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Election Results for 2015 NCC Board of Directors and Officers

Jan 1, 2015

Chicago, IL, December 22, 2014 - The National Certification Corporation (NCC) is pleased to announced the outcome of the 2015 election of NCC Board of Directors and Officers. Directors are elected by constituents through a slate approval process and officers are elected by the Board of Directors. NCC Board of Directors is composed of 8 members and one public member. Those new and returning directors are listed below. The full Board of Director listing is available at NCCwebsite.org.

New & Renewed Term Appointments:

Catherine L. Witt, MSN, NNP-BC a current director was re-elected to serve as  President of NCC.  Dr. Witt is currently Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the NNP Program at the Loretto Height School of Nursing, Regis University in Denver, Colorado.

Education
PhD in Education, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
Post-Masters in Nursing Education, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 
MS, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 
BSN, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

NCC Service
Director, NCC Board of Directors - 2008 to the present
NCC Vice President - 2012 to 2014
Member, Maternal Newborn Nursing Test Committee - 1994-1997 and 2011-2013
Member, NCC Nominating Committee - 2004-2005, 2008 and 2011

NCC Certification
NNP-BC, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner - since 1987


Heather Gocke, B.S., RNC-OB, CPHRM, LNC, C-EFM a current director and was re-elected to serve as Vice-President of NCC. Ms. Gocke is currently Director of Risk Management & Patient Safety for BETA Healthcare Group, Alamo, California.

Education
BS, Excelsior College, New York State
Legal Nurse Consultant and Paralegal, University of California, Riverside, CA
AD, Long Beach Community College, Long Beach, CA

NCC Service
Director, NCC Board of Directors - 2008 to present
Member, ICP Committee - 2005
ICP Coordinator

NCC Certification
RNC-OB, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing - since 2000
C-EFM, Electronic Fetal Monitoring - since 2011


 

Jacqueline Witt, WHNP-BC, MSN, JD, SANE-A, a current director, was re-elected to serve as the Secretary-Treasurer of NCC. Ms. Witt is currently Coordinator of Prenatal Education at North Kansas City Hospital, North Kansas City, Missouri and Clinical Associate Professor & Director of Continuing Nursing Education at University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri.

Education

  Post-Master's Nurse, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  Midwifery Certificate, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  JD, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  MSN, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO ;
  BSN, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO

NCC Service
Director, NCC Board of Directors - 2013 to present

NCC Certification
WHNP-BC, Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner - since 1993

 

Kahlil Ahmadi Demonbreun, DNP, RNC-OB, WHNP-BC, ANP-BC was elected as a director of NCC.  Dr. Demonbreun is currently an Instructor in the Department of Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina and a WHNP and ANP at Palmetto Primary Care Physicians in Goose Creek, South Carolina. 

Education
DNP, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston SC 2012 
MSN, University of South Carolina, Charleston SC 1998
  BSN, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 1994
  Diploma in Nursing, Henry Ford Hospital School of Nursing, 1988

NCC Service
Director, NCC Board of Directors - 2015
Member, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Content Team 1994-1997 and1998 - 2014 
Member, NCC Nominating Committee, 2004-2005, 2008 and 2011

NCC Certification
WHNP-BC, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner - since 1996

Kathryn Morganelli, of DeLand, Florida and Lexington, South Carolina was re-elected to the NCC Board as a Public Member.  Ms. Morganelli is an artist, business owner and is President of the non-profit organization "His Promise Ministries, Inc."

Margaret Conway-Orgel, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, was re-elected as the NCC Representative to the Nominating Committee. Dr. Conway-Orgel is currently a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at Medical University of South Carolina, Children's Hospital, Charleston, South Carolina.

Education

DNP, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
MSN, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT 
BSN, Daemen College, Amherst, NY
Neonatal Transport Nurse Clinician, Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo,NY
Diploma in Nursing, Clara Maass Memorial Hospital of Nursing, Belleville, NJ

NCC Certification
NNP-BC, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner - since 1985

NCC welcomes their knowledge, expertise and support.

Outgoing Directors and Officers:

One long term Director has left the NCC Board after serving the maximum term; Caroline Hewitt, DNS, RN, WHNP-BC, ANP-BC NCC has been fortunate to have had her wisdom and leadership over the past decade.