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Contact: Lydia Pelliccia
The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists Names Steve Marquis President-Elect of the Board of Directors
Jomo Martin Nkunika Begins Term As Treasurer
Washington, D.C. – November 13, 2018 – The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) named Steve Marquis, MBA, RPSGT, CCSH President-Elect of the Board of Directors. His two-year term as President will begin in January 2020. Marquis has been a member of the BRPT Board since 2015 serving as Treasurer, chair of the CSTE Committee and Volunteer Committee. Marquis is currently the Manager of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Sleep Centers.
“Steve’s contributions to the BRPT began long before he joined the Board,” said BRPT President Jessica Schmidt, MA, FACHE, RPSGT, CCSH. “Steve previously volunteered with the BRPT Education Program Task Force and with the Exam Development Committee. As Treasurer, Steve transformed our financial planning, management and reporting system. His instincts and insights are a tremendous asset to the organization.”
“I’m excited to serve as BRPT’s next President, and to continue to work with – and to learn from –
Jessica this year,” said Steve Marquis, RPSGT, CCSH, MBA. “I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside industry leaders in many different areas of the organization – from education, to the exam development process, to the financials. I’m eager to step into this new role, energized by the opportunities that lie ahead.”
Jomo Martin Nkunika, MSHCA, BS, CCSH, RPSGT will begin his term as Treasurer in January 2019. Nkunika is a clinical manager at MedBridge Health and a part-time faculty/program director at the CAAHEP-accredited sleep medicine technology program at Montgomery College in Maryland. Currently, Nkunika serves on the BRPT Finance Committee and previously served on the Education Committee. In addition, he was a key member of the website development task force, which worked to launch a new BRPT website in 2017.
These new roles in Board leadership take effect January 1, but an official installation will take place at the next Board of Directors meeting in February.
About The BRPT Board
The BRPT Board of Directors is comprised of volunteer members, all of whom serve four-year terms. The Board is international in scope and blends the expertise of the sleep community representing the interests of the consumer, patients, educators, and sleep technologists. Biographies of all BRPT Board members can be found at www.brpt.org.
About The BRPT
The BRPT develops and administers credentialing exams for polysomnographic technologists and technicians. The RPSGT is respected worldwide as the leading credential for polysomnographic technologists. Since the first credentialing exam administration in 1979, BRPT has credentialed more than 20,000 RPSGTs worldwide. In May 2014, BRPT launched the Certification In Clinical Sleep Health (CCSH) examination for healthcare providers specializing in sleep medicine who work directly with sleep medicine patients, families and practitioners for patient care management, improved outcomes, and sleep health education and advocacy for patients and the community.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the BRPT is an independent, non-profit certification board that cultivates the highest professional and ethical standards for polysomnographic technologists. In addition to administering the RPSGT, CPSGT, and CCSH exams in the United States and internationally, the BRPT also maintains the RPSGT registry and CPSGT roster. The BRPT also provides its Continuing Sleep Technology Education (CSTE) Program for educational providers seeking continuing education credits for their offerings. For more information, please visit www.brpt.org.