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 was your favorite Halloween costume? My all-time favorite was a viking costume. I made it myself somewhere around age 11-12, if I had to guess. I used an old second hand ratty fur coat, made a helmet with horns, axe, etc. It was so much fun!


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 was your favorite Halloween costume?

 


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 was your favorite Halloween costume? I think my favorite costume is tied between when I was Tinkerbell from Peter Pan (my costume had inflatable sparkly wings) and when I was Eowyn from Lord of the Rings with a homemade a dress made from a curtain. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a picture of either in my collection, so here’s the one I could find! This was the second year in a row that I was a black cat.


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 was your favorite Halloween costume? I think my favorite ever costume was when I dressed up as a picnic table... We cut a hole in a piece of cardboard for my head and put one of those checkered red table cloths over it. Stuck a bunch of fake food on top, and ta-da! Sadly I don't have a picture of that, so this is one year when I couldn't decide if I wanted to be Esmeralda from Hunchback of Notre Dame or a cat, so I did both...

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 was your favorite Halloween costume?

My favorite costumes are attached to evenings when I had so much fun. The Star Trek was with my husband a few years ago. I was wearing a red shirt… but I lived.


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 was your favorite Halloween costume?


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 was your favorite Halloween costume?

 

ACDIS Sales Team


Carrie Dry
National Sales Manager
cdry@hcpro.com

 

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

What was your favorite Halloween costume?