Executive Committee Members

Dr. Arafat, previous Assistant Director of the Houston Health Department and the Director of the Office of Surveillance and Public Health Preparedness; currently public health consultant

Dr. Ed Septimus with the Therapeutics Research and Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School & Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

Dr. Kevin Garey, Professor at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research

Dr. Kristi Kuper, Senior Clinical Manager of Infectious Diseases for Vizient

Dr. Charlene Offiong, HAI Coordinator for the Houston Health Department

Dr. Frank Tverdek, Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Infectious Diseases UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dr. Barbara Trautner, Director of Clinical Research at Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery/Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Louis Ostrosky-Zeichner, Vice Chair for Healthcare Quality for the Department of Medicine; Director of the Laboratory of Mycology Research at the Division of Infectious Diseases, and Medical Director for Epidemiology for Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center.

Firas R. Zabaneh, MT(ASCP), CIC, CIE, MBA, Manager, System Infection Prevention & Control System, Quality & Patient Safety, Houston Methodist

Dr. Maria C Rodriguez-Barradas, MD, Chief, Infectious Diseases Section, Michael E. DeBakey VAMC

Dr. Mayar Al Mohajer, MD MBA CAQ FACP, Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

Dr. Cesar A. Arias, Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Director of Center for Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbial Genomics with UT Health

Dr. Robert Atmar, Chief of Infectious Diseases, Ben Taub General Hospital