Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association and Foundation

Eighty-eight Psychiatric Rehabilitation Professionals Earn the Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Professional (CPRP) Designation

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(McLean, VA, January 28, 2016) – The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) welcomes 88 new psychiatric rehabilitation professionals who passed the Spring 2015 Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) designation to a group of distinguished leaders in the psychiatric rehabilitation field. Through the CPRP designation, PRA advances the psychiatric rehabilitation field, increases cooperation between like-minded organizations and professions, and provides a means to establish and enforce an ethical code of practice. The Certification Commission, on behalf of PRA, is the exclusive credentialing body of the CPRP designation and has developed and administers the certification exam to advance the availability and practice of quality psychiatric rehabilitation services.

"Once again it is our great pleasure to welcome new CPRPs; reaffirming the efforts of the Certification Commission and PRA in assisting individual recovery journeys with the best possible workforce " said Carlos Pratt, PhD, CPRP, Chair of the Certification Commission for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. 

The CPRP signifies the current competence of the individual to practice psychiatric rehabilitation. The exam provides avenues for psychiatric rehabilitation practitioners from a wide variety of educational backgrounds to become certified and is unique in the mental health profession – the CPRP is the only credential available to practitioners who may or may not have completed a post-secondary academic program. 

Candidates for the Fall exam spanned 13 states and 3 countries. Please see below for a full list of the 88 professionals who recently earned the CPRP designation.

The Spring 2016 CPRP exam will begin on April 9, 2016 and run through April 23, 2016. PRA looks forward to welcoming a new class of CPRPs this summer.

PRA issued the Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner designation to 88 candidates who passed the Fall 2015 exam:

•    Bartholomew Allen, CPRP, Memphis, TN
•    Augustina  Anaekwe, CPRP, Columbus, GA
•    De Liang Ang, CPRP, Singapore    
•    Fran Atanasio, CPRP, Coram, NY
•    Sherri Baird-Michaluk, CPRP, Capreol, ON, Canada
•    Schnequa Baldwin, CPRP, Stockbridge, GA
•    Timothy Barton, CPRP, PMHS; Pittsburgh,PA
•    Tori Betsill, CPRP, Williamson, GA
•    Muhammad Haikal Bin Jamil, CPRP, Singapore    
•    Kevin Bleistein, CPRP, Philadelphia, PA
•    Royce Bowlin, CPRP, Portland, OR
•    Willard Brannen, CPRP, Hahira, GA
•    Amy Braswell, CPRP, Griffin, GA
•    Cristina    Bunggay, CPRP,     Vallejo    CA
•    Michelle Campbell, CPRP, Philadelphia, PA
•    Zachary Cathcart, CPRP, Erie, PA
•    Meghan Caughey, CPRP    , Portland, OR
•    Jenny Clattenburg, CPRP, Hanmer, ON, Canada
•    Haley Clemmer,     CPRP, Reading,    PA
•    Michael Cohen, CPRP, Philadelphia, PA
•    Carolina Cortez, CPRP, Marina, CA
•    Mingxiu     Dai, CPRP, Singapore    
•    Keith Dancy, CPRP, Pennsauken    , NJ
•    Lisa Davis, CPRP, Portland, OR
•    Steve Dercole, CPRP, Kearny, NJ
•    Katie Dooley, CPRP, Monterey, CA
•    Sharalee Duplessis, CPRP, Idaho Falls, ID
•    Thomasin Durgin, CPRP, Memphis, TN
•    Norine Earl, CPRP, Margate, NJ
•    Christine Ebert, CPRP, Allentown, PA
•    Nkem Egudia, CPRP, Baltimore, MD
•    Beth Epps, CPRP, Portland, OR
•    Kristina    Fuelling, CPRP, Sacramento, CA
•    Jarrett Gannon, CPRP, Johnsburg, IL
•    Elizabeth Gavlick, CPRP, Hammonton, NJ
•    Mona Gordon, CPRP, Lagrange, GA
•    Amanda Grzadzielewski, CPRP, Thief River Falls, MN
•    Shannon Gullette, CPRP    , Crystal, MN
•    Laura Hamilton    CPRP, Norwood, MA
•    Walter Harper    CPRP, York, PA
•    Christopher Harris, CPRP, Dumfries, VA
•    Charlotte James    , CPRP, Philadelphia, PA
•    Ronnie    Johns, CPRP, Memphis, TN
•    Geraldine Johnson, CPRP, Abingdon, MD
•    Tanya Jones, CPRP, Clearwater, FL
•    Julie Kachnoskie, CPRP, Phoenixville, PA
•    Lori Kolb, CPRP, Nazareth, PA
•    Heidi Langford, CPRP, Regina, Saskatchewan
•    Shequitta Lenoir, CPRP, Coon Rapids, MN
•    Allison Macfadyen, CPRP, Bound Brook, NJ
•    Jason Meatte, CPRP, Boise, ID
•    Lauren    Messina, CPRP, Philadelphia, PA
•    Tatiana    Miller, CPRP, Oakdale, MN
•    Barry Newill, CPRP, Hummelstown, PA
•    Stephen Olker, CPRP, Elizabeth, NJ
•    Chui Ngoh, Ong    CPRP, Singapore    
•    Xin Ling    Ong, CPRP, Singapore    
•    Carolyn    Orona, CPRP, Lancaster,    CA
•    Adrienne Ortega, CPRP, Perth Amboy, NJ
•    Christina Parker, CPRP, Statesboro, GA
•    Stephen Parson    , CPRP, N. Chesterfield, VA
•    Alexa Raborg, CPRP, Windsor Mill, MD
•    Bruce Reese, CPRP, Morrisville, PA
•    Sharon    Roebuck, CPRP, McDonough, GA
•    Dawn Rowan, CPRP, Commerce    , GA
•    Alicia Runyan, CPRP, Boise, ID
•    Colby Schweitzer, CPRP, Sunbury, PA
•    Rebecca Slutter, CPRP, Somerville, NJ
•    Michelle Smith, CPRP, New Castle, PA
•    Vanessa Smith, CPRP, Galloway, NJ
•    Jessica Snee, CPRP, Elizabeth, NJ
•    Warren    Sparrow, CPRP, Savannah, GA
•    Sonda Sperzel, CPRP, Waycross, GA
•    Frederick Staten, CPRP, Portland, OR
•    Kate Stone, CPRP, Centreville, MD
•    Sara Struckmann, CPRP, Reading, PA
•    Tonika Talton, CPRP, Phoenix, AZ
•    William    Taylor, CPRP, Grass Valley, CA
•    Racheal    Tyler, CPRP, Lawrenceville, NJ
•    Pioquinto Voluntad, CPRP, Philadelphia, PA
•    Aquil Walker, CPRP, Philadelphia, PA
•    Chuck Weinstein, CPRP, Arlington, MA
•    Karen Wells, CPRP, Philadelphia, PA
•    Erin Wetherill-Ochoa, CPRP, Konawa, OK
•    Jennifer Wilcox    CPRP, Portland,    OR
•    Arlene Williams    CPRP, Centreville, MD
•    Taran Winchester, CPRP    , Millville, NJ
•    Jason Zimmerman, CPRP, Elizabethton, TN