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Clinical and Curriculm Advisory Board

NCCAP relies on the academic and educational expertise of our external Curriculum Advisory Board to ensure the quality and consistency of our Certification Standards and Curriculums.

The Advisory Board is composed of subject matter experts and educators from a wide range of specializations across the aging, long-term care and person-centered care and services. It also includes expertise in the training and development of the frontline and direct support workforce across the continuum of care

Dr. Atif Abdelmageed, MD, CEO, ARTDO International


Dr. Abdelmageed is a Sudanese Medical Practitioner based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as CEO of the global management training institute ARTDO International. Previously based in Cairo, Egypt he served from 2006-2019 as Director of the Arab Scout Region for the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and Secretary General of the Arab Scout Organization affiliated with the League of Arab States. He remains a Special Advisor to the Secretary General of WOSM and a member of the Strategic Advisory Council at the School of Business of the American University in Cairo.

Dr. Abdelmageed academic expertise includes working as a PHD researcher in “Best Practices in Disaster Risk Reduction” for National Ribat University. He holds a BS and MB from Juba University where he was recognized as the Outstanding Graduating Student and won the Sabah Prize for Pediatrics from the country of Kuwait. He has a Master’s Degree in “Disaster Management and Refugees Studies” from the International Africa University and holds the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Diploma in “Vulnerability Reduction & Emergency Preparedness” awarded by Linkoping University (Sweden) and Coventry University (UK). He also holds a post-graduate Diploma in “Emergency and Humanitarian Assistance” from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and is a Certified Training Professional (CTP).

He has served as a Member of the Sudanese National Assembly (Parliament), Founder and CEO of the International Center for Emergency and Rescue (ICER), and World Health Organization Emergency Preparedness and Humanitarian Action Medical Officer and Consultant. He is a licensed pilot and National Judo Champion, holding black belt status and winning multiple championships.

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