Welcome to the home of the fellowship administrators with in the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Explore the accordion below to learn about the Fellowship Administrators in Cardiovascular Education and Training, how to become a member, and what resources are available.

  About Us
  About Us

The Fellowship Administrators in Cardiovascular Education and Training (FACET) is a voluntary, professional organization providing education and support resources to those who manage accredited cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, advanced heart failure/transplant, and advanced congenital heart fellowship programs. FACET supports and promotes the certification process of the Training Administrators in Graduate Medical Education (TAGME).

  History
  History

The origin of Fellowship Administrators in Cardiovascular Education and Training (FACET) can be traced back to the 2009 ACC Scientific Sessions where, for the first time, a group of cardiology fellowship coordinators met during the inaugural Program Director’s Boot Camp in Atlanta, GA. Although the group was small and the break-out session brief, it was abundantly clear that having the opportunity to connect with colleagues from training programs of all sizes and affiliations, was a much-needed and valuable resource for coordinators of varied experience-levels.

Over the next few years an email network of a few dozen coordinators evolved to a Google group of 160+ members. As an active and informative forum, the Google group platform allowed the exchange of best practices, GME and ACGME-related news and the ability to discuss relevant and challenging issues.

At the same time, program coordinators and administrators were invited back to the ACC Scientific Sessions annually to continue educational and professional workshops. Coordinators Morgan Morris, Karen Mulcahy, Lisa Schirtz-Carroll and Jeanette Wheeler formed the Planning Committee to develop the yearly conference. Growing to a robust 2.5-day program in 2016, the meeting is a highlight for continued learning and exchange of critical GME practices.

In 2014, the American College of Cardiology recognized the crucial role of cardiovascular program administrators by extending an invitation for our Google group to partner with and become an entity within The ACC Cardiovascular Training Section. Forming this alliance allows FACET to pursue a continuously developing platform of excellence for administrators and coordinators of cardiovascular and associated sub-specialty fellowships.

  Vision/Values
  Vision/Values

As a part of the ACC, FACET will provide a national advocacy forum supporting the continuous exchange of ideas and information between and including program administrators, training directors and fellows-in-training.

FACET is committed to excellence in cardiovascular graduate medical education and strives to foster a professional learning environment that supports both novice and experienced members. Each member provides professional, ethical administration and management of fellowship programs by exhibiting core values of integrity, dependability, flexibility and loyalty. We embrace the opportunity for diversity and strongly advocate for equality in our profession across graduate medical education programs, institutions and healthcare organizations.

 
  Membership
  Membership

To become an ACC training program administrator member and member of FACET visit our membership page. As a member you will have access to the CV Training Section page and resources specifically created for cardiovascular fellowship administrators.

  FACET Leadership
  FACET Leadership

Executive Committee

Mandi Smith, C-TAGME
Chair

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Email: asmith5@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA

Cari Harland
Vice Chair/Chair Elect

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Email: cari-harland@uiowa.edu
University of Iowa – Carver College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA

Stephanie Plummer
Secretary

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Email: plummers@iu.edu
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Wendy Greenwood, C-TAGME
Treasurer

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Email: WendyGreenwood@creighton.edu
Creighton University School of Medicine
Omaha, NE

Lisa Schirtz-Carroll, BS, C-TAGME
Immediate Past Chair

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Email: schirtzl@upstate.edu
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY

Kristin West
ACC Liaison

Email: kwest@acc.org
American College of Cardiology
Washington, DC

  Members-At-Large
  Members-At-Large

Dawn M. Ambs, GME Program Admin Senior, C-TAGME
Member-at-Large

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Email: dawnambs@med.umich.edu
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Kelly Aronson, BBA, C-TAGME
Member-at-Large

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Email: Kelly.Aronson@beaumont.edu
Beaumont, Royal Oak/Oakland University, William Beaumont School of Medicine
Royal Oak, MI

Lorie Collins, C-TAGME
Member-at-Large

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Email: Lorie.collins@prismahealth.org
Prisma Health-Midlands/University of South Carolina SOM
Columbia, SC

Twyla Sumpter
Member-at-Large

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Email: tsumpter@usf.edu
University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, FL

Theresa Teske
Member-at-Large

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Email: tlteske@medicine.wisc.edu
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI

Jeanette Wheeler, C-TAGME
Member-at-Large

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Email: jwheeler@saint-lukes.org
Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute
Kansas City, MO

 
  Get Involved
  Get Involved

FACET Forum – A lively, informative, online community where FACET members can join the discussion, ask a question or share information. This forum is for members only, you can view the page or make a request to join by clicking here.

Committees – Serving on a FACET committee provides an excellent opportunity to network with others of similar interests, dedication and passion, stay current on emerging issues, and contribute to the continuing evolution of CV fellowship management. Each Standing Committee is chaired by a member of our Board of Directors, and each sub-committee is chaired by and consists of members of the FACET group. We welcome your participation. Please contact the committee chair for more information or to join!

GOVERNANCE

Chair: Cari Harland

Nominating Committee
Chair: Cari Harland, cari-harland@uiowa.edu
Members: Selected at time of nominations

Bylaws/Org Structure
Chair: Lisa Schirtz-Carroll, schirtzl@upstate.edu
Members: Contact Lisa if interested in joining.
EDUCATION

Chair: Jeanette Wheeler

Resource Library/Member Hub
Chair: Mylessa Wheeler, Mylessa.Wheeler@BSWHealth.org
Members: Karen Iavarone

Online Learning
Chair: Eva Meunier, meunieem@uc.edu
Members: None needed at this time

Education, Research, and Innovation
Chair: Tracy Curtiss, tracy.curtiss@wmchealth.org
Members: Contact Tracy if interested in joining.

Planning Committee
Chair: Lisa Schirtz-Carroll, schirtzl@upstate.edu
Members:
Mylessa Wheeler
Morgan Morris
Wendy Greenwood
Brooke Moore
Stephanie Plummer
Kristi Ching
Karen Iavarone
Eva Meunier
MEMBERSHIP

Chair: Stephanie Plummer

Recruitment
Chair: Nancy Floyd, nfloyd@marshall.edu
Members: Contact Nancy if interested in joining.

New Member Welcome and Engagement/Member Hub
If interested in joining or leading this group please email Mandi Smith at asmith5@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Annual Conference – The FACET Annual Conference provides an outstanding range of education and professional development opportunities. Spanning multiple days during the ACC Scientific Sessions meeting, the agenda is targeted for program administrators of all experience-levels and strives to include the most relevant and requested topics each year. Contact the Planning Committee Chairs (see above) with a suggestion for a session topic or your interest as a speaker.

To view the ACC.19 Program Administrator's Agenda, click here >>>

To view presentations from past conferences, click here >>>