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Certification Board Announces Certifications Awarded in March

Tuesday, April 11, 2017   (0 Comments)
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The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety is pleased to recognize 30 individuals who achieved the Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) credential during March 2017.


They include nursing professionals, pharmacy professionals, health quality professionals, and others, and they represent 17 different states and one country outside the US.

Individuals who earned the CPPS credential during March 2017 are as follows:



Carri Kapstrom, RN, CPPS

Shauna Tarrac, MSN, CPPS

Nellie Zargaryan, CPHQ, RHIA, CHC, HACP, CPPS



Becky Winter, MS, RN-BC, CPPS



Diana Masvidal, BSN, RN, LHRM, MBA, CPPS



Jeffrey Shapiro, MD, CPPS



Kelly Meeks, BS Pharm, PharmD, BCPS, CPPS



Tereasa Demeritt, RN MSN APRN NP-c CPPS

Gregg Holt, RN, CPPS



Tommy Haggard, CPPS

Julia Murphy, RN, CPPS

Lynda Skaggs, MSN, CPPS



Ellen Mckeown, BSN, CPPS


North Carolina

Kim Askren, BSN, RN, CPPS

Katherine Conklin, RN, BSN, CPPS

Johnsie Davis, NE-BC, CPPS


New Hampshire

Diane Proulx, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CPPS



Shelly Nance, PharmD, CDE, CPPS


South Carolina

Laura Beard, BSN, CPPS



Marcy Dickerson, BSN, CPPS

Susan Peach, RN, BSN, MBA, CPPS

Colleen Tuck, RN, MBA, CPPS



Kelly Brandon, RN, BSN, CPPS

Leah Vintila, RN, CPHQ, CPPS



Grant Barraclough, MSN, CPPS

Mark Holyoak, RN, BSN, MBA, CPPS



Jonathan Stewart, CPHRM, CPPS



Shannon Hasenkamp, MS, CPPS



Marwa Abdou, MBBCH, Master's degree in Clinical and Chemical Pathology, CPHQ, CPPS - Saudi Arabia 

Ahmed Khedir, CPPS- Saudi Arabia



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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