Our Mission

The Infection Control Professionals of Southern New England (ICPSNE, Inc.) have incorporated in order to provide an organized forum for effective communication among Infection Control Professionals. The purpose of ICPSNE is to promote wellness and prevent illness within the community by advancing healthcare epidemiology through education, collaboration, and practice.

Our Vision

To be an expert influential voice for the prevention and control of infections and improved outcomes in Rhode Island and southern New England.

2023 Officers


Deborah Quirk, BS, RN, CIC
Kent Hospital Infection Preventionist
401-737-7000 x31323


Kathryn Galvin MS, MLS (ASCP), CIC
Infection Prevention Manager
Hartford Health Care

President Elect

Stephanie Parente, MSN, RN, CIC
System Manager Infection Control – Lifespan
Providence, RI
Office: 401-793-7466
Email:  SParente1@lifespan.org

Conference Planning Committee


Marla Goulart MSN, RN, CIC|
Director of Infection Control/ Industrial Medicine/ Central Sterile
Landmark Medical Center | 115 Cass Avenue | Woonsocket, RI  02895
T 401-769-4100 ext. 2337 |cell 401- 787-5796| F 401-767-1633
Goulart, Marla <mgoulart@primehealthcare.com>

Recording Secretary

Lisa L. Magiera BSN, RN, IPCO
Employee Health & Infection Control Nurse
Providence Community Health Centers
Cell:  (401) 480-5368
Work Cell: (401) 208-9090
Email:  LMagiera@Providencechc.org

Past Officers


President Elect

Katie Galvin
System Manager Infection Control – Lifespan

Previous Presidents
Barbara Pashnik – Miriam Hospital
Kathleen O’Connell – Kent Hospital

2016-2017 Nancy Vallande
2017-2018 Linda Oliver and LeeAnn Quinn

2016-2017 Marlene Fishman
2015  Donna Sears
2013-2014  Ellen Ryan Gleason
2012-2013  Barbara Pashnik
2011-2012  Julie Jefferson
2010-2011  Janet Robinson
2009-2010  Kathy O’Connell
2009  Isabel Reis
2008  Marlene Fishman
2008  Lee Ann Quinn


2011-2013 Mary Ellen Casey
2009-2010 Nancy Vallande

Recording Secretaries

2018-2019 Leslie Morrissey
2016-2017 Deb Quirk
2014-2015 Nina O’Flaherty
2011-2013 Liz Martino
2008-2010 Linda Oliver

Corresponding Secretaries

2009-2012 Michelle Cahill
2008 Kathy O’Connell