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The Cardiovascular Team Section Leadership Council serves as the leadership body for the Cardiovascular Team Membership by articulating the professional needs of the care team membership to the Membership Board Committee and other leadership bodies across the ACC. Additionally, the Council:

  • Identifies opportunities to integrate specific professional/clinical perspective into ACC strategy.
  • Advocates for the advancement of professional priorities of special interest areas.
  • Refers members for key College initiatives and created opportunities for networking among colleagues with similar clinical/professional interests.
  • Facilitates collaboration with external stakeholders consistent with ACC's strategies.
  Mission and Vision
  Mission and Vision

The mission of the Cardiovascular (CV) Team Section Leadership Council and respective CV Team Member Section is aligned with the overall mission of the American College of Cardiology – to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health through the optimal utilization of cardiovascular team professionals. The CV Team Section Leadership Council will foster, encourage and facilitate a team-based care approach to cardiovascular care by advocating for the active and strategic engagement of CV Team professionals across the organizations.

Vision

In direct alignment with the vision of the American College of Cardiology, the CV Team Section will dramatically reduce the incidence, severity, and complications of cardiovascular disease, as well as promote prevention, reduce health disparities and improve personal and population-based CV health though the advancement of team-based care.

  Roles and Responsibilities
  Roles and Responsibilities

The CV Team Section Leadership Council and Member Section will:

  • Develop and implement effective team-based educational campaigns and initiatives - to generate increased awareness regarding the role of team professionals and how to effective leverage the expertise of the team to improve health outcomes.
  • Serve as a voice the multiple disciplines that comprise the CV Team membership and advocate for meaning engagement in all relevant organizational initiatives.
  • Foster relationships with relevant Councils/Committee, Sections, and external care team organizations to advance the role and professional development of non-physician clinicians involved in the care of patients with cardiovascular disease.
  • Design and deliver relevant education for CV Team professional, and disseminate knowledge on advances in effective team-based practice.
  • Serve as a resource for the ACC Board of Trustees, Board of Governors, and other leadership bodies, for strategic initiatives that are relevant to the CV Team Community.
  CV Team Section Leadership Council Member Roster*
  CV Team Section Leadership Council Member Roster*

Craig J. Beavers, PharmD, AACC
Chair
Kentucky

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Term: 2019 - 2022
Email: craig.beaverspharmd@gmail.com
Work: 859-218-4267

Eileen M. Handberg, PHD, ARNP, FACC
Immediate Past Chair
Florida

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Term: 2019-2020
Email: eileen.handberg@medicine.ufl.edu
Work: 352-273-9082

Deborah S. Croy, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, AACC
Member, CV Team Section Leadership Council
West Virginia

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Term: 2018-2021
Email: bdcroy@suddenlink.net

Katie Greenlee, PharmD
Member, CV Team Section Leadership Council
Ohio

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Term: 2017-2020
Email: greenlk@ccf.org

Stephanie Hendley, RN, AACC
Member, CV Team Section Leadership Council
Massachusetts

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Term: 2018-2021
Email: Shendley1@gmail.com

Viet T. Le, PA, AACC
Member, CV Team Section Leadership Council
Utah

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Term: 2019-2022
Email: Viet.Le@imail.org

Nancy L. Lundy, NP, AACC
Member, CV Team Section Leadership Council
Colorado

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Term: 2019-2022
Email: nancylundy@centura.org

Mariana Yumi Okada, RN
Member, CV Team Section Leadership Council
Brazil

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Term: 2017-2020
Email: mariana.okada@amil.com.br

Andrea L. Price, MS, RCIS, AACC
Member, CV Team Section Leadership Council
Indiana

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Term: 2017-2020
Email: aprice8@iuhealth.org

Danette Valerie Sanford, DNP, AACC
Member, CV Team Section Leadership Council
Alabama

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Term: 2018-2021
Email: dsanford@cvapc.com

Maria H. Spinelli, NP, AACC
Member, CV Team Section Leadership Council
New York

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Term: 2019-2022
Email: mspinell@med.cornell.edu

Sheena Toline, PharmD
Member, CV Team Section Leadership Council
Tennessee

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Term: 2018-2021
Email: sheena.toline@hcahealthcare.com

Toby C. Trujillo, PharmD
Member, CV Team Section Leadership Council
Colorado

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Term: 2017-2020
Email: tobytrujillo12@gmail.com

Carla H. Weidner, DNP, FNP, CLS, AACC
Member, CV Team Section Leadership Council
Pennsylvania

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Term: 2017-2020
Email: carla.weidner@sluhn.org

Paula Kiyomi Onaga Yokota, RN
Member, CV Team Section Leadership Council
Brazil

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Term: 2017-2020
Email: paula.yokota@einstein.br

*Updated as of September 2019