Board member responsibilities and requirements

Academy Representative on NCCHC Board

The Academy holds a permanent position on the Board of Directors of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC), providing key input on education, practice, and public policy issues.

The current Academy designee to the NCCHC Board is Jayne Russell, M.Ed, CCHP-A.


B. Sue Medley-Lane, RN, CCHP-A
Corporate Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator
Centurion, LLC
Vienna, VA
Term Expires 2023

Deborah Ross, CCHP
Chief Executive Officer
National Commission on Correctional Health Care
Chicago, IL

Jayne Russell, M.Ed., CCHP-A

JR Russell & Associates LLC
Phoenix, AZ

Susan J. Loeb, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN
Associate Professor, College of Nursing
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
Term Expires 2022

Alison Jordan, LCSW, MSW
NCCHC Representative
Owner ACOJA Consulting LLC 
Bayside, NY
Term Expires 2022

Sue Smith, MSN, RN, CCHP-RN

Nurse Educator
Self Employed
Ashville, OH

Term Expires 2023

Melvin Wilson, MBA, LCSW

Manager, Social Justice and Human Rights
National Association of Social Workers

Washington, DC

Term Expires 2021

Board of Directors

The Academy Board of Directors plays a vital role in establishing the vision and strategic direction for the Academy, and assuring adherence to the Academy’s mission, bylaws, policies, procedures, and values.

The Board is comprised of 11 Academy members elected to three-year terms – seven are selected by the membership through an election process; three are appointed for their standing in the community or profession; two are from the NCCHC Board of Directors; and the NCCHC President serves ex officio.



Deborah Shelton, PhD, RN, NE-BC, CCHP, FAAN



Shelton Consulting Services

Brevard, NC

Term Expires 2022

Amy Butts, RN, BSN



Lemon Creek Correctional Center

Juneau, AK

Term Expires 2022

​Kim Pearson, MHA, MBA, RN, CCHP

Correctional Health Care Consultant
KP Consulting, LLC
Reno, NV
Term Expires 2021

Ralf Salke, BSN, RN, CCHP-A
Area Vice President
Corizon Health Inc.
Jefferson City, MO
Term Expires 2022