Approved MEPAP Instructors

The Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (MEPAP) is the proprietary, evidence-based Core Curriculum required to earn NCCAP Certification. The MEPAP represents the mandatory educational component required by other allied professions such as Nursing and Occupational Therapy. The MEPAP is structured as a two-part program involving a total of 180 hours of educational learning and 180 hours of experiential learning. Each part consists of 90 hours of coursework and 90 hours of practicum assignments.

  • MEPAP Part 1: prepares students for the essential functions and duties of an Activity Professional: to design, deliver, and evaluate activity services for older adults across the continuum of care.
  •  MEPAP Part 2: prepares students to apply principles of management in their role as an Activity Professional: to provide service through leadership, advocacy, using principles of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling.

MEPAP courses are offered by approved Instructors who complete rigorous training and undergo an intensive peer-review process. This process ensures the quality of professional education so students located anywhere are adequately prepared to take the NCCAP National Certification Exam.

Approved MEPAP Instructors are located throughout the US and globally. Instructors teach using approved education delivery methods: online, self-study, guided study, blended, etc. As each Instructor independently sets their structure and fee, we encourage you to investigate the following list of Instructors to find one that meets your needs and interests.

- The first digit in the Approval Number represents the delivery method. 
"-1" at the end of an Approval Number represents an Instructor who only teaches MEPAP 1.

1. Live (Traditional). Includes face-to-face in real-time, live stream, virtual classrooms or meetings, instructor-led, student interaction with no previously recorded content. Classroom setting or conducted via the internet using an online platform such as Skype, Zoom or Go-To-Meeting.
2. Instructor-Led/Technology-Supported (Alternative, Online). Involves cohorts starting together and going through coursework in a synchronous manner, online reading and exercises, and electronic message boards. Could include the use of Learning Management System (LMS), pre-recorded lessons, videos or DVDs
3. Self-Paced/Technology-Supported (Alternative, Online). Involves mainly self-study with instructor support as needed. This delivery method could include a combination of LMS, videos, DVDs, online reading and exercises or similar.
4. Blended (Alternative). Involves a combination of the delivery methods described above. 


AZ Peoria O'Neil Rosalind 623-910-4688 [email protected] 119023
DE Bear Sparrow Sherita 302-345-8506 [email protected] 118017
FL Homosassa Emmes Bonnie 727-389-7318 [email protected] 119031-1
FL Orlando Collins John 407-282-9647 [email protected] 118016
FL New Port Richey Giannet Dina 727-847-0649 [email protected] 118010
IA Thompson Thorland Theresa 641-390-0223 [email protected] 319004
IN Terre Haute Cockrell Jan 812-877-3067 [email protected] 219001-1
IN Upland Dearth Glenda 765-618-6426 [email protected] 119005-1
IN Fort Wayne Rowlett John 260-484-7935 [email protected] 318007-1
MA Gardner de Villafane Ann 978-632-6160 [email protected] 118011
MA Fall River Sarza Sandra 508-491-7013 [email protected] 118027
MA Dorchester Wideman-Hughes Glory 617-938-2388 [email protected] 119022
MD Baltimore Goldring Sandra 443-831-8637 [email protected]  118027
MD Hagerstown Snyder Gail 240-382-9331 [email protected]  119030
MD Baltimore Worsley Dawn 410-262-7483 [email protected] 118018
MN Hutchinson Reginek Julie  320-234-8588 [email protected] 218005
MS Jackson Rainer H.L. Hank 601-366-3159 [email protected] 219002
NC Charlotte Hearne Barbara 980-613-0872 [email protected]  319011
ND Binford Anderson Jane 701-490-0558 [email protected] 319003
NJ Egg Harbor City Hommel Debbie 609-290-4549 [email protected]


NV Minden Emm Vanessa 913-748-7288 [email protected] 118002
NV Henderson Tagg Alisa J 702-271-2121 [email protected] 119003
NY Fayetteville Hughes Kathy 315-446-4607 [email protected] 218003 318010
NY Poughkeepsie Redhead Linda 845-849-1344 [email protected] 118006
OH Lima Point Tammy Lea 419-233-3116 [email protected] 318009
OH Elyria Krupa Jennifer 440-366-7536 [email protected] 118020
OH West Milton Stewart Debra 937-238-3550 [email protected] 320006
PA Ashley Griffith Danielle 570-825-6462 [email protected]  119029
PA Ambler Richards Nancy 215-872-1657 [email protected] 119008
RI W. Warwick Anderson Timothy W 401-225-8149 [email protected] 119004
TX Pflugerville Brown Jeff 737-247-8566 [email protected] 318002
TX Houston Coleman-Brewer Dorothea E. 281-537-6779 [email protected] 219004 318008
TX Richardson Davis Natalie B 972-234-1176 [email protected]  118028
TX San Angelo Hensley Paula J 325-224-2801 [email protected]  119026
TX Midland Howell Leanne 432-296-3883 [email protected] 119021
VA Ashburn Jackson Jocelyn 703-581-2360 [email protected] 118013
WA  Kent Dunlap  Anita

253-859-9460; 253-797-7861

[email protected] 118012
WV Fairview Tennant Donna M. 304-449-1410 [email protected] 119015
WY Newcastle Newman Terri R 307-746-4946 [email protected] 118014
  Flats Smiths BERMUDA Fox-Simmons Karen 1-441-238-3251 [email protected]  118025