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).


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.


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.


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

Lisa Schirtz-Carroll, BS, C-TAGME
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY

Vice Chair
Mandi Smith
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA

Gwen Rosenberger
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Allentown, PA

Wendy Greenwood
Creighton University School of Medicine
Omaha, NE

Immediate Past Chair
Karen Mulcahy, C-TAGME
Advocate Heart Institute at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Park Ridge, IL

ACC Liaison
Chris Driver
American College of Cardiology
Washington, DC


Paul Englehardt
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Cari Harland
University of Iowa – Carver College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA

Karen Iavarone
St. Luke's Hospital
Bethlehem, PA

Stephanie Plummer
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Mylessa Wheeler, C-TAGME
Scott & White Medical Center
Temple, TX

  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.

Working Groups – Serving on a FACET working gorup provides an excellent opportunity to network with others of similar interest, dedication and passion. Stay current on emerging issues and contribute to the continuing evolution of CV fellowship management. Contact the committee Chair for more information or to join!

Membership - The Membership Committee will create and implement recruitment/retention strategies for the growth and development FACET’s membership.

Cari BermelChair
Cari Bermel
Mentorship - Manages the pairings of new and veteran training administrators to provide a personal, 1:1 resource for specific program specialties.

Lisa Schirtz-CarrollJeanette Wheeler
Lisa Schirtz-Carroll

Jeanette Wheeler
Nominating - The Nominating Committee will identify, vet and present to the membership a slate of candidates seeking election to the FACET Board of Directors (Executive Committee + Members-At-Large).

Lisa Schirtz-CarrollChair:
Lisa Schirtz-Carroll
Planning - Anticipating trends in the ever-changing landscape of graduate medical education, the Planning Committee determines the educational and professional development agenda for the FACET conference held in conjunction with the annual ACC Scientific Sessions meeting.

Morgan MorrisLisa Schirtz-Carroll
Morgan Morris

Lisa Schirtz-Carroll
Tools and Resources - A preeminent feature of FACET membership is access to the centralized repository of key documents and resources for training administrators to utilize in the management of their fellowship programs. This committee partners with the ACC CV Training Section Training Resource Working Group.

Mylessa Wheeler

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.17 Program Administrator's Agenda, click here >>>

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