Allen HolmCongratulations to HSS Assistant Director of Operations, Western Region, Allen Holm, for earning his Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) designation. Candidates working as administrators or managers in security, safety, emergency preparedness, or risk management must complete specialized IAHSS-approved training and successfully pass a written examination.

Holm manages several HSS healthcare security contracts throughout Northern California, Nevada, and Hawaii. Following 30 years in law enforcement, Holm started with HSS Aviation & Government Services (AGS) in 2007 and moved to Healthcare Security in 2010. “I found the challenges in both AGS and healthcare required a commitment to develop a better understanding of all aspects of the business end of operations, as well as becoming the subject-matter expert when it comes to my day-to-day contact with HSS on-site staff and clients,” he says. “I decided to take on the challenge of long hours of reading and studying after encouragement from Regional Director of Operations, Western Region, Jonathan Ridpath. I appreciate his assistance and the challenge he gave me in achieving the goal of CHPA certification.”