Crescent City Chapter

Crescent City

Chapter Information

Areas Served

The Crescent City Chapter of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nursing Association serves the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Houma, Slidell, Southern Mississippi, South Alabama and Pensacola, FL areas.


Contact Valerie to learn more about getting involved with the Crescent City Chapter.

Chapter Background

The Crescent City Chapter was started in 2012 by Jeanne Redmann, RN to offer cardiovascular healthcare professionals an opportunity to belong to a local and national organization that provides current information and education on cardiovascular disease.

In keeping with the mission of PCNA, to promote nurses as leaders in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, the Crescent City Chapter holds quarterly meetings including Spring and Fall continuing education programs. The Crescent City Chapter promotes primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease by providing community education and blood pressure screenings.

The Crescent City Chapter was the recipient of the Chapter Award in 2023. The Chapter Award is a new award that PCNA created to recognize a chapter that has done outstanding work in their community. The Crescent City Chapter has been chosen for the 2023 award based on their commitment to growing their chapter and hosting quality programs in addition to all of the community events and outreach they’ve undertaken.

Photo Galleries

2024 Crescent City Spring Chapter Program

2023 Crescent City Fall Chapter Program



2023 Crescent City Spring Chapter Program 



Annual Symposium 2023, see you there?

2022 Heart Walk & Flu Vaccine Drive


2022 Fall Learning Series



2022 Spring Learning Series



2021 Crescent City Heart Walk

2020 Crescent City Back to Nature Heart Walk

2019 Crescent City Heart Walk

2019 Community Blood Screening at So GraceFull Women’s Summit

2019 Spring Learning Program
Past Crescent City Education Programs

Chapter Leadership


Valerie Bernard, APRN

Valerie is a board certified Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.  She specializes in Cardiology and she is employed by Cardiovascular Associates at East Jefferson General Hospital.

Other Chapter Leaders

Vice President

Chloe D. Villavaso, MN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CMC, FPCNA, AACC

Chloe is a board-certified Clinical Nurse Specialist at Tulane University School of Medicine, Heart and Vascular Institute. Chloe’s practice focuses on outpatient preventive cardiology.

Membership/​Community Initiatives Coordinator

Claire Mortimer, BSN, RN-BC, FPCNA

Claire is a board certified cardiac-vascular nurse with over 30 years of practice in cardiac rehabilitation at Touro Hospital.

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