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Certification Board Announces Certifications Awarded in December

Tuesday, January 10, 2017   (0 Comments)
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The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety is pleased to recognize 58 individuals who achieved the Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) credential during December 2016.


They include nursing professionals, pharmacy professionals, health quality professionals, and others, and they represent 17 states and four countries outside the US.

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



Chanda Wiedrick, RN, BSN, WCC, CPPS



Benjamin Broder, MD, PhD, CPPS

Katharine Traunweiser, MBA, CPPS



Stacy Dewire, RN, CPHRM, CPPS

Joyce Page, CPHRM, CPPS

Brian Shields, CPPS



Marilyn Costache, LHRM, MBA, CPPS

Elizabeth Serrao, CPHQ, CPPS



Kelly Brent, RN, CPPS

Debra Davidson, MJ, ARM, CPHRM, CPPS

Amanda Hale, MSN, MBA, CPPS

Colleen Inczauskis, RHIT, BHA, CPHQ, CPPS

James Schneider, BS, MD, FCCP, CPPS



Deborah Brown, MSN, CPPS

Ashley Moore, RN, MSN, CEN, CPPS

Christopher Noble, RN, CPPS

Matt Smith, MBA, CPPS

Charlene Walter, BSN, CPPS

Heather Woolwine, BSN, CPPS



Trisha Flanagan, BCEN, MSN, CPPS

Nancy Kerins, BSBA, CPHQ, CPPS



Shelley Hope, MD, CPPS



Dana Cook, MBA, BSN, RN, CPPS

Tamitha Gipson-Goodnough, CPHRM, CPPS


Janelle Larder, MSN, RN, CPPS

Ryan Wieczerza, RN, BSN, WCC, CPPS


North Carolina

Angela Higdon, RN, CPPS

Pankaj Kumar, MD, CPPS

Steve Mooney, DNP, RN, CPPS

Neil Peterson, BA, MD, CPPS


New Jersey

Kathleen Emr, RN, MSN, NEA, BC, CPPS

Gail Morchel, RN, BSN, COHN-S, CIC, CPPS

Tara Panazzolo, MSN, RN-BC, CPPS

Peter Rinaldi, BA, CPPS

Christine Savini, MSN, CMSRN, CNL, CPPS



Donna Thorson, CPHQ, CPPS


New York

Theresa Colarusso, BSN, MHA, CPPS

Sharon Johnson, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS

Jeanette Previdi, MPH, BSN, RN-BC, CPPS

Roshni Samuel, MD, CPPS



Amanda Bostic, CPPS

Sherry Sands, RN, MSN, CPPS



Christi Badgett, Rph, CPPS

Tracy Chamblee, PhD, APRN, PCNS-BC, CPPS

Frances Kelly, MSN, RNC-OB, NEA-BC, CPHQ, CPPS



Devereux Montgomery, BSN, CPHQ, CPPS

Kristin Murphy, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS, CPPS

Rebecca Snider, BSN, RN, CPPS



Jennifer Zimmer-Young, PharmD, CCRP, CPPS



Tina Baramakian, MS, TdEd, BSN, CPHQ, CPPS - Kuwait

Joanna Marie Alvaro, CPHQ, MBA, MAN, CSSGB, FISQUA, CPPS - Qatar

Eyad Almidani, MD, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS - Saudi Arabia

Emad Khadawardi, MD, CPPS- Saudi Arabia

Ammar Al Abdullah, Pharmacist, CPPS - United Arab Emirates

Isra Albastaki, Masters, CPHQ, CPPS - United Arab Emirates

Dexter De Castro, MD, CPPS - United Arab Emirates

Imran Khoja, CPHQ, CPPS- United Arab Emirates


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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