COMMITTEES


Admissions
Charge: To maintain the Board's relationship with candidates and oversee the testing vendor's coordination of process. Specifically, reviews policies and procedures regarding admissions, maintains the Candidate Handbook, audits compliance with eligibility requirements, resolves disputes regarding eligibility; and continues to review eligibility requirements.
 
Chair: Kristin Homze, RN, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, AE-C
Members: 
Tami Kochan, RN, MSN, CPNP, AE-C
John Manning, RN, MSN, PNP, AE-C
Carolyn Martin, BS, RPFT, AE-C
Kelvin Panesar, MD, AE-C

By Laws
The Bylaws Committee creates Bylaws for the NAECB, and proposes changes to these Bylaws. Whether such changes are initiated by NAECB certificants, a standing Committee, or the Bylaws Committee; they will be reviewed by the Committee for clarity of wording and intent and for consistency with respect to the existing Bylaws. The Committee will report its recommendation to the Board. A second function of the Bylaws Committee is to offer interpretations of the Bylaws to the Board and to the certificants.

Chair: Randall Rife, RRT-NPS, AE-C
Members:
Kimberly Byrne, DNP, CPNP-PC, AE-C
Tami Kochan, RN, MSN, CPNP, AE-C
Constance Saunders, RN, MN, CCM, AE-C
 
Examination
Charge: To be responsible for all phases of examination development, including the job analysis, examination content, delivery, security, and determination of the passing score.

Co-Chairs: Timothy Hudd, BS, Pharm.D., R.Ph., AE-C; Rory Johnson Pharm. D., R.PH., AE-C
Members:
Traci Arney, MN, NP-C, AE-C, FAANP
Clifton Dennis, RRT, AE-C 
Linda Ford, MD, FACCAAI, FAAAAI, AE-C 
Antoinette Gardner, RN, BSN, M.Ed., AE-C
Kristin Homze, RN, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, AE-C
Tami Kochan, RN, MSN, CPNP, AE-C
Francesca Lopez, BS, MSPH, HHS, AE-C
John Manning, RN, MSN, PNP, AE-C
Karen Meyerson, MSN, RN, FNP-C, AE-C 
Kelvin Panesar, MD, AE-C
Randall Rife, RRT-NPS, AE-C

Executive
Charge: As provided in the Bylaws the Executive Committee has the authority to conduct the day-to-day activities of the Board when the Board is not in session. This Committee is composed of the Officers of the Board.

Chair: Clifton Dennis, RRT, AE-C
Past Chair: John Manning, RN, MSN, PNP, AE-C
Vice Chair: Timothy Hudd, BS, Pharm.D., R.Ph., AE-C
Treasurer: Maureen Damitz, BA, AE-C
Secretary: Kimberly Byrne, DNP, CPNP-PC, AE-C

Finance
Charge: To recommend actions to the Board regarding fiscal management.

Chairs: Maureen Damitz, BA, AE-C
 
Members:
Traci Arney, MN, NP-C, AE-C, FAANP
Clifton Dennis, RRT, AE-C
Francesca Lopez, BS, MSPH, HHS, AE-C
Maureen O'Brien, BS, MPH, PA-C
 
Judicial & Ethics
Charge: To recommend policies to the Board to ensure the NAECB operates within the law and at the highest ethical level, reviews, and determines actions related to candidate code of conduct, and resolves potential conflict of interest issues.

Chair: Francesca Lopez, BS, MSPH, HHS, AE-C
Members:
Clifton Dennis, RRT, AE-C
Rory Johnson, Pharm. D., R.Ph., AE-C
Kelvin Panesar, MD, AE-C
Mark Peterson, Public Member
 
NCCA
Charge: To complete the NCCA application and obtain NCCA accreditation and recognition for the NAECB as a quality certification.

Chair: John Manning, RN, MSN, PNP, AE-C
Members:
Clifton Dennis, RRT, AE-C
Antoinette Gardner, RN, BSN, M.Ed., AE-C
Tami Kochan, RN, MSN, CPNP, AE-C
Karen Meyerson, MSN, RN, FNP-C, AE-C

Nominating
Charge: As provided in the Bylaws, nominates candidates for membership on the Board and officers and promotes a Board that reflects the ethnic and cultural diversity of individuals with asthma and the myriad specialties involved in asthma education.
 
Chair: Antoinette Gardner, RN, BSN, M.Ed., AE-C
Members:
Kristin Homze, RN, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, AE-C
Karen Meyerson, MSN, RN, FNP-C, AE-C
 
Public Relations & Marketing
Charge: To raise public awareness regarding the importance of the NAECB and the certifying exam through the development and maintenance of a website (www.naecb.com) and other media. To publish and make available information to the public regarding eligibility requirements, summary of the knowledge and functions covered by the examination, and the examination and certification/recertification process. To publish and make available a summary of the certification activities, including examination and certification statistics, to the public and certificants. To serve as a liaison to the stakeholders through regular and timely communications. To develop a marketing strategy for the NAECB together with the

Chair: Kimberly Byrne, DNP, CPNP-PC, AE-C
Members: 
Samantha Davis, MS, RRT-NPS, AE-C
Clifton Dennis, RRT, AE-C
Timothy Hudd, BS, Pharm.D., R.Ph., AE-C
Tami Kochan, RN, MSN, CPNP, AE-C
Karen Meyerson, MSN, RN, FNP-C, AE-C
Mark Peterson, Public Member
Randall Rife, RRT-NPS, AE-C

Recertification
Charge: To develop and maintain recertification by continue education credit based on the current policy and procedure.
 
Chair: Tami Kochan, RN, MSN, CPNP, AE-C
Members:
Traci Arney, MN, NP-C, AE-C, FAANP
Clifton Dennis, RRT, AE-C
Timothy Hudd, BS, Pharm.D., R.Ph., AE-C
Gina Ksiazek, RRT, AE-C
Lisa Magary, DNP, APRN,CPNP, FNP-BC, AE-C, RRT
John Manning, RN, MSN, PNP, AE-C
Karen Meyerson, MSN, RN, FNP-C, AE-C
 
Research                                                                                    
Charge:  The purpose of the Research Committee is to encourage research in the field of asthma educator training and certification.  This mission is accomplished, in part, by promoting needed research, initiating research projects, conducting periodic surveys of NAECB certificants, and supporting the analytic needs of the Executive Committee as directed.
 
Chair: Rory Johnson, Pharm. D., R.Ph., AE-C
Members:
Maureen Damitz, BA, AE-C
Linda Ford, MD, FACAAI, FAAAAI, AE-C
Timothy Hudd, BS, Pharm.D., R.Ph., AE-C
Francesca Lopez, BS, MSPH, HHS, AE-C
Carolyn Martin, BS, RPFT, AE-C
Maureen O'Brien, BS, MPH, PA-C
Allan Wachter, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI, FCCP 

Scholarship
Charge: To develop the process for the distribution of the Linda B. Scholarship Fund. To pursue additional funding for the scholarship. To assist potential candidates pursuing the AE-C certification.

Chair: Maureen O'Brien, BS, MPH, PA-C
Members:
Samantha Davis, MS, RRT-NPS, AE-C
Kristin Homze, RN, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, AE-C
John Manning, RN, MSN, PNP, AE-C
 
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