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

Chapter Background

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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. Upcoming events are posted on the chapter web site and the Crescent City Chapter Facebook page.

Upcoming 2020 Events

  • Target: NOLA BP Measurement Workshop
    What’s the Pressure in NOLA? BP at Home, in the Community & in the Clinic” – a virtual BP Measurement Workshop presented by Target: BP™
    December 15, 2020
    11:30 – 1:00 pm CT
    The American Heart Association, American Medical Association, and the PCNA Crescent City Chapter invite healthcare professionals (nurses, medical assistants, community health workers) from the greater New Orleans area to participate in Target: BP’s Virtual Blood Pressure Measurement Workshop. To register, click here.

For more information, email Chloe Villavaso, Crescent City Chapter President.

Photo Galleries

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


Chloe D. Villavaso, MN, RN-BC, APRN, ACNS-BC, CMC, FPCNA
Chloe is a board-certified clinical nurse specialist. Chloe's current practice focuses on the care of acute myocardial infarction and cardiac surgery patients.

Other Chapter Leaders

Vice President

Joan J. Mitchell, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC
Dr. Mitchell is a board-certified family nurse practitioner providing home-based primary care within the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care Systems.

Membership/​Community Initiatives Coordinator

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

Website Design/Social Media Chair

Ryan Venturella, BSN, RN, CCRP
Ryan is a certified cardiac rehabilitation professional.

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