SPARTA, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP), a leading provider of dementia care training and certification, today named Patrick Smith its new CEO and Brandon Kuchta as President.
Co-founders Lynn Biot Gordon and Sandra Stimson, while stepping back from day-to-day active management, are continuing in consultative roles throughout a transition period. The move comes as NCCDP continues to grow its team and expand its offerings to the dementia care industry.
"Lynn and Sandra have done a remarkable job building NCCDP into a leading provider of dementia education over the last 20 years, and we are excited to continue building on their legacy," said new CEO Patrick Smith. "We are committed to our mission of providing best-in-class certifications and trainings for those who care for individuals living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease."
"We are thrilled to have Brandon and Patrick on board," said Co-Founder Lynn Biot Gordon. "Their experience and expertise will be invaluable as NCCDP continues to grow and evolve."
Co-Founder Sandra Stimson added, "We founded NCCDP to ensure that one of society’s most vulnerable populations is provided with quality care and services. We are very proud to have grown the organization into a global leader and influencer in the industry as recognized by our members, healthcare companies, government agencies, associations, and universities.”
Patrick comes to NCCDP after serving as an executive for Teachers of Tomorrow, a provider of certification and training for K12 schoolteachers. Brandon has served as CEO of Analytical Technologies Group, as well as Boston Laboratory Equipment. He is a Co-Founder and Director of Seven Springs Partners, a company that invests in and helps operate small businesses.
Brandon is looking forward to growing and evolving NCCDP. "We are excited about the future of NCCDP and are driven to work collaboratively with our staff to provide the highest quality education and resources for those who care for individuals living with dementia," said Brandon.
Founded in 2003, NCCDP is a leading provider of dementia care education to the healthcare industry. NCCDP administers the Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) program, which is a globally recognized professional designation for nurses, activity professionals, administrators, healthcare providers, and other caregivers. NCCDP serves nursing homes, assisted living communities, home care and hospice agencies, memory care units, hospitals, and many other organizations that provide care to individuals living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. NCCDP also offers a range of additional certifications and resources for families, first responders, correctional facility staff, and volunteers. The International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (ICCDP) is a division of NCCDP that offers global dementia care certifications as well as training in the Montessori approach for dementia care.
To learn more, visit the NCCDP website at https://www.nccdp.org/