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Executive Staff

Noel Adachi, MBA – President & CEO

Therese Poland, RN, BSN, MSN – Sr. Vice President, Accreditation Services

Renee Greenfeld, MBA – Sr. Vice President, Marketing & Business Development

Hallie Brewer – Sr. Vice President, Learning & Development

Jackie Brunn – Assistant Director, Governance

Nikki Wszolek – Executive Assistant


Ann Carrera, JD – Senior Counsel, Legislative & Corporate Affairs

Ryan Stillion, JD – Paralegal

Human Resources (Surveyor Services) & Administration

Karen Buehring, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP – Vice President, HR & Administration

Anastasiia Semenenko – Administrative Assistant HR

Vinay Shah – Benefit, Payroll Specialist


Merrissa Yeung – Manager, Accounting
Enrique Paz – Senior Analyst
Liliya Kim – Staff Accountant

Information Technology

Richard Newman, MBA – Director, IT
Frances Springs – Application Support Specialist
Glenn Liss – Computer Support Professional
Rosa Palacios, PMP, CSM – Project Manager

Marketing & Business Development

Tom Tassone, MSW – Director, Business Development
Mona Sweeney, RN, BSN – Assistant Director, Business Development
Michelle Birch – Assistant Director, Business Development
Brian Szumsky – Communications Project Manager
Luis Ramirez – Senior Marketing Manager
Amanda Ognar, Marketing Manager

Accreditation Services

Cheryl Pistone, RN, MA, MBA – Clinical Director, Ambulatory Accreditation
Dorota Rakowiecki – Director, Ambulatory Accreditation Operations
Tarin English – Assistant Director, Regulatory Compliance
Najahla Williams – Manager, Accreditation Services
Deborah Edelman – Manager, Accreditation Services

*Accreditation Services is divided into teams that serve specific types of organizations and/or regions. Use the link in the right hand column or here to find the individuals that serve your organization.

Learning & Development

Meg Kerr, MPA – Vice President, Standards Development
Jialin Yi – Director of Education

Institute for Quality Improvement

Naomi Kuznets, PhD – Vice President & Senior Director
Belle Lerner, MA – Assistant Director

Survey Services
Julie Haugh – Assistant Director, Surveyor Services