Catherine Chopp Hinckley, MA, PhD
Executive Director, Publications and Education
Catherine Chopp Hinckley is the Executive Director, Publications and Education, Joint Commission Resources (JCR). Dr. Hinckley has held this position since 2011. In this role, Cathy is responsible for the strategy and direction for all books, accreditation manuals, periodicals, ebooks, and the accreditation resource center online portal published by JCR as well as those by The Joint Commission and Joint Commission International. Cathy is also responsible for overseeing all U.S. education provided by JCR, including live seminars and conferences, webinars, satellite broadcasts, web-based training, custom education, and continuing education. Cathy also provides executive oversight for the Certified Joint Commission Professional™ (CJCP™) program.
Previous to her role as Executive Director, Publications and Education, Dr. Hinckley served as Executive Director, Publications (2003-2011); Associate Director, Editorial Development (2001-2003); Managing Editor (1997-2001); and Senior Editor (1993-1997) all at JCR. She has developed and edited dozens of books on health care quality and patient safety as well as managed the peer-reviewed The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. Cathy also edited and oversaw the publication of The Joint Commission's two books for consumers on patient safety—YOU The Smart Patient authored by Drs. Mehmet Oz and Michael Roizen, and The Smart Parent's Guide to Getting Your Kids Through Checkups, Illnesses, and Accidents authored by Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg.
Prior to joining JCR, Dr. Hinckley taught English literature and writing at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Hinckley received her Master of Arts and PhD in English from The Ohio State University and her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Notre Dame.