History & Core Values
The Academy was founded by a committed group of correctional health leaders in 2002 to provide a professional community for the advancement of correctional care:
Kleanthe C. Caruso, RN, MSN, CCHP (Chair) William T. Haeck, MD, CCHP
Jayne R. Russell, CCHP-A (Chair-Elect) Edward Harrison, CCHP
Terry Milgore, BSN, CCHP (Secretary) Ellyn R. Presley, RN, CCHP
Phillip Jarres, RN, MPA, CCHP (Treasurer) Ralf J. Salke, BSN, CCHP-A
Kathryn E. Briscoe, RN, MSN, CCHP Thomas E. Shields II, DDS, CCHP
Margaret Collatt, RN, BSN, CCHP-A Robert P. Vogt, JD
Yvonne M. Friday, MD, CCHP
We work with expertise, commitment and diligence.
We respect each other, our colleagues on custody staff, and the dignity of our patients.
We set and maintain the highest ethical and professional principles of conduct for ourselves and our programs, consistent with NCCHC standards.
We provide guidance and inspiration through education, information, policy development, and advocacy for our patients.
We bring together all disciplines of correctional health care professionals to achieve positive outcomes within correctional settings and our professional community.
We hold in high regard those who came before us to advance our field, and we work to create and maintain programs of excellence for future generations.
ACADEMY OF CORRECTIONAL
YOUR PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY FOR CORRECTIONAL HEALTH CARE