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Committee Members

The Coalition is largely supported by the work of individuals who volunteer their time and expertise. NCPS committees include the Finance Committee, the Reporting Committee, and the Education Committee. Briefly stated: The Finance Committee recommends the Coalition’s budget, establishes membership fees, and assists with grant writing; the Reporting Committee meets on a regular basis to review reported events from members, discuss the identified causal factors and the overall thoroughness of the information reported to it, and identify risk mitigation strategies; the Education Committee develops an annual education plan that meets the needs of our members, provides training for members and non-members in practices that support the key components of a culture of safety, and collaborates with other statewide organizations to conduct an Annual Patient Safety and Quality Forum that provides members and non-membersSave & Close an opportunity to share best practices that:  :  

Current Committee Members Include:

Finance Committee:

  • Douglas V. Elting, AIA, ACHA, EDAC
  • Emily Barr, OTD, MBA, OTR/L, BCG
  • Carol Wahl, DNP, RN, MBA, NEA-BC, FACHE
  • Nicole Blaser, MSN, RN
  • Julie Rezac, RN, BSN, M.Ed

Reporting Committee:

  • Daniel J. Rosenquist, MD
  • Myrna Newland, MD
  • Edward DeSimone, II, RPh., PhD, FAPhA
  • Katherine Jones, PT, PhD
  • Pamela Dickey, MPAS, PA-C
  • Cyndie Hanson, RT, RCIS, RDCS, RVT
  • Denise Sabatka, BSN, RN, CPHQ

Education Committee:

  • Nicole Blaser, MSN, RN
  • McKenzie Behrendt, OTD, OTR/L
  • Dana Steiner, BSN, MBA, CPHQ
  • Katharine West, DMSc, PA-C
  • Darcy Wisehart, RPh
  • Carla Snyder, MHA, MT(ASCP), SBB, CPHQ
  • Emily Barr, OTD, MBA, OTR/L, BCG
  • Ashley Dawson, MS


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