CHICAGO – June 15, 2021 - The National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) has named Christopher Gill, PhD, MBA, CRNA, as its new Chief Credentialing Officer. Dr. Gill was selected following a nationwide search for this position. He succeeds John Preston, DNSc, CRNA, FNAP, APRN, who was named NBCRNA Chief Executive Officer in April 2021.
"We are excited to have Chris join NBCRNA and serve as the new leader of the organization's initial, continued, and subspecialty certification programs," said Dr. Preston. "We selected Chris based on his outstanding qualifications, his vision for board certification, his impressive work with the NBCRNA as a volunteer, and his commitment to patient safety and lifelong learning. We believe Chris has the leadership expertise and the passion to lead the NBCRNA's credentialing programs into the future."
Dr. Gill has had progressive leadership experience in the profession, including a two-year term as an Emerging Leader Fellow on the NBCRNA Board of Directors. Prior to joining the NBCRNA, he served as a Regional Director for the New England and Northwell territories at North American Partners in Anesthesia. He has also served as Chief CRNA and Clinical Coordinator prior to becoming a Regional Director.
A well-respected leader in nurse anesthesia, Dr. Gill has been extensively involved in credentialing research. He has presented nationally on certification-related topics and authored numerous scientific articles. "I am honored to be selected to lead the Credentialing functions of this extraordinary organization and to contribute to the continued evolution of continuing certification for nurse anesthetists," said Dr. Gill. "I look forward to working with the NBCRNA Staff, Board of Directors, NBCRNA Committees, and the CRNA community to enhance the public’s value of initial and continued Board Certification for the CRNA profession."
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