Robert L. Joyner, Jr, PhD, RRT, FAARC, associate dean of Salisbury University’s Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology, has been named president of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Inc.

robert joynerThe NBRC provides high-quality voluntary credentialing examinations nationally for practitioners of respiratory therapy and pulmonary function technology. Joyner has served on its 31-member board of trustees since 2013.

“Bob is an extremely knowledgeable healthcare professional,” said Gary Smith, CEO and executive director of the Kansas-based organization. “His involvement in the examination development process has been critical to the advancement of the high quality of the respiratory care credentialing system and we are thrilled to have his leadership as the 2016 president.”

Smith added: “Through Bob’s service on the NBRC, he has positively impacted job-related competency assessment for the respiratory care profession. The talent and skills that he brings to the NBRC are valued by our organization.”

Joyner earned a BS in respiratory therapy from SU in 1991 and a PhD in cardiovascular physiology from Dartmouth Medical School in 1998. He returned to join SU’s respiratory therapy faculty that year and became program director in 2003. He was named associate dean in 2011.

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