INS Board of Directors

INS Board Of Directors

Felicia Schaps 

Felicia has been a nurse for more than 30 years, with more than 25 years in home infusion. She holds a master’s degree in nursing with a focus on nursing education. Currently, she is the general manager of ContinuumRx of Northern Virginia. Felicia has served on the INCC RN Council and cofounded the Northern Virginia Capitol Chapter of INS in the late 1990s. In addition to her infusion certification, she holds credentials as an oncology certified nurse, an immunoglobulin certified nurse, and a certified nutrition support clinician. Felicia has presented on many aspects of infusion nursing at national and regional meetings. She has written and cowritten several articles on guidelines for home infusion and has also edited chapters in nursing textbooks.  

Lynn Deutsch
President Elect

Lynn has worked in home and ambulatory infusion nursing and vascular access for more than 2 decades. She is currently an associate professor of nursing at Austin Community College, where she teaches infusion therapy in a clinical setting to students studying to become registered nurses. Lynn is also a member of the vascular access team at the Seton Family of Hospitals in Austin, Texas. From 2001 to 2005, Lynn served as secretary/membership chair for the Northern California Infusion Nurses Society chapter. She has been a CRNI® since 1997, and in 2015 she was named CRNI® of the Year. Lynn is also an editorial reviewer for the Journal of Infusion Nursing.  

Pamela Jacobs
Presidential Advisor

Pamela is the director of clinical education for the Norton Cancer Institute, Norton Healthcare, in Louisville, Kentucky, where she has been a nurse for nearly 40 years. During that time, she has been a member of the hospital’s first infusion team and has worked as an infusion nurse in home health and in an ambulatory chemotherapy infusion center. It was inserting PICCs and administering chemotherapy, she says, that solidified her love for infusion therapy. An INS member since 1990, Pamela became a CRNI® in 1991, was named CRNI® of the Year in 2006, and recently completed her tenure as INS president from 2017 to 2018. Pamela previously served as a member and chair of the INCC Board of Directors. She has been a reviewer of the Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice (2011) and the Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice (2016) and has presented poster and podium presentations at INS annual meetings. She has also supported the Kentuckiana Infusion Nurses Society chapter since 1990 and has served as its treasurer and president. 

Lisa Bruce

Lisa is the senior branch infusion manager for Coram Infusion Pharmacy in Anchorage, Alaska. She has more than 26 years of nursing experience, including infusion nursing, cardiac critical care, oncology, and hospice care. She has enjoyed nursing in Korea and Germany during 20 years of traveling with her military family. Lisa was the director of Hospice of the Hills and assisted with the development and opening of the first Hospice House in South Dakota. Her involvement with the INS began in 2010, when she returned from living in Seoul, South Korea. She has been an active member of INS and assisted with the development of a CRNI® workshop in Alaska designed to bring infusion nurses together to prepare for the CRNI® exam. Lisa is also an active member of the Immunoglobulin National Society (IgNS) and is a current member of the IgNS Conference Committee.

Angela Skelton

Angela has more than 20 years of nursing experience, with a background in long-term care, critical care, ambulatory surgery, and infusion nursing. Currently, she is manager of outpatient chemotherapy/infusion services at United Regional Health Care System in Wichita Falls, Texas, where she has practiced for the past 19 years. During her tenure at United Regional, she chaired its central line-associated bloodstream infection improvement and value analysis teams and was a clinical cochair of its Commission on Cancer. She has also been involved in community outreach through nursing and other infusion-related programs. Angela has been actively involved with INS since 2010 and obtained CRNI® certification in 2011. She is also an active member and leader in the DFW Longhorn Chapter, having held the offices of president and program chair. 

Max Holder

Max is the nurse manager of the vascular access team at the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. With 25 years of nursing experience, Max has enjoyed a nursing career spanning a variety of nursing environments, including rural emergency care, case management, nursing administration, and corporate compliance. In 2008, Max was asked to help start a PICC team in a small rural hospital and found his passion for infusion therapy and vascular access. Max has been involved with INS since 2010, when he began attending meetings at his local INS chapter to network with other members of the infusion/vascular access community. Soon after, he was elected chapter secretary and obtained his CRNI® certification. Max’s involvement with INS has led to many opportunities within the specialty of infusion therapy and vascular access. He encourages colleagues to serve in their local INS chapters and INS, and when opportunity knocks, to step into the uncomfortable and broaden their horizons. Max’s willingness to accept new challenges has been instrumental in his personal and professional growth.

Donald J. Filibeck
Public Member

Don is vice president, pharmacy, for Option Care in Bannockburn, Illinois, where he provides operational and clinical pharmacy support for Option Care branch locations. He was a field representative (surveyor) for 15 years in the home care program at The Joint Commission. Don is active in professional organizations, including the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy, the Specialty Pharmacist Certification Board and the National Home Infusion Association. He was also a member of the USP Expert Committee (2000-2010) that drafted, passed, and revised USP <797>. He has presented numerous times at national pharmacy meetings on topics such as care planning, competency assessment, operational analysis, benchmarking, and sterile compounding.

Mary Alexander
Chief Executive Officer

Mary serves as chief executive officer of INS and INCC. As INS CEO, she is responsible for the management of an international, nonprofit specialty nursing organization of more than 6,000 members and for providing the consistent delivery of the highest-quality education and professional services. Mary’s role has taken her across the country and around the globe where she has delivered infusion education programs to clinicians in Armenia and China and established relationships with international colleagues from Europe to South America, Asia Pacific, and everywhere in between. As INCC CEO, Mary oversees the certified registered nurse infusion (CRNI® ) credentialing program, and she works with other nursing organizations in the U.S. and worldwide to further knowledge of and the practice of infusion therapy. Mary is also editor of the Journal of Infusion Nursing, INS’ scientific, research-based, peer-reviewed publication.