The National Board for Respiratory Care Appoints Lori Tinkler as CEO
11 January 2018 - - Overland Park, Kansas-based credentialing board for respiratory care practitioners The National Board for Respiratory Care, Inc. (NBRC) has named Lori M. Tinkler, MBA, as chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2018, the company said.
Tinkler has a 26+ year tenure with the organization and succeeds Gary A. Smith, who served in various leadership roles during his 34 years with the NBRC, including his position as CEO for the last 16 years.
Tinkler joined the NBRC in 1991 and served as chief operating officer since 2002. She also led and helped grow the NBRC subsidiary, Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (AMP), a national assessment company.
Since the sale of AMP in 2015, the NBRC has focused solely on its mission of developing high-quality examinations and awarding credentials for the respiratory care profession.
The NBRC is the credentialing board for US respiratory care practitioners.
As a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence and accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, the NBRC ensures the highest standards for credentialing examinations. Nearly 30,000 candidates test for NBRC credentials each year.