The Public’s Perspective

The Public’s Perspective

ABPANC’s by-laws ensure at least one member of our Board of Directors serves as a member of the public. The public member may not be a nurse or other healthcare professional; they may not be a current or past employee of a certifying organization; or an employee of a testing vendor.


ABPANC views specialty nursing certification as a means, first and foremost, of protecting the public. Our public members provide a vital and important voice, the voice of the general public, in board decision-making and strategy development.

Justin C. Fleming, BS Public Member

About Justin Fleming, BS- ABPANC Public Member

Justin Fleming is state representative in PA House District 105. Prior to this endeavor, he spent nearly 12 years in government affairs most recently serving as Government Affairs Director for Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (PPC), a statewide child advocacy organization. 


Before joining PPC he was a mental health advocate spending more than seven years directing the government relations efforts of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and National Association of Social Workers (PA Chapter), respectively. In his time with those two associations, he advocated for increased access to mental health care, protected the professional privileges of psychologists and social workers, and detailed the importance of political advocacy in dozens of presentations to mental health professionals and students.


Before his government relations career, Justin worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania during former Gov. Ed Rendell’s administration doing press and media relations in three state agencies. In his final stop during the Rendell administration, Justin served as press secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.


He’s proud to serve as the public member on the ABPANC Board as access to affordable healthcare for all is an issue near and dear to his heart. 


Justin is a graduate of Millersville University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Communication, and a minor in Government & Political Affairs. He is very active in his Susquehanna Township community, where he lives with his wife, son, and daughter.