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American Association of Heart Failure Nurses


2018 - 2019 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:

Jason Austria, RN, MBA, BSN, CCRN, 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
Tess Artig-Brown, RN
Maureen Albertson, MSN, RN

 

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


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.

 

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Responsibilities:

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

 

Chairperson:

Danielle DiGennaro, MSN, ANP-BC

 

Members:

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
Tara Whitmire, DNP, APRN-NP, CHFN
Robin Miller, MSN, MPH, ACNP-BC, CHFN
 

Board Liaison:

Linda L. Wick, MS, CNP, CHFN
Lisa Rathman, APN, CHFN

 

 



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:

Lydia Albuquerque, MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN
Johana Fajardo, MSN, ANP, NP, CHFN
Nora J. Brennan, BSN, RN, CHFN
Carole Moore, ACNP, NP
Kaye Whyte, RN
Linda Rohyans, RN, MSN, CNS, CHFN
Jeanie Allen, ANP-C, CVNP-BC
Jen Fox, RN, NP, ACNP, ARNP, CHFNy 
 

Board Liaison:

S Craig Thomas, MSN, ACNP, ACNS, CHFN

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



Responsibilities:

Develops and implements strategies for recruitment and retention of members.

 
 

Chairperson:

Melissa Smith, DNP, ANP-BC, CHFN

 
Members:
Jennifer Viveiros, PhD, RN, CNE
Jessica Wilson, RN, CHFN
Megan Sutton, ACNP-BC, CHFN
Shannon Donovan, MSN, FNP-BC, CHFN
Dominique Yancey, BSN, RN, CHFN
Amy Corcoran, RN, BSN, CHFN
 

Board Liaison:

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

Beth Towery Davidson, DNP, ACNP, CCRN, CHFN

 

 



Responsibilities:

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

 
 

Chairperson:

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

 
 
Members:
Katelyn Wheeler, RN, CCRN, PCCN, RN-BC, CMC, CHFN
Brandi Clark, RN, NP, CRNP, FNP
Deborah Cantlin, RN, CCM, CHFN
Jessica Shank Coviello, MSN APRN
Ashley Ward, RN 
Debra Wolfe, BSN, RN, CCRN, CHFN, AACC, CCCC
Adel Granados, RN, BSN
 
 

Board Liaison:

Carolyn Reilly, RN, PhD, FAHA, 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:
Marilyn Daley, DNP,APRN,CHFN
Susan Steinbacher, RN, NP, CCRN, CHFN, FNP
LeighAnn Howard, RN, CHFN-K
Susan Bruhn
Susan D'Anna, APRN, NP, CCRN, CHFN
Cheryl Westlake, RN
Charina Alcain, DNP,APN,ACNP-BC,CHFN
Sharon Josephson, RN, NP, ACNP, 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:

 

Karen Larimer, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAHA

 
Members:
Jennifer Thuermer, DNP, ACNP-BC, AACC
Aimee Hamel, RN,MN
Karen Tarolli, MSN, ACNP-BC, CHFN 
Robin Johns, PhD
Margaret Harvey, PhD, APRN-BC, ACNP
Christine Hoch, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC
 

Board Liaison:

Carolyn Reilly, RN, PhD, CHFN, FAHA



Responsibilities:

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

 
 

Chairperson:

Cindy Bither, RN, MSN, ANP-C, ACNP-C, CHFN

 

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