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We Believe in Credentialing

SeaCrest believes credentialing makes a difference to professionals and the public. Certification programs are dynamic, evolving and changing overtime. Every program, no matter their size, can make a positive impact, but positive change requires action. SeaCrest consultants draw on their wealth of experience, knowledge and commitment to promote action and find opportunities to increase the value of your program to all stakeholders.


Janice Moore I CEO

Janice co-founded SeaCrest Consulting with Cynthia Allen in 2006 to serve as a resource for organizations seeking to build, improve, and grow certification programs. Leveraging 18 years of experience in the certification industry, including her previous role with the Institute of Credentialing Excellence (ICE) and the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), she serves as a strategic partner for organizations seeking to develop new credentials, improve existing programs, and achieve accreditation.

After working with clients across dozens of industries to develop their certification programs, Janice firmly believes that accreditation standards are an effective framework for improvement. Her understanding of the application and interpretation of accreditation standards and the workings of the NCCA, ANSI, and ABSNC accrediting processes is evident in the more than 200 successful accreditation applications submitted by SeaCrest.

Janice serves as a strategic planning partner to evaluate and improve clients’ major program areas helping set goals, assess feasibility, develop strong governance foundations, facilitate policy development, and design quality management programs.
In addition to volunteering throughout her community, Janice remains committed to the certification industry through a number of volunteer activities. She often presents at industry conferences (including ICE and ASAE), has participated on numerous ICE committees, and currently serves on the ICE Board of Directors and ICE Accreditation Services Council. An avid fitness enthusiast, Janice’s goal is to continue running a marathon each year while keeping up with her husband, two teenage daughters, and a houseful of pets.


Cynthia Allen I President

Cynthia co-founded SeaCrest in 2006 with partner, Janice Moore. Utilizing more than 16 years of experience in certification program development and maintenance, accreditation, project management, and marketing/communications, she provides strategic guidance to organizations seeking ways to improve their programs and communicate better with stakeholders. She supports SeaCrest’s overall belief that certification programs, no matter the size or scope, can make a positive impact.

Cynthia’s focus at SeaCrest is to build relationships with clients, serve as a strategic partner to volunteer and staff leaders, and provide experienced project management. As an active member of the credentialing community, she believes in sharing knowledge and experience to build a stronger and connected credentialing community. Cynthia is a long-time member and volunteer of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Certification Network Group (CNG), and has shared her experience through speaking engagements at conferences and webinars hosted by ICE, the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS), and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

Cynthia studied marketing and communications at Virginia Tech and earned a Master’s degree in journalism at New York University. She is a fierce fan of the Virginia Tech Hokies and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children (also loyal Hokies fans). While she may live inside the DC Beltway, collaboration and teamwork with clients and staff are essential to her working style and to delivering top-notch results.


Lisa Nepi

Lisa has 15 years of advanced proficiency in the administration and development of high stakes certification and licensure programs. She is well-versed in education management and testing solutions with a proven track record for start-up endeavors. Lisa has a noted perseverance and effectiveness for strategic thinking and planning and a thorough understanding of working in different nonprofit industries.

Lisa’s background began at the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy with the transition of the paper-based NAPLEX to a computer-adaptive test (CAT) format and implementation of the first Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination to address federal-and state-specific pharmacy jurisprudence. Later, Lisa developed the first privacy and security health information management certification programs, responding to the HIPAA mandate for the American Health Information Management Association. As Deputy Executive Director and Director of Certification at the National Society of Compliance Professionals, she was responsible for the implementation of the first broker-dealer and investment adviser certification program to receive acknowledgement from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Lisa holds a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology and Bachelor’s degrees in Recreation and Park Administration, Business, and Emergency Management. Lisa’s first introduction to the world of credentialing was as a licensed paramedic in Chicago.

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Ashley Bardsley

Ashley has 12 years of experience in customer service and operations analysis and, most recently, in supporting certifying agencies through project management, accreditation preparation, implementation of quality improvement projects, and policy development.

Prior to joining SeaCrest, Ashley worked for Coach, Inc. as an Operations Business Analyst and then as Senior Business Analyst of Consumer Services. In these roles, she managed projects to facilitate process improvements within the business units, led new process training, developed reporting tools and analysis, and created forecast planning models. Before working for Coach, Ashley worked as a Contracting Supervisor for Jockey, International. At Jockey, Ashley was a liaison between company-owned facilities and domestic and international contractors to ensure supply chain integrity and efficient process flow.

Ashley holds a BS in Textile and Apparel Management from North Carolina State University and has completed the ICE Credentialing Specialist Certificate program.

She puts her previous management experience to good use wrangling her two small children. Lucky enough to live in a coastal town, Ashley relishes sunrise stand-up paddle boarding, floating in the ocean with her kids, and boating with family and friends.

Erin Hlasney

When it comes to assisting clients in all of their goals, Erin Hlasney believes, “Clear Vision + Strategy = Success.” Building off of more than 12 years of communications and project management experience, Erin has brought two important things—strategic thinking and a commitment to quality—to her previous clients within the consumer, health and nutrition realms.

Having worked with a variety of consumer-goods companies, including Procter & Gamble and Starbucks Coffee Company to Washington D.C.-based trade associations assisting entire industries, Erin has learned to be flexible, collaborative, and detail-oriented. As certification manager for SeaCrest Company, Erin assists her clients in the areas of certification program management, with heavy focuses on operational and project management, as well as consensus building and accreditation preparation. She also assists SeaCrest clients in their communications and marketing goals, helping them identify proper audiences, language, and strategies to move the message and support new and ongoing certification programming.

Erin’s past work has been recognized with Silver Anvil awards from the Public Relations Society of America in 2010 for Reputation/Brand Management – Associations (Life…supplemented). She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Monmouth University. The “H” in her last name is silent…her biggest communications challenge thus far.

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