CLEAR Board of Directors Election 2019–2020 Candidate Information

Candidate for the Office of President-Elect

Ginny Hanrahan

Ginny is CEO/Registrar of CORU, Ireland’s multi-profession health regulator. CORU currently regulates eleven professions, with a further seven due to be regulated. Originally an occupational therapist, Ginny was a Senior Hospital Director before becoming CORU’s first Registrar in 2008. She holds Masters in Science from Trinity College Dublin and the University of Ulster. Ginny attended CLEAR’s first International Congress in 2009 and has since presented at multiple educational conferences. The current Chair of CLEAR’s International Relations Committee and a member of CLEAR’s Regulatory Agency Administration Committee and Entry to Practice Program subcommittee, Ginny regularly attends the mid-year meetings and international conferences. Ginny also commissioned CLEAR to deliver a Board Member Training program in Dublin.

Candidates for the Regular Member Positions on the Board of Directors

Barbara Bartley

As the Alabama Board of Nursing’s Deputy Director, Barbara Bartley provides oversight for the ABN’s Information Technology Division, Education Program Division, and Alabama Nurse Resource Center; facilitates operational advisory councils; and leads the ABN’s continuous quality improvement initiatives. She previously served as the Board’s Administrator for Educational Services/Leadership Institute.

A licensed registered nurse since 1981, Barbara’s progressive experience in healthcare organizations includes leadership roles as Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Executive Officer, System Director for Clinical Decision Support, Human Resources Director, Executive Director of IT Operations, and Nurse Manager. Barbara holds a Bachelor of Nursing degree and a Master of Counseling and Human Development degree.

Position Statement—Bartley

Tony Chong

Tony is the Chief Regulatory Officer and Deputy Registrar for the 37,000 member of the Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of BC in Canada.  He is currently responsible for the effective delivery of all regulatory functions including Registration, Support to registrants in their professional practice, Practice Audits, Investigations and Discipline processes.  

An Engineering graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada and the University of Toronto, Tony commenced his career as a Military Engineer.  After 11 years of military service, Tony served many years with government as a municipal engineer progressing to the Executive level as a City Manager prior to assuming his current role in 2012.  He has served on two Boards which provide insurance and training services.

Position Statement—Chong

Tamara Richter

Tamara Richter is an Executive Officer with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta. Tamara joined the CLPNA in 1999 and was appointed to this role in 2018. She is responsible for achieving the strategic goals and the activities within the areas of Registration, Conduct, Continuing Competency and overall Operations within the CLPNA.

Tamara began her career in regulation, in working for the engineering profession and she continues to have a keen interest in regulation. She would appreciate the opportunity to bring her experience, skills, and knowledge to the CLEAR Board of Directors to assist with development of understanding regulation and best practices.

Position Statement—Richter

Marc Spector (incumbent)

Marc Spector is Director of Professional Regulation at the College of Early Childhood Educators, one of the largest regulators in Ontario.  Before joining the College he served as general counsel and prosecutor to several boards and agencies.   Marc is recognized as a leader in regulating professionals and, this year, was named as one of the “Best Lawyers in Canada”.  He is frequently asked to speak across North America (including in Minnesota in September), and appears on radio and television on how regulators protect the public.  As a member of CLEAR’s board of directors, Marc spear-headed a policy task force was an advisor for CLEAR’s National Certified Investigator and Inspector Training Committee.

Candidates for the Associate Member Positions on the Board of Directors

Stacy Lawson

Stacy, an executive at Prometric since 2004, is Director of Client Success, with primary responsibility for certification and licensure programs. Working with clients based in the United States, Stacy is responsible for developing and maintaining new and existing client relationships. Stacy has been an active CLEAR member for over 12 years, attending every Annual Educational Conference as a sponsor, exhibitor, moderator, presenter and committee member through the years. Stacy is a current member of the Examination Resources and Advisory Committee and the Testing and Examination Subcommittee, serving in the past as both Vice Chair and Chair of both committees.

Position Statement—Lawson

Staci Mason

Staci is a business and management consultant who has worked hands-on with various licensing and credentialing organizations in the Washington, DC area.  She is a Certified Public Manager®, coach, and agile practitioner applying her knowledge and skills for the growth of individuals, teams and organizations to reach their fullest potential. Staci spent the past decade as the Program Officer for the District of Columbia Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration, where she provided strategic direction to over 20 non-health licensing boards, commissions, and programs. She began attending CLEAR conferences in 2009 and has served as a moderator for conference sessions, as Vice Chair of Regulatory Agency Administration Committee, and, most recently, as a member of the CLEAR Awards Committee. Staci has also worked with many credentialing organizations and regulatory associations, including the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), and the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO), just to name a few. She enjoys continuous learning and as a result has completed the CLEAR Executive Leadership for Program for Regulators and earned various certifications, which support her professional growth.

Position Statement—Mason

Jon Pellett

Jon M. Pellett is a private attorney who focuses his practice on assisting licensed professionals and entities with state and federal regulations, including defending them in disciplinary proceedings. Mr. Pellett began working for the State of Florida at an umbrella agency responsible for regulations 47 different professions in 1990. After completing law school, Mr. Pellett remained at the agency and served as one of their prosecutors. He transitioned to defending licensed professionals at the start of 1996. He has been involved in the defense of licensed professionals for over 23 years. Mr. Pellett has been an active member of CLEAR and attended his first conference in 2003.

He is a member on the Compliance and Discipline Subcommittee, NCIT Committee, and International Relations Committee. He has served as a NCIT instructor, assisted in the development of courses for use by CLEAR including NCIT, Drug Course, and Administrative Law Course. Mr. Pellett has served as Chair and Vice Chair of the Compliance and Discipline Subcommittee. He was an associate member of the Board of Directors from 2010 to 2013. Mr. Pellett believes in CLEAR’s mission and would like to help CLEAR broaden its membership.

Matt Turner

Matt is the Senior Director of Examination Services at the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB).  In this role, he oversees the production of licensure examinations used by 64 psychology licensing boards in the United States and Canada.  Prior to assuming this position, he served for 12 years in public school systems as psychologist, lead psychologist and consultant.  He is also a licensed psychologist and maintains a small private practice working with children and families, and providing advocacy services.  He participates in various industry organizations such as CLEAR, ICE and ATP and has presented on licensure and industry matters.  He was recently was awarded the Distinguished Contribution to the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy at National Level Award by the American Psychological Association (APA) for his work on revising the method for evaluating prescribing psychologist candidates for licensure. Matt is active in CLEAR and he presently serves on the Examination Resources and Advisory Committee (ERAC).  

Position Statement—Turner

Sarah Wennik

Sarah Wennik is Manager, Regulatory Content Development at Pearson VUE. She has worked in state regulatory testing since 2008. Sarah and her teams support more than 70 different regulatory clients with examination development activities. Sarah has served CLEAR on the Exam Resources & Advisory Committee (ERAC) and the Testing and Examination Issues Sub-Committee since 2013. She is currently Chair of ERAC, having completed a term as Vice-Chair last year. Sarah was recently featured in the CLEAR podcast Episode 17: “Role of a Content Developer in Licensing Exams,” and her article “Are You Kidding Me? Keep Your Exams Legally Defensible” is available in the current issue of CLEAR Exam Review. Sarah has regularly participated in sessions at the Annual Education Conference and will be moderating "What Do These Numbers Mean, and What Can I Do About It?" at this year’s AEC in Minneapolis.

Sarah earned her MBA from Drexel University LeBow College of Business. She also earned her MS in organization development and leadership with a concentration in adult learning from St. Joseph’s University, and her BA in linguistics from Pomona College.

Position Statement—Wennik

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