Joan Ivaska

Joan Ivaska



  • Infection prevention, quality and performance improvement, health care administration
  • Expertise in hospital, ambulatory care, and infection prevention consulting

Ms. Joan Ivaska's consulting expertise includes infection prevention; outcome measurement and clinical benchmarking; performance improvement; leadership development and education; and standards and survey process education and preparation. Ms. Ivaska has conducted consultations and/or educational programs in the United States.

Professional Experience

  • Senior Director Infection Prevention, Banner Health, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Infection Prevention Manager, Exempla St. Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO, USA
  • Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Cheyenne, WY, USA
  • Director Infection Prevention, North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley, CO, USA
  • Research Assistant, University of Colorado Health Sciences, Denver, CO, USA
  • Research Assistant, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR, USA

Professional Affiliations or Certifications

  • Association of Professionals in Infection Prevention 
  • Certified in Infection Prevention and Epidemiology (CIC)
  • Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America 


  • Master of Public Health, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO, USA
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, USA