Knowledge is the foundation of competence in professional practice


That’s why educating correctional health professionals is a key strategy in fulfilling the NCCHC mission. Professional education also helps with career advancement, job satisfaction and staff retention. Our programming is driven by rigorous ongoing needs assessment of professionals augmented by input from a committee of experts in a diverse disciplines.

NCCHC provides continuing education credit—more than 100 hours each year—for physicians, nurses, dentists, psychologists and social workers, as well as general credit for CCHPs and professionals in other disciplines. Credit is provided primarily through ...

  • NCCHC’s annual conferences, which are unsurpassed in their breadth and quality
  • A robust lineup of educational webinars that cover diverse topics of high importance and interest to the field

Through these efforts, we assist and advance thousands of individuals as well as the systems in which they work and the patients for whom they care.

NCCHC Education Committee

Nancy White, LPC, MA, Truman Medical Center for Behavioral Health (chair)
Sylvie Stacy, MD, MPH, CCHP, Corizon Health (vice chair)
Joel Andrade, PhD, LICSW, CCHP-MH, Centurion Health
Sharen Barboza, PhD, CCHP-MH, Barboza Consulting, LLC
Patricia Blair, PhD, JD, CCHP-RN, CCHP-A, UTMB
Eileen Couture, DO, RN, CCHP-P, South Suburban Council for Alcohol & Substance 
Keith Ivens, MD, Torrance County Detention Facility
Michael Johnson, DDS, MPH, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Newton Kendig, MD
John Miles, MPA, Carter Consulting
Debra Pinals, MD, University of Michigan
Tami Rodriguez, PharmD
Lori Roscoe, DNP, APRN, CCHP-RN, Correctional HealthCare Consultants
Samuiel Soltis, PhD, MHA, CCHP, South Carolina Department of Corrections


Staff Liaisons: Toyin Alaka and Kim Sterling, MBA, CAE

in accordance with the NCCHC's disclosure policy, everyone who is in a position to control NCCHC's educational content (including planners, speakers committee members, and moderators) has been asked to disclose all relevant financial interests with any commercial interest that might be germane to the content of the presentations. Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation but rather is elicited to provide information that attendees might deem important to their evaluation of a given presentation. NCCHC ensures that all potential conflicts of interest are identified, and mechanisms are implemented to resolve them prior to the individual’s involvement in the CE activity. No individuals on the Education Committee have disclosed a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest outside of their employers.