Election Results for 2021 NCC Board of Directors and Officers

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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 appointed 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.

Jacki S. Witt, JD, MSN, WHNP-BC, FAANP, President, National Certification Corporation (NCC)

NCC welcomes the knowledge, expertise, and support of our Board of Directors.

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 appointed 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 the Coordinator of Prenatal Education at North Kansas City Hospital, North Kansas City, Missouri and Clinical Associate Professor & Director of Continuing Nursing Education at the 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, MO

NCC Service
Director, NCC Board of Directors – 2013 to the present
NCC WHNP Content Team Member

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 Vice-President of NCC. Dr. McLean is 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, NY

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

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

Darla Baker, MS, APRN-CNM, RNC-OB, C-EFM, a current director, was elected to serve as the Secretary-Treasurer of NCC. Ms. Baker is 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
BSN, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN
A.S. Nursing, Kettering College of Medical Arts, Kettering, OH

NCC Service
Director, NCC Board of Directors – 2017 to present
NCC Item Writer

NCC Certification
RNC-OB, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing – since 2008
C-EFM, Electronic Fetal Monitoring – since 2016

Laura Myers, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC, was elected as a director of NCC. Ms. Myers is a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina.
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Education
MSN, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
A.S. Nursing, Trident Technical College, Charleston, SC

NCC Service
Member, Care of the Extremely Low Birth Weight Neonate Content Team– 2019 to present

NCC Certification
NNP-BC, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner – since 2000

Jean Salera-Vieira, DNP, PNS, APRN-CNS, RNC-OB, C-EFM, C-ONQS, was elected to serve as the Certified Nurse Representative to the Nominating Committee. Ms. Salera-Vieira is the Director of Clinical Program Development for the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), Washington, District of Columbia.

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, NH

NCC Service
Director, NCC Board of Directors – 2014 to 2019
Member, Inpatient Obstetric Content Team
Policy Review Committee

NCC Certification
RNC-OB, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing – since 2002
C-EFM, Electronic Fetal Monitoring – since 2002

Pam Sullivan 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:
Long-term Director, Kahlil Demonbreun, DNP, RNC-OB, WHNP-BC, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN has left the NCC Board after serving for 6 years. NCC has been fortunate to have had his wisdom and leadership over the past years.

ABOUT NCC:
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 185,000 licensed health care professionals.

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