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Commission for Case Manager Certification’s new board leadership affirms dedication to quality and case manager empowerment
Teresa Treiger joins as board chair with over two decades of case management experience
MOUNT LAUREL, NJ, August 9, 2022—The Commission for Case Manager Certification® announced its 2022.2023 Board officer slate today. As the first and largest nationally accredited organization providing case management and disability management specialist certification, the Commission advocates for professional growth and lifelong learning. It does so through research-based exams and continuing education credits while maintaining ethical standards to maximize consumer protection, scientific understanding and quality case management practice.
Teresa (Teri) Treiger, RN, MA, CCM, FABQAURP, will serve as chair of the 17-member volunteer board. She has been a certified case manager since 2001. With her background in case management, nursing, health care administration and care management, she deeply understands the vital role of CCMs in health care.
Treiger is the founder and principal at Ascent Care Management—providing private case management services, consulting and more. She is also an editor and featured columnist for Professional Case Management’s The Heartbeat of Case Management. In the past, she served as and National President of the Case Management Society of America and was a founding board member of the National Transitions of Care Coalition.
“Every day, I see my service as vitally connected to the mission, vision and value of certification,” Treiger said. “It’s bigger than me and today’s Commission, and even bigger than the 50,000+ board certified CCM and CDMS holders. We possess a legacy and pledge to advocate for professional case management excellence through certification and interrelated programs. We have the privilege of upholding a commitment to consumer protection and quality case management practice, as well as being the keepers of case management ethical standards and behavior.”
In addition to Treiger, the Commission’s 2022.2023 officers are:
- Chair-Elect: Ed Quick, MA, MBA, CDMS, Senior Manager of Global Leave and Time Away Programs for a large technology company;
- Secretary: Patricia Nunez, MA, CRC, CDMS, CCM, Director, Claim Supply Management, CNA;
- Treasurer: Anne Mercer, CIA, CFE, CFSA, Managing Director, Standards & Guidance, Institute of Internal Auditors; and
- Immediate Past-Chair: Jared Young, Psy.D., CAADC, LCSW, CCM, Founder & Practitioner, Private Practice.
The Commission also added two new board members:
- Rebecca Fisco, CDMS, Manager, Vocational Services and Operations, The Ohio State University; and
- R. Keith Franklin, PhD, LPC-S, LCDC, ACS, CEAP, CCM, EAP Psychologist, Department of Defense
“In the turmoil of the last few years and with the health care landscape continuing to evolve, case managers continue to play a vital role as patient advocates,” said MaryBeth Kurland, MPA, CAE, ICE-CCP, Commission CEO. “We’re focused on the whole-person and the professional community, encouraging CCMs, CDMS and members of the care team to care for themselves and clients while pursuing lifelong learning.”
“Our Commissioners bring a deep understanding of case management best practices derived from their wealth of experience,” Kurland added. “Their expertise informs and helps support the quality of our credentialing programs and maintains the certifications as the gold standard; while empowering practitioners to reach their highest potential by developing themselves personally and professionally.”
About the Commission for Case Manager Certification
The Commission for Case Manager Certification is the first and largest nationally accredited case management certification organization, credentialing more than 50,000 professional case managers and disability management specialists. The Commission is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that oversees the process of case manager certification with its CCM® and CDMS® credentials. Offering an extensive portfolio of certification and professional advancement activities, the Commission is the most active and prestigious certification organization supporting the practices of case management and disability management. For more information, visit www.ccmcertification.org and www.cdms.org, connect with the Commission on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CCM_Cert.