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American Association of Heart Failure Nurses


2020 - 2021 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:

Kristine Marra, RN, MA, MS, CNS, CHFN

 
 
 Members:

Tess Artig-Brown, RN
Mary Meyers-Marquardt, DNP, ANP, CHFN
Susan Nolan, RN, BSN, MSN, FNP-BC
Tracee Boyles, RN, MSN, CHFN
Marcela Goldsmith, NP, ANP, CHFN

 Board Liaison:
 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:

Linda J. Ordway, NP, CHFN

 

Members:

Brenda Thompson, RN, ACNS-BC, APN, CCRN, FAHA 
Chris Bell, ACNP
Angela Whitlow, NP, CHFN
Le Ann Stamos, RN, MS
Stephanie G. Barnes, MSN, NP-C, PCCN
Susan D'Anna, MSN, APRN-BC, CHFN
 

Board Liaison:

Ashley Moore-Gibbs, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-BC
Lisa Rathman, APN, CHFN



Responsibilities:

 To ensure quality and integrity of documents reflecting AAHFN positions. 

 

Chairperson:

Connie Lewis, MSN, ACNP-BC, NP-C, CCRN, CHFN

 

Members:

Carolyn Reilly, RN, PhD, CHFN, FAHA
K. Melissa Smith, DNP, ANP-BC, CHFN 
Linda Baas, RN, PhD, ACNP

 

Board Liaison:

Maureen Flattery, RN, MS, ANP-BC


  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:

Jen Fox, RN, NP, ACNP, ARNP, CHFN

 

Members:

Michele Gilbert, MSN, NP-C, CCRN, CHFN
Carole Moore, ACNP, NP
Kaye Whyte, BSN, MA, RN-BC
Annetta Howard, RN
Robert Malloy, ANP-BC
Felecia Washington, APRN, AGCNS-BC
Ashlee Whelan, BSN, RN-BC, CHC, CHPN
Maureen Haviaris, BSN, RN

 

Board Liaison:

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
Domonique Yancey, BSN, RN, CHFN 
Jeanne Hickey, RN, NP, FNP, CHFN
Brigid Didden, RN, CHFN, PCCN, RN-BC   
Robert Davis, MBA, RN-BC, NE-BC
Theresa Diederich, NP, RN, CHFN
Mary Davis, RN, CCRN
 

Board Liaison:

Tara Whitmire, DNP, APRN-NP, CHFN
Maureen Flattery, RN, MS, ANP-BC



Responsibilities:

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

 
 

Chairperson:

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

 
 
Members:
Debra Wolfe, BSN RN CCRN CHFN AACC, CCCC
Ashley Blalock, DNP, NP-C, CHFN
Deborah Cantlin, RN, CCM, CHFN
Kerry Sackman, RN, FNP, CHFN
Anna Laura Trimbur, APRN, DNP, FNP, CHFN
Linda Rohyans, RN, MSN, CNS, APN, CHFN-K
Bob Miller, BSN
Colleen Milburn, MSN, RN, CHFN
Brittany Mashuda, BSN, RN, 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:

Charina Alcain, DNP, APN, ACNP-C, CHFN

 
Members:
Susan D’Anna, APRN, NP, CCRN, CHFN
Sharon Josephson, RN, NP, ACNP, CHFN
Erica McCartney, RN, CCRN
Vanessa Wilkinson, RN-BC
Emily Braley, RN, MSN, CCRN, CHFN
Christopher Otto, RN, MSN, CCRN, PCCN, CHFN
Laura Peters, RN, NP, DNP, FNP
Nicole Dellise, FNP-BC, CHFN
Bonnie Albert, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN
 

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:
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
Therese Prentice, RN, DNP, CRNP, ANP-BC, CHFN
 

Board Liaison:

S. Craig Thomas, MSN, ACNP, ACNS, CHFN


   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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