About the CV Team State Liaison

Cardiology Magazine ImageNancy Lundy NP, AACC, Co-Chair
Cardiology Magazine ImageMarci Farquhar-Snow ACNP-BC, AACC, Co-Chair

Dear New CV Team State Liaison:

Welcome! Congratulations on your recent election/appointment to represent the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Cardiovascular Team (ACC CV Team) in your state or territory. We are happy you have chosen to share your time, expertise, leadership, and enthusiasm with fellow members of the ACC. You have accepted a position of great responsibility that also provides professional growth opportunities as you advocate on behalf of your local constituency.

You have joined the ACC leadership at an exciting time for CV Team Community. The ACC has prioritized team-based care, and part of our mission as leaders is to demonstrate the many ways in which the College supports the professional needs of the entire CV Care Team. Since 2003, when the College first opened its doors to the multidisciplinary team, the CV Team Community has seen exponential growth. Much of that growth has been due in large part to local recruitment and engagement efforts – led by CV Team State Liaisons in strong collaboration with the ACC Chapters.

The current composition of the ACC's CV Team includes nurses, advanced practice nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, cardiovascular technicians, exercise physiologists, occupational and physical therapists, behavioral therapists, genetic counselors, dietitians, and clinical social workers – all professionals whose practice focus is patients with cardiovascular disease. For more on the ACC's approach to team-based care, see the Journal of the American College of Cardiology article "It Takes a Team to Deliver Optimal Cardiovascular care" (Appendix 1). See also former ACC President, Dr. Mary Norine Walsh's 2017 editorial entitled "Team Up" (Appendix 2) and the 2015 Health Policy Statement on Cardiovascular Team-Based Care and the Role of the Advanced Practice Providers (Appendix 3).

Be sure to bookmark ACC.org/CVTeam – the CV Team Section's website and the CV Team State Liaisons Toolkit at ACC.org/yourtoolkit. These websites were built and are maintained by Section members and are rich with resources for professional development, information on how to get involved, clinical toolkits and much more! Please log on to the website to familiarize yourself with the content so you can refer information to other members.

In addition, the CV Team State Liaison page is also a great source of information for fulfilling your role. We would like you to provide you with professional opportunities in the provision of cardiovascular related education, either as a speaker, author, reviewer, collaborator, mentor or mentee.

  • To be considered for speaking/faculty opportunities, please add your name to the CV Team Section's Speaker List. Click here to learn more.
  • To make connections with other members, including mentorship connections, please enroll on ACC's Member Hub! Find out more.

Thank you again for your service to the ACC. We think you will find your role to be an amazing opportunity to have an impact on the field of cardiology and the role of the CV Team.

Marci Farquhar-Snow, ACNP-BC, AACC, Chair, ACC CV Team State Liaisons Committee
Nancy Lundy, ANP-BC, AACC, Immediate-Past Chair, ACC CV Team State Liaisons Committee

  Mission Statement
  Mission Statement

CV Team State Liaisons serve as local leaders for the ACC Cardiovascular Team Community in their home state. Working under the guidance of the Cardiovascular Team Section Leadership Council, CV Team State Liaisons promote membership to non-members and work closely with their Chapter Governor and Executive to identify opportunities for expanding Cardiovascular Team member's participation and roles within the chapter. The CV Team State Liaisons Committee serves as a conduit for identifying the next generation of leaders – within ACC National and the Cardiovascular Team Section.

  CV Team State Liaison: Roles and Responsibilities
  CV Team State Liaison: Roles and Responsibilities
  1. Serves as a leader for non-physician cardiovascular health care professional members locally and encourage teamship in all chapter activities.
  2. Promotes membership opportunities (CV Team, Associate of the ACC, CV Team Student) to nonmembers their state. Liaisons should set an obtainable goal to personally recruit new CVT members, to provide 2 or more ACC sponsored CVT events each year in their state, and to hold themselves accountable for their goals. Use of the recruitment toolbox is strongly encouraged.
  3. Communicates (at least) bi-monthly, with the Chapter Governor and Chapter Executive – to discuss Chapter plans as they pertain to the CV Team Member engagement (annual chapter meeting, educational programs, and networking opportunities) and lead recruitment and retention efforts.
  4. Advocates for CV Team-specific benefits at the chapter level. Examples may include:
    • Advocate for reduced chapter meeting registration fees for CV Team members.
    • Advocate for the addition of CV Team representatives to their State Chapter council, board and committees.
    • Encourage your chapter to plan/host a reception/recruitment event for CV Team Members during your annual chapter meeting.
    • Advocate for the inclusion of CE credits for your annual chapter meeting (if they are not already offered).
  5. Responsible for communicating state advocacy issues that impact the practice of CV Team Members in your state. Raise advocacy issues to your Governor, Chapter Executive and to the CVT Advocacy Committee.
  6. Coordinates communication with the CV Team members within the state. Communication should include quarterly welcome emails to new members; quarterly update/renewal emails to established members; and quarterly "re-join" communications to members who have not renewed their membership with the College. Communication templates and contact lists to be provided by the College.
  7. Participates in at least 75% of CV Team State Liaison Committee conference calls. Calls take place on a monthly basis.
  8. Attends the annual CV Team State Liaisons Meetings held during the ACC's Annual Scientific Session.
  9. Serves as the chair of the CV Team State Liaison Selection Committee by identifying one or more candidates to run for the CV Team State Liaison-Elect position and assisting/informing candidates about the election process.
  CVT State Liaison: Term of Service & Time Requirements
  CVT State Liaison: Term of Service & Time Requirements
  1. The term is 3-years and follows the 3-year Governor Appointment cycle for your state.
  2. CV Team State Liaison Committee members must remain active and contribute at the chapter-level. This will involve an ongoing commitment of time. CV Team State Liaison Committee members, who are not active, will not be eligible to receive benefits.
  3. Should a Liaison need to decline from participating at any time, it is expected that at least one (1) months' notice be provided to ACC Staff and that the current Liaison help identify and recruit their replacement.
  4. State governors will be asked for their input when new CV Team State Liaisons Committee members are selected.
  CV Team State Liaisons Committee Member Roster*
  CV Team State Liaisons Committee Member Roster*

Marci Farquhar-Snow, NP, AACC
Chair
Arizona
Email: mfarq21@gmail.com
Term: 2019 - 2022

Nancy Lundy, NP, AACC
Immediate Past Chair
Colorado
Email: nancyllundy@gmail.com
Term: 2019 - 2020

Evelyn F. Taverna, CNS, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons Steering Cmte.
California, Region 1 Director
Email: Evelyn_Taverna@elcaminohospital.org
Term: 2018 – 2021

Sharon Dickinson, PA-C, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons Steering Cmte.
Arizona, Region 2 Director
Email: addicteddiver@gmail.com
Term: 2018 – 2020

Shawna Duske, ARNP
Member, CV Team State Liaisons Steering Cmte.
Iowa, Region 3 Director
Email: Duske@cvmedpc.com
Term: 2018 – 2020

Sandra Smith, MSN, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons Steering Cmte.
Ohio, Region 4 Director
Email: sandral@oberlin.net
Term: 2018 – 2020

Snehal Bhatt, PharmD, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons Steering Cmte.
Massachusetts, Region 5 Director
Email: snehal.bhatt@mcphs.edu
Term: 2018 – 2021

Jill (Jae) Patton, RN, MSN, CRNP, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons Steering Cmte.
Maryland, Region 6 Director
Email: jae.patton67@yahoo.com
Term: 2018 – 2021

Angela H. Bates, NP, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Alabama, Region 4
Email: angela.bates@hhsys.org
Term: Elect: 2017-2018; Liaison: 2018-2021

Karen Friedl, APRN, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Alaska, Region 1
Email: kfriedl@alaskaheart.com
Term: Liaison: 2019-2022

Sharon M. Morgan, DNP, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Arizona, Region 2
Email: sharonmorgan@hotmail.com
Term: Elect: 2018-2019; Liaison: 2019-2022

Beth Crowder, PhD, NP
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Arkansas, Region 4
Email: beth.crowder@arheart.com
Term: Elect: 2018-2019; Liaison: 2019-2022

Julia Itsikson, CNS, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
California (North), Region 1
Email: jitsikson@stanfordhealthcare.org
Term: Elect: 2017-2018; Liaison: 2018-2021

Evelyn F. Taverna, CNS, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
California (North), Region 1
Email: Evelyn_Taverna@elcaminohospital.org
Term: Elect: 2014-2015; Liaison: 2016-2019

Tracy Finegan, NP, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
California (South), Region 1
Email: trfinegan@dhs.lacounty.gov
Term: Elect: 2014-2015; Liaison: 2016-2019

Mary P. Schoenbaum, NP, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
California (South), Region 1
Email: Mary.Schoenbaum@med.usc.edu
Term: Elect: 2017-2018; Liaison: 2018-2021

Jolin V. Honas, NP, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Colorado, Region 2
Email: jolinhonas@hotmail.com
Term: Elect: 2018-2019; Liaison: 2019-2022

Gloria R. Bindelglass, BSN, CEN, CCRN, CMC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Connecticut, Region 5
Email: glowbug85@aol.com
Term: Elect: 2017-2018; Liaison: 2018-2021

Jennifer Oldham, NP, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Delaware, Region 6
Email: JOldham@christianacare.org
Term: Liaison: 2018-2021

Lisa A. (Hom) Wandler, RN, Esq.
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
District of Columbia, Region 6
Email: LHom@childrensnational.org
Term: Liaison: 2017-2020

Tamarah Jungklaus, NP, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Florida, Region 6
Email: Tamarah.jungklaus@va.gov
Term: Liaison: 2019–2022

Kathi Davis, CNS
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Georgia, Region 6
Email: Kathi.Davis@piedmont.org
Term: Liaison: 2018-2021

Lisa C. Doom-Anderson, NP, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Great Plains (ND, SD), Region 3
Email: ldoom-anderson@ncheart.com
Term: Elect: 2017-2018; Liaison: 2018-2021

Mandi Benton Cummings, NP, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Hawaii, Region 1
Email: mbenton@queens.org
Term: Elect: 2017-2018; Liaison: 2018-2021

Shannon Vaughn, CVNP
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Idaho, Region 2
Email: shannonv@slhs.org
Term: Liaison: 2016-2019

Agnes B. Delaney, PA-C, MPAS, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Illinois, Region 3
Email: adelaney@prairieheart.com
Term: Elect: 2017-2018; Liaison: 2018-2021

Constance Adams, MS, CCNS, CCRN, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Indiana Region 5
Email: caadams@methodisthospitals.org
Term: Elect: 2018-2019; Liaison: 2019-2022

Shawna Duske, ARNP
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Iowa Region 3
Email: Duske@cvmedpc.com
Term: Elect: 2017-2018; Liaison: 2018-2021

Carol A. Bragdon, CNS, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Kansas, Region 3
Email: cabbusn@aol.com
Term: Liaison: 2014-2017; 2017-2020

Mary Blanton Covell, PharmD, MPH, BCPS
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Kentucky, Region 4
Email: marybcovell@gmail.com
Term: Elect: 2018-2019; Liaison: 2019-2022

Moriah B. Richie, PA-C
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Louisiana, Region 4
Email: mrichie@ochsner.org
Term: Liaison: 2014-2017; 2017-2020

Kristina Dupre, PharmD
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Louisiana, Region 4
Email: krdupre@ochsner.org
Term: Liaison: 2017-2020

Angela L. Street, CRNP, MSN
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Maryland, Region 6
Email: astreet5@jhmi.edu
Term: Liaison: 2019-2022

Snehal Bhatt, PharmD, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Massachusetts, Region 5
Email: snehal.bhatt@mcphs.edu
Term: Liaison: 2014-2017; 2017-2020

Denise K. Busman, CNS
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Michigan, Region 3
Email: denise.busman@spectrumhealth.org
Term: Elect: 2016-2017; Liaison: 2017 – 2020

Christopher Giuliano, MPH, PharmD
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Michigan, Region 3
Email: ek2397@wayne.edu
Term: Elect: 2019 – 2020; Liaison: 2020-2023

Elizabeth (Beth) Hoffman, PA
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Minnesota, Region 3
Email: Elizabeth.hoffman@comcast.net
Term: Elect: 2018-2019; Liaison: 2019-2022

Chris M. Bell, NP
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Mississippi, Region 4
Email: chris.bell@nmhs.net
Term: Elect: 2016-2017; Liaison: 2017 – 2020

Felicia Menefee, RN, ACNS
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Mississippi, Region 4
Email: fmenefee@saint-lukes.org
Term: Liaison: 2016-2019

Margaret Capriglione, NP
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Mississippi, Region 4
Email: mle0782@bjc.org
Term: Liaison: 2016-2019

Susan Keys, RPH
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Montana, Region 2
Email: sttkeys@gmail.com
Term: Liaison: 2019 – 2022

Estella Davis, PharmD, BCPS
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Nebraska, Region 3
Email: edavis@creighton.edu
Term: Elect: 2016-2017; Liaison: 2017 – 2020

Luzviminda Dizon, NP, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Nevada, Region 1
Email: luzviminda.dizon@umcsn.com
Term: Liaison: 2019 – 2022

Patricia (Trish) Salimi, BSN
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
New England (VT), Region 5
Email: patricia.salimi@uvmhealth.com
Term: Liaison: 2019 – 2022

Tara Louka, PA-C, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
New Jersey, Region 5
Email: tlouka@smgnj.com
Term: Elect: 2014 – 2015; Liaison: 2015-2018; Liaison: 2018-2020

Savannah M. Tanner, PA-C, MPAS
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
New Mexico, Region 2
Email: savannah.mtt@gmail.com
Term: Liaison: 2019 – 2022

Kena Patel, PA-C
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
New York (Downstate), Region 5
Email: kenapatelpa@gmail.com
Term: Elect: 2018-2019; Liaison: 2019-2022

Courtney Shores, PA-C
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
New York (Upstate), Region 5
Email: Courtney_shores@urmc.rochester.edu
Term: Elect: 2018-2019; Liaison: 2019-2022

Amy M. Winiger, NP, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
North Carolina, Region 6
Email: winiger@bellsouth.net
Term: Liaison: 2016-2019; 2019-2022

Jennifer Dicken, RN, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Ohio, Region 5
Email: JenniferD@fmchealth.org
Term: Elect: 2017-2018; Liaison: 2018-2021

Toni L. Ripley, PharmD
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Oklahoma, Region 4
Email: Toni-ripley@ouhsc.edu
Term: Liaison: 2017-2020

Jayne S. Mitchell, ANP
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Oregon, Region 1
Email: mitchjay@ohsu.edu
Term: Elect: 2015-2016; Liaison: 2016-2019

Elaine Strohl, PA-C, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Pennsylvania (Eastern), Region 5
Email: estrohl@bmmsa.com
Term: Elect: 2018-2019; Liaison: 2019-2022

Karen Tarolli, CRNP (Elect)
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Pennsylvania (Western), Region 5
Email: karen.tarolli@va.gov
Term: Elect: 2018-2019; Liaison: 2019-2022

Mildred Negrón Díaz, DPN, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Puerto Rico, Region 6
Email: aclsmildred@gmail.com
Term: Liaison: 2017-2020

Leanne Burke, NP, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Rhode Island Region 5
Email: leanne9000@aol.com
Term: Liaison: 2017-2020

Jennifer Lee, NP, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
South Carolina, Region 6
Email: jleenp@icloud.com
Term: Liaison: 2016-2019; 2019-2022

Rachel Schreier, ACNP-BC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Tennessee, Region 4
Email: rachel.e.schreier@vanderbilt.edu
Term: Liaison: 2018-2021

Jennifer Day, NP, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Texas, Region 4
Email: Jennifer.Day@BSWHealth.org
Term: Elect: 2017-2018; Liaison: 2018-2021

Teshia Sorensen, PharmD, BCPS, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Utah, Region 2
Email: teshialee@gmail.com
Term: Elect: 2017-2018; Liaison: 2018-2021

Jan Griffin, NP
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Virginia, Region 6
Email: jansg1229@msn.com
Term: Elect: 2017-2018; Liaison: 2018-2021

Jennifer A. Beckman, MSN, ARNP, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Washington, Region 1
Email: jabeckma@cardiology.washington.edu
Term: Liaison: 2017-2020

Beth Ann White, DNP, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
West Virginia, Region 6
Email: bwhitenp@gmail.com
Term: Elect: 2017-2018; Liaison: 2018-2021

Margaret Conroy, NP, AACC
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Wisconsin, Region 3
Email: Margaret.conroy@aurora.org
Term: Elect: 2018-2019; Liaison: 2019-2022

Melissa Zamora, RN
Member, CV Team State Liaisons
Wyoming, Region 2
Email: Ashirah62@gmail.com
Term: Elect: 2018-2019; Liaison: 2019-2022

  CV Team State Committee Structure & Regional Directors
  CV Team State Committee Structure & Regional Directors

The ACC CV Team State Liaisons Committee is divided into six (6) regions - to improve communication, foster regional collaboration and to create a mechanism for mentorship and support for State Liaisons.

Your Regional Director will ensure you are up-to-date on national ACC initiatives and activities. Phone or email meetings with the other liaisons in your region are a great opportunity to network, share ideas and strategies, and connecting with other ACC CV Team Leaders - we are all a terrific resource for each other!

The responsibilities of the CV Team State Liaison Steering Committee include:

  • Serves as an advisory committee to the CV Team State Liaisons.
  • Ensures that CV Team State Liaison activities and goals align with the ACC's Strategic Plan.
  • Facilitate leadership development for the CV Team State Liaisons and helps them develop a leadership pipeline through local member engagement.
  • Assists Liaisons with developing strategies to support the promotion of membership growth and retention.
  • Promote professional and shared collaboration between CV Team State Liaisons, Chapter Executives, Chapter Governors and the State Board.
  • Provides guidance, as needed, on the annual CV Team State Liaison election process.

2019-2020 CV Team State Liaisons Regional Directors

  • Evelyn Taverna, CNS, AACC
    Region 1 Director
  • Sharon Dickinson, PA-C, AACC
    Region 2 Director
  • Shawna K. Duske, NP (Shawna)
    Region 3 Director
  • Sandra L. Smith, MSN, CPN, AACC
    Region 4 Director
  • Snehal Bhatt, PharmD, AACC
    Region 5 Director
  • Jill (Jae) A. Patton, RN, MSN, CRNP, AACC
    Region 6 Director
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2019 CV Team State Liaisons activities include:

  1. Support of the ACC Ambassadors Program
  2. Engagement in the Board of Governors Task Forces
  3. Development of state-based advocacy strategy for the CV Team (in collaboration with the CV Team Section Advocacy Committee)

*Updates as of September 2019