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Commissioners and Sponsoring Organizations

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) is comprised of both a Commission and a Board of Directors (BoD). The BoD is elected from the Commission.

Commissioners are responsible for approving the bylaws, mission, and vision statements of CAAHEP. Additionally, Commissioners determine which health sciences professions are eligible for participation in CAAHEP. Commissioners elect the Board of Directors and help CAAHEP to identify important issues and trends in accreditation and healthcare.

The following is a current listing of CAAHEP’s sponsoring and member organizations. Included within this list are the Commissioners who represent each organization. Direct links to our sponsoring organizations' websites are provided, where available, by clicking on the organizations' names. 

Accreditation Review Committee for Anesthesiologist Assistant

Jim Kelly Jennifer
Anderson Warwick (Alternate)

American Academy of Neurology

George (Trey) Lee, III

American Association of Medical Assistants

Donald Balasa
Sarah Marino (alternate)

American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion

Ann Guercio
David Boyne (alternate)

American College of Surgeons

Constantine Godellas

American Council on Exercise

Graham Melstrand

American Kinesiotherapy Association

Melissa Fuller Ziegler

American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring

Barbara Tetzlaff
Joshua Mergos (alternate)

Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions

Hugh Bonner,
Barry Eckert,
Julie O'Sullivan Maillet,
David Shelledy,
Yasmen Simonian

Cooper Institute (The)

Gina Cortese Shipley

Hospital-Based Programs

Glen Mayhew,
Timothy Reitz,
Donald Schnitzler

Medical Assisting Education Review Board

Tina Broderick,
Jennifer Spegal (alternate)

National Network of Health Career Programs in Two-Year Colleges

Gregory Ferenchak,
Marianne Krismer,
Anne Loochtan,
Carolyn O'Daniel,
Lois Simmons

Proprietary Institutions

John H. Padgett

Public Members

Pauletta Bracy Brown
Cheryl Harris

Recent Graduate

Deborah Agustin

Society for Vascular Ultrasound

Jennifer VanderPoel

Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Thomas E. MacGillivray

Vocational Technical Education

Michael O’Donnell