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HFSA Committees

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2021 – 2022 Committees

Advocacy Committee

Provide oversight of federal and state legislative and regulatory issues facing the heart failure profession with the goal of improving the care and outcomes of patients with heart failure.

Chair: Orly Vardeny, PharmD 

  • Jennifer Cowger, MD, MS
  • Karol Harshaw-Ellis, DNP
  • Dennis McNamara, MD, MS
  • Sean Pinney, MD
  • Mitchell Saltzberg, MD
  • Rhonda Monroe
Annual Scientific Meeting Program Committee

Develop and oversee all educational content for the HFSA Annual Scientific Meeting program, including sessions and faculty.

  • 2022 Chair: David Lanfear, MD, MS
  • 2022 Co-Chair: Rob DiDomenico, PharmD
  • 2022 Co-Chair: Daniel Garry, MD, PhD
  • 2022 Co-Chair: Cheryl Westlake, PhD, RN
  • Akshay Desai, MD
  • Zachary Cox, PharmD
  • Windy Alonso, PhD, RN
  • Prateeti Khazanie, MD
  • Amrut Ambardekar, MD
  • Timothy Fendler, MD
  • Ashley Hardin, MD
  • Line Kemeyou, MD
  • Melissa Owen, RN, PhD
  • Jo Ellen Rodgers, PharmD
  • Emily Tsai, MD
  • Leslie Cooper, MD
  • Robert Malloy, NP
  • Nosheen Reza, MD
  • Kelly Rogers, PharmD
  • Esther Vorovich, MD
  • Payman Zamani, MD
Audit Committee

Provide oversight of the annual audit of the association.

Chair: Corrine Jurgens, PhD, RN

  • Colleen McIlvennan, DNP, ANP
  • Joshua Hare, MD
  • Minaz Abji
  • Marat Fudim, MD
Awards Committee

Develop, provide oversight, and coordinate the selection process of HFSA Awards. Propose award nominees to the Board of Directors for approval.

Chair: Gregory Lewis, MD 

  • Amin Yehya, MD
  • Pradeep Mammen, MD
  • Kristen Sethares, MSN, BSN
  • Patricia Uber, PharmD
  • Natalie Pierson, RN
  • Savitri Fedson, MD
Cardio-Oncology Task Force

Review potential opportunities for HFSA to help advance best practices in cardio-oncology.

Chair: Ana Barac, MD

  • Cynthia Chauhan, MSW
  • Teri Diedrich, APRN-NP
  • Anecita Fadol, PhD, APRN, FNP, FAANP, FAAN
  • Bonnie Ky, MD
  • Jo Ellen Rodgers, PharmD
  • Jenica Upshaw, MD
  • Michelle Kittleson, MD, PhD
  • Daniel Lenihan, MD
  • Matthew Maurer, MD
  • Douglas Sawyer, MD
  • Ronald Witteles, M
Certification Council

The Certification Council has authority for the certification program policies and procedures and the development, oversight, and administration of the certification program for heart failure providers subject to oversight by the HFSA Board of Directors and CEO.

Chair: Ileana Pina, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC

  • Alpesh Amin, MD, MBA 
  • Mark Munger, PharmD, FCCP 
  • Laura Peters, FNP
  • Yekaterina (Kate) Opsha, PharmD
  • Sara Paul, DNP, FNP, FHFSA
Data in Heart Failure Committee

Develop an annual data report on heart failure.

Chair: Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhD

  • Kelly Bosak, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC
  • Gregg Fonarow, MD
  • Jennifer Ho, MD 
  • Paul Heidenreich, MD
  • Alanna Morris, MD
  • Robert Page III, PharmD
  • Josef Stehlik, MD, MPH
  • Lynne Stevenson, MD, PhD
Early Career Committee

To promote interest and careers of trainees and early career individuals through education, networking opportunities, and communication.

Chair: Khadijah Breathett, MD

  • Stormi Gale, PharmD
  • Kevin Alexander, MD
  • Supria Batra, MD
  • Megan Fraser, DNP, NP-C, CHFN
  • Faraz Ahmad, MD
  • Gaurav Gulati, MD
Education Committee

Develop, monitor and evaluate HFSA educational programs.

Chair: Jennifer Cook, MD

  • Janet Crawford, DNP
  • Freny Mody, MD
  • Courtney Shakowski, PharmD
  • Justin Grodin, MD
  • Mitchell Psotka, MD
  • Arunima Misra, MD
Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors shall be responsible for the affairs of the association between meetings of the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee shall have the authority of the Board of Directors within the policies and budgets established by the Board of Directors.

  • Mark Drazner, MD, MSc, FHFSA (President)
  • James Fang, MD, FHFSA (Secretary)
  • Mona Fiuzat, PharmD, FHFSA (Treasurer)
  • John Teerlink, MD, FHFSA (President Elect)
  • Nancy M. Albert, RN, PhD, FHFSA (IPP)
International Relations Committee

Lead in the implementation of international initiatives, goals and objectives for the association and assist in the coordination of international activities across the association.

Chair: Amanda Vest, MD

  • Bassam Atallah, PharmD
  • J. Emanuel Finet, MD
  • Mousumi Moulik, MD
  • Pradeep Kumar Radhakrishnan, MD
  • Kazuhiko Kido, PharmD
  • Jill Esquivel, NP, RN, PhD
Leadership Recruitment Committee

Recruit and nominate high quality leaders for positions on the Board of Directors, officers of the association and association committees.  Leaders may also serve the association through involvement in special projects, participation on panels, and other volunteer opportunities.

Chair: Nancy M. Albert, RN, PhD, FHFSA

  • John Teerlink, MD, FHFSA (President Elect)
  • Eldrin Lewis, MD
  • Jim Udelson, MD
  • Michael Givertz, MD
  • Nosheen Reza, MD
  • William Baker, Jr, PharmD
Marketing and Communications Committee

Provide oversight to HFSA marketing and communications initiatives.

Chair: Eiran Gorodeski, MD, MPH

  • Emily Benton, NP
  • Selma Mohammed, MD, PhD
  • Marc Silver, MD
  • Lucianne West, PharmD
  • Robin Gage
  • Luke Gormley, PharmD
Membership Committee

Identify and develop goals and activities for the recruitment and retention of HFSA members, including a focus on member value. Provide oversight of FHFSA Program, including recommendations for new Fellows.

Chair: Justin Vader, MD

  • Feras Bader, MD
  • Janna Beavers, PharmD
  • Jonathan Rich, MD
  • Anekwe Onwuanyi, MD
  • Carolyn Dickens, PhD, APRN
  • Lauren Eyadiel, PA
Nursing Committee

To increase the participation of nurses and nurse practitioners in HFSA activities to help fulfill the mission.

Chair: Laura Peters, FNP

  • Kathryn Hilgartner, CRNP
  • Karen Meehan, ACNS-BC
  • Rebecca Reay, ACNP
  • Martha Abshire, PhD, RN
  • Teri Diederich, NP
  • Benjamin Hocutt, MSN
OMT Certificate Committee

Provide oversight to the Heart Failure Certificate Program.

Chair: Randall Starling, MD

  • Arvind Bhimaraj, MD
  • Janet Crawford, DNP
  • Nasrien Ibrahim, MD
  • J. Herbert Patterson, PharmD
  • Pulla Raghuram Reddy, MD
  • Julie Rosenthal, MD
Patient Committee

Provide oversight of patient programs at HFSA, including patient education.

Chair: Kathleen Faulkenberg, PharmD

  • Michelle Fine, PharmD
  • Michael Petty, RN
  • Ryan Yousefzai, MD
  • Brittany Clayborne
  • Sarah Riley, CRNP, MSN
  • Dianna Amberg
Practice Task Force
  • Kenneth Taylor, MD, FHFSA
  • David Kraus, MD
  • Bethany Austin, MD
  • Shannon Cornell, MSN
  • Ian Hollis, PharmD
  • Jennifer Thibodeau, MD
Scientific Statements Committee

Provide oversight and coordination of HFSA scientific statements, including generation of topics for scientific statements.

Chair: Javed Butler, MD

  • Eileen Hsich, MD
  • Susan Bennett Pressler, PhD, RN
  • Kevin Shah, MD
  • Kenneth Taylor, MD
  • Marwa Sabe, MD, MPH
  • Tien Ng, PharmD
Research Committee

Provide oversight of heart failure research activities.

Chair: Chris O'Connor, MD

  • Andrew Sauer, MD
  • Quin Denfeld, PhD, RN
  • Larisa Tereshchenko, PhD, MD
  • Katelyn Bruno, PhD
  • Thomas Cascino, MD
  • Jane Wilcox, MD
Women in Heart Failure Committee

Develop and provide oversight of programs to promote the careers and interest in women in heart failure.

Chair: Mahazarin Ginwalla, MD, MS

  • Sarine Beukian, ACNP
  • Anita Deswal, MD
  • Kerry Pickworth, PharmD
  • Michelle Weaver, NP
  • Ersilia DeFilippis, MD
  • Anju Bhardwaj, MD