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American Association of Heart Failure Nurses


2017 - 2018 Committee Listing

  Advocacy Committee

Responsibilities:

Responsible for managing the review process of AAHFN documents including position papers, white papers, fact sheets and best practices. Makes recommendations on AAHFN-related statements and evaluates environment for interrelated trends or issues.

 

Chairperson:

Elizabeth K. Bolton-Harris, MSN, APRN, BC, CHFN 

 
 
Members:
Cynthia Marske, DNP, ARNP, ANP-C, CHFN
Candace Becker, APRN-CNS, BC
Maghee Disch, MSN, RN, CNL, CHFN, AACC
Deborah Griffin, RN, MN, ANP-BC
Jason Austria, RN, BSN, CCRN, CHFN
Maureen Albertson, MSN, RN
 
 

Board Liaison:



Responsibilities:

Represent AAHFN at local hospitals and exhibits, are encouraged to recruit new members, spread the word about AAHFN, and serve as the liaison for local members in their assigned geographical area to the AAHFN Membership committee and Board of Directors. Reports directly to the AAHFN Membership Committee.

 

Chairperson:

Tara Whitmire, DNP, APRN-NP, CHFN

 
 

Members:

Claire L. Anderson, CHFN
Jayne S. Mitchell, MS, ANP-BC, CHFN
Jan Haydn-Myer, RN, BSN, CHFN
Robert Davis, BSN, RN-BC
Pauline Felker 
Sarah DiPadova, BSN, RN
Lara Watson
Tracey Thomas, RN
 
 

Board Liaison:

Cynthia Bither, RN, MSN, ANP, ACNP, CHFN
Ann Laramee , MS, ANP-BC, ACNS-BC, CHFN, ACHPN

 

 



Responsibilities:

Plans and implements all aspects of the annual program, including the planning, scheduling and coordination of topics, speakers and planned activities.

 

Chairperson:

Peggy Kirkwood, RN, MSN, ACNPC, AACC, CHFN

 

Members:

Maureen Flattery, ANP-BC
Danielle Foti-DiGennaro, CHFN
Lenore J. Blank, MSN, NP-C, CHFN
Rachel Wells, CNL
Linda J. Ordway, Acute Care NP, CHFN
Carolyn Dickens, NP
Kim Bischel-Dunn
Marie Fe White
Robin Miller, MSN, MPH, ACNP-BC, CHFN
 

Board Liaison:

Linda L. Wick, MS, CNP, CHFN
Beth Towery Davidson, DNP, ACNP, CCRN, CHFN

 

 



Responsibilities:

Assesses members educational needs, plans appropriate educational activities to meet members needs, reviews content for all educational activities of the association.

 

Chairperson:

S Craig Thomas, MSN, ACNP-BC, CHFN

 

Members:

Lydia Albuquerque, MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN
Johanna Almansa, MSN, ANP, NP, CHFN
Kelley Anderson, PhD, FNP
Nora J. Brennan, BSN, RN, CHFN
Lynnette Flynn, RN, RCVT, BS-HA, LRT, CHFN
Judy Haines, BSN, RN-BC, CHFN
Nancy Welke, DNP, FNP-BC
Jeanie Allen, ANP-C, CVNP-BC
Erin Coons, MSN/Ed, RN, CHFN, CPHQ
 

Board Liaison:

Beth Towery Davidson, DNP, ACNP, CCRN, CHFN



Responsibilities:

Develops and implements strategies for recruitment and retention of members.

 
 

Chairperson:

K. Melissa Smith, RN MSN APRN-BC

 
Members:
Megan Switzer, MSN, APRN-BC, CCPC
Tess Artig-Brown
Natasha Welch, FNP-BC, CHFN
Jennifer Viveiros
Sarah Elizabeth McGinty Sanders, CHFN
Megan Sutton
Shannon Donovan
Dominique Yancey 
Amy Corcoran
 

Board Liaison:

Kimberly Nelson, DNP, RN-BC, ACNS-BC, CHFN

 

 



Responsibilities:

Develop and revise patient education material as it relates to heart failure care.

 
 

Chairperson:

Sharon Josephson-Keeven, RN, MS, NP CHFN

 
 
Members:
Kelly Diane Wilson, RN, BSN, CCCC
Constance A Adams, MS, RN, CCNS, CCRN
Celeste Chavez, MSN, FNP-BC
Jessica Shank Coviello, MSN APRN
Ashley Ward, RN
Dana Mitchell, DNP, ACNP-BC 
Debra Wolfe, BSN, RN, CCRN, CHFN, AACC, CCCC
Adel Granados, RN, BSN
 
 

Board Liaison:

Kimberly Nelson, DNP, RN-BC, ACNS-BC, CHFN



Responsibilities:

Coordinates and assists with the dissemination of up-to-date information on clinical practice through publications, newsletters, and other written materials. This committee liaisons with our journal, Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, to publish a column on heart failure in each issue.

 
 

Chairperson:

Linda Rohyans, RN, CNS, MSN, CHFN

 
Members:
Marilyn Daley, DNP,APRN,CHFN
Lyn Behnke, DNP, FNP-BC, FAIM, CAFCI,CHFN
Kelley Pattison, PhD, RN
Janet Arlene Dunn, DNP,CRNP,ACNP-BC,CHFN
Pat Draper, MSN,CCRN,CHFN,ACNP,BC
Kristen Sethares, PhD, RN, CNE, FAHA
Cheryl Westlake, RN
Charina Alcain, DNP,APN,ACNP-BC,CHFN
Craig Laing, NP
Julie Webster, RN,CHFN
 

Board Liaison:

Carolyn Miller Reilly PhD, RN, CHFN, FAHA



Responsibilities:

Promotes the development, dissemination, and translation of research, with the goal of improving care and outcomes for patients with heart failure.

 

Chairperson:

 

Karen Larimer, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAHA

 
Members:
Dave Dwyer, MSN, RN, NE-BCS, PhD(c)
Aimee Hamel, RN,MN
June Hart Romeo, MSN, PhD, CNP
Karen Tarolli, MSN, ACNP-BC, CHFN 
Robin Johns, PhD
Margaret Harvey, PhD, APRN-BC, ACNP
Christine Hoch, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC
 

Board Liaison:

Kelly Stamp, PhD, ANP-C, RN, FAHA



Responsibilities:

Develop all aspects of the educational program to include the symposium schedule, key topics, speakers and learning objectives.

 
 

Chairperson:

Ashley Moore-Gibbs, RN, MSN, CHFN, MGPCNP-B

 

Members:

Chris M. Bell, ACNP
Robin Miller, CHFN



Responsibilities:

Develop all aspects of the educational program to include the symposium schedule, key topics, speakers and learning objectives.

 
 

Chairperson:

Shawn Merhaut, RN, MSN, CNP, CHFN 

 

Members:

Angie Schadler, DNP, ARNP
Lisa Rathman, MSN, CRNP, CHFN
Juanita (Nita) Reigle MSN, ACNP-BC, CHFN
Cheri Basso, RN BSN CHFN

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