It’s official…. I’m part of a group of four advocates appointed to the new Patient Advocate Certification Board (PACB) Ethics Committee.

Our first meeting of the new group is in June 2022. I’m looking forward to meeting and learning from new colleagues, and to thinking about patient advocacy in an ethics context.


Click here to read the full PACB blog post:


Here are a few excerpts from the announcement send out to membership, dated May 31, 2022:


The Patient Advocate Certification Board announced today the formation of an Ethics Committee, which will be tasked with reviewing ethics inquiries, writing of relevant position papers and periodic reviews and updates to the Code of Professional Responsibility for Board Certified Patient Advocates.


The Board has appointed the following individuals to the Ethics Committee:

  • Rebecca Barnett from Arizona
  • Ladsine Taylor from North Carolina
  • Deborah Batson from Colorado
  • Cindy Leyland from Missouri

The new members join Dr. Felix Davies, Lea Christo, and Devon Santoro from the PACB Board of Directors.





‘PACB is fortunate to have such an experienced, talented, and diverse group of individuals to review and make recommendations about our ethics policies and procedures,’ said PACB President Heidi B. Kummer, MD, MPH, BCPA.

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