November 22, 2016
CGFNS International, Inc., the world’s largest credentials evaluation organization for nursing and the healthcare community, announced updates to its Board of Trustees effective Jan. 1, 2017.
“We are delighted to have new trustees join the Board,” said Board Chair Michael Bleich, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN. “They bring a wide range of knowledge and experience that will help set the course for CGFNS’s continuing success.”
The following individuals were elected to a four-year term on the Board:
- Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, Professor and Dean, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, was elected as a Registered Nurse trustee.
- Gregory H. Frazer, PhD, FASAHP, Professor and Dean of the Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions at the University of South Alabama, was elected as a Trustee-at-Large representing health professionals.
- Jack Needleman, PhD, FAAN, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and Associate Director of the UCLA Patient Safety Institute, was elected as a Trustee-at-Large representing the public.
The Board of Trustees also elected officers with two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2017:
- Sean Clarke, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean, Undergraduate Program, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College, was elected Secretary.
- Christine Kovner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, New York University, was elected Treasurer.
“While we are welcoming our new trustees, our appreciation goes out to our trustees who will be leaving the board,” Dr. Bleich said. “Their contributions to CGFNS’s success have been immeasurable and we thank them for their years of generous service.”
The following trustees will be leaving on Jan. 1, 2017:
- Barbara Sanders, PhD, PT, SCS, FAPTA, Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, Associate Dean, College of Health Professions, Texas State University
- Edythe McClatchy Pahl, MBA, Lead Assessor, American National Standards Institute
- Janet Hatcher-Roberts, MSc, RN, Co- Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Knowledge Translation, Technology Assessment for Healthy Equity, Bruyère Research Institute