The National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) has appointed Deborah Ross as interim chief executive officer. Ms. Ross has worked for the National Commission for 21 years, most recently as the vice president of education and meetings. Throughout her career with NCCHC, she has developed strategic plans aimed at promoting growth and awareness within the correctional health care community.
Ms. Ross has also built relationships and partnerships with diverse stakeholders who share common interests. Through these efforts, she has expanded educational programming and outreach, leading NCCHC to be recognized as the premier educational provider in the field.
Ms. Ross also serves on the board of directors for the Professional Convention Management Association, Greater Midwest Chapter. Earlier in her career, she served in leadership positions at the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies and the Association of Behavioral Health Care Medicine.
The National Commission on Correctional Health Care’s mission is to improve the quality of health care in jails, prisons, and juvenile confinement facilities. The organization establishes standards for health services in correctional facilities, operates a voluntary accreditation program for institutions that meet those standards, produces and disseminates resource publications, conducts educational conferences, and offers a certification program for correctional health professionals. The organization is supported by the major national organizations representing the fields of health, mental health, law, and corrections. Each of those supporting organizations has named a liaison to the board of directors to create a robust, multidisciplinary governing structure that reflects the complexities of correctional health care.
This was reported by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care on July 1, 2019.