Meet the ACDIS Leadership Team


Brian Murphy
ACDIS Director
bmurphy@acdis.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responsible for overseeing ACDIS' direction, including the annual conference, industry guidance, and providing an authoritative voice in the industry.

What’s keeping you sane while working from home? "Getting some exercise in, 5-6 days/week. The Netflix show Tiger King (insanity, that paradoxically keeps me sane), and of course my family."


Melissa Varnavas
Associate Editorial Director
mvarnavas@acdis.org

 

Responsible for the development of books, newsletters, blogs, webinars, and local chapter networking.

What’s keeping you sane while working from home? "The CDI community’s willingness to share their thoughts, feelings, and next steps with one another as we all adjust. It’s great to see CDI leaders pivoting to help their staff adjust with additional at-home training opportunities as well as expressing willingness to shift to helping with existing clinical needs should the outbreak worsen."


Linnea Archibald
ACDIS Editor
larchibald@acdis.org

 

Responsible for ACDIS' publications, including the CDI Journal, CDI Strategies, and the ACDIS Blog, and maintaining ACDIS' social media presence. Also responsible for maintaining and managing the ACDIS CDI Leadership Council

What’s keeping you sane while working from home? "A few things! First, getting outside and walking with the dog. Second, getting away from screens for a bit and reading or knitting. Third, writing things down. Fourth, stress baking (an oldie but a goodie!) every three to four days."


Carolyn Riel
Associate Editor
criel@acdis.org

 

Responsible for assisting with developing, creating, and curating ACDIS' publications,  maintaining ACDIS' website, and maintaining ACDIS' social media presence.

What’s keeping you sane while working from home? "A few things. One is switching up my work space every few hours. I’ll go between the office, kitchen table, and sitting on the floor using the coffee table in the living room. It helps keep my brain and body from getting stagnant. Also, daily walks when possible have helped immensely. Finally, doing an hour yoga session after the work day is over. It helps to make a very definitive end to work and start of 'relaxation' afterwards." 

ACDIS Instructors


Laurie Prescott,
RN, MSN, CCDS, CDIP, CRC

CDI Education Director
lprescott@acdis.org

 

Responsible for developing and teaching HCPro's CDI Boot Camps, and serving as a subject matter expert, speaker, and author for ACDIS.


Sharme Brodie,
RN, CCDS

CDI Education Specialist
sbrodie@acdis.org

 

Responsible for teaching HCPro's CDI Boot Camps, and serving as a subject matter expert, speaker, and author for ACDIS.


Dawn Valdez,
RN, LNC,
CDIP, CCDS

CDI Education
Specialist
dvaldez@acdis.org

 

Responsible for teaching HCPro's CDI Boot Camps, and serving as a subject matter expert, speaker, and author for ACDIS.

What’s keeping you sane while working from home? "I have to set work hours for myself because I will work much longer than I realize until I look at the clock. I also have to set my alarm to remember to take breaks and discipline myself to not hit my snooze a million times when the alarm goes off because I don’t want to stop whatever it is that I’m doing."

 

ACDIS Sales Team


Carrie Dry
National Sales Manager
cdry@hcpro.com

 

Responsible for sponsorship engagement, vendor relations, and advertising opportunities.

What’s keeping you sane while working from home? "I am used to working remote, so I have no real change, except my two teenagers and husband also being home, but that is not helping my sanity…"