COMMITTEES

ELECTED OFFICERS

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President

Vicki Krebs, RN

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Assists President with organizational duties as assigned by the President. Assumes responsibilities of the President in his/her absence. After one year, the President-Elect moves into the position of President.

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Past President

David Martens, MS, CEP

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Represents TSSCVPR to all liaison organizations including, but not limited to, AACVPR. Presides over all regular and special meetings of TSSCVPR and the Board of Directors. Serves as ex-officio member of all committees.

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President-Elect

Mark Jordan, MS, CEP, CCRP

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Serves as a resource for the Pennsylvania chapter managers and Pennsylvania area members.

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Executive Vice President

Nadine Greco, MS, FAACVPR

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Maintains records of TSSCVPR membership. Coordinates membership application process. Processes new membership applications and renewals. Collects annual dues. Chairs Membership Committee.

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Secretary

Ruth Akers, RN, BSN, MS, FAACVPR

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Treasurer

Lisa Buckley, MS, MSN, RCNP, FNP-BC

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Responsible for monitoring deposits and disbursements of funds relative to all accounts of TSSCVPR and prepares annual taxes. Verifies accuracy of accounts. Prepares financial reports for the Board. Chairs the Finance Committee.

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Vice President, New Jersey

Nell Granger, RN, BSN, MS (interim)

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Serves as a resource for the New Jersey chapter managers and New Jersey area members.

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Vice President, Pennsylvania

Denise Sheffield, RN, CCRP

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Assists other members of the Board as deemed appropriate by the President. Chairs the Nominating Committee.

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Vice President, Delaware

Sue McKinney, RN, MSN, FAACVPR

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Serves as a resource for the Delaware members.

PHYSICIAN LIAISON

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Cardiology

Dr. David Shipon, MD, FACC

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Acts as liaison between TSSCVPR and cardiologists.

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Pulmonary

Dr. Brian Carlin, MD

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Acts as liaison between TSSCVPR and pulmonologists.

COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS

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Finance

Lisa Buckley, MS, MSN, RCNP, FNP-BC

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Responsible for monitoring deposits and disbursements of funds relative to all accounts of TSSCVPR and prepares annual taxes. Verifies accuracy of accounts. Prepares financial reports for the Board. Chairs the Finance Committee.

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Assistant Treasurer

Joan Helfman, RN, BS, FAACVPR

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Assists the Treasurer as needed. Learns the position of Treasurer.

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Special Projects

Tami Marderness

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Coordinates fund raising efforts for TSSCVPR and obtains sponsors for the Annual Symposium.

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Membership

Pam Lowe, RRT

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The membership committee maintains records of current membership and coordinates updates to the program directory. Recruits, approves and secures new members.

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Nominating

David Martens, MS, CEP

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AACVPR Affliate

Kathy Thumma, RN-NE, BSN

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Functions to address professional, legal and ethical issues that concern the Board. Maintains documentation of the bylaws, administrative manual and other legal/ethical documents of TSSCVPR.

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Professional Affairs

Joan Helfman, RN, BS, FAACVPR

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Functions to address professional, legal and ethical issues that concern the Board. Maintains documentation of the bylaws, administrative manual and other legal/ethical documents of TSSCVPR.

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Health Policy & Reimbursement

Pat Comoss, RN, BS, MAACVPR

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Keeps members up to date regarding reimbursement issues. Serves as liaison between the TSSCVPR membership and AACVPR regarding reimbursement and legislative issues.

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Education

Jill Fox, RN-BC, BSN, FAACVPR

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Symposium Co-Chair

Denise Sheffield, RN, CCRP

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Plans the Annual Symposium in collaboration with other committees.

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Symposium Co-Chair

Jill Fox, RN-BC, BSN, FAACVPR

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Plans the Annual Symposium in collaboration with other committees.

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Communications

Von Scheivert, MS, EP-C

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Website

David DeCarlucci, MS, CEP, CCRP

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Maintains current and accurate website information. Recommends and initiates website design improvements.

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TriFacts

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Strategic planning

Denise Sheffield, RN, CCRP

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Plans the Annual Symposium in collaboration with other committees.

MEMBERS AT LARGE

Appointed by the President. They carry out various duties, as assigned.

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Honorary

Pat Comoss, RN, BS, MAACVPR

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Lifetime membership secondary to decades of dedicated service to TSSCVPR and the profession of cardiac & pulmonary rehabilitation.

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Communication Consultant

Davon Jackson, BS

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Student Representative

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CHAPTER MANAGERS

Chapter Managers plan and coordinate chapter meetings. Inform local members of TSSCVPR issues and any issues or updates as they relate to cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation.

NEW JERSEY

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North Jersey

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Penn-Jersey

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Central Jersey

Denise Camaraza, RRT

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Central Jersey Co-Manager

Carina Minchew

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South Jersey

Kim Elliott RN, BSN

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DELAWARE

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Manager

Mia Cirks, RN

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PENNSYLVANIA

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Philadelphia

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North Central

Lorraine Wertman, RN

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South Central

Louise Bashore

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PA Mountains

Bernie Adamson, RN, CCRP

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North East

Nadine Greco, MS, FAACVPR

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Western PA

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James Kostra, MS, CEP, CCRP

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Lehigh Valley

Bari DiUbaldo, MS

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Twin Tiers

Chapter Inactive