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Accreditation Association Staff

Executive Office

John Burke, PhD President & CEO
Jackie Brunn Senior Executive Assistant/Governance
Nikki Wszolek Administrative Assistant

External Relations

Ray Grundman Senior Director, External Relations


Carolyn Kurtz, JD General Counsel & Vice President, Government/Public Affairs
Ann Carrera, JD Staff Attorney, Legislative Affairs/Human Resources
Tom Tassone Director, Health Plans
Jacqueline Benitez Assistant Director, Human Resources


Information Technology

Janice Plack, CAE Director
Norma Castrejon Project Manager
Brian Lam Business Application Developer
Marc Rambus Computer Support Professional
Frances Springs Computer Support Professional

Finance & Administration

Sergio Tumang CFO & Senior Director, Administration
Merrissa Yeung Manager, Accounting and Office Services
Irina Tsurkis Accounting Clerk
David Kotniewicz Accounting Clerk
Osafta Stoby Customer Service Representative
Wanda Walters Administrative Assistant

Marketing & Communications

Geoffrey Charlton-Perrin Director
Angela FitzSimmons Senior Manager
Holly Kim Manager

Accreditation Services

Michon Villanueva, MHA Director
Marsha Wallander, RN Associate Director
Mona Sweeney, RN Assistant Director, Accreditation Services - Primary Care
Mary Wei Assistant Director, Accreditation Services - Surgical Care
Accreditation Services is divided into teams that serve specific types of organizations and/or regions. Use the link in the right hand column to find the team that serves your organization.

Education and Surveyor Credentialing 

Meg Kerr Director
Laurie Diehs, RN, MPH, MS Assistant Director
Julie Haugh Manager
Edrea Tesiorna E-Learning Project Manager
Pat Mead Meeting Planner  

AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement

Naomi Kuznets, PhD Senior Director & General Manager
Belle Lerner, MA Assistant Director 
Michelle Chappell Administrative Assistant

Accreditation Services is divided into teams that serve specific types of organizations and/or regions. Click here to find the team that supports your organization.


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