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CCNE Board of Commissioners

CCNE is governed by a 13-member Board of Commissioners who broadly represent CCNE’s community of interest. The Board is the final authority on all policy and accreditation matters affecting CCNE.

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*Final term

Board Officers Term Expires
Chair
Philip R. Martinez, Jr., EdD, MSN, APRN-BC, CCRN-CMC
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Middlesex Hospital
Middletown, CT
 
2024*
Vice Chair
Lori Escallier, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FAAN
Dean and Professor
College of Nursing
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Brooklyn, NY
 
2026*
Treasurer
Cindy Greenberg, DNSc, RN, PNP-PC, FAAN
Professor of Nursing
School of Nursing
College of Health and Human Development
California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
 
2024
Secretary
Sarah Greterman, PhD
Manager, Talent Development
Danaher Corporation
Fargo, ND
 
2024

 

Chief Nurse Administrators Term Expires
Lori Escallier, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FAAN
Dean and Professor
College of Nursing
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Brooklyn, NY
 
2026*
Jean D'Meza Leuner, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN
Dean and Professor
School of Nursing
Auburn University at Montgomery
Montgomery, AL
 
2025
Lepaine Sharp-McHenry, DNP, RN, FACDONA
Dean and Professor
College of Nursing
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
 
2024

 

Faculty Term Expires
Cindy Greenberg, DNSc, RN, PNP-PC, FAAN
Professor of Nursing
School of Nursing
College of Health and Human Development
California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
 
2024
Christine Pacini, PhD, MSN, BSN, BA, RN
Professor of Nursing
McAuley School of Nursing
University of Detroit Mercy
Detroit, MI
 
2025*
Susan Ruppert, PhD, APRN, FNP-C, FCCM, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN
Professor & Associate Dean
Cizik School of Nursing
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX
 
2024*

 

Professional Consumers Term Expires
Giselle Holness, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, NE-BC 
Director, Nurse Practitioner Residency Program
North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health Systems
Jacksonville, FL
 
2026
Abigail Rychlik, MSN, RN, CNOR(E)
Manager, Nurse Residency Program
Cook Children’s Health Care System
Fort Worth, TX
 
2025

 

Public Consumers Term Expires
Stephanie LaPuma, PhD, MBA, MAM, CLC
Associate Dean & Academic Program Director, Health Professions
Department of Health Professions
Western Governors University
Salt Lake City, UT
 
2024
Sarah Greterman, PhD
Manager, Talent Development
Danaher Corporation
Fargo, ND

 
2024

 

Practicing Nurses Term Expires
Tina Martin, PhD, FNP-BC
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Neurology/Stroke Service
St. Dominic's Hospital 
Jackson, MS
 
2026
Philip R. Martinez, Jr., EdD, MSN, APRN-BC, CCRN-CMC
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Middlesex Hospital
Middletown, CT
 
2024*
Roshonda Phillips, DNP, RN-BC, CVRN, CNL, VHA-CM, NE-BC
National Program Manager, CLC Unannounced Survey Process
Department of Veteran Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Washington, DC
 
2025