Supporting Organizations & Board Members

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

Each supporting organization names a liaison to the NCCHC Board of Representatives to create a robust, multidisciplinary governing structure that reflects the complexities of correctional health care.

* indicates member of the Governance Board

Supporting OrganizationBoard Liaison
Academy of Correctional Health ProfessionalsJayne Russell, MEd, CCHP-A *
Academy of Nutrition and DieteticsBarbara A. Wakeen, MA, RDN, CCHP
American Academy of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryElizabeth Lowenhaupt, MD, CCHP *
American Academy of Family PhysiciansLiaison pending
American Academy of PAsPeter C. Ober, JD, PA-C, CCHP
American Academy of PediatricsPaula Braverman, MD
American Academy of Psychiatry and the LawJoseph V. Penn, MD, CCHP-MH * (immediate past chair)
American Association of Nurse PractitionersJennifer Clifton, DNP, FNP-BC, CCHP-A
American Bar AssociationPatricia Blair, JD, PhD, CCHP-RN, CCHP-A *
American College of Correctional PhysiciansKeith Ivens, MD
American College of Emergency PhysiciansEileen Couture, DO, RN, CCHP-P
American College of Healthcare ExecutivesSamuel L. Soltis, PhD, MHA, CCHP * (chair)
American College of Obstetricians and GynecologistsCarolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD, CCHP
American College of PhysiciansNewton Kendig, MD
American College of Preventive MedicineSylvie R. Stacy, MD, MPH, CCHP
American Counseling AssociationNancy B. White, MA, LPC * (treasurer)
American Dental AssociationCapt. Michael Johnson, DDS, MPH
American Health Information Management AssociationPauline Marcussen, DHA, RHIA, CCHP * (chair elect)
American Jail AssociationOscar Aviles, CJM, CCE, CCHP *
American Medical AssociationDionne Hart, MD
American Nurses AssociationMary Muse, MS, RN, CCHP-RN, CCHP-A
American Osteopathic AssociationJohn Mills, DO, MPH
American Pharmacists AssociationCapt. Tami Rodriguez, PharmD
American Psychiatric AssociationDebra A. Pinals, MD
American Psychological AssociationSharen Barboza, PhD, CCHP-MH
American Public Health AssociationAlison O. Jordan, MSW, LCSW, CCHP
American Society of Addiction MedicineKevin Fiscella, MD, MPH, CCHP
National Association of CountiesChristopher T. Rodgers, MPA, MBA
National Association of Social WorkersJoel Andrade, PhD, LICSW, CCHP-MH
National Medical AssociationWendi R. Wills El-Amin, MD
National Sheriffs’ AssociationSheriff Heath Taylor
Society for Adolescent Health and MedicineElizabeth Barnert, MD, MPH