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Certification Board Announces Certifications Awarded in August

Thursday, September 14, 2017   (0 Comments)
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The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety is pleased to recognize 50 individuals who achieved the Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) credential during August 2017.


They include nursing professionals, pharmacy professionals, health quality professionals, and others, and they represent 22 different states and three countries outside the US.

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



Donna Oconnor, RN, BS, MBA, CPPS



Michelle Tremblay, CCRN, PHN, LNCC, CPPS

Ana Torres, CPHQ, CJCP, CPPS

Stacie Munoz, Bsn, phn, CPPS



Summer Owen, MBA, CPPS



Corlynn Schuster, BSN, LHRM, CPHQ, CPPS



Debra Dalton, RN, CPPS

Ryan Schneider, MSN, ACNP-BC, CPPS

Ayana Gray, MBA, MHA, CPPS

Anne Sagastume, BA, BSN, CCRN, CNRN, CPPS



         Audrey Kennedy, PharmD, BCPS, CPPS

         Kesa Easter, MBA, CPPS

         Michele Clark, MBA, CPHQ, ABC, CPPS



Tanya Nelson-Hackney, MBA, BSN, RN, NHA, CPPS

Teresa Daniels, MSN, RN, CIC, CPPS

Ashley Nelson, RN, BSN, CPHQ, CPPS



Sandra Morein, FACHE, CNOR, CPPS

Ashley Fontenot, RN, BSN, CPPS



Patricia Oshea, MD, MPH, CPHQ, CPPS



Leicia Armstrong, MBA, CT, RT, M, CPPS

Nagwa Farrag, BS, CPPS



Joel Daniel, PharmD, MS, CPPS

Jessica Stultz, BSN, MHA, CPHQ, CPPS



Hannah Dreher, MBA, CPPS


North Carolina

Hollie Locklear, MHA, RRT, CPHRM, CPPS

Carol Schroeder, MHA, BSN, RN-BC, CPPS

Dariele Cooper, RN, CGRN, CPPS

Kimberly Denty, MSN, CPPS

Angela Stephens, SHRM-CP, CPPS

Krista Wilson, RN-BC, MHA, CPPS

Lee Manthorne, DO, CPPS


New Jersey

Santina Mazzola, BSN, RN, CNOR, CPPS


New York

Nancy Ackerman Marino, NEA-BC, CPHQ, CPPS

Nazek Hassan, CPPS



Nancy Dobbs, MEd, RN, CONCN, CPPS



Karen Karpovich, MT(ASCP)BB, CPHRM, CPPS



Jennifer Holder, RN, BSN, MBA, CPPS

Sharon Marti, MSN, CPPS

Kristy Rogers, CPPS

Alexandra Howe, RN, BSN, CPPS

Letitia Easdown, MD, MHPE, CPPS



Nancy Young, RN, CPPS



Mindy Foster, RN, CPPS

Christopher Munton, CPPS



Cheryl Hall, BA-HCM, CPHRM, CPPS



Elizabeth Hassan, MSN, CNRN, CPPS

Timothy Pay, PT, PMP, CPPS



          Viviana Rodriguez, MD, PhD, CPPS - Argentina 

          Ayodeji Aiyenigba, MBBS, PMP, CPHQ, FISQua, CPPS - Nicaragua

          Manal Abdelaziz, CPHQ, DTQM, LSSBB, FISQUA, 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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