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CNG September Washington, D.C. Event: Maintenance of Certification Panel Discussion

  • 11 Sep 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • UPDATED LOCATION The Optical Society Jarus Quinn Building 2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20036


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CNG Washington, D.C. Event 

September 11, 2019

UPDATE: Event presentations are available.

Click here for Manny Straddle's presentation

Click here for Christine Niero's presentation

Click here for Linda Anguish's presentation


The Optical Society

Jarus Quinn Building

2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW

Washington, D.C. 20036

Maintenance of Certification Panel Discussion


  • Changes and trends in the credentialing world 
  • Best practices, accreditation requirements, and regulatory compliance 
  • Using data to inform decision making 
  • Authorized providers business model 
  • Allocation of resources
  • Q&A

Dr. Manny Straehle, GISF
Founder and President of Assessment, Education, and Research Experts

Dr. Straehle is a consulting assessment, educational and research expert with a number of work experiences with licensure and certification organizations, and over 25 years of experience in developing assessments. He also is Founder and President of LearnFeedback.

Manny has held roles at the Advertising Research Corporation (ARC), Media Broadcasting Company (Pharmaceutical Marketing), National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME),  Genesis Healthcare, Prometric, and Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), and Founding Partner and Chief Assessment Officer at International Credentialing Associates (ICA). He is currently the Senior Psycometrician at Global Information Assurance Certification  (GIAC) where he oversees over 40 information security certifications, where he has maintained ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation for 11 of these certifications and he leads the technical development of GIAC’s information security aptitude exam.  In these positions, Manny has led psychometric and testing activities, marketing and survey research, aptitude and employment selection testing, performance based assessments, stackable credentials,  and other research and evaluation projects.  Manny received his doctorate degree from Temple University in Educational Psychology.  Manny serves in several leadership positions for credentialing and standards industry associations including but not limited to ANSI, ATP, Sparked and others.  For more information, please visit Manny’s Profile:

Christine Niero, PhD., 
Vice President, Professional Certification & Client Development, Professional Testing, Inc.

Dr. Christine Niero heads the Washington D.C. area office for Professional Testing, Inc.  Dr. Niero is a senior executive who brings over twenty-five years of experience in credentialing and non-profit management with a record of highly successful client outcomes.  

Dr. Niero is deep expertise in the development and implementation of accreditation standards and the establishment of best certification practices for credentialing boards following the ISO/IEC 17024 and NCCA standards.

A recognized leader, Dr. Niero has held leadership roles and frequently provided presentations on the topic of certification and accreditation at several professional societies including but not limited to ANSI, WorkCred, ASAE, ICE, IAF, ATP, API, NPC, COE and CNG. For more information, please visit Christine’s Profile:

Linda Anguish, SPHR, GPHR
Director of Accreditation Services
Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE)

As Director of Accreditation Services, Linda provides strategic and operational leadership to the accreditation programs of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), which include the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), Assessment-based Certificate Accreditation Program (ACAP), and the organization’s newest accreditation program for ISO 17024 compliance.  Previously, she was Senior Director of Certification Products at the HR Certification Institute (HRCI), where she led exam development and accreditation activities for seven certification programs with over 140,000 certificants in 100 countries. Linda served on the Board of the Certification Network Group and has presented on credentialing topics at the Annual ICE Exchange, the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Annual Conference, the E-ATP Conference and the Innovations in Testing Conference.  She holds the Senior Professional in HR (SPHR) and Global Professional in HR (GPHR) designations and the Credentialing Specialist certificate from ICE. For more information, please visit Linda's Profile:


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