The CBN Certification Committee is dedicated to enhancing and promoting the specialty of bariatric nursing care by maintaining the CBN certification program.


  • William F. Gourash, RN, CRNP, PhD


  • Jessie M. Moore, MSN, APRN

IHEC Liaison

  • Christine Bauer, MSN, RN, CBN


  • Vicky Blackard, RN, CBN (Leader)
  • James D. Meyer BS, RN, CBN
  • Sharon Hillgartner, APRN, WHNP-BC, CBN

Exam Development

  • Ruth M. Davis, RN, BSN, MBA (Leader)
  • Alice J. Jackson NP-C, CBN
  • Cheryl L. Holsworth, RN, BSN, MSA, CBN
  • Maureen T. Quigley, APRN
  • Mara Berman, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR

Examination Preparation

  • Bobbie Lou Price, BSN, RN, CBN (Leader)
  • Barbara L. Lawrence, RN, MEd
  • Christine C. Bauer, MSN, RN, CBN


  • William Gourash, RN, CRNP, PhD
  • Tracy Martinez, BSN, RN, CBN
  • Bobbie Lou Price, BSN, RN, CBN
  • Jessie Moore, MSN, APRN
  • Kim Carmichael (ASMBS Staff Liaison)


  • Narelle M. Story, RN, MSN, CBN

Policy and Procedure

  • Ann Couch, RN, CBN, CPC (Leader)

Practice Analysis

  • Susan Dugan, RN, BSN (Leader)
  • Teresa R. Fraker, RN, BSN, MS


  • Carrie Norcutt, MSN, RN, PHN, CBN
  • Wanda Szymanski, BSN, RN, CBN
  • Ron Permenter, RN, CBN
  • Nicole Forryan, MS, RN

Other Discipline Credentialing

  • William Gourash, RN, CRNP, PhD
  • Jessie Moore, MSN, APRN

International (new)


Promotion of the CBN program to members and nonmembers
Continue recertifying existing CBN members
Work toward accreditation of the CBN Program

Staff Liaison: Susan Haury