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 are some of your favorite things about spring? For me its getting outside again, and the extra daylight savings time. If there was ever a year we needed both, it’s 2021. Bonus this year: Getting to see friends face-to-face again!


Melissa Varnavas
Editorial Director,
Events & Education
mvarnavas@acdis.org

 

Responsible for developing an extensive line of educational content including live events, web-based seminars, podcasts, books, newsletters, and our award-winning website. I also help manage more than 40 ACDIS networking groups/state chapters.

What are some of your favorite things about spring? My favorite thing about spring is watching the tulips and other spring flowers poke up from the snow.


Linnea Archibald
Associate Editorial
Director, Publications
& Membership
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 and the ACDIS CDI Scholarship Program.

What are some of your favorite things about spring? My favorite thing about springtime is that the days get longer and warmer, which means I can take after-work walks with my dog, Hans, and enjoy some evening sunlight.


Carolyn Riel
ACDIS Editor
criel@acdis.org

 

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

What are some of your favorite things about spring? Truthfully, spring is my least favorite season. In New England, it's always rainy and still chilly with just a few warm, sunny days that tease you into thinking summer is closer than it really is. If I had to choose something, I would say I like that the days get longer and that my cats are happy to sit in the windows and watch birds fly by again.

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.

What are some of your favorite things about spring? My most favorite thing about spring is the smells. I love opening my windows wide and feeling the breezes carrying in the smell of lilacs, flowers and mowed grass. There is nothing better than opening up a stale house closed up all winter to fresh warm air.


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.

What are some of your favorite things about spring? The flowers tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths. They always change my mood when I see them. I also love Easter dinner.


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 are some of your favorite things about spring? For me, spring is about renewal so I love spring, especially after a hard winter of being closed up. Spring brings a sense of hope and new energy because everything becomes full of life again. I love the sunshine and the flowers blooming and seeing all the baby animals that arrive. I find it renewing

 

ACDIS Sales Team


Carrie Dry
National Sales Manager
cdry@hcpro.com

 

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

What are some of your favorite things about spring? I am always happy for warm weather and longer daylight after a long Chicago winter! Once the weather warms, it is always fun to see everyone outside making up for being inside for a lot of the dark, cold winter days.