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CBPPS Announces Certifications Awarded in January

Thursday, February 18, 2016   (0 Comments)
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The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety is pleased to recognize three dozen professionals who achieved the Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) credential during the first month of 2016.


They include pharmacists, nursing professionals, health quality professionals, administrators, and others, and they represent 15 states and two countries outside the US.


Individuals who earned the CPPS credential in January 2016 are as follows:


Julie Cade BSN, CPPS
Susan Grau RN, BSN, CNOR, CPPS
Elsen Jacob, PharmD, BCPS, CPPS
Susan Jacob, PharmD, BCPS, CPPS
Traci Espenship, RN, BSN, CPPS

Sharon Sables-Baus, PhD, CPPS
Kathleen Voller, MS, CPHQ, CPPS

Vicky Audrain, RN, BS, LHRM, CPHRM, CPPS

Tammy Estrada, RN, CEN, BSN, MHA, CPPS

Majella Mcdonald, RN, MA, MAS, CPPS

Mary Brennan, RN, BSN, MJ, CPHQ, CPPS
Coleen Smith, RN, BSN, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS
Tarynne Easley, RN, MBA, CPPS
Patricia, Palmer-Reider, CPPS

Alan Teegarden, RN, CPPS
Julia Grove, MSN, CPPS

Connie Kemme, CPHQ, CPPS

Malori Paplow, RN, BSN, WCC, CPPS

Teresa Wiseman, RN, MHA, CPHQ, CPPS
Stephen Njenga, MHA, MPH, CPHQ, CPPS

New York
Michelle Russell,BSN, CPPS
Charles Still, MBA, CPPS

Katherine Staubach, MSN, MEd, CPPS
Renee Hebbeler-Clark, MD, MS, CPPS

Jonathan Burlison, PhD, CPPS

Susan Mellott, PhD, RN, CPHQ, FNAHQ, CPPS
Edwina Henry, RN, BSN, MHA, CPPS
Kimberly Johnson, RN, BSN, MA, CPPS
Brian Anderson, ANCC NE-BC, CPPS
Deena Koshy, MHA, MBA, HACP, CPPS
Mark Smithwick, MBA, CPPS
Beverly Thornberg, DHA, CPPS

West Virginia
Kara Eplin, RN, MSN, CPPS

Noha Ahmed, CPPS (Egypt)
Abrar Housawi, CPHQ, CPPS (Saudi Arabia)

About the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety
The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) was established by, but is a separate organizational entity from, the National Patient Safety Foundation, and was created to advance, standardize, and promote patient safety knowledge competencies for health care professionals. To this end, successful completion of the rigorously-designed Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) exam attests to candidates’ knowledge of essential patient safety competencies, upon which time the board confers the CPPS credential. Those attaining the CPPS designation represent a group of committed professionals from across health care who are determined to advance the patient safety field and make the health care system safer for all. To learn more, go to

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