July 13, 2016
CGFNS International, Inc., the world’s largest credentials evaluation organization for nursing and the healthcare community, is proud to announce the addition of Jasper Tolarba, DNP, RN, NEA-BC as Director of Credentials Evaluation Services.
Dr. Franklin A. Shaffer, President and CEO announced, “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Tolarba to the CGFNS Team as the organization’s first Foreign Educated Nurse to join our leadership team full-time. Dr. Tolarba will be able to provide us with a deeper insight on our programs, as he has experienced CGFNS’ services first-hand.” Dr. Tolarba comes well prepared with more than 20 years in varied and progressive roles in nursing and is CGFNS’ first doctoral prepared nurse with Six Sigma Lean Certification to join the leadership team.
In his new role, Dr. Tolarba will be responsible for managing the operations of the Credentialing Service programs including VisaScreen®, Credentials Evaluation Service and International Consultants of Delaware. Along with CGFNS’ Executive Team, Dr. Tolarba will establish and coordinate the Foreign Educated Professionals Advisory Group, providing a more robust voice on a global scale.
Dr. Tolarba has a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Yale University in New Haven, CT, and pursued his undergraduate education at Bicol University in Legaspi City, Philippines. His professional experience includes working as the Clinical Nursing Director at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA as Clinical Nursing Director.
About CGFNS International, Inc.
Founded in 1977 to provide credential assessment for nurses seeking migration, CGFNS International, Inc., based in Philadelphia, PA, is an immigration-neutral, non-profit organization with NGO consultative status to the United Nations. It has continued to expand its expertise and its spheres of influence to serve the global health community through its programs and services that verify and promote knowledge-based practice competencies. It is the only organization named in the US federal statute to administer visa screening of foreign-educated nurses and other professionals in seven health care fields.
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