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Name Title
Chair Jennifer Naughton

Principal and Founder, Naughton Consulting and Chief Learning Officer, Casualty and Actuarial Society

Vice Chair Amy McKee

Director, Private Sector Talent Management, HumRRO

Treasurer Iman Hannon

Chief Credentialing and Governance Officer, National Investor Relations Institute

Secretary Terreline (Shellie) Sims

Director, Workforce Development for the National Apartment Association Education Institute

Immediate Past Chair Pam WeberVice President, National Apartment Association Education Institute

Director Bob Hoenscheid Sales Director, Vanns Spices Ltd.
Director Katie Gottwaldt Director of Certification, American Association of Medical Assistants
Director Marya Ryan

Chief Operating Officer, Board of Certified Safety Professionals

Director Tara Myers

Director, Measurement Services, American Nurses Credentialing Center

Director Jason Fine

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Meazure Learning

Director Susan Larson

Director of Credentialing, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation


The Certification Network Group is led by a group of volunteers who strive to provide meaningful gatherings for individuals and organizations interested in certification. The Board of Directors develops and initiates opportunities for certification professionals to learn, network and share best practices in the Chicago and Washington, DC, areas. The Board meets monthly to plan the strategy of the CNG and is governed by and abides by the Bylaws of the organization. These volunteers do the work necessary to keep the value of the group high for all who work in the certification and accreditation industry.

CNG depends on a network of dedicated professionals in the certification field to provide free educational and networking events in Chicago and Washington, DC. 

D.C. CNG Program Planning Committee

Role Name Organization

Elisa Kahn

National Association of Corporate Directors


Abena Ocran-Jackson

Council for Professional Recognition

Chicago CNG Program Planning Committee

Role Name Organization

Kate Kahoa



Byinna Crowder


Thank you to the following organizations for providing sites for CNG to hold meetings in DC and Chicago.  

  • American Planning Association
  • ASIS International
  • Association Forum
  • Institute for Credentialing Excellence
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw
  • The Optical Society

Volunteer for the Board and Program Committees

This is a valuable opportunity to hone your leadership skills, contribute to field, and expand your professional network.

Applications for Program Planning Committee are accepted throughout the year. Instructions are included on the application form. We welcome committee interest at any time; however, considerations and decisions will occur after the September 1, 2023 application deadline.


Program Committee Application

Board Application

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Certification Network Group   P.O. Box 101451 Arlington, VA 22201

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