Ms. Soule has 35 years of experience practicing and teaching about infection prevention and control and health care epidemiology, has published extensively in this area, and consults and teaches both nationally and internationally. She has also served as a consultant in strategic thinking and improving team dynamics. She is an editor of theAmerican Journal of Infection Control, a former President of The Association for Practitioners of Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and in 2006 was appointed to the CDC's Healthcare Infections Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC).
Ms. Soule has worked in acute care organizations in a variety of capacities. She served as Director of Infection Control and Epidemiology for 25 years at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Washington, as Director of Safety, and Director of Quality Management Services. In this latter role she managed programs in quality and performance improvement, hospital epidemiology and infection control, risk management, clinical research, education, and care management services.
In addition to being a registered nurse, she has a degree in psychology and sociology from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and a master's degree in public administration with a concentration in health policy from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. She has been certified in Infection Control for over 20 years.