ACCPAS Staff


The ACCPAS National Office is open year-round from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with the exception of Memorial, Independence and Labor Days; Thanksgiving Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; and Christmas Week.

Contact with the Commission on Accreditation should be made through the ACCPAS National Office.

Contact with accredited institutions should be made directly with the institutional representatives.

ACCPAS National Office
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248

Telephone: 703-437-0700
Facsimile: 703-437-6312
E-mail: info@arts-accredit.org

Please review the list of staff names and responsibilities below to ensure contact with the appropriate staff member.

Staff Directory

KAREN P. MOYNAHAN, Executive Director

703-437-0700, Extension 116
kmoynahan@arts-accredit.org

STEPHEN CANNISTRACI, Accreditation Specialist

703-437-0700, Extension 130
scannistraci@arts-accredit.org

  • Accreditation Consultation: Preparation of accreditation applications, renewal applications, Plan Approval, Final Approval for Listing, Substantive Change; Visitors’ Reports and Optional Responses; submissions in reply to Commission Action Reports, including the preparation of Responses and Progress Reports; assistance with regard to use of procedures and application of standards
  • Accreditation Documentation: Procedures regarding submission of application forms, Self-Studies, Optional Responses; Responses, Progress Reports; Plan Approval and Final Approval for Listing applications, Requests for Substantive Changes; Commission due dates and extensions of material submission deadlines

JANE CREAGAN, Visitation Management Assistant

703-437-0700, Extension 114
jcreagan@arts-accredit.org

  • On-Site Review Consultation: Procedures and requirements regarding submission of evaluative and consultative reports; preparation and submission of evaluative and consultative reports
  • On-Site Review Coordination: On-site and special reviews; visitors; visit scheduling; consultants, consultant scheduling
  • On-Site Review Process: Procedures and requirements regarding submission of evaluative and consultative reports; preparation and submission of evaluative and consultative reports

ANGIE K ELKINS, Accreditation Systems Coordinator

703-437-0700, Extension 125
aelkins@arts-accredit.org

  • Accreditation Systems Management
  • Annual Meeting Registration
  • Invoices/Payments: Dues, fees, invoices, status of payments
  • Technology Projects
  • Website

NORA R. HAMME, Assistant Director for Accreditation and Research

703-437-0700, Extension 128
nhamme@arts-accredit.org

  • Accreditation Consultation: Preparation of applications for accreditation, renewal of accreditation, Plan Approval, Final Approval for Listing, Substantive Change; Visitors’ Reports and Optional Responses; submissions in reply to Commission Action Reports, including the preparation of Responses and Progress Reports; assistance with regard to use of procedures and application of standards
  • Evaluator Education and Training: Education and agendas, schedules, logistics, and materials
  • On-Site Review Process: Procedures and requirements regarding submission of evaluative and consultative reports; preparation and submission of evaluative and consultative reports
  • Institutional Research: HEADS Data Surveys, Data Summaries, Special Reports

JENNY REBECCA G. KUHLMANN, Management Associate for Communications and Publications

703-437-0700, Extension 112
jkuhlmann@arts-accredit.org

  • Commission Action Reports: Processing, mailing and mailing content, and copies
  • Documents and Publications: Currency and management of materials; revision processes including comment and publication schedules; content of proposed revisions

TRACY L. MARANEY, Management Director for Finance and Operations

703-437-0700, Extension 123
tmaraney@arts-accredit.org

  • Financial Management: Dues, fees, invoices, status of payments
  • Office Operations Management
  • Vendor Contact and Management

STACY A. MCMAHON, Management Associate for Office Operations

703-437-0700, Extension 110
smcmahon@arts-accredit.org

  • General Information and Assistance
  • Application Processes: Processing the Notice of Intention to Apply form; application requirements and procedures; postponements of on-site reviews
  • Annual Meeting Packet Materials
  • Office Operations
  • Data Management: Additions, deletions, and modifications to the database; website Directory Listing content

JUSTIN MEDLEN, Accreditation and Materials Assistant

703-437-0700, Extension 115
jmedlen@arts-accredit.org

  • Accreditation Consultation: Preparation of accreditation applications, renewal applications, Plan Approval, Final Approval for Listing, Substantive Change; Visitors’ Reports and Optional Responses; submissions in reply to Commission Action Reports, including the preparation of Responses and Progress Reports; assistance with regard to use of procedures and application of standards
  • Accreditation Documentation: Procedures regarding submission of application forms, Self-Studies, Optional Responses; Responses, Progress Reports; Plan Approval and Final Approval for Listing applications, Requests for Substantive Changes; Commission due dates and extensions of material submission deadlines

LISA A. OSTRICH, Management Associate for Meetings and Projects

703-437-0700, Extension 126
lostrich@arts-accredit.org

  • Committees and Associated Activities
  • Special Projects

ANN B. STUTES, Assistant Director for Accreditation and Programming

703-437-0700, Extension 129
astutes@arts-accredit.org

  • Accreditation Consultation: Preparation of applications for Membership, renewal of Membership, Plan Approval, Final Approval for Listing, Substantive Change; Visitors’ Reports and Optional Responses; submissions in reply to Commission Action Reports, including the preparation of Responses and Progress Reports; assistance with regard to use of procedures and application of standards
  • Notices and Announcements: Publication and dissemination
  • Committees and Associated Activities: Special Committees and Working Groups
  • Office of the Executive Director: Accreditation, Commission, and Association Policies, including the preparation of Agenda Books and meeting materials
  • Association Documentation: Maintenance and creation of Association records, documents, and documentation

Staff Responsibilities

Accreditation

Accreditation Consultation (Nora R. Hamme; Stephen Cannistraci; Justin Medlen; Ann B. Stutes)
Preparation of applications for Membership, renewal of Membership, Plan Approval, Final Approval for Listing, Substantive Change; Visitors’ Reports and Optional Responses; submissions in reply to Commission Action Reports, including the preparation of Responses and Progress Reports; assistance with regard to use of procedures and application of standards

Accreditation Documentation (Stephen Cannistraci; Justin Medlen)
Procedures regarding submission of application forms, Self-Studies, Optional Responses; Responses, Progress Reports; Plan Approval and Final Approval for Listing applications, Requests for Substantive Changes; Commission due dates and extensions of material submission deadlines

Application Review Processes (Nora Hamme)
Preparation of Commission agendas; Commission procedures and protocols; Commission schedules

Application Processes (Jane Creagan; Stacy McMahon)
Determining readiness for application, eligibility, and the Notice of Intention to Apply form; application requirements and procedures; coordinated and special reviews; postponements of on-site reviews

Commission Action Reports (Jenny Kuhlmann)
Commission Action Reports: process, mailings and mailing content, copies

Annual Reporting Requirements

Annual Reports (Nora Hamme)

Committees and Activities

Committee on Ethics (Ann B. Stutes)

Nominating Committee, Calls for Nominations (Lisa A. Ostrich)

Special Committees and Working Groups (Ann B. Stutes)

Data Management

Additions, Deletions, Modifications to the Database (Stacy McMahon)

External Organizations

Liaison with Related Organizations (Stacy McMahon)

Finances

Dues, Fees, Invoices (Angie K Elkins, Tracy L. Maraney)

Expense Statements, Status of Payments (Tracy L. Maraney)

General Information and Assistance

Institutional Research

HEADS Data Surveys, Data Summaries, Special Reports (Nora Hamme)

Office Management

Office Operations (Tracy L. Maraney)

Vendor Contact (Angie K ElkinsTracy L. Maraney)

Office of the Executive Director

(Karen P. Moynahan)
Accreditation, Commission, and Association Policies; Board of Directors, Executive Committee; Complaints and Complaint Procedures; International Inquiries; Policy Affairs and Analysis; Substantial Equivalency Information and Applications

On-Site Reviews and Reviewers

On-Site Review Coordination (Jane Creagan)
On-site and special reviews; visitors; visit scheduling; consultants, consultant scheduling

On-Site Review Process (Nora Hamme)
Procedures and requirements regarding submission of evaluative and consultative reports; preparation and submission of evaluative and consultative reports

Evaluator Education and Training (Stacy McMahon)
Education and training session invitations, agendas, schedules, logistics, and materials

Publications and Website

Documents and Publications (Jenny Rebecca G. Kuhlmann)
Currency and management of materials; revision processes including comment and publication schedules; content of proposed revisions

Online Directory Listing Content (Stacy McMahon)

Notices and Announcements (Ann B. Stutes)

Website Content, Operations, and Management (Angie K Elkins)