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.
Contact Bonnie to learn more about getting involved with the Northern California Chapter.
Get to Know Your Chapter Leadership Team!
The goal of the Northern California Chapter is to bring PCNA to the local area through ongoing professional education.
Each year, we hold two free educational events to educate nurses on the latest cardiovascular health care topics and provide opportunities for professional networking.
Bonnie Gebhart, BSN, MBA, RN-BC and Katherine Janaszek, MSN, NP-BC are co-leaders of the Northern California Chapter.
Bonnie Gebhart, BSN, RN-BC, MBA has been with El Camino Health (formerly El Camino Hospital) for 12 years where she has held various positions, including Clinical Manager of the Cardiac/Telemetry unit and currently is the Clinical Manager for the Heart and Vascular Institute where she is responsible for the outpatient Wound Care Center and several new clinics that will be opening in late spring 2020. Those new clinics include a Women’s Heart and Wellness, Cardio-Oncology and a TIA clinic. Bonnie’s interests outside of work include exercise, plant-based cooking and knitting/crocheting.
Katherine “Katie” Janaszek, MSN, NP-BC is an advanced practice provider who specializes in cardiovascular medicine. She completed her BSN from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Family Nurse Practitioner Nurse Practitioner (FNP-NP) from Holy Names University in Oakland, CA. Her area of clinic focus is interventional cardiology, focusing on secondary prevention, and women’s heart health. In addition to her clinical practice, she is actively participating in preventive cardiology focused clinical trials in the Stanford Division of Medicine and participated in the development and roll-out of the APP-led diabetes and cardiovascular outcomes program within the Preventive Cardiology Clinic. Katie’s interests outside of work include exercising, cooking, and chasing after her young daughter and dogs.