NCCHC is supported by the major national organizations representing the fields of health, law, and corrections.


Each supporting organization names a liaison to the NCCHC Board of Representatives. 

* indicates member of the Governance Board

Supporting Organization


Board Liaison

Academy of Correctional Health Professionals       Jayne Russell, MEd, CCHP-A *
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics       Barbara A. Wakeen, MA, RDN, CCHP
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry       Elizabeth Lowenhaupt, MD, CCHP *
American Academy of Family Physicians       Liaison pending
American Academy of PAs       Peter C. Ober, JD, PA-C, CCHP
American Academy of Pediatrics       Paula Braverman, MD
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law       Joseph V. Penn, MD, CCHP-MH * (immediate past chair)
American Association of Nurse Practitioners       Jennifer Clifton, DNP, FNP-BC, CCHP-A
American Bar Association       Patricia Blair, JD, PhD, CCHP-RN, CCHP-A *
American College of Correctional Physicians       Keith Ivens, MD
American College of Emergency Physicians       Eileen Couture, DO, RN, CCHP-P
American College of Healthcare Executives       Samuel L. Soltis, PhD, MHA, CCHP * (chair)
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists       Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD, CCHP
American College of Physicians       Newton Kendig, MD
American College of Preventive Medicine       Sylvie R. Stacy, MD, MPH, CCHP
American Counseling Association       Nancy B. White, MA, LPC * (treasurer)
American Dental Association       Capt. Michael Johnson, DDS, MPH
American Health Information Management Association       Pauline Marcussen, DHA, RHIA, CCHP * (chair elect) 
American Jail Association       Oscar Aviles, CJM, CCE, CCHP *
American Medical Association       Dionne Hart, MD
American Nurses Association       Mary Muse, MS, RN, CCHP-RN, CCHP-A
American Osteopathic Association       John Mills, DO, MPH, DFAOCPM 
American Pharmacists Association       Capt. Tami Rodriguez, PharmD 
American Psychiatric Association       Debra A. Pinals, MD
American Psychological Association       Sharen Barboza, PhD, CCHP-MH
American Public Health Association       Alison O. Jordan, MSW, LCSW, CCHP
American Society of Addiction Medicine       Kevin Fiscella, MD, MPH, CCHP
National Association of Counties       Christopher T. Rodgers, MPA, MBA
National Association of Social Workers       Joel Andrade, PhD, LICSW, CCHP-MH
National Medical Association       Wendi R. Willis El-Amin, MD
National Sheriffs' Association       Sheriff Heath Taylor
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine       Elizabeth Barnert, MD, MPH