Election Results for 2020 NCC Board of Directors and Officers
January 10, 2020
Chicago, IL – January, 2020 – The National Certification Corporation (NCC)
is pleased to announce the outcome of the NCC Board of Directors and Officers election. Directors are elected by constituents through a slate approval process and officers are elected by the Board of Directors. New and returning directors are listed below. The full Board of Director listing is available at https://www.nccwebsite.org/NCC-Leadership.aspx
New & Renewed Term Appointments:
Jacki S. Witt, JD, MSN, WHNP-BC, FAANP
, a current director was elected to serve as President 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-MS Certificate, University of Kansas Med 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, MONCC Service
Director, NCC Board of Directors – 2013 to the present
NCC WHNP Content Team MemberNCC 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 Vice-President of NCC.
Dr. McLean is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Physician Director for Quality and Patient Safety for Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of Obstetrical and Gynecological Ultrasound at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.Education
MD, University of West Indies, Jamaica
MPH, Columbia University, NYNCC Service
Director, NCC Board of Directors – 2013 to present
Member, EFM Content Team – 2006 to presentNCC Certification
C-EFM, Electronic Fetal Monitoring – since 2005
Darla Baker, MS, RNC-OB, CNM, NEA-BC, C-EFM
, a current director, was elected to serve as the Secretary-Treasurer of NCC.
Ms. Baker is currently the Clinical Nurse Manager of the Kettering Medical Center Mother/Baby Unit, Beavercreek, Ohio.Education
M.S. Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA
Midwifery Certificate, Institute of Midwifery, Women and Health at Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA
B.S. Nursing, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN
A.S. Nursing, Kettering College of Medical Arts, Kettering, OHNCC Service
Director, NCC Board of Directors – 2017 to present
NCC Item WriterNCC Certification
RNC-OB, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing – since 2008
C-EFM, Electronic Fetal Monitoring – since 2016
Susan Dendrinos, MSN, RNC-MNN
, a current director and was re-elected to serve as a director of NCC.
Ms. Dendrinos is the Director of Clinical Operations for Specialty Services at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, West Bloomfield, Michigan.Education
MSN Administration, Madonna University, Livonia, MI
BSN, Madonna University, Livonia, MI
Henry Ford School of Nursing, Dearborn, MINCC Service
Director, NCC Board of Directors – 2017 to presentNCC Certification
RNC-MNN, Maternal Newborn Nursing – since 2007
Tonnyann T. Hurley MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, WHCNS
, was elected as a director of NCC.
Ms. Hurley is a Clinical Education Specialist, Women’s Service Line at the Academy for Clinical Excellence, St. David’s Healthcare Institution for Learning, Austin, Texas.Education
DNP University of Alabama, Mobile, Alabama Anticipated graduation 2019
MSN University of Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
BSN New York University, New York, New YorkNCC Certification
RNC-OB, Inpatient Obstetric Nurse – since 2004
C-EFM, Electronic Fetal Monitoring – since 2006NCC Service
Member, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Content Team – 2016 to present
Carol Wallman, DNP, APRN, CNS, NNP-BC
, was elected as a director of NCC.
Ms. Wallman is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the NNP Program at Loretta Heights School of Nursing, Regis University, Colorado.Education
DNP, Regis University, Denver, Colorado
MSN, University of Colorado
NNP Certificate, University of Colorado and the Children’s Hospital of Denver, Colorado
BSN, University of South CarolinaNCC Certification
BC-NNP, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner – since 1989
Jean Salera-Vieira, DNP, PNS, APRN-CNS, RNC-OB, C-EFM
, was elected to serve as the Certified Nurse Representative to the Nominating Committee.
Ms. Salera-Vieira is currently a Perinatal CNS at Newport Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island and Adjunct Faculty at Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island.Education
DNP Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
Post-MS Certificate, PNS, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
MSN, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
BSN, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
BA in Social Work, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NHNCC Service
Director, NCC Board of Directors – 2014 to 2019
Member, Inpatient Obstetric Content Team
Policy Review CommitteeNCC Certification
RNC-OB, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing – since 2002
C-EFM, Electronic Fetal Monitoring – since 2002
was elected to serve as the NCC Board Public Member.
Ms. Sullivan is a Real Estate Broker serving the greater Chicago area, Chicago, Illinois.Education
BA Psychology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
NCC welcomes their knowledge, expertise and support.
Outgoing Directors, Officers and Public Member:
Three long-term Directors have left the NCC Board after serving their maximum terms; NCC Past-President, Suzanne L. Staebler, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, FAANP,
NCC Director, Jean Salera-Vieira, MS, PNS, APRN-CNS, RNC-OB, C-EFM
and Public Member Tara Jane Muir, JD
. NCC has been fortunate to have had their wisdom and leadership over the past years.
The National Certification Corporation (NCC) is a not for profit organization that provides a national certification program for nurses, physicians, and other licensed health care professionals. Certification is awarded to nurses in the obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal specialties and subspecialty certifications are awarded to licensed health care professionals in the subspecialty areas of electronic fetal monitoring, care of the extremely low birth weight neonate, neonatal neuro-intensive care and neonatal pediatric transport.
Since its inception in 1975, NCC has awarded certifications to more than 165,000 licensed health care professionals.