Recognizing Excellence in Leadership

Fellowship with the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association provides a means to recognize and award excellence in leadership within and volunteer service to the organization. PCNA is dedicated to investing in advancing the careers and influence of potential cardiovascular nursing leaders who can drive the organization’s mission and vision forward.


PCNA Fellows are recognized in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, acknowledged at PCNA’s Annual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium, receive free registration to the Cardiovascular Nursing 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.


  • May self-nominate or be nominated by someone else
  • Be an active member of PCNA
  • Be an active participant on committee(s) of PCNA, involved in the development of PCNA educational projects, and/or demonstrate other involvement in CVD prevention
  • Domestic recipients of the award are required to attend the meeting; international recipients are strongly encouraged to attend

How to Nominate

  1. Complete all questions in the award nomination form.
  2. Upload the required supporting documents. Applications that do not contain these items will be considered incomplete and will be returned.
    • Two letters of endorsement from a professional colleague or supervisor 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).

Nomination Deadline

Submissions open July 1. Nominations, applications, and supplemental materials must be received by December 3.

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.

PCNA Fellows


  • Diane Bardell, BSN, RN-BC
  • Jessie Cunanan, RN, RM, MAN, EMTB, CHA, FRSPH, SMRIN, DLGHO
  • Jonathan David, MSN, RN, EBP-C, CCRP, NE-BC, AACC
  • Binu Koirala, PhD, MGS, RN
  • Lynsey Mahlum, ANP-C, CHFN
  • Pamela Martyn-Nemeth, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
  • Claire Mortimer, BSN, RN, CV-RN
  • Heidi Salisbury, RN, MSN, CNS-BC, ACGN
  • Carissa Vukovich, RN, PHN
  • Janet Wright, MD, FACC, FPCNA (Honorary)


  • Dawn Aycock, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAHA, FAAN
  • Diana-Lyn Baptiste, DNP, RN, CNE, FAAN
  • Eryn Bryant, MSN, NP-C
  • Katherine (Katie) Janaszek, MSN, NP-BC
  • Karen Larimer, PhD, MSN, FAHA
  • Rhonda Leaverton, RN, BSN, CCRP, CVRN-BC
  • Jane Linderbaum, MS, ARNP, FACC
  • Elizabeth (Beth) Moxley, PhD, RN, BS
  • Carol Patrick, ACNP-BC, CCRN, NEA-BC, MS, RNFA
  • Donald Lloyd Jones, MD, ScM (Honorary)


  • Susan Halli Demeter, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CLS
  • Lisa Maher, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC
  • Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PhD, RN
  • Heather Harker Ryan, PhD(c), MS, RN
  • Elena Flowers, PhD, MS, RN, CNS
  • Barry Franklin, PhD, FACSM, FAACVPR, FAHA (Honorary)


  • April Bramini, ANP-BC
  • Elena Flowers, PhD, MS, MAS, RN, CNS
  • Eileen Handberg, PhD, ARNP-BC, FAHA, FACC
  • William Haskell, PhD (Honorary)


  • Emily Jones, BSN, PhD, RNC-OB, FPCNA
  • Cheri Nichols, RN, BSN, FPCNA
  • Jennifer Tennant, M.Ed., RN, FPCNA
  • Melanie Turner, BSN, RN-BC, FPCNA
  • Sidney Smith, Jr. MD (Honorary)
  • Meg Heim, RN, MAS (Honorary)


  • 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


  • 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, CLS, 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 (Honorary) – 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


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