2019 Committees/Special Interest Groups


Marie Wilson    ,    Methodist

Marie Wilson,


This is a position that is automatically held by the APIC-DFW President when a current APIC-DFW member is not on the National APIC Board of Directors and/or holding a National Officers position.



This committee handles awards for chapter members, including assessment, provision and distribution of the STAR awards.


Melicia Brown   JPS Health Network

Melicia Brown
JPS Health Network

Deepika Manandhar   CHAIR  THR Harris Methodist

Deepika Manandhar


THR Harris Methodist


Terri Goodman   Consultant

Terri Goodman


Terri Goodman & Associates is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

community standard of PRACTICE

The Community Standards of Practice Special Interest Group's (SIG) mission is to enhance communication among Infection Preventionists (IPs) regarding issues relevant to our practice to gain perspective on standard practices within our facilities and mitigate emerging issues. The SIG meets quarterly following the business meeting. Members will sign a disclosure agreement as they sign-in to the SIG meeting. 

In times of rapidly emerging issues that don’t correlate conveniently with the regular standing meeting, such as outbreaks and recalls/shortages, the SIG chair will coordinate with the APIC-DFW Webmaster to conduct a WebEx with APIC-DFW members desiring an opportunity to discuss their institution’s response in relation to others. 

For information related to past SIG meetings, please visit our blog!

To suggest a topic, please email the SIG Chair, Joel Henderson

Mary Fulton   Baylor


The Conference Committee develops one or more seminars and/or workshops annually, addressing topics of current relevance, and featuring speakers who are experts in various disciplines within infection control.



The Governmental Affairs Committee concentrates first on Texas-based infection control issues at the state legislative level, and, as an extension of National APIC regarding national legislative issues impacting  infection prevention and control. Activities include dissemination of critical legislative information for the purpose of networking and letter writing campaigns to impact the law making process based on science.  This committee also keeps the membership current on the Texas Department of State Health Services per proposed/adopted rules as published in the Texas Register.

Neeraja Ganeshraj  Baylor Plano

Neeraja Ganeshraj
Baylor Plano


The Historian collects and organizes pertinent information needed to maintain Chapter records, including meeting minutes, bylaws, and financial documents. In honor of our chapter's 25th anniversary, we created a scrapbook highlighting chapter activities to display at chapter meetings and events

Sasha Gbedemah , THR HEB


Board Member #4 is responsible for maintaining the membership roster, welcoming new members into the chapter, and answer chapter members' questions about membership


The Nominating Committee prepares a slate of candidates to submit to the board for approval at the September Board meeting.

Bethany Phillips   Childrens


The Professional Advancement Committee leads a monthly study group for members who are preparing to take the Infection Prevention and Control Certification exam (CIC) and provides study materials, exam-taking tips and other related assistance as needed. The Committee also provides recognition to members who have become certified or have recertified during the year at the APIC DFW annual holiday luncheon.

Erica Casanova  Children’s Health

Erica Casanova
Children’s Health

Anne Mattern    Cook Childrens

Anne Mattern
Cook Childrens


The Program Committee is responsible for identifying speakers for our monthly meetings, and for collecting the information required to complete the application for contact hours.  At the meeting, Program Committee members introduce the speaker and manage the sign in sheets, evaluations, and certificates.



The Social Committee encourages social interaction among the members, by organizing the annual December Holiday Party and providing the refreshment break and vendor exhibits at the monthly meetings. The committee solicits items to be given as door prizes and accepts donations, large or small, from individual members, vendors or Santa Clause. Also at the Holiday luncheon, unwrapped toys are collected for underprivileged children.


The Sunshine Committee is sensitive to members' personal needs and expresses the chapter's concern with a flowers for a member who is sick, a gift for special accomplishment, and support during times of family emergency.

Jennifer Adams   Baylor Health System, Corporate

Jennifer Adams
Baylor Health System, Corporate


Facilitates meeting as necessary regarding information for the Chapter regarding issues related to surveillance education and participation in NHSN.  Reports to the membership at monthly meeting as necessary.  Utilizes the Board Chair as liaison / resource person to assist with problem -solving issues.  Provides a summary of achievements and recommendations to the Board chair by November 15.  Develops, reviews, and revises content related to Surveillance SIG on the website throughout the year.


TSICP is the Texas Society of Infection Control Professionals representing prevention, control, and surveillance of infection control related healthcare issues within Texas.  TSICP provides affordable educational opportunities to enhance individual and/or team efforts toward infection prevention. 


APIC-DFW's public relations efforts are designed to help us interact effectively in our community.Our website is designed to provide our members with timely and pertinent information, convenient tools for participating in chapter activities, and resources to enhance practice. The goal of the website committee is to position the APIC-DFW website as the primary communication tool for our chapter.

Terri Goodman   Consultant  Website

Terri Goodman