SLATE OF CANDIDATES FOR 2018 LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
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VOTING DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2017
I’m expressing my willingness to serve as President–elect. Nine years ago I transitioned to Infection Prevention after years of critical care nursing experience. Within the field of Infection Prevention being responsible for many aspects of development/implementation of an IP program serving as Manager of an IP department, presenting abstracts at APIC National Conferences, developing a system wide centralized surveillance program and becoming certified are all examples of leadership within the field of IP. Joining APIC and the APIC-DFW local Chapter provided resources and support as I grew into this career path. I have served as Chapter secretary for the past 2 years which has given me an opportunity to not only be involved but to see how this chapter functions and continually provides support for all our members involved in the wide- ranging field of infection prevention. I would be honored to continue service to this chapter as President-elect
I was an ICU nurse for 13 years before transitioning to Infection Prevention. I joined APIC DFW while still an ICU nurse and was able to find a full time position at Parkland and get my CIC through this amazing chapter. I have served APIC DFW as the Social chair for the past 3 years and would now like to continue to serve in a new position. I believe my extensive professional background and prior APIC service has now prepared me to better serve you as chapter secretary. Thanks in advance for your vote consideration.
My name Daniel Blast, I have worked in IP at Parkland for 7 months, and I believe that I will make a strong addition to the nominating committee. I began at Parkland IP first as an intern and have been a fully-fledged IP for 4 months. I am enthusiastically taking on new responsibilities daily and serve on our Population Health Improvement Committee. In graduate school, I represented UNTHSC as an admissions recruiter for two years, wherein I interfaced with prospective students and faculty through event planning, in-person tours, and teleconference. I was also responsible for receiving, processing, and filing applications to the School of Public Health with fidelity. As I am a developing IP, I am excited to involve myself in APIC-DFW and contribute my experience and talents as soon as possible. I am grateful for your consideration and look forward to the build a stronger relationship with the chapter.
As an Infection Preventionist it is often difficult to pull away from the work and to spend the time to foster and develop professional relationships and friendships. By being part of the Nominating Committee I see this as a way to give back to all those that have mentored me in the field by helping them to realize their full potential by facilitating the nomination process. I would find great joy in serving the current members of the DFW APIC chapter.
The importance of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) has escalated in every aspect of healthcare. APIC DFW is recognized nationally and identifying these leaders is critical for the growth of both the chapter and individual practitioners. As a member of DFW APIC for the past 20 years, I would consider being a member of the Nominating Committee as a privilege.
I have been in the operating room since 2000 serving as a scrub technician and then a Registered Nurse. My role on a daily basis was to maintain and monitor all areas of possible infection to reduce the risk to my patients. I currently serve as the Director of Nursing for a pain group and I am responsible for multiply clinics that have procedure rooms as well as 4 ambulatory surgery center. As my responsibility has grown I have done Infection control studies for our locations and have passed initial and follow up inspections by the state of Texas as well as AAAHC. I work diligently to follow AORN guidelines and will now be venturing to Tampa Bay for the APIC ASC Intensive to further my infection control knowledge base. I feel with my continued growth and thirst for knowledge I would be a good choice to be on the nominating committee.
I am a hard working person that gets the job done. I have had leadership roles in other organizations such a the girl and boy scouts, PTA, church groups and share governance committee at my current job
I was a member of conference committee in 2016 and I am looking to expand my commitment to APIC DFW in 2017.
Hello! I am seeking your vote for a position on the Nominating Committee. I started out my career as a medical technologist, and then after obtaining my MPH, worked at the county as an epidemiologist before naturally transitioning into the infection prevention field. I believe having this diverse experience has prepared me to better serve you in this capacity. We will ensure that you have the right candidates in the right positions to best represent this outstanding chapter. Thank you.