Board Election


CCHP Board of Trustees Election

Each year, one seat on the CCHP Board of Trustees is open for election. CCHPs in good standing have the opportunity to select who will represent them and their concerns on the board. You must be currently CCHP certified to vote.

The 2018 election will take place from August 1 through August 15. Current CCHPs will be emailed an invitation with candidate statements and a link to online voting. If you do not receive the email, check your spam folder and, if you don't find it, contact

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Clarence Cryer, Jr., MSPH, CCHP-A

I appreciate the nomination and would be honored to represent you in the premiere organization for the advancement of correctional health care. The opportunities for professional certification are among the many highlights of my ten year affiliation with the National Commission, which include hosting and proctoring multiple testing opportunities.

Mentoring, conducting accreditation surveys, moderating and presenting at national conferences, reviewing and authoring articles for publication in the Journal of Correctional Health Care have all enriched my relationship with the NCCHC.

A three-year tenure on the Board of Trustees is a natural progression. I will continue to promote certification at national and grass roots levels while also developing, scoring and evaluating CCHP exams. My health care leadership experience in public and private sector prisons and jails lends an air of diversity and flexibility that is well suited to support, promote and sustain the standards of excellence we can uphold together.


Angela Fischer, PsyD, CCHP

I began my correctional health care career in 2012. I have worked in various correctional settings, including inpatient psychiatric units, outpatient units and specialized psychiatric treatment units, in both jail and prison facilities. My doctoral research investigated what can be done from the offender perspective to break the cycle of recidivism with regard to the seriously mentally ill (SMI) homeless, by examining their lived experience and how they meet their Maslowian hierarchical needs both inside and outside of correctional settings. 

Having served on many boards over the years including schools boards and the foster care review board, I am eager to take my experiences in correctional healthcare and servant leadership, and lend them toward the goals of NCCHC CCHP certification program. Specifically, I’d like to be instrumental in helping to promote the importance of CCHP certification amongst correctional healthcare professionals throughout the country. I truly appreciation your consideration.


Susan Laffan, RN, CCHP-RN, CCHP-A

I believe that CCHP certification demonstrates an individuals commitment to correctional health care. I received my CCHP in 1999; CCHP-A in 2003; and CCHP-RN in 2009. I have been on this Board in the past and continue to assist in any way needed. I was on the original taskforce for the CCHP-RN examination, and have written questions for all three examinations throughout the years. I also helped develop, and presented training sessions for both the CCHP and CCHP-RN examinations. I have proctored numerous CCHP examinations at the conferences and throughout New Jersey. Newly retired, I have time to commit to this Board, and complete tasks that need to be completed.  I once again would be humbled to be part of this elite group of people who help maintain the high standards these certifications represent.


Leonora Muhammad, APRN, DNP, CCHP

Hello and thanks for your time. I am ecstatic to ask for your vote for a seat on the CCHP Board of Trustees for the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare. I love corrections and have been a valued staff member at Corizon Health for the past 11 years. Starting my journey in corrections, I have worked in roles such as Staff Nurse, Director of Nursing, Regional DON, Sr. Clinical Educator and currently Sr. Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. All of these experiences facilitated my understanding of the competence and skills needed for CCHP’s to be successful in the specialty of corrections. Obtaining a CCHP certification is a task that should be valued and respected. I would work to ensure the CCHP exam represents quality, advanced knowledge and skill, plus professionalism along with confirming it’s a certification you can be proud of. Thanking you in advance for your vote.


Karen Rea, FNP, MSN, CCHP

I would like to share my 30 plus years of nursing, education, administrative and entrepreneurial experience. I am currently the CEO of Correctional Improvement and Sustainability Consultants LLC providing correctional healthcare expertise to prisons and jails across the United States and a Federal Court appointed mental health expert for the Coleman lawsuit evaluating mental health care provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the Department of State Hospitals. My expertise extends to public and private health care and mental health consultation in accordance with facility, State and Federal regulations and consulting with the Federal Bureau of Primary Care for their Medical Claims Review Panel in accordance with the Federal Tort Claims Act. I look forward to serving the NCCHC community and hope to obtain your trust and your vote.