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Certification Board Announces Certifications Awarded in May

Tuesday, June 13, 2017   (0 Comments)
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The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety is pleased to recognize 53 individuals who achieved the Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) credential during May 2017.


They include nursing professionals, pharmacy professionals, health quality professionals, and others, and they represent 24 different states and three countries outside the US.

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



Katayoon Ghomeshi, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, CPPS

Timothy Jenkins, MD, CPPS

Edahrline Salas, MA, BSN, RN-BC, CPPS

Colleen Wheeler, RN, BSN, CPPS



Dennis Beach, RPh, MPH, CPPS

Gary Grindley, CSSMBB, CPHQ, CPPS

Amy Hearne, MPH, CPPS

Natalie Ingmire, MSN, BSN, MBA, CPPS

Kelly Long, MSOL, HACP, CPPS



Alina Alvarez, MD, CPPS



Natalie Korcinsky-Tillman, RN, BSN, CPPS

Ann Swindler, BSN, JD, LLM, CPHRM, CPPS



Jamie Harkins, RN, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS



Sharon Bondurant, RN, CPHRM, CPPS

Donald Schilson, MD, CPPS



Erin Janke, MPH, CPPS



Timothy Bess, MBA, CPPS

Nichole Reed, ENPC, ASLS, CPPS

Della Sennett, RN, BSN, MA, CPHQ, CPPS



Shaun Warren, CPHQ, PMP, CPPS



Emily Aaronson, BA, MD, CPPS

Ann Murray, MD, MPH, CPPS

Gene Quinn, MD, MS, MPH, CPPS

Chris Wong Quiles, MD, CPPS



Drew Fuller, MD, MPH, FACEP, CPPS

Anne O'Reilly, RN, CPPS


North Carolina

Steve HeatherlyMBA, MHA, CPPS

Keosha Joyner, MBA, BSN, RN, CMSRN, CPPS


New Hampshire

Eliot Desilva, MD, MPH, FHM, CPPS

Jennifer Matney, DNP, APRN, CPPS


New Jersey

Umaru Jalloh, CPHQ, CPPS


New Mexico

David Leachman, MD, MBA, CPPS



Jennifer Howell, MSN, CPPS


New York

Matthew Dutcher, BA, CPPS 

Patricia Meade, CPHQ, CPHRM, NE, CPPS



Anil Jagetia, MD, CPPS



Maureen Barnes, CPHRM, CHC, CPPS

Christopher Mamrol, BSN, RN, CPPS

Michael Neiman, MHA, CJCP, CPHQ, CPPS

Catherine Reynolds, RN, BSN, MJ, DL, CPPS

Nicole Seger, MSN, RN, CPN, CPPS

Karen Vakkas, MA, RN, CCRN, CPPS


South Carolina

Lisa Reace, CNMT, CPPS



Giselle Krieger, RN,BSN, MS, CPHRM, CPPS



Maria Vazquez, RN, CPPS

Karin Whitten, MT(ASCP)SBB, CPPS



Jeanette Manley, BSN, CPPS



Dianne Ristom, RN, CPPS



Nesma Sayed, CPHQ, fisqua, rph, Msc, CPPS - Egypt

Ahmed Makhlouf, Bsc, CPPS- Qatar

Marwa Al Fawal, CPHQ, CPPS - Saudi Arabia

Mafaten Chaouali, MD, CIC, CPHQ, CPPS - Saudi Arabia

Hossam Madany, CPHQ, 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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