You can submit a nomination for the Board of Directors here.
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.

Scott Kennedy, MD, CCHP
Regional Medical Director
St. Petersburg FL
Term expires 2017 

Pauline Marcussen, MS, RHIA, CCHP
Project Manager
Rhode Island Department of Corrections
Cranston, RI
Term expires 2017

Rebecca Ramirez, JD, MHA
Senior Director
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock TX
Term ends 2016

Nicole Taylor, JD, PhD, CCHP-MH
Health Services Coordinator/
Mental Health Monitor
Arizona Department of Corrections
Phoenix AZ
Term expires 2018

Ralf Salke, RN, BSN, CCHP-A
Area Vice President
Corizon Health Inc. 
Jefferson City, MO
Term expires 2019

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 13 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.


Holly Puhl, RN, BSN, CCHP
Nursing Supervisor
Wisconsin Resource Center
Winnebago, WI
Terms ends 2019

Mary Muse, MSN, CCHP-RN, CCHP-A 
(Immediate Past Chair)
Director of Nursing
Wisconsin Department of Corrections
Madison, WI
Term expires 2015

Todd Schwartz, MPA, CCHP
National Account Manager
Gilead Sciences
Bradenton, FL
Term expires 2019

Barbara De Lap, DDS, MPH, CCHP
Dental Director (Retired)
Wisconsin Department of Corrections
Bagdad, KY
Term expires 2019

Margaret Collatt, BSN, RN, CCHP-RN
Training and Development Specialist
Oregon Department of Corrections
Salem, OR
Term expires 2017