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
Sam Fazio, Ph.D., is Senior Director of Quality Care and Psychosocial Research, Care and Support at the Alzheimer’s Association. Dr. Fazio has worked for the national headquarters of the Alzheimer’s Association since 1994 in a variety of areas, including Education and Training and Program Services. He currently works in the Constituent Services area where he oversees quality evaluation standards and social/behavioral research initiatives. Dr. Fazio has also been involved in several research projects with older adults related to the persistence of self, person-centered care, and health and wellness. He is a part-time faculty member in the gerontology program at Northeastern Illinois University, has presented both nationally and internationally and published several journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Fazio is the author of The Enduring Self in People with Alzheimer’s: Getting to the Heart of Individualized Care and the co-author of the book Rethinking Alzheimer’s Care.