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The certification boards have each developed a Code of Ethics found below, immediately following the listing of members of the respective board.
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NHA Engagement Board and Committee Members
NHA Certification Governing Board
The NHA Certification Governing Board oversees seven of the eight certifications offered by NHA. A separate board oversees the ExCPT exam and CPhT certification program. The Board typically includes one representative of each of the seven certifications. One additional member serves as a public member to represent the consumers of these services. Members serve three-year terms and may serve consecutive terms. The end of their current term is noted below.
Tracey Pinkney, CCMA, CPT, CPCT/A, CET, ExCPT, (Chair – 2024)
Assistant Center Manager, CSL Plasma, New Jersey
Adjunct Professor, Eastern University, Philadelphia
April Austin, NRCMA, CBCS (Member – 2023)
Director of Education, Unitech Training Academy
Marilyn Bier, ACC (Public Member – 2025)
President and Owner, Bluewater Consulting and Coaching, LLC
Daniel L. Gottschall Jr, CCA, CBCS, CMAA (Member – 2024)
Medical Office Assistant/Administrator, UNC Physicians Network
Raleigh, North Carolina
Crystal Wolf, CCMA (Member – 2024)
Allied Health Educator, OhioHealth-BAC
Tracy A. Huneke CP, NPA, CHI (Member – 2024)
Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, Director, Griffin Health Services
Nikki Patterson, CMA (Member – 2025)
OPG EMR Educator Manager, OhioHealth
Helen Suchocki-Martinez CCMA, CET, CPT, CHI, AHCM (Member – 2023)
Medical Assistant/Health Technician, Rutgers College, Hurtado Health Center
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Medical Assistant Instructor, CPR Instructor (AHA & ASHI)
Lincoln Tech, Iselin, New Jersey
NHA Code of Ethics
As a certified professional through the NHA, I have a duty to:
- To use my best efforts for the betterment of society, the profession, and the members of the profession.
- Uphold the standards of professionalism and be honest in all professional interactions.
- Continue to learn, apply, and advance scientific and practical knowledge and skills, stay up to date on the latest research and its practical application.
- Participate in activities contributing to the improvement of personal health, our society, and the betterment of the allied health industry.
- Continuously act in the best interests of the general public.
- Protect and respect the dignity and privacy of all patients.
ExCPT Certification Governing Board
The ExCPT Certification Governing Board oversees the ExCPT exam and the CPhT certification program. Members include certified pharmacy technicians currently employed and practicing in the field and other stakeholder members such as pharmacists, educators and employers. One additional member serves as a public member to represent the consumers of these services. Members serve three-year terms and may serve consecutive terms. The end of their current term is noted below.
Aimee Capps, CPhT (2023 – Technician) Chair--Technician Member
Oncology Technician, St Luke’s Cancer Institute
Richard (Rick) Capraro Jr. CPhT (2025 – Technician) Technician Member
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Leslie Hodge, PharmD, R.Ph. (2025 — Pharmacist) Stakeholder Member
Owner and Founder, Scripts and Beyond, LLC
Laura Churns, PharmD, (2023 — Pharmacist) Stakeholder Member
Senior Manager, Pharmacy Regulatory Affairs, Publix Pharmacy
New York, New York
Leigh Anne Taylor Knight, Ed.D. (2024) Public Member
Chief Operating Officer, The DeBruce Foundation
Kansas City, Missouri
Tonya Shackelford, R.Ph. (2025 — Pharmacist) Stakeholder Member
Senior Manager, Product and Solutions Marketing, Cardinal Health
Pharmacy Technician Code of Ethics*
Pharmacy Technicians are healthcare professionals who assist pharmacists in providing the best possible care for patients. The principles of this code, which apply to pharmacy technicians working in any and all settings, are based on the application and
support of the moral obligations that guide the pharmacy profession in relationships with patients, healthcare professionals and society.
The following principles apply to all ExCPT Certified Pharmacy Technicians:
- A pharmacy technician’s first consideration is to ensure the health and safety of the patient, and to use knowledge and skills to the best of his/her ability in serving patients.
- A pharmacy technician supports and promotes honesty and integrity in the profession, which includes a duty to observe the law, maintain the highest moral and ethical conduct at all times and uphold the ethical principles of the profession.
- A pharmacy technician assists and supports the pharmacists in the safe and efficacious and cost effective distribution of health services and healthcare resources.
- A pharmacy technician respects and values the abilities of pharmacists, colleagues and other healthcare professionals.
- A pharmacy technician maintains competency in his/her practice and continually enhances his/ her professional knowledge and expertise.
- A pharmacy technician respects and supports the patient’s individuality, dignity, and confidentiality.
- A pharmacy technician respects the confidentiality of a patient’s records and discloses pertinent information only with proper authorization.
- A pharmacy technician never assists in dispensing, promoting or distribution of medication or medical devices that are not of good quality or do not meet the standards required by law.
- A pharmacy technician does not engage in any activity that will discredit the profession, and will expose, without fear or favor, illegal or unethical conduct of the profession.
- A pharmacy technician associates with and engages in the support of organizations, which promote the profession of pharmacy through the utilization and enhancement of pharmacy technicians.
*Adapted from The American Association of Pharmacy Technicians Code of Ethics, published Am. J. Health-Syst Pharm. 2003.
NHA Innovation Boards
NHA’s Innovation Boards are hand-selected groups of volunteers who bring unique knowledge and expertise in the professions we serve in order to provide key insights and recommendations to the organization.
NHA Healthcare Employer Innovation Board
Cindy Garrett, RN BSN, MBA
Regional Director, Clinical Operations, Dignity Health Medical Foundation
Adele R. Johnson-Kebe, SHRM-CP, PHR
System Human Resources Director, Mercy Health
Noelle Trinder, DNP, RN
Senior Director, Healthcare Careers
Director, Talent & Workforce Development, Prisma Health
Mari Knettle, BS, DPT, EdD.
Director Center for Health Sciences Education, Cleveland Clinic
Nikki Nissen, MSN
Sr. Director/Chief Nursing Officer, Novant Health
Director, Clinical Learning Services, St. Luke's Health System
Organizational Learning & Development Consultant, Indiana University Health
NHA Healthcare Educator Innovation Board
Danielle Scheitz, DC, CCMA
MA Program Director, Purdue Global
National Dean of Education, Education Affiliates
Ruben Rodriguez, BS, CPT, CMA
Corp Medical Assisting Program Director, Southwest University at El Paso
Jaime Nguyen, MD, MPH, MS
Director of AH Programs, Penn Foster
VP of Education, Southern Careers Institute
Associate Chief Academic Officer, Empire Education Corporation DBA Mildred Elley
Director of New Business and Innovative Program Development, Prospect Education/Charter College
NHA Pharmacy Technician Innovation Board
Chief of Staff, Genoa Healthcare
RCO-Pharmacy Technician Department Chair, Remington College
Pharmacy Technician Program Director, Mississippi Delta
Pharmacy Technician (Pharmacy Lead Team), Hometown Pharmacy Wisconsin
Sr. Consultant, Retail Pharmacy Operations/Compliance, CVS
Associate Director, Oral Oncology Pharmacy Patient Advocacy, Banner MS Anderson Cancer Center
Pharmacy Technician Instructor, Sollers High School
Pharmacy Administrator, Magruder Hospital, Pharmacy Systems Inc.
CTE Innovation Board
Stacy Foster, Ed.D
Career Technical Education Coordinator, Metropolitan Nashville Schools, TN
Craig Grazioli, BBA, M.Ed.
District Health Science Education Programs Coordinator, Pearland Independent School District, TX
Jeanne Meredith, B.S.H.O.Ed; M.S.
Academies of Louisville Coach, Jefferson County Public Schools, KY
Beth Fancis, MS RN
Health Care Program Manager, Pima JTED
Anna Snipes, RN
Health Science Instructor, Lancaster County School District Career Center
CCTE Advisorr, Shelby County Schools
Alexandra Sabin, Med, BS
CTE Curriculum Specialist, Denver Public Schools
Dr. Shallu Makan
Program Specialist for the College and Career Readiness Program, William S. Hart Union High School District
Health Science Coordinator, Mineola ISD
Career Coach – College and Career Readiness, Huntsville City Schools, AL