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


Each of these organizations names a liaison to the NCCHC Board of Directors. 


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
American Academy of Family Physicians                   Jeffrey J. Alvarez, MD, CCHP
American Academy of PAs                   Peter C. Ober, JD, PA-C, CCHP
American Academy of Pediatrics                   Patricia N. Reams, MD, MPH, CCHP-P
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law                   Joseph V. Penn, MD, CCHP
American Bar Association                   Patricia Blair, JD, PhD, CCHP-RN, CCHP-A
American College of Correctional Physicians                   Steven Shelton, MD, CCHP-P, CCHP-A
American College of Emergency Physicians                   Eileen Couture, DO, RN, CCHP-P
(immediate past chair)
American College of Healthcare Executives                   Samuel L. Soltis, PhD, MHA
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists                   Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD
American College of Physicians                   Johnny Wu, MD, CCHP
American College of Preventive Medicine                   Sylvie R. Stacy, MD, MPH, CCHP
American Correctional Health Services Association                   JoRene Kerns, BSN, RN, CCHP
American Counseling Association                   Nancy B. White, MA, LPC
American Dental Association                   Nicholas Makrides, DMD, MPH
American Health Information Management Association                   Pauline Marcussen, MS, RHIA, CCHP
American Jail Association                   Oscar Aviles, CJM, CCE, CCHP (secretary)
American Medical Association                   Ilse R. Levin, DO, MPH, CCHP-P
American Nurses Association                   Mary Muse, MS, RN, CCHP-RN, CCHP-A
American Osteopathic Association                   George J. Pramstaller, DO, CCHP
American Pharmacists Association                   Robert L. Hilton, RPh, CCHP
American Psychiatric Association                   Board liaison pending
American Psychological Association                   Thomas J. Fagan, PhD, CCHP-MH (chair-elect)
American Public Health Association                   Joseph Goldenson, MD
American Society of Addiction Medicine                   Kevin Fiscella, MD, MPH
International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology                   Edwin I. Megargee, PhD, CCHP
National Association of Counties                   Christopher T. Rodgers, MPA, MBA
National Association of Social Workers                   Melvin H. Wilson, MBA, LCSW
National Medical Association                   Wendi Wills El-Amin, MD
National Partnership for Juvenile Services                   David W. Roush, PhD, LPC
National Sheriffs' Association                   Sheriff B. J. Roberts
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine                   Robert E. Morris, MD, CCHP-P