CNC Board of Commissioners

Effective July 1, 2021

CNC is governed by the CNC Board of Commissioners comprised by nine members, four of which represent academia, another four represent practice and one public-member.

Commissioners            Term Expiration               
Sonya Curtis, DNP, MBA, MSN, RN, CNL, VHA-CM (Chair)
Patient Safety Program Manager
Michael E. DeBecky VA Medical Center
Houston, TX
  June 30, 2022    
Sonya Curtis
Jackie Barber, EdD, MSN, RN, CNL, CNS
Dean of Nylen School of Nursing 
Morningside University
Sioux City, IA
  June 30, 2022   Jackie Barber
Linda L. Borns, DNP, RN, CCRN, CNL, EBP (CH)
Women's Health Clinical Navigator
Dayton VA Medical Center
Dayton, OH 
  June 30, 2024    
Linda Borns
Cathy Coleman, DNP, MSN, RN, CNL, CPHQ
Associate Professor
University of San Francisco SON and Health Professions
San Francisco, CA
  June 30, 2024    Cathy Coleman
Julius M. Kitutu, PhD, Med, MSc.  (Public Member)
Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Alumni Relations
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
Pittsburgh, PA
  June 30, 2022     

Tobie Olsan, PhD, MPA, RN, CNL, NEA-BC, FNAP
Professor Emeritus of Nursing
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY                           
  June 30, 2022                      
Chief Nursing Officer and Adjunct Faculty 
Prisma Health, Baptist and Baptist Parkridge Hospital
Columbia, SC
  June 30, 2024   Tina Ralyea
Bobbi Shatto, PhD, RN, CNL
Coordinator, MSN-CNL & Accelerated MSN-CNL Programs
Saint Louis University Trudy Busch Valentine SON
Saint Louis, MO
  June 30, 2023  
Megan Williams, MSN, RN, CNL
Director of Complex Care
Regional One Health
Memphis, TN
  June 30, 2023  


Shantal H. Johnson (Ex-Officio)
CNC Director
(202) 370-3608
Nuria Gramkee (Liaison)
Certification Manager
(202) 370-3608