New Members Continue to Strengthen NCCHC Board

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Posted Apr 26, 2022

NCCHC welcomes three new members to its multidisciplinary board of representatives.

Sharen Barboza, PhD, CCHP-MH, is the newly appointed board liaison for the American Psychological Association, replacing Thomas Fagan, PhD, CCHP-MH. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and correctional mental health consultant, expert, and trainer with nearly 30 years of experience. With Barboza Consulting, she provides consultation to correctional systems on behavioral and mental health services, conducts comprehensive analysis of services and programs, and offers training on self-injury reduction, suicide prevention, stress/burnout, and other topics. Previously, she was vice president of mental health with Centurion Health. Dr. Barboza is the winner of NCCHC's 2018 B. Jaye Anno Award for Excellence in Communication. 

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Elizabeth Barnert, MD, MPH, joined the board as the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine liaison, replacing Robert Morris, MD, CCHP-P. A board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Barnert has a clinical focus on adolescents and a special interest in justice-involved and marginalized youth. She is an associate professor of pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, provides clinical care in a juvenile hall, and also serves as an attending pediatrician at UCLA's Children's Health Center. Her research focuses on youth involved in the U.S. criminal justice system, youth who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation, and those undergoing family separation; her research and advocacy on behalf of those populations to the California state legislature and U.S. Congress has contributed to the passage of several important pieces of child-protective legislation. 

John Mills, DO, MPH, is the new board liaison for the American Osteopathic Association, replacing George Pramstaller, DO, CCHP. Dr. Mills joined the faculty of the University of North Texas Health Science Center in 1989 and founded the university’s correctional medicine program, which provides much-needed medical care for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, in 1993. He remains the medical director for correctional programs and is an associate professor in the department of internal medicine. He also spent nearly a decade as medical director of the Tarrant County Jails. He is board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine in aerospace medicine, public health, and correctional medicine.

The appointments took effect April 10 during the NCCHC board meeting in Atlanta.

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