Dr. Leonora Muhammad Wins Seat on CCHP Board of Trustees

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Posted Sep 4, 2018

The winner of this year’s election to fill a seat on the CCHP board of trustees is Leonora Muhammad, DNP, APRN, CCHP.Dr. Leonora Muhammad

Dr. Muhammad is senior director of quality improvement and patient safety for Corizon Health, where she has served for the past 11 years. Her previous roles include staff nurse, director of nursing, regional director of nursing and senior clinical educator.

In her candidate statement, Dr. Muhammad said her breadth of experience in the field of correctional health care "facilitated my understanding of the competence and skills needed for CCHPs to be successful in the specialty of corrections. Obtaining 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, as well as professionalism.

Dr. Muhammad's three-year term will begin Oct.21, the day after the board of trustees meeting, which will take place at NCCHC’s National Conference on Correctional Health Care in Las Vegas.

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.