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.

2020 Officers


Barbara Pashnik
Miriam Hospital
Infection Preventionist
164 Summit Ave
Providence, RI 02906


Kathleen O’Connell
Kent Hospital
Director Infection Prevention and Control
455 Tollgate Road
Warwick, RI 02886
401.737.7010 x 31320

Conference Planning Committee


Heidi Mikkelsen-McCabe, RN, BSN, CIC
Rhode Island Hospital
Infection Preventionist
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02905
401.444.4773 x 4991

Recording Secretary

Deborah Quirk
Kent Hospital
Infection Preventionist
455 Tollgate Road
Warwick, RI 02886
401.737.7010 x 35502

Past Officers


President Elect

Leslie Morrissey


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