VOTE for 2019 leadership positions

Please review the candidates, then proceed to cast your vote on the ballot at the bottom. If more than one vote is received from a single individual, all of those individual’s votes will be discarded. The vote of any individual without a valid APIC membership number will be discarded.



Marie Wilson Methodist Dallas IP for 3 years

Marie Wilson
Methodist Dallas
IP for 3 years

I’ve been a member of professional organizations my entire nursing career, but no group has been as nurturing or essential to my success as APIC! My experience with our chapter only furthers my desire to serve and continue the excellent work put in motion by past and current leaders.

I became an APIC DFW member in the Fall of 2015. Since joining, I've had the pleasure of learning more about our chapter by serving on committees (Education, Nominating and Public Relations) and establishing a new SIG. In addition to my work locally, serving on APIC's Communications Committee has provided me insight into APIC's long-term strategic vision.

I seek your support and trust to continue carrying us towards the next generation of APIC DFW. Thank you for your consideration!


Teri Mauldin BSW IP for 7 years

Teri Mauldin
IP for 7 years

I have been honored to serve since 2017 as your chapter treasurer. I have grown and learned a lot in this role from other current and past treasurer's. I have enjoyed the opportunity to serve the chapter and help ensure it's current and future financial solvency. I would love nothing more than to be able to continue serving the chapter by managing it's financial operations for an additional term.

board of directors

Thi Dang DSHS IP for 7 yrs epi- demiologist: 6 yrs

Thi Dang
IP for 7 yrs epi-
demiologist: 6 yrs

I have been a long time member of APIC DFW and have had many opportunities to serve the chapter as a presenter, public health representative, infection preventionist, and a co-chair for the Professional Advancement Committee. I would love to take the next step to serve on the chapter board to provide more direct assistance to our chapter's dedicated volunteers and to help achieve the chapter's goals.

Sasha Gbedemah THR/HEB IP for 3 years

Sasha Gbedemah
IP for 3 years

I am excited to be considered to serve as a Board member for APIC. In my time with APIC I have grown to really enjoy working with such an amazing group of people. In 2017 I had the opportunity to serve as the Conference Committee Chair and have continued to serve in this role in 2018. I am particularly interested in serving as a champion for the mentoring program. Many people within the organization serve as mentors for members and do not even know they are doing so. I would like to cultivate this program as well as continue to build professional advancement for the chapter.

I recently transitioned into a leadership role in Infection prevention. It has presented challenges and rewards and if not for my mentors I would not be able to take this opportunity. My qualities exhibit diligence, positivity, and tenacity.

Heather Kirby BSW/McKinney IP for 3 years

Heather Kirby
IP for 3 years

I have been active in APIC DFW since entering the IP field in 2015. I have served in various capacities already and I am very interested in learning more about how our organization runs behind the scenes.  I would be an available, organized, and communicative Board Member and would be honored to serve.

Stephanie Kreiling BSW/Corporate IP for 11 years

Stephanie Kreiling
IP for 11 years

As corporate director of infection prevention and control at Baylor Scott and White Health, I'm very fortunate to have the experience of working with a large team of infection prevention professionals across multiple healthcare settings. I've been continuously certified (CIC) since 2009. I previously served a two-year term as APIC-DFW secretary, and was, (for multiple years) APIC-DFW's chapter legislative representative. Volunteering for APIC-DFW has always been very rewarding, on both a personal and professional level, and I'm eager to volunteer once again. I kindly ask for you to consider me as a candidate. If elected, I will serve honorably, steadfastly, and with a collaborative spirit. It would be my privilege to support, elevate and highlight our profession in this role.

Cheryl Sharp THR/HEB IP for 16 years

Cheryl Sharp
IP for 16 years

Infection Prevention is my passion, and I would love the opportunity to serve APIC DFW again, in whatever capacity I can. I've served on the Professional Advancement SIG for 5 years, and as Board Member #2 during my time in DFW, and now that I have completed my BSN, I will be more active in meetings and other activities to provide support and resources for reducing infections across DFW.

Nominating Committee

Kristina Hobbs THR IP for 3 years

Kristina Hobbs
IP for 3 years

I would like to express my willingness to serve the APIC-DFW chapter. I have been an Infection Preventionist for 3 years after transitioning from being a NICU manager to the Assistant Director of an IP program. I currently serve as the IP Program Manager for an entire healthcare system. In this role, I have the opportunity to prepare our entities for TJC survey and help our IP teams reduce HAI's through Process Improvement projects. I became a certified IP after 22 months of practice. I find my passion for IP growing, which is why I wish to serve the chapter more. Since joining APIC and the APIC-DFW chapter, I have learned that the resources of the chapter along with the networking it provides has served my personal practice and I wish to do that for other Infection Preventionists in the DFW area. It would be an honor to serve our chapter.

Jennifer Jones Brownwood Regional Medical Center IP for 3 years

Jennifer Jones
Brownwood Regional Medical Center
IP for 3 years

I have been an Infection Preventionist at an Acute Care Facility in Central Texas for 3 years. I came to this role after 14 years as a charge nurse in a busy Emergency Room. This career change has been a challenging yet rewarding ONE. Infection Prevention changes everyday and I am constantly learning new things. I hope that by being the sole infection preventionist for our small facility I can be an asset to an APIC DFW committee or board. I recently obtained my CIC in November of 2017. I look forward to continuing to learn and grow with APIC DFW.

Puja Mehta THR/Presby Denton IP for 3 years

Puja Mehta
THR/Presby Denton
IP for 3 years

I am relatively new to Infection Prevention. Attending APIC-DFW meetings has given me the opportunity to connect with the members and learn from the awesome talent we have amongst us. I am impressed by the work this chapter is doing in bringing forward different educational opportunities and supporting its members in various forms. I would like to actively participate in the chapter and be more involved in supporting the chapter - and starting with the nominating committee seems to the best way for me to do that!

Jennifer Ochieng Parkland IP for 5 years

Jennifer Ochieng
IP for 5 years

Served as a co-chair of the social committee for 2 years (2016 and 2017). Have become proficient in Infection Prevention, CIC certified x 4 years. I have a positive and upbeat personality that will bring fun and zeal to the committee

2019 APIC-DFW Ballot

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Board Member (TWO to be elected)
Nominating Committee (THREE to be elected)