Governance

For more than 40 years, the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI) has been a trusted authority in perioperative certification, dedicated to fostering excellence in nursing. With four decades of history, CCI has supported and certified over 40,000 nurses worldwide.

 

As a recognized leader in nursing competence assessment, CCI serves as the credentialing body for various certifications tailored to acknowledge specialized expertise. These certifications include the Certified Perioperative Nurse (CNOR), Certified Surgical Services Manager (CSSM), Certified Perioperative CNS (CNS-CP), Certified Ambulatory Surgery Nurse (CNAMB), Certified Foundational Perioperative Nurse (CFPN), and Nursing Professional Development Advanced – Board Certified (NPDA-BC).

 

These certifications are thoughtfully designed and regularly updated to reflect the evolving standards and practices within the perioperative nursing field. They stand as symbols of dedication and proficiency, recognizing the commitment of nursing professionals globally to achieve excellence and advance their knowledge and skills.

 

CCI operates under two primary governing bodies: the Board of Directors, responsible for charting the organization’s strategic direction and upholding fiduciary responsibilities; and the Certification Council, tasked with supervising the development and maintenance of CCI’s certifications and educational programs. The day-to-day operations are managed by a dedicated staff leadership team, led by the Chief Executive Officer.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors at CCI holds authority over the nonprofit’s strategic direction and financial oversight, aligning with the organization’s mission, vision, and values. Comprised of eight directors, each possessing at least one of CCI’s certifications, the Board also includes two public members.

This is a picture of Elaine Geroski CCI's President of the board of directors.

Elaine D. Geroski

MSN, CNOR, CSSM(E)

President of the Board

BOD-Josh

Joshua A. Wymer

DNP, MSPM, MA, RN, CNOR, RN-BC, NEA-BC, CHCIO, CDH-E, FACHE, FAAN

Vice President

BOD-Mariann

Marian Kleinman

MBA, BSN, CNOR(E), CSSM

Secretary/Treasurer

BOD-Simoe

Simone Auger

MIArch, LC, LEED AP

Member

BOD-Arthur

Arthur Shapiro

RN, MSN, CNOR, CNAMB, NE-BC

Member

BOD-Jennifer

Jennifer L. Misajet

MHA, BSN, CNOR, CSSM

Member

BOD-Darcie

Darcie Opalko

MBA, MS, RN, CNOR, CSSM, NEA-BC

Member

BOD-Leigh-Anne

Leigh Anne Piper

RN, MSN, CNOR, CNAMB, NE-BC

Member

BOD-Sharon

Sharon Van Wicklin

PhD, RN, CNOR, CRNFA(E), CPSN-R, PLNC, FAAN, ISPAN-F

Member

BOD-Sally

Sally A. Irvin

MA, MEd, JD

Member

Certification Council

The Certification Council supervises the creation and upkeep of CCI’s certifications and educational offerings. Comprising six councilors, each holding at least one CCI credential, the Council also includes two public members.

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Steve Davidson

MSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM (E)

Chair

CC-Britta

Britta DeVolder

MBA, BSN, RN, CSSM, CNOR

Vice Chair

Russell H

Russell Hildebrand

Member

CC-Joseph

Joseph Mollohan

MSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM (E)

Member

CC-Amos

Amos Schonrock

MAN, RN, ST, CSSM, CNAMB, CNOR, NE-BC

Member

CC-Mary-Jo

Mary Jo Steiert

BSN, RN, CNAMB

Member

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Carl Viviano

MD

Member

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Amanda Akers

RN, MSN, CNOR, CSSM

Member