NCCHC Board Selects Thomas Joseph as President

Posted Apr 29, 2014

Chicago (May 1, 2014) – The National Commission on Correctional Health Care has appointed Thomas L. Joseph, MPS, CAE, as president and CEO. The announcement was made by the NCCHC board chair, Renee Kanan, MD, MPH.

Thomas Joseph, MPS, CAE

Mr. Joseph will join the organization on June 2. He will succeed Edward Harrison, who announced his retirement last fall and who will now assist in the transition process.

“We are very pleased to welcome to our staff leadership a seasoned health care executive like Tom Joseph,” says Dr. Kanan. “Given Tom’s extensive background and experience, we are confident he will help the Commission move forward, building upon the foundation that currently exists.”

Mr. Joseph comes to NCCHC from the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation where he was the executive director for the past six years. Prior to that, he was with the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Mr. Joseph has been in the medical association management field for more than 25 years, including positions at the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Dental Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Mr. Joseph is a Certified Association Executive and also has a master of science in public service management degree with a concentration in association management from DePaul University, Chicago. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, international standards, marketing and continuing medical education.

Editor note: High-res photo is available on request.

About the National Commission on Correctional Health Care

NCCHC is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization working to improve the quality of care in our nation’s jails, prisons, and juvenile detention and confinement facilities. NCCHC establishes standards for health services in correctional facilities; operates a voluntary accreditation program for institutions that meet these standards; produces and disseminates resource publications; provides technical assistance; offers a quality review program; conducts educational trainings and conferences; and offers a certification program for correctional health professionals. NCCHC is supported by the major national organizations representing the fields of health, law and corrections. Each of these organizations has named a representative to the NCCHC Board of Directors.

NCCHC Supporting Organizations: Academy of Correctional Health Professionals, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, American Association of Public Health Physicians, American Bar Association, American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Healthcare Executives, American College of Neuropsychiatrists, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, American College of Preventive Medicine, American Correctional Health Services Association, American Counseling Association, American Dental Association, American Health Information Management Association, American Jail Association, American Medical Association, American Nurses Association, American Osteopathic Association, American Pharmacists Association, American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, American Public Health Association, American Society of Addiction Medicine, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology, National Association of Counties, National Association of County and City Health Officials, National Association of Social Workers, National Medical Association, National Partnership for Juvenile Services, National Sheriffs’ Association, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, Society of Correctional Physicians