CCNE Accreditation

Board of Commissioners

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Board Officers

Chair
Susan D. Ruppert, PhD, RN, FNP-C, ANP-BC, FCCM, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN
Professor, School of Nursing
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX

Vice Chair
Judith H. Lewis, EdD, RN
Dean, School of Nursing
D'Youville College
Buffalo, NY

Treasurer
Judith F. Karshmer, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Professor, School of Nursing
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Secretary
David R. Marshall, JD, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CENP
Chief Nursing and Patient Care Services Officer
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Galveston, TX


Representing Chief Nurse Administrators                          
Term Expires

Judith H. Lewis, EdD, RN
Dean, School of Nursing
D'Youville College
Buffalo, NY

2018*
Judith F. Karshmer, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Professor, School of Nursing
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
2017*

Sheila K. Smith, PhD, RN, ANP-BC
Dean and Professor
School of Nursing
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA

2019


Representing Faculty Term Expires

Linda M. Caldwell, DNSc, ANP-BC
Professor Emeritus, Division of Nursing
Curry College
Milton, MA

2017*

Susan D. Ruppert, PhD, RN, FNP-C, ANP-BC, FCCM, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN
Professor, School of Nursing
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX


2018*

 

Pamela B. Simmons, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC
Senior Director and Professor
College of Nursing
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Shreveport, LA

2019

Representing Professional Consumers Term Expires

Kathleen G. Burke, PhD, RN, CENP, FAAN
Corporate Director, Nursing Professional Development and Innovation
Penn Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

2019

David R. Marshall, JD, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CENP
Chief Nursing and Patient Care Services Officer
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Galveston, TX


2017*

Representing Public Consumers Term Expires
Andrea Hochhalter
President
Hochhalter Building Solutions
Lake Park, MN

 
2018
Nancy Jordheim, MEd
Former Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
Fargo Public Schools
Fargo, ND
2017*

Representing Practicing Nurses Term Expires

Elizabeth Ellis, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP
Director of Medical Operations Advanced Practice Providers
Memorial Hermann Medical Group
Houston, TX

2018*

Michael Flaitz, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Alachua Area Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer
Gainesville, FL

2017*

Mary Jane S. Hanson, PhD, CRNP, CNS ACNS-BC, FNP-BC
Professor and Director Graduate Program
Department of Nursing
University of Scranton
Scranton, PA

2019

* Final term