HCEC Certification Commission

The HCEC Certification Commission comprises experts and leaders in clinical healthcare ethics consultation. The Commission brings crucial content expertise to the table and reflects the diversity of healthcare ethics consultants' roles across the healthcare spectrum. This experienced panel is responsible for developing the essential elements of a certification program, including selecting a testing company, selecting item writers for an entry-level exam based on the role delineation study, determining eligibility criteria, and developing policies and procedures to guide the commission’s work.

The following individuals have been appointed to the 2021-2022 HCEC Certification Commission:

Chris Feudtner, MD PhD MPH HEC-C, Chair
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Armand Antommaria, MD PhD HEC-C
Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH

Hilary Mabel, JD HEC-C
Wellstar Health System
Atlanta, GA

Patricia Mayer, MD MS HEC-C
Banner Health
Phoenix, AZ

Deirdre Mercer
Community Housing Network
Rochester Hills, MI

Lucia Wocial, PhD RN FAAN HEC-C
Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics at Indiana University Health
Indianapolis, IN

Rebecca Yarrison, PhD HEC-C
Columbus, OH


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