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Certification Board Announces Certifications Awarded in October

Thursday, November 16, 2017   (1 Comments)
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The Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety is pleased to recognize 43 individuals who achieved the Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) credential during October 2017.


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 October 2017 are as follows:



Michael Richardson, RN, BSN, LHRM, WCC, CPPS

Garima Stack, MBBS, CPHQ, CPPS



Kelly Leonard, MSN, RN, CPPS



Susan Burns-Tisdale, RN, BSN, MPH, CPPS

Yvonne Cheung, MD, MPH, CPPS

Denise Peterson, RN, BA, MMH, CPPS



Dorothy Lopes, PMP, CPPS



Karin Proos, PharmD, CPPS

Mark Randell, MS, DPT, FAAOMPT, CPPS



Tanya Melnik, MD, CPPS



Donna Carr Clayton, RRT, CPPS

Kathryn Wallis, MSN, RN, CPPS


North Carolina

Pamela Harrison, CPPS

Teresa Pruitt, BSN, MAML, CPPS

Sandy Andrews, ADN, BS, CPPS


New Hampshire

Heather Dell'Orfano, PharmD, BCPS, CACP, CPPS


New Jersey

Rosemary Ogara, CPHQ, CPHRM, CPPS

Carmen Polifronio, CIC, CPHQ, CPPS

Lorraine Castro, MT(ASCP)BB, CPPS


New York

Ashley Liberatore, BSN, RN-BC, CPPS



Natalie Johnston, CPHQ, CPHRM, CPPS

Saroj Khanal, MD, CPPS

Jonathan Flanders, LSS BB, CPHQ, CPPS



Craig Katz, PA-C, MBA, MHS, CPPS

Elizabeth Dunmore, MD, CPPS



Phil Cook, MHA, CPPS

Justin Collier, MD, CPPS



Wilbur Boothby, DPM, MPH, CPPS

Lorraine Cull, MSN, RN, CPPS

Cindy Neill, CPHRM, CPPS



Michael Ehrat, MBA , CPPS

Leslie Smith, BS, MS, CPPS

Shelley Rizzo, RN, MSN, CPHRM, CLNC, CPPS

Hala Salha, CPQH, CPPS



Isaac Austin Simon Thomas, BSN, MSN, CPPS

Amy Hoke, MBA, CPPS

Allison Nisbet, RN, MSN, CPN, CPPS

Lori Kelley, BSN, RN, CPPS

Kimberley Miller, BA, MD, CPPS



Tracy Kosinski, PharmD, CPPS


West Virginia

Simon Ratliff, MBA, CPPS



Susan Philip, CPPS - United Arab Emirates

Muhammad Eltawansi, MBA, 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



Muhammad A. Eltawansi says...
Posted Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Thanks so much , looking forward to do the best for patient safety.

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