The Northern California Chapter of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nursing Association serves cardiovascular nurses and ancillary health care professionals in the greater San Francisco Bay Area including San Francisco, Peninsula, East Bay, and South Bay. Our members represent a variety of nursing practices including nurses, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists working in acute care, critical care, outpatient cardiology clinics, and cardiac rehabilitation.
The goal of the Northern California Chapter is to bring PCNA to the local area through ongoing professional education. The Northern California Chapter has two co-leaders, Lindsay Thomas and Nanette Malgesini.
Each year, we hold two free educational events to educate nurses on the latest cardiovascular health care topics and provide opportunities for professional networking.
Lindsay is a Nationally Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist (CCNS) in adult critical care. She has worked as the Interventional Cardiology CNS at Stanford Health Care since 2011, where she pioneered the advanced practice Interventional Cardiology procedural role and performs diagnostic coronary angiograms and right heart catheterizations. In her practice, Ms. Thomas enjoys educating her patients and supporting them to make healthy lifestyle choices. She tries to role model how to incorporate healthy behaviors into a busy life by riding her bike to work daily and prepping healthy meals and snacks that she brings to work.
Nanette Malgesini received a BSN degree and MSN with Family Nurse Practitioner degree from San Jose State University. The majority of Nanette’s nursing career has included cardiac related roles including telemetry unit, cardiac cath lab, emergency department, patient education at the ECH South Asian Heart Center, and cardiac stress testing. Nanette is certified as a Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional (CCRP) and is currently working at the El Camino Hospital Cardiac and Pulmonary Wellness Center where she enjoys applying her cardiology background towards helping cardiac rehab patients with the secondary prevention of heart disease, focusing on lifestyle changes and education.
Lindsay Thomas, MS, RN, CNS, CCNS
Stanford Health Care
Cardiovascular Medicine: Interventional Cardiology
Nanette Malgesini, MSN, RN, FNP, CCRP
El Camino Hospital
Cardiac and Pulmonary Wellness Center