In April 2014, APIC Consulting staff approached several leaders of APIC with a new concept, an APIC designation program for infection prevention and control programs of excellence that meet certain criteria points.

The Program of Distinction was developed by the Core Development Team, and assessed by the Vetting Team, with the assistance of several advisors.  A separate group of appraisers and program staff execute the operations of the program. Read more about the background and history of the APIC® Program of Distinction.

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The Core Development Team

Clinical Subject Matter Experts

Terrie Lee, RN, MS, MPH, CIC, FAPIC – Strategy and Clinical Lead

Jan Frain, RN, CIC, CPHRM

Michelle Farber, RN, CIC

Linda Greene, RN, MPS, CIC, FAPIC (inception –2016, 2019-present)

Kathy Ward, RN, BSN, MPH, CIC, FAPIC (2019-present)

Connie Steed, MSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC (2016 – 2019)

APIC Consulting Staff

Leslie Kretzu, MA, MIPP – Executive Director

Kate Detweiler – Strategy and Operations Lead  

Salimah Shabazz – Project Management Lead

The Vetting Team

Patti Grant, RN, BSN, MS, CIC, FAPIC – Vetting Team Lead

Steve Streed, MS, CIC, FAPIC

Lynn Karanfil, RN, MA, CIC, FAPIC



Katrina Crist, MBA, CAE


Former Magnet Recognition Program® Consultant