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IDPIO Collaborating Offices and Team Members

The IDPIO coordinating team would like to acknowledge the following colleagues for their leadership, expertise, and dedication to infection prevention efforts throughout the VA medical system.

  • Victoria Davey, PhD, MPH, RN; Chief Officer, Office of Public Health, VA Central Office
  • Cynthia L Gibert, MD, MSc; Professor of Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center, Director of Special Projects Medical Service, Washington DC VA Medical Center
  • Stephen M. Kralovic, MD, MPH; Hospital Epidemiologist, Cincinnati VA Medical Center and Medical Epidemiologist, National Infectious Diseases Service, VA Central Office
  • Kristin L. Nichol, MD, MPH, MBA; Associate Chief of Staff for Research, Minneapolis VA Medical Center
  • Rick Martinello, MD; Chief Consultant, Clinical Public Health, VA Central Office
  • Janet Durfee, RN, MSN, APRN; Deputy Chief Consultant, Clinical Public Health, VA Central Office
  • Heather Reisinger, PhD; Investigator, Center for Comprehensive Access and Delivery Research & Evaluation (CADRE), VA Iowa City Health Care System
  • Eli Perencevich, MD, MS; Interim Center Director, Center for Comprehensive Access and Delivery Research & Evaluation (CADRE), VA Iowa City Health Care System

Collaborating Offices and Team Members

Office of Public Health

  • Troy Knighton, EdS, LPC; National Seasonal Influenza & IDPIO Program Manager, Clinical Public Health, Office of Public Health, VA Central Office (Campaign Coordinator)
  • Pamela Hirsch, NP-C, BS, MEd, MS; Director of Occupational Health, Occupational Health, Office of Public Health, VA Central Office
  • Christina Gerstel, MPH, MID; Presidential Management Fellow, Occupational Health, Office of Public Health, VA Central Office
  • Connie Raab, BA; Director, Public Health Communications, Office of Public Health, VA Central Office

Women’s Health Services

  • Jonna Brenton, RN; Women Veteran Program Manager, VA Montana Health Care System

VHA Employee Education System

  • Lorraine Bem, EdD, MSHA, MSN, FACHE; National Project Manager/ANCC Nurse Planner, Birmingham Employee Education Resource Center

VHA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

  • Kathleen Pittman, RN, MPH; Program Manager, Prevention Practice, National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Office of Patient Care Services

VA National Center for Patient Safety

  • Caryl Z. Lee, RN, MSN; Deputy Director, VA National Center for Patient Safety, VA Central Office
  • Maisha Mims, MPH; Program Analyst, VA National Center for Patient Safety, VA Central Office
  • Jacqueline Parker, RN, MS, MPH; Patient Safety Officer, VISN3 – NY/NJ Veterans Healthcare Network

National Infectious Diseases Service

  • Linda H. Danko, RN, MSN; Clinical Program Coordinator, National Infectious Diseases Service, VA Central Office
  • Marla Clifton, RN, MSN, CIC; MDRO Clinical Program Coordinator National Infectious Diseases Service, VA Central Office

VA Clinical and Infection Control Professionals

  • Pamela Del Monte, MS, RN-BC, ACNS; Associate Chief Nurse, Ambulatory Care, Durham VA Medical Center
  • Kathleen De Roos, APRN, MSN, CIC; VISN 23 Infection Prevention Coordinator
  • Vicki Macks, RN, BSN, CNOR, CIC; MDRO Prevention Coordinator, Memphis VA Medical Center
  • Scott E. Mambourg, PharmD, BCPS; Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, Reno VA Medical Center
  • Phyllis Ogletree, CRNP, COHN-S; Nurse Practitioner/Occupational Health, Biloxi VA Medical Center
  • Marian Rodgers, RN, MSN, MPH, CIC; Community Living Center MDRO Prevention Coordinator, Dayton VA Medical Center
  • Mary Standridge, RN, MSN, CIC; Infection Control Nurse, Memphis VA Medical Center
  • Beverly F. Van Metre, RN, BSN, MS, CHES; Clinical Programs Coordinator, Martinsburg VA Medical Center
  • Judy Whitlock, RN, MSN, APRN, CIC; Educator/Specialist, MRSA/MDRO Program Office, National Infectious Diseases Service, VA Central Office

Special thanks to our colleagues in these organizations who are instrumental in VA’s seasonal influenza campaign efforts:

  • VA Office of Quality, Value, and Safety
  • VA Pharmacy Benefits Management
  • VA National Acquisitions Center
  • Department of Health and Human Services, National Vaccine Program Office