CGFNS International, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Fulbright Scholar Jasper Tolarba, DNP, RN, as Director of Global Standards and Qualifications.
In this strategic and vital role, Dr. Tolarba will lead CGFNS’ programs around global standards and qualifications for health professionals by collaborating with global leaders in the fields of education, regulation, accreditation and practice to promote innovation and the advancement of harmonization to enhance cross-border mutual recognition.
In addition, Dr. Tolarba will collaborate with CGFNS’ Director for Quality and Research, Rajan Anand, to continue CGFNS’ quality transformation as a global standards enterprise in alignment with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Dr. Tolarba returns to CGFNS after completion of his research as a J. William Fulbright Scholar at the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) in the Kingdom of Jordan. Dr. Tolarba first joined CGFNS in 2016 as Director of Credentials Evaluation Services.
Dr. Tolarba will continue to serve as Director of CGFNS’ International Consultants of Delaware (ICD) division, a globally recognized provider of credentials evaluation services and charter member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.
“I’m pleased to welcome Dr. Tolarba back to our team and know that his Fulbright experience, combined with his previous depth of knowledge and expertise, will go far to further strengthen our role in the global standards and qualifications sector,” said Franklin A. Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI, President and CEO of CGFNS International. “Having migrated from the Philippines and used CGFNS’ services in his own journey to practice nursing in the U.S., Dr. Tolarba’s experience in these areas provides personal insights that enhance our leadership team.”
Dr. Tolarba received his Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Yale University in New Haven, Conn., where he concentrated in Health Policy. He holds a Master of Science in Nursing from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as a Master of Arts in Education from Bicol University in the Philippines, where he also earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Dr. Tolarba is currently pursuing a second doctorate in Nursing Education with a concentration in Curriculum Evaluation from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York.
About CGFNS International, Inc.
Founded in 1977, to provide credentials analysis for nurses seeking migration, CGFNS International, Inc., based in Philadelphia, is an immigration-neutral, not-for-profit organization proudly serving as the world’s largest credentials evaluation organization specializing in the nursing and allied healthcare professions. CGFNS International is an NGO in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and is a member of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO). For more information, visit www.cgfns.org.