Who We Are

The NCCHC Foundation serves as the fundraising and philanthropic arm of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care, raising money for research and education to further the field. 


Board of Trustees


Sharen Barboza, PhD, CCHP-MH, Correctional Consultant, Barboza Consulting


Thomas Fagan, PhD, CCHP-MH, Professor Emeritus, Nova Southeastern University

Brenda Fields, RN, RHIA, CCHP, Clinical Operations Specialist, Centurion Health

Bob Morgan, PhD, Chair & Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, Texas Tech University

Joseph Penn, MD, CCHP-MH, Director, Mental Health Services, UTMB Correctional Managed Care

Rebecca Pinney, MSN, RN, CCHP-RN, Pinney Consulting Company, LLC

Deborah Ross, CCHP, Chief Executive Officer, National Commission on Correctional Health Care

Karolyn Ruben, MATD, Lead Education Consultant, Allstate Insurance Company

Todd Schwartz, MPA, CCHP, National Account Director, Key Accounts East, Gilead Sciences, Inc.


Jennifer Riskind, Foundation DirectorJennifer Riskind

Jennifer joined NCCHC in March 2020 to launch the NCCHC Foundation. She is responsible for planning, managing, and implementing the development strategy and driving all contributed income for the Foundation in support of its current and long-term strategic objectives.

Jennifer brings over 20 years of experience in the Chicago philanthropic and nonprofit management sectors. Prior to joining the NCCHC Foundation, she served as the lead development professional for a number of Chicago-area nonprofit agencies, including the Accelerate Institute, Gads Hill Center, the Infant Welfare Society of Evanston, Project Exploration, the American Committee for KEEP, and Circle Family Care. Jennifer began her fundraising career as a grant writer at the Heartland Alliance.

Jennifer holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Minnesota and is a longtime member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. As a volunteer leader, Jennifer has served on several nonprofit boards, including Mount Sinai Medical Institute Council and the Anti-Cruelty Society


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