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.


ChairKatie Gottwaldt

Director of Certification, American Association of Medical Assistants

Vice ChairBob HoenschiedGlobal Account Manager, Prometric
TreasurerPam WeberChief Operating Officer, International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners
SecretaryJennifer NaughtonPrincipal and Founder, Naughton Consulting
Immediate Past ChairMarya RyanProgram Director, Board of Certified Safety Professionals
DirectorGayle RosnickDirector of Certification, ASIS International
DirectorAmy McKeeDirector, Private Sector Talent Management, HumRRO
DirectorBill WestSenior Vice President, Business Development, Examity
Director Patricia BuleyDirector of Certification & Accreditation, Institute of Hazardous Materials Management
DirectorTerreline (Shellie) SimsAssistant Director, Certification Services, American Nurses Credentialing Center
DirectorIman HannonDirector of Governance, National Investor Relations Institute

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
Co-Chair Cynthia Allen SeaCrest
Co-Chair Allison Barton-Kramer Association of School Business Officials International 

Chicago CNG Program Planning Committee

Role Name Organization
Co-Chair Erin Killeen American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery  
Co-Chair Jen Weed Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute

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
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw
  • The Optical Society

Volunteering 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. Applications for open positions on the Board will be accepted this summer. Please check back for the timeframe to submit. Applications and necessary documentation should be sent to Marya Ryan at mryan@oneearthinc.com

Questions about this process should also be directed to Marya Ryan at mryan@oneearthinc.com.

The Board of Directors application will be available when the nomination process opens in the summer.
Program Planning Committees

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