Program Governance


The Certified Correctional Health Professional program is administered by NCCHC and governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of 10 correctional health experts from a variety of health professions. Three of the trustees are elected by their peers; the others are appointed from the correctional health field. The Board of Trustees is responsible for exam content, scoring and evaluation, as well as awarding certification to successful candidates.

CCHP Board of Trustees, 2015-2016

Edwin Megargee, PhD, CCHP (chair)
Professor Emeritus
Havana, FL

Pauline Marcussen, RHIA, CCHP (vice chair)
Project Manager
Rhode Island Department of Corrections
Cranston, RI

Thomas L. Joseph, MPS, CAE, CCHP
President and CEO
National Commission on Correctional Health Care
Chicago, IL
ex officio

Sharen Barboza, PhD, CCHP-MH
Vice President of Clinical Operations – Mental Health
MHM Correctional Services, Inc
Vienna, VA

Johnnie Lambert, RN, CCHP
Correctional Health Care Consultant
Centurion Managed Care, LLC
Fort Royal, SC

Charles Lee, MD, JD, CCHP-P
Poway, CA

Juan Nunez, MD, CCHP-P
Regional Medical Director
Armor Correctional Health Services
Cocoa, FL

Rebecca Pinney, MSN, RN, CCHP-RN
Chief Nursing Officer – Senior Vice President
Atlanta, GA

Patricia Reams, MD, CCHP-P
Cumberland Hospital
Richmond, VA

Ralf Salke, BSN, CCHP-A
Vice President of Operations
Jefferson City, MO