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American Association of Heart Failure Nurses


2019 - 2020 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:

Deborah Griffin, RN, MN, ANP-BC

 
 
 Members:

Maghee Disch, MSN, RN, CNL, CHFN, AACC
Cynthia Marske, DNP, ARNP, ANP-C, CHFN
Tess Artig-Brown, RN
Mary Meyers-Marquardt, DNP, ANP, CHFN
Kristine Marra, RN, MS, CNS, CHFN
Brittany Goolsbee, RN, CHFN
Susan Nolan, RN BSN MSN FNP-BC

 Board Liasion:
 Sita Price, DNP, ARNP-BC, FNP, CHFN


Responsibilities:

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

 

Chairperson:

Ashley Moore Gibbs, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, CHFN

 

Members:

Brenda Thompson, RN, ACNS-BC, APN, CCRN, FAHA 
Robin Miller, MSN, MPH, ACNP-BC, CHFN
Linda J. Ordway, Acute Care NP, CHFN
Chris Bell, ACNP
Angela Whitlow, NP, CHFN
Le Ann Stamos, RN, MS
 

Board Liaison:

Ann Laramee MS ANP-BC ACNS-BC CHFN ACHPN, FHFSA

Lisa Rathman, APN, CHFN



Responsibilities:

To ensure quality and integrity of documents reflecting AAHFN positions. 

 

Chairperson:

Kelley Anderson, PhD, FNP 

 

Members:

Karen Vuckovic, PhD, NP, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN
Karen Baur, RN, DNP, MPH, NE-BC
Connie Lewis, MSN, ACNP-BC,NP-C,CCRN, CHFN
Donna M. Fiorini, MSN, CRNP, CHFN

 

Board Liaison:

Sita Price, DNP, ARNP-BC, FNP, CHFN


  Education Committee

 

Responsibilities:

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

 

Chairperson:

Michele Gilbert, MSN-NP-C, CCRN, CHFN

 

Members:

Nora J. Brennan, BSN, RN, CHFN
Lydia Albuquerque, MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN
Johana R. Fajardo DNP, ANP-BC, CHFN, FHFSA
Carole Moore, ACNP, NP
Kaye Whyte, BSN, MA, RN-BC
Linda Rohyans, RN, MSN, CNS, CHFN
Jen Fox, RN, NP, ACNP, ARNP, CHFN
Annetta Howard, RN
Robert Malloy, ANP-BC

 

Board Liaison:

S Craig Thomas, MSN, ACNP, ACNS, CHFN

Tara Whitmire, DNP, APRN-NP, CHFN


  Membership Committee


Responsibilities:

Develops and implements strategies for recruitment and retention of members.

 
 

Chairperson:

Amy Corcoran, RN, BSN, CHFN

 
Members:
K Melissa Smith, DNP, ANP-BC, CHFN
Jennifer Viveiros, PhD, RN, CNE
Shannon R. Donovan, MSN, APRN BC, FNP, CHFN
Domonique Yancey, BSN, RN, CHFN 
Jeanne Hickey, RN, NP, FNP, CHFN
Rebecca Meraz, RN, CHFN-K
Brigid Didden, RN, CHFN, PCCN, RN-BC   
Robert Davis, MBA, RN-BC, NE-BC
 

Board Liaison:

Linda Wick, MSN, CNP, CHFN



Responsibilities:

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

 
 

Chairperson:

Dana Mitchell, RN, NP, ACNP, DNP, CHFN 

 
 
Members:
Ashley Ward, RN, CHFN
Debra Wolfe, BSN RN CCRN CHFN AACC, CCCC
Adel Granados, RN, BSN
Katelyn Wheeler, RN, CCRN, CHFN, PCCN, RN-BC, CMC
Ashley Blalock, DNP, NP-C, CHFN
Deborah Cantlin, RN, CCM, CHFN
Kerry Sackman, RN, FNP, CHFN
Anna Laura Trimbur, APRN, DNP, FNP, CHFN
 
 

Board Liaison:

Kimberly Nelson, DNP, RN-BC, MSN, 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:

Kristen Sethares, RN, PhD, CNE, FAHA

 
Members:
Charina F. Alcain, DNP, APN, ACNP-C, CHFN
Susan Steinbacher, RN, NP, CCRN, CHFN, FNP
LeighAnn Howard, RN, CHFN-K
Susan D’Anna, APRN, NP, CCRN, CHFN
Sharon Josephson, RN, NP, ACNP, CHFN
Cheryl Westlake, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC
Erica McCartney, RN, CCRN
Vanessa Wilkinson, RN-BC
Janet Roman, DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, CHFN
 

Board Liaison:

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



Responsibilities:

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

 

Chairperson:

Margaret Harvey, PhD, APRN-BC, ACNP

 
Members:
Karen Larimer, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAHA
Karen A. Tarolli MSN ACNP-BC CHFN
Robin Johns, PhD
Christine Hoch, MSN, RN ACNS-BC
Jennifer Thuermer, NP, DNP, ACNP-BC, AACC
Arlene Travis, RN, ANP, CHFN-K 
Joseph DeBoe, RN, ACNP, CCRN, DNP  
 

Board Liaison:

Carolyn Reilly, RN, PhD, CHFN, FAHA


   Together in Heart Failure Committee

 

Responsibilities:

Promotes the development of new content for the Together in HF website, monitors current content on website, answers queries and encourages patient engagement. 

Chairperson:

Tara Whitmire, DNP, APRN-NP, CHFN

Members:

Jayne Mitchell, MS, ANP-BC, CHFN
Robert Davis, MBA, RN, NE-BC
Claire Anderson, APN, CHFN
Pauline Felker, APRN, FNP, CHFN 

   
 Board Liaison:  Tara Whitmire, DNP, APRN-NP, CHFN

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