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Contact Accreditation Staff

General inquiries: accreditation@ana.org
For NARS and Annual Reporting inquiries: NARS@ana.org

  • Kathy Chappell, PhD, RN, SVP, Accreditation, Certification, Measurement, and Institute for Credentialing Research
    Provides strategic oversight and direction for the Accreditation, Certification, and Measurement and Institute for Credentialing Research. 
  • Jennifer Graebe, MSN, RN, SANE-A, Director, Primary Accreditation & Joint Accreditation
    Responsible for overall Primary and Joint Accreditation program operations. Supports timely and comprehensive reviews for all newly accredited and re-accrediting organizations. Analyzes processes/procedures and provides strategic oversight ensuring efficient and effective program operations.  Primary point of contact for program operations, criterion inquiries, contact for appraisers, organization review cycles, and progress report inquiries.  
  • Sheryl Cosme, DNP, RN-BC, Director, PTAP and NSCP
    Responsible for the Practice Transition Accreditation Program and Nursing Skills Competency Program appraiser pool, including orientation, training, monitoring, and mentoring. Supports timely and comprehensive review process for all newly accredited and re-accrediting programs. Analyzes documentation submitted by accredited and applicant organizations.
  • Jennifer Ramsey, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, Senior Accreditation Program Analyst
    Responsible for the accreditation appraiser pool, including orientation, training, monitoring, and mentoring.  Supports timely and comprehensive review process for all newly accredited and re-accrediting organizations.  Analyzes documentation submitted by accredited and applicant organizations. Primary point of contact for appraisers, organization review cycles, NARS and progress report inquiries.
  • Morgan O'Brien, BA, Senior Accreditation Program Specialist
    Responsible for supporting the application and review processes for the Practice Transition Accreditation Program and Nursing Skills Competency Program. Provides operational support for the Accreditation Program.
  • Monica Whipps, MEd., Senior Accreditation Program Specialist
    Responsible for supporting the application and review processes for the Primary Accreditation Program.  Primary point of contact for PAORS. Provides operational support for the Accreditation Program.
  • Kendria Jackson, BS, Senior Accreditation Program Specialist
    Provides operational support for the Primary Accreditation Program. Responsible for financial tracking and reporting, ISO certification, and website. Primary point of contact for general Primary Accreditation questions, invoices, fee schedule, NARS and annual reporting.