PCNA Fellowship

Submit a Nomination

Fellowship provides a means to recognize and award excellence in leadership within PCNA and volunteer service to PCNA. PCNA Fellows will be recognized on the PCNA website and in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, acknowledged at the PCNA Annual Symposium, and will be entitled to use the designation of Fellow of PCNA (FPCNA). This designation reflects not only the professional stature of the Fellow, but also his/her record of valuable service to the association.


  • A new PCNA fellow must be nominated by a current PCNA Fellow
  • Nominee must be an active member of PCNA for at least 4 years
  • Nominee must have attended at least one PCNA Annual Symposium within the last 2 years
  • Nominee must be an active participant on committees of PCNA, involved in the development of PCNA educational projects, and/or other involvement in CVD prevention

How to Nominate

1. Complete all questions in the online nomination form.

2. Upload the following required supporting documents to complete the application packet. Applications that do not contain these items will be considered incomplete and will be returned.
    • Two letters of endorsement: one from a PCNA Fellow and one from a current PCNA member articulating how the candidate meets each of the stated criteria.
    • A biosketch (250 words or less) that describes the candidate’s clinical and/or scientific interests and, very importantly, all contributions and volunteer service in PCNA (A CV will not be accepted in place of the biosketch). 
Both nominators and the nominee will receive a confirmation email within two business days.  Please submit all documents together. 

Submit a nomination

Nomination Deadline – Nominations, applications, and supplemental materials must be received by November 15, 2015. 

Review and Election
– The Nominating & Awards Committee will review nominations for Fellowship and submit a slate of candidates with completed applications to the PCNA Board of Directors and current Fellows for their review and recommendation.  The Nominating & Awards Committee will act on the recommendations of the Board and Fellows to determine which candidates will be elected.  Elected Fellows are inducted at the PCNA Annual Symposium

Benefits of Fellowship
– Fellows of PCNA receive the following:
  • Recognition on the PCNA website and in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
  • Entitlement to use the designation of Fellow of PCNA (FPCNA). This designation reflects not only the professional stature of the Fellow, but also his/her record of valuable service to the association.
  • Acknowledgement at the PCNA Annual Symposium and a Fellowship certificate
Fellowship Maintenance - All Fellows are required to maintain their membership in PCNA.  If membership lapses, the Fellowship status is suspended and should not be used going forward.

2015 PCNA Inducted Fellows

Congratulations to the 2015 PCNA Inducted Fellows

  • Leslie Davis, PhD, RN, ANF-BC, FPCNA
  • Jo-Ann Eastwood, PhD, RN, CNS, FPCNA
  • Sally Foland, BSN, RN, MSOL, IA, BCCL, FPCNA
  • Catriona Jennings, PhD, BA, RN, FPCNA
  • Barabra J. Riegel, DNSc, RN, FAAN, FAHA, FPCNA
  • Wendy Wray, RN, BSN, MSN, FPCNA

PCNA Fellows


  • Sandra Dunbar, BSN, MN, DSN, FPCNA 
  • Carol D. Marsh, DNP, RN, CNP, FPCNA 
  • Marcia Murphy, DNP, ANP, FAHA, FPCNA 
  • Sue Wingate, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, CHFN, FAHA, FPCNA 
  • Jessica Zweifel, DNP, RN, CNP, FPCNA 


  • Kathleen Byrne, BSN, MSN, CRNP, FPCNA 
  • Calinica (Lynn) Caudilla, BSWED, MSN, RN, FPCNA 
  • Lynn Cofer-Chase, MSN, RN, FNLA, FAHA, FPCNA 
  • Judith Collins, MSN, APRN-BC,CVN-BC, CLS, FPCNA 
  • Patricia Davidson, RN, BA, Med, PhD, FPCNA Vivian Low, MPH, BSN, RN-BC, FPCNA 
  • Vanessa Milne, MS, RN, FNP, CLS, FPCNA 
  • Angela Stewart, ACNP-BC, MSN, CRNP, FPCNA 


  • Susan Bush, RN, FPCNA - North Colorado Medical Center 
  • Karen Grindstaff, MSN, FNP-BC, FPCNA - Charles George VA Medical Center 


  • Irma Ancheta, PhD, RN, FPCNA - University of North Florida
  • Catherine Christie, PhD, RD, LD/N - University of North Florida
  • Emma Groethe, MSN, CNS, CNP, FPCNA - Minute Clinic 
  • Adina Gutstein, MSN, CRNP, FPCNA - Cardiovascular Medical Associates 
  • Lori Neri, MSN, CRNP, FPCNA - The Heart Care Group 
  • Shay Schroetter, MSN, CNP, FPCNA - Minneapolis VA Medical Center 
  • Nanette Wenger, MD, FPCNA - Emory University School of Medicine 
  • Marsha Wineland, BSN, MSN, FPCNA - Northeast Ohio Cardiovascular Specialist 


  • Jerilyn Allen, RN, ScD, FAAN, FPCNA - Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
  • Nancy Artinian, PhD, RN-BC, FPCNA - Wayne State University, College of Nursing
  • Brenda Remmenga Avery, RN, BSN, FPCNA - Self-Employed
  • Janie Baranyay, RN, MSN, FPCNA - Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Kathy Berra, MSN, ANP-C, FAAN, FPCNA - Stanford Prevention Research Center
  • Pam Belfiore, ADN, BS, FPCNA - Robinson Memorial Hospital
  • Lynne Braun, PhD, CNP, FAHA, FAAN, FPCNA - Rush University & Heart Institute
  • Mary Ann Champagne, MSN, CNS, FAHA, FPCNA - Stanford University Medical Center
  • Lola Coke, PhD, APRN-BC, CNS, FPCNA - Rush University College of Nursing
  • Cheryl Dennison, ANP, PhD, FPCNA - Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing
  • Joan Fair, PhD, ANP, FPCNA - Stanford Prevention Research Center
  • Barbara Fletcher, RN, MN, FAAN, FAHA, FPCNA - University of North Florida
  • Meg Gulanick, PhD, APRN, FAAN, FPCNA - Loyola University
  • Laura Hayman, PhD, RN, FAAN, FPCNA - University of Massachusetts
  • Suzanne Hughes, RN, MSN, FPCNA - Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association
  • Laurie Kopin, ANP, MS, FPCNA - Strong Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Center
  • Sandra Kreul, ARNP, MSN, FPCNA - Benedict S. Maniscalco, MD
  • Cindy Lamendola, MSN, ANP-CP-BC, FAHA, FPCNA - Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Maria Lira, RN, FPCNA - Hospital FACH, Clinica Las Condes
  • Donna Louie, BSN, FPCNA - Cardiac Therapy Foundation
  • Janet Long, MSN, ACNP, CLS, FAHA, FPCNA - Rhode Island Cardiology Center
  • Jill Lucca, RN, MSN, CNP, FPCNA - St. Mary’s Medical Center/ Duluth Clinic
  • Carol Mason, ARNP, CLS, FAHA, FPCNA - LifeLink Healthcare Institute
  • Jan McAlister, MSN, NP-C, CLS, FPCNA - Cardiology of Georgia
  • Nancy Houston-Miller, BSN, FAHA, FPCNA - Stanford Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
  • Kim Newlin, RN, CNS, NP-C, FPCNA - Sutter Medical Group
  • Joyce Ross, MSN, CRNP, CS, CLS, FPCNA - University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Judith Schipper, MSN, NP, C, CLS, FPCNA - New York University
  • Joanna Sikkema, MSN, ANP -BC, FAHA, FPCNA - University of Miami, School of Nursing
  • Eileen Stuart-Shor, NP, PhD, FAHA, FPCNA - University of Massachusetts
  • Terry Thomas, RN, MSN, FPCNA - Berkeley Heart Lab
  • Deidre Warren, RN, BSN, FAACVPR, FPCNA - Kaiser Permanente
  • Robin Wedell, RN, BSN, FPCNA - Cardiac Therapy Foundation
  • Jane Nelson Worel, MSN, APRN-BC, APNP, FPCNA - Meriter Heart Hospital
  • Kathleen Zarling, MS, BS, FPCNA - St. Mary’s Hospital