NCC Board Member receives Inspiration Award from the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health October 29, 2020

Chicago, IL – November, 2020 – The National Certification Corporation (NCC)
is pleased to announce that Board of Directors Member, Kahlil Demonbreun, DNP, RNC-OB, WHNP-BC, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN was awarded the 2020 Inspiration Award for Practice by the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH).

NPWH Inspiration Awards recognize excellence in women’s health advanced practice nursing. Nominees must demonstrate a record of dedication, achievements, and contributions to women's healthcare and advanced practice nursing, be certified WHNPs and members of NPWH.


“Dr. Demonbreun has made significant contributions to improving the healthcare of women, particularly within the Veteran’s Health Administration (VHA) system. Last year he was named one of the top 10 WHNPs in the United States by the Point of Care Network. He is the first male WHNP to serve in the role of Women’s Health Medical Director in the VHA system and oversees the provision of primary and gynecological care to approximately 12,000 female veterans. He is the only WHNP on the National VHA APRN Council. The council serves as a regulatory advisory to the Office of Nursing Service in strengthening and enhancing excellence for the 7,350 APRNs in the VHA system.” [NPWH Recognizes Excellence in Women’s Healthcare 2020: Inspiration in Women’s Healthcare Awards and the Fran Way Legacy Award, NPWH, Press release]


Dr. Demonbreun has served NCC in multiple roles over the past 18 years: mentor, women’s health care nurse practitioner content team member, continuing education reviewer, spokesperson in public service announcements and Officer and Director on the Board of Directors.

Dr. Demonbreun is currently the Women’s Health Medical Director at the Columbia Veteran Affairs Health Care System. He maintains a daily clinical practice as a WHNP while leading a dedicated team of health care providers in the provision of care to female veterans. Additionally, he is the Chair for the APRN Council and serves on the AANP Health Policy Committee as well as being the AANP State Representative for South Carolina. He is the past Chair and serves on the Executive Committee as Secretary for the South Carolina Board of Nursing’s Advanced Practice Committee.

NCC is proud of Dr. Demonbreun’s achievements and knows that his dedication, advocacy, and passion will continue to enhance women’s health nursing and improve patient outcomes.

NCC is a non-profit organization committed to promoting quality health care to women, neonates and their families. NCC provides credentialing, recognition and educational programs for nurses, physicians and other licensed health professionals in the obstetric, gynecologic, women’s health and neonatal specialties. More than 175,000 licensed health care professionals have been awarded prestigious NCC credentials since its inception in 1975.