VDH, Office of Epidemiology
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/haiar/ 

Sarah Lineberger, MPH
HAI Program Manager
VDH, Office of Epidemiology
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/surveillance-and-investigation/hai

Mary Locklin, MSN, RN, CIC 
Quality Improvement Advisor - Infection Prevention
Health Quality Innovators (HQI)
http://www.hqi.solutions/

Matthew Marry
Assistant Director, Emergency Preparedness
Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA)
http://www.vhha.com/

Lauren F. McDaniel
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
https://www.carilionclinic.org/

Karen McGoldrick, BS, MT(ASCP), CIC
Infection Preventionist
APIC-VA, Acute care IP / Eastern Region (Sentara Leigh Hospital)
http://community.apic.org/virginia/home, https://www.sentara.com/hospitalslocations/locations/sentara-leigh-hospital.aspx

Douglas Middlebrooks, PhD
Acute Care Supervisor
VDH, Office of Licensure & Certification
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/licensure-and-certification/

Heather Minton, BS, MS, M(ASCP), CIC   
Prevention
Henrico, Parham, and Retreat Doctors' Hospitals
https://hcavirginia.com/ 

Sue Moeslein, MSA, BSN, RN, ACM-RN, CIC 
Infection Preventionist
APIC-VA, Acute care IP / Eastern Region / Mary Immaculate Hospital (Bon Secours)
http://community.apic.org/virginia/home, https://bonsecours.com/hampton-roads

Amanda Morelli
Quality Improvement Coordinator
Quality Insights
https://www.qualityinsights.org/Home.aspx

James Moss
State Hospital Coordinator
VDH, Office of Emergency Preparedness
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-preparedness/hospital-healthcare-preparedness/

Nuhame Mulugeta 
HAI Epidemiologist
Richmond City & Henrico County Health District
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/richmond-city/ 

Carlene Muto, MD
Assistant Hospital Epidemiologist
University of Virginia Health System
https://www.medicalcenter.virginia.edu/clinicalstaff/csec/infcontrol.html

Robert Palmer, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine; Center Director, Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology
Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS)
http://www.evms.edu/

Laurie Archbald-Pannone, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Geriatric Medicine, Infections Diseases
UVA Health
https://med.virginia.edu/

Dana Parsons
Legislative Affairs Legal Counsel
LeadingAge Virginia
https://www.leadingagevirginia.org/

Kevin, Patel   

April Payne, LNHA
VP Quality Improvement/ Director VCAL
Virginia Health Care Association/ Virginia Center for Assisted Living (VHCA/VCAL)
https://www.vhca.org/

Michelle Peninger   
System IP Director
INOVA
https://www.inova.org/ 

Julius Potian, MS, PhD
Prevention Consultant
Dept. of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS)
http://www.dbhds.virginia.gov/ 

Tara Ragland, MSA
Division Director, Adult Licensing
Dept. of Social Services
http://www.dss.virginia.gov/

Ryan Raisig
Director of Case Management
Acute care / VCU Health System
https://www.vcuhealth.org/

Barry J. Rittmann Jr. 
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS)
https://www.evms.edu/

Paula Ropelewski 
Manager, Education and Member Services
LeadingAge Virginia
https://www.leadingagevirginia.org/

Kelley Schultz   
Infection Prevention
INOVA  Fairfax
https://www.inova.org/ 

Ben Schwartz 
Director, Division of Epidemiology & Population Health
Fairfax County Health Department
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/fairfax-county-health-department

Sandra Sebestin, B.S., M.T., CIC
NW & SW Regional Infection Prevention Coordinator, VDH HAI/AR Program
VDH, Office of Epidemiology
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/haiar/

Abraham Segres
Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety
Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA)
http://www.vhha.com/

Katherine Sheppard, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, CCRN
Manager of Professional Practice| Magnet Program Director| Manager of Resource Pool
Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
https://www.sentara.com/hampton-roads-virginia/hospitalslocations/locations/sentara-williamsburg-regional-medical-center.aspx

Lorrie Shumaker, BSN, RN 
Nurse Consultant
Virginia Dept. of Social Services
http://www.dss.virginia.gov

Costi Sifri, MD, FACP, FIDSA 
Professor of Medicine
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Hospital Epidemiologist
Director, Hospital Epidemiology/Infection Prevention & Control
Medical Director, Immunocompromised Infectious Disease Program
UVA Health
https://med.virginia.edu/

Kirsten Simpkins 
SW Regional Infection Preventionist
VDH, Office of Epidemiology
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/haiar/

Marina Sinyard, RN, MA
Operations Consultant
Virginia Dept. of Social Services
http://www.dss.virginia.gov

Catherine Smith, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN
System Director, Advanced Nursing Practice/Patient Outcomes
Sentara Healthcare
https://www.sentara.com

Deb Smith, MLT (ASCP), BSN, CIC, CPHQ 
Improvement Consultant
Health Quality Innovators (HQI)
http://www.hqi.solutions/

Denise Sockwell, MSPH, CP-FS
Northern Virginia Regional Epidemiologist
VDH, Office of Epidemiology
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/surveillance-and-investigation/

Angela Spleen, PhD 
Health Educator, VDH HAI/AR Program
VDH, Office of Epidemiology
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/haiar/

Wendy St. Clair 

Michael Stevens, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA
Associate Professor of Medicine; Associate Hospital Epidemiologist; Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Acute care / VCU Health System
https://www.vcuhealth.org/

Michele Thomas, RPh, PharmD, BCPP
Manager
Dept. of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS)
http://www.dbhds.virginia.gov/ 

Michelle Thomas, RN, BSN, WCCN
Risk Analyst
Risk Management/Regulatory Compliance VCU Health at Community Memorial Hospital
https://www.vcuhealth.org/

Emily Valencia, MPH
Antimicrobial Resistance Epidemiologist
VDH, Office of Epidemiology
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/haiar/

Emily Varvil, MPH 
IPC Policy Research Specialist
VDH, Office of Epidemiology
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/haiar/

Susan Verschneider 
Infection Prevention
University of Virginia Health System
https://www.medicalcenter.virginia.edu/clinicalstaff/csec/infcontrol.html

Cindy Warriner   
Health Quality Innovators (HQI)
http://www.hqi.solutions/

Robin Williamson, RN
Infection Prevention Manager
Stony Point Surgery Center
http://www.stonypointsc.com/

Devonne, Winston   
Eastern Region Surge Team
VDH, Office of Epidemiology
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/haiar/

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