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Election Results for 2016 NCC Board of Directors and Officers

Dec 15, 2015

Chicago, IL, December 14, 2015 - The National Certification Corporation (NCC) is pleased to announce the outcome of the 2016 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:

Suzanne L. Staebler, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, FAANP, was elected to serve as President of NCC. Ms. Staebler is currently Associate Professor at Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University in Atlanta Georgia.

Education
DNP, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
MSN, The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
BSN, Baylor University, Waco, TX

NCC Service
Director, NCC Board of Directors - 2014 to the present 
NCC Continuing Education Module Developer/Reviewer

 NCC Certification
NNP-BC, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner - since 1992

 

Heather Gocke, M.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

 

Jacki S. Witt, JD, MSN, WHNP-BC, SANE-A, FAANP, 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

 

David McLean, MD, MPH, FACOG, C-EFM, a current director was re-elected to serve as a director of NCC. Dr. McLean is currently an Attending Physician, Department of Ob/Gyn, LeHigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Education
MD, University of West Indies, Jamaica
MPH, Columbia University, New York

NCC Service
Director, NCC Board of Directors - 2013 to present
Member, EFM Content Team, 2006-Present

NCC Certification
C-EFM, Electronic Fetal Monitoring - since 2005

 

Cynthia Weiss RNC was elected as a director of NCC.  Ms. Weiss is currently a NICU traveling staff nurse based out of Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, New York.

Education
RN, Buffalo General Hospital School of Nursing, Buffalo, New York 1979

NCC Certification
RNC-NIC, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing - since 1986

 

Tara Jane Muir, JD, of Charleston, South Carolina was elected to the NCC Board as a Public Member. Ms. Muir is an Attorney at Law specializing in healthcare law.

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret Conway-Orgel, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, was re-elected as the NCC Representative to the Nominating Committee. Ms. Conway-Orgel is currently a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Faculty 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:

Two long term Directors have left the NCC Board after serving their maximum terms; NCC Past-President, Catherine L. Witt, MSN, NNP-BC, PhD and Public Member, Kathryn Morganelli. NCC has been fortunate to have had their wisdom and leadership over the past decade.