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Certification Board Announces Certifications Awarded in September

Tuesday, October 11, 2016   (0 Comments)
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The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety is pleased to recognize 45 individuals who achieved the Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) credential during September 2016.


They include nursing professionals, pharmacy professionals, health quality professionals, and others, and they represent 19 states within the US.

Individuals who earned the CPPS credential during September 2016 are as follows:



Susan Painter, RRT, CPHRM, CPPS



Allison Duke, RN, MBA, BSN, CEN, CPPS

Lynn Forsey, RN, PhD, CPPS

Fong Hodgdon, CPPS

Paul Marc, MD, PhD, CPPS



Patricia Batchelder, M.Ed, LHRM, CPPS

Silvia Dilone, BSN, RN, CPPS

Patricia Millard, RN, LHCRM, CPPS



Angelia Brevard, CPPS



Carla Bruns, RN, CPPS

Brigette Bucholz, MPH, CIC, CPHQ, CPPS

Melissa Cates, RN, CPPS

Marianne Durham, DNP, CCRN, CPPS

Darlene Hammond, RNC-OB, E-EFM, CPPS

Mary Mills, RN, BSN,  CPHQ, CPPS

Rosemary Pavia, RN, CPPS

Shelly Pierce, MS, CPHQ, CPHRM, CPPS

Bertha Ramirez, MT(ASCP), MBA, CPPS

Jessica Schoenthal, BSN, MSN, CPPS

Lynnette Torres, RN, CPHQ, CPPS

Richard Wenzel, PharmD

Celeste Widolff, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CPPS



Elizabeth Brown, MBA, MSN, RN, CPHQ, FNAHQ, CPPS



Dianne Teal, FACHE, NEA-BC, CPPS



Mark Finley, BSN, RN, CPPS



Harlan Harvey, MD, JD, CPPS

Tina Whitby, BSOM, MHS-MR, CPPS



Karen Kaminski, RN, MMI, CPPS



Tina Hilmas, RN, BSN, CPPS


North Carolina

Tiffany Brackett, RN, MSN, CPPS

Pamela Brownfield, CPHQ, CPPS

Anetra Jones, RN, MPH, NEA-BC, CPPS

Lori Murrey, RN, BSN, CCM, CPPS

Melanie Norman, CPPS

Dana Raines, MSN, RN, CPPS

Tory Schmitz, CPPS


New Jersey

Lisa Kuprel, RN, MSN, CPHQ, CPPS


New Mexico

Julie Howard, BSN, RN, CPPS



Arlie Hantl, RN, CPPS



Jenna Merandi, PharmD, MS, CPPS

Rebecca Taylor, DNP, RN, MBA, NEA-BC, CPHQ, CPPS


Heather Bulman, RN, BSN, CJCP,CPHQ, CPPS

Keith Kerr, MD, CPPS


Karen Harris, RN, CPPS


Karen Digman, RN, BSN, CPPS


To see the full list of Certified Professionals in Patient Safety click here.

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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