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Certification Board Announces Certifications Awarded in March 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018   (0 Comments)
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The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety is pleased to recognize 37 individuals who achieved the Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) credential during March 2018.


They include nursing professionals, pharmacy professionals, health quality professionals, and others, and they represent 19 different states and two countries outside the US.

Individuals who earned the CPPS credential during March 2018 are as follows:



Deborah Andersen, MSN, RN, CPPS


District of Columbia

Erica Savage, MHA, CPPS



Sherri Coverdale, CPHQ, SSGB, CPPS



Gloria Velez, ARNP, MSN, CPHQ, CPPS



Veronica Benson, CPHQ, CPPS

Holly Purrazzo, RN, MSN, CPPS

Colleen Pospishil, RN, MSN, CNL, RNC, MNN, CCE, CPPS



Angela Leach, RN, CPPS



Gina Bencivenga, PharmD, CPPS



Emily D'Anna, PharmD, CPPS

Margaret Rand, BS, MSA, ARM, CPHRM, CPPS

Dawn Grauf, CPPS



Deborah Green, RN, BSN, MBA, CPHRM, CPPS


North Carolina

Aaron West, BS, CPPS

April Carroll, BA, BSN, MSN, RN, CNS, CPPS


New Hampshire

Sara Roebuck, BSN, RN, MPH, CPPS


New Jersey

Daniel Pfeffer, CPHQ, CPPS

Teresa Arvin, RN, MSN, CPHQ, CPPS


New Mexico

Ronald Wilson, BSN, CPPS


New York

Helen Renck, MSN, CPPS


South Carolina

Barbara Beverage, RN, MSN, MBA, CPPS

Jean Tillirson, RN, MSN, LSSGB, CPPS



Tamala Bradham, CPPS 



Kristen Fife, BSN, RN, CPPS

Allison Langston, NA, CPPS

Mohamed Sarg, PharmD, BCPS, CPPS


Ellen Martin, CPHQ, CPPS

Jose Soliz, MD, CPPS



Peter Mulkey, MHA, CPPS

Theresa Dix, RN, MSN, CCRN, CPPS

Branden Robertson, Paramedic, CPPS

Howard Green, MD, CPPS



Theresa Murray, MSN, RN, CPPS

Carole Usher, CPPS



Jennifer Kozaily, pharmD, CPPS - Lebanon

Mary Healy, RN, BSc, MSc, 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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