Tara Taylor Wins Seat on CCHP Board of Trustees
The top vote-getter in this year’s election to fill a seat on the CCHP board of trustees is Tara Taylor, MSML, BSN, RN, CCHP.
Taylor is regional director of nursing for Corizon Health – St. Louis Regional. She has worked in correctional health care for 21 years and has been a CCHP since 2005. She also is a surveyor for NCCHC’s accreditation program.
In her candidate statement, Taylor said, "I would work to advance the CCHP certification process and identify ways to educate staff on the value of obtaining the CCHP certification to further support their commitment to provide quality health care in corrections. My experience would also assist the ongoing efforts to enhance the certification process, exam and scoring in response to the changing needs of the correctional setting.”
Taylor's three-year term will begin Nov. 4 at the board of trustees meeting, which will take place at NCCHC’s National Conference on Correctional Health Care in Chicago.
The CCHP board of trustees is comprised of 10 correctional health experts from a variety of health professions. Three trustees are CCHPs who are elected by their peers; the others are appointed from the correctional health care field. Elections are held every year to fill a three-year term on the board. The board is responsible for all aspects of governing the CCHP program. Activities include examination content, scoring and evaluation, as well as awarding of CCHP and specialty certifications to successful candidates.