Meredith Tekin, BCCS, is the president of the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards. After years working in healthcare, marketing, professional development and nonprofit spaces, she joined IBCCES to help further its mission of improving the lives of individuals with cognitive disorders. She has shared the impact of IBCCES’ work at many international and domestic industry conferences, and is a key liaison for IBCCES partners such as SeaWorld, Mayo Clinic, top-tier universities and others. Tekin understands the purpose-driven components of autism and cognitive disorder training as well as the critical industry-specific metrics and benefits of certification. When she’s not working, Tekin enjoys spending quality time with her two large lap dogs and husband in Jacksonville, Fla. Tekin graduated cum laude from University of North Florida with a degree in communications and is a Board Certified Cognitive Specialist (BCCS) through IBCCES.