We validate excellence in medical-surgical nursing. Meet the Board of Directors and learn how to volunteer with MSNCB.
Meet the MSNCB Board!
The Board of Directors are the decision-making authority for the Medical-Surgical Nursing
Certification Board (MSNCB). They manage the business and affairs of MSNCB, including
determining policy, managing financials, and defining strategic direction.
Operationally, the Boards develop, execute, and oversee organizational goals. All
directors understand, uphold, and support the mission, vision, values, bylaws, and
policies of MSNCB.
Wes has been a medical - surgical oncology nurse for most of his career.
Currently, he is residential faculty at Mesa Community College. Wes has been
certified as a CMSRN since 2006. Prior to joining the Board of Directors, he was
a member and chair of the CMSRN Item Writers and Test Development Committees and
was part of the original workgroup for the CCCTM exam.
Dr. Jessica Tully has been a Registered Nurse for over 19 years. She has worked
at Midland Memorial Hospital over 16 years and is currently the Medical/Surgical
Division Director. Jessica is certified in medical-surgical nursing, nurse
management and leadership, and executive nursing practice.
She is an active member of several nursing associations and organizations. In
addition to her current role with MSNCB, Jessica has served on the Hospice of
Midland and the Permian Basin Great 25 Nurses. She has a passion to work closely
with outstanding Med Surg clinicians to ensure exceptional care. Jessica is
married to Midland Fire Assistant Chief Michael Tully and has two children Caden
Cindy began her nearly 40-year nursing career in the USAF. She has experience in
several nursing specialties, including labor and delivery, pediatrics, school
nursing, infection control, and utilization review, but settled in the specialty
of medical-surgical nursing.
She has 14 years of experience as a nurse educator, teaching medical-surgical
nursing. Cindy has been certified both as a CMSRN and as a Certified Nurse
Educator (CEN), since 2009.
Mindy has a BA in psychology and a Master of Education from the University of
South Alabama and began her career as a primary educator. Mindy earned her BSN
in 2009 and has since obtained experience in a variety of inpatient and
outpatient specialties. Her most recent clinical experience in direct patient
care, and subsequently a leadership position was on a medical-surgical unit.
During her time on the medical-surgical unit, Mindy was involved in establishing
Shared Governance in her facility. This foundation in medical-surgical nursing
has significantly influenced her current position in quality, where she leads
initiatives to support high quality and safe care for all patients. Mindy earned
her CMSRN in 2019.
Courtney is a Manager of Staff Education for UPMC where she has practiced for
over fifteen years in a variety of roles. She has a diverse professional
background with experience in medical-surgical, cardiac telemetry, and
post-surgical clinical specialties prior to her transition into nursing
Courtney received her Masters degree with a focus in Nursing Education from
Robert Morris University and has been certified as a medical-surgical registered
nurse since 2014. She is an active member of several professional nursing
organizations including the Academy of Medical Surgical Nursing, the American
Organization for Nursing Leadership, and the Association for Nursing
Professional Development Specialists.
Kaitlin received her BSN from The University of Arizona in 2019. Since then, she
has been working at the Southern Arizona VA hospital where she is dedicated to
serving veterans. She has been specializing and working on a medical-surgical
floor for 3 years. She is also a member of the DEMPS program where she deploys
to VA’s around the country during national disasters and emergencies. At her
hospital, she has created a project focused on increasing staff education
regarding spinal cord injury patients in acute care settings. Kaitlin eventually
plans on becoming an Acute Care NP.
Marisa is currently the Strategic Advisor to the Chief Nursing Executive at the
University of Michigan – Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, MI and is a Certified
Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN®). She previously served as a staff
specialist with the organization’s nursing leadership team, with concentration
in surgical services subsegment in the Adult Hospitals.
Previous projects include implementing an electronic SBAR for internal transfers
and a separate SBAR for external transfers, fall prevention, reduction for
length of stay, and safety assistant guidelines. Most recently she completed her
Doctorate in Nursing Practice in Transformational Leadership: Systems from Rush
Hannie, a Registered Nurse with three decades of experience, began her career in
1994 by obtaining a BSN from Central Philippine University. Throughout her
career, she has focused on Med/Surgical nursing with a concentration in oncology
and wound care. In 2016, she earned a Master's Degree in Nursing (Education)
from Gonzaga University and has maintained her certification as a Med/Surg. RN
Hannie has worked for different nursing facilities and has been at UW Medicine -
Valley Medical Center for over 11 years. For the past four years, she has served
as a clinical nurse educator, and she recently passed the examination for the
ANCC Nursing Professional Development Board Certification. Hannie continuously
develops education curricula that cater to the needs of the nurses and nursing
assistants she supports, incorporating technology and programs to keep the
content fresh and engaging for adult learners. She advocates for professional
growth and clinical competency among nurses and mentors them to pursue specialty
certification in Medical-Surgical Nursing.
Dr. Matt Turner is a licensed psychologist that has worked in private practice
and in the school settings. He has an extensive background in assessment and
organizational leadership. He is owner of Revolution Assessment, Management, &
Consulting (Revolution AMC), a firm designed to assist organizations with
research and credentialing needs. In this role, he facilitates the development,
improvement, and management of ongoing operation of examinations and
credentialing programs. He has broad regulation and credentialing experience,
having directed the development of examinations both in the US and
internationally including the Psychology Licensing Exam (EPPP). He is excited to
provide a both a certification perspective and health services consumer
perspective to the Board.
What we're all about.
Our mission is to validate excellence in medical-surgical nursing.
Our vision is that MSNCB certification is universally valued as essential to positive
Develop your potential.
Get involved! Look for an annual email in early autumn that calls for volunteers. You
could be our next item writer or auditor. Committee and task force members have regular,
ongoing responsibilities as defined by their Committee or Task Force Charter. Volunteers
must hold a valid CMSRN credential.
Participating on the Board of Directors is a very rewarding
experience, both professionally and personally. It
requires a variety of skills and knowledge about MSNCB,
medical-surgical nursing, and resource management. Candidates
interested in serving on the MSNCB board are self-nominated. CMSRNs
in good standing who meet the eligibility requirements may
Members of the Item Writers Task Force develop new exam items for MSNCB certification
exams following the Item Writing Style Guide and using references provided by MSNCB.
This group receives item writing training from our test development partner.
Dr. Aimee Lea Burch, APRN-CNS, RN CMSRN
Dr. Jolly Mathews Punchamannil, DNP, RN CMSRN, NE-BC
Ellen W. Manieri, MSN, RN CMSRN
Allison Rodecap Benner, RN CMSRN
Candace B. McKinney, RN CMSRN
Charlene Hughes, MSN, RN CMSRN, DNS-CT, ONC, RAC-CT
Ashley Dianne Faulkner Carson, RN CMSRN
Katie Miller, MSN, RN CMSRN
Jariya Keeler, RN, BC, CRNI, CMSRN, PCCN-K
Marcella Williams, DNP, RN CMSRN, CNE
Edmon Regachuelo, PhD©, MAN, RN CMSRN
Karli Bell, MSN, RN CMSRN
Members of the Item Reviewers Task Force review examination items and make necessary
revisions to items following the Item Writing Style Guide and using references provided
by MSNCB. This group receives item writing and reviewing training from our test
Kelsey A. Sundwall, MSN, RN CMSRN
Clara G. Livingston, RN CMSRN
Sana A. Habib, MSN, RN CMSRN, AG-CNS, APRN
Ariela E. Kauffman, RN CMSRN
Dr. Venecia Ann Holmes, DBA, MSN, MHA, BSN, NE-BC, CMSRN, SHRM-CP
Brandalyn Hassman, MSN, RN, CNL, CMSRN
Tina Weinberg, MSN-Ed, RN CMSRN
Members of the Test Development Committee review the performance of each exam form,
problematic items, and standard setting for MSNCB certification exams. Committee members
are given independent assignments 3-4 times per year. After each assignment, members
attend virtual meetings for 1-3 days that last 1-3 hours each day. The Committee may
also opt to meet in-person.
Estelle Coopersmith, RN, MS, CMSRN
Jara Deann Monroe, BSN, RN CMSRN
James Montegrico, RN CMSRN
Jennifer Raitt, RN CMSRN
Deanna Allison, RN, MSN, CMSRN
Alysa Angel, RN CMSRN
Members of the Recertification Committee review recertification applications randomly
selected for audit. You need about 3-4 hours monthly to review 1-4 audited
recertification applications, subject to fluctation based on the volume of
recertifications and the availability of committee members. You make a commitment to
complete assigned audits with a quick turnaround by participating in this committee.
Cristen Mackwell, DNP, MSN, BSN, RN CMSRN, EBP-C, GERO-BC, NPD-BC, CDP
Alexandra Morrison, RN CMSRN
Joslyn Mary Pazour, RN CMSRN
Dr. Charlie Dharmasukrit, PhD, RN CMSRN
Amy Melissa Tucker, BSN, RN, PCCN, CMSRN, PHN
Carly Paris Burton, RN CMSRN
Amy Kristine Sustar, RN CMSRN
Crystal Regina Blair, RN, BSN, CMSRN
Aura Venus Burns, BSN, RN CMSRN
Sandra Thomas Lalmansingh, PhD, MSN, RN CMSRN
Stephanie Maggin, RN, MSN, CMSRN, ONS
Michelle McGrath, MSN, RN CMSRN
Kathryn Murto, MSN, RN CMSRN
Kari Roomsburg, BSN, RN CMSRN
Aldrin Delos Santos, RN CMSRN
Paige Schmeltzle, MSN, RN CMSRN
Sharon Shepherd, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, NPD-BC, CMSRN
Dionis Williams, MSN, BSN, RN CMSRN
We are currently recruiting subject matter experts for the development of the Certified
Acute-care Virtual Nursing (CAVRN) certification. Click below to learn more!
CMSRN by the numbers.
In accordance with accreditation standards, MSNCB publishes certification statistics on
an annual basis. Information includes number of testing candidates, pass/fail
statistics, number of recertifications, and number of total certificants.