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

Joan Devine, RN. Director of Education at Pioneer Network

As Director of Education with Pioneer Network, Joan leads the development and implementation of educational programming for the organization whose mission is to change the culture of aging, care, and support to one that is life-affirming, satisfying, humane and meaningful. A Certified Eden Educator and Mentor, she is the owner and operator of J.P. Devine Consulting whose mission is to “support care partners on their journey 2 home.” A Registered Nurse and former Activity Professional, Joan has over 30 years of experience in healthcare serving in leadership positions in long-term and acute care settings since 1990. As an advocate for the LTC culture change movement, Joan serves as a frequent speaker at state and national forums and currently serves as a Director on the board of MC5 (Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change). Joan is the author of “Word of the Week: Creating a Culture Change Dictionary.” She earned a B.A. in Music Education/Music Therapy, a B.S. in Nursing and a Masters in Management.

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