Certified Safe Patient Handling Professionals Board (CSPHPB)

The Certified Safe Patient Handling Professionals™ is governed by a distinguished group known as the Certified Safe Patient Handling Professionals Board (CSPHPB). The CSPHPB manages all aspects of the Professional Certification and oversees certification and renewal, as well as examination development and management.

Duties of the CSPHPB include:

  • Developing and maintaining all policies and procedures related to Professional Certification, including certification activities, examinations, and fee schedules
  • Maintaining all certification records, logos and seals
  • Working with all committee members, advisors, and the ASPHP Executive Director to meet all standards for Accreditation status

Meet our CSPHPB

Christopher Craigmile, CSPHP

Chairperson, Professional Certification

Chris Craigmile is a Certified Safe Patient Handling Professional primarily focused in Acute and Long-Term Healthcare settings. He has spent the last 14 years developing, implementing and supporting Safe Patient Handling Programs across Upstate New York and across the country.  Chris is highly sought-after consultant for Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) risk assessments include attending to the environmental impacts that either obstruct or promote the safe movement of patients.  He presently sits on several safe patient handling committees, architectural committee and educational programs.  He is an active member with the Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals, on the executive committee for SPHM certification, on the Certification Exam Committee and an educator and trainer specializing in SPHM, on the ASPHP Awards Committee.  He is the co-founder and organizer of the annual NYS SPHM Summit held in Utica, NY with attendances reaching over 150 SPHM professionals from across the country.

Kelsey L. McCoskey, MS, OTR, CPE, CSPHP

Chairperson, Certification and Renewal
Kelsey McCoskey has been an ergonomist with the U.S. Army Public Health Center for 20 years. In addition to performing applied research projects, site assessments, and handling regulatory issues, she is responsible for conducting training courses and the development and assessment of ergonomic programs. Her primary areas of interest include healthcare ergonomics and safe patient handling and mobility (SPHM) program implementation, sustainment, and consultation. Ms. McCoskey is Lean Six Sigma green belt certified. Ms. McCoskey earned a BA from the University of Delaware and a MS in occupational therapy from Shenandoah University. She is adjunct faculty at the Uniformed Service University of Health Sciences. She is a Certified Professional Ergonomist and a Certified Safe Patient Handling Professional.


Brad Dugan, PT, CSPHP

Chairperson, Examination
Brad Dugan is currently an Account Executive for Hill-Rom. He has over 25 years of clinical leadership and expertise as a practitioner of physical therapy in the areas of acute care and acute rehabilitation. He has over 14 years of dedicated safe patient handling and mobility experience with an emphasis to providing early and progressive mobility for his patients through SPHM practices. Brad works closely with many healthcare organizations assisting them to develop, implement, and sustain SPHM initiatives. He lectures nationally on the topic of achieving positive clinical and safety outcomes through SPHM practice. He is a certified professional in the field of Safe Patient Handling and Mobility, has served on the Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals (ASPHP) Board of Directors, and is the chairman of the CSPHP & CSPHC Examination Committee for SPHM certification. Brad is passionate about the importance of mobilizing patients early and often in a safe and effective manner and provides solutions to healthcare providers to achieve positive clinical, safety and financial outcomes.