NCCHC Foundation Board of Trustees Welcomes Three New Members, Elects New Chair

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Posted Feb 8, 2021

 The NCCHC Foundation announced the addition of three new members to its Board of Trustees. 

  • Brenda Fields, RN, RHIA, CCHP, clinical operations specialist, Centurion Health
  • Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian, MA, Middlesex Sheriff’s Office
  • Joseph Penn, MD, CCHP-MH, director of mental health services, UTMB Correctional Managed Care, and chair of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care Board of Representatives

In addition, the Board elected a new chair, Sharen Barboza, PhD, CCHP-MH, Correctional Consultant, Barboza Consulting. The new members’ terms went into effect January 1, 2021 and run through December 31, 2023.

The NCCHC Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. The Board of Trustees’ primary obligation is to ensure that resources and activities are appropriately focused on achieving the Foundation’s mission – to champion the correctional health care field and serve the public by supporting research, professional education, scholarships, and patient reentry into the community. Trustees collectively assist in setting the Foundation’s agenda and priorities and serve as stewards of the Foundation’s financial assets.

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome such outstanding individuals to the Board,” says Jennifer Riskind, Director of the NCCHC Foundation. “The Foundation has made enormous strides in our first year. We have already awarded nine scholarships and received a major grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance for developing clinical guidelines for opioid withdrawal management in jails. Our Board is determined to maximize our potential as a real force in changing and improving correctional health care.”

Visit the NCCHC Foundation for more information. 

New board members and chair: Fields, Kotoujian, Penn, Barboza