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HFSA Committees

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2022 – 2023 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: Sean Pinney, MD 

  • Rhonda Monroe
  • Mitchell Saltzberg, MD
  • Andrew Civitello, MD
  • Marvin Konstam, MD
  • Allman Rollins, MD
  • Michelle Weaver, APN, RN
Annual Scientific Meeting Program Committee

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

  • Akshay Desai, MD - 2023 Chair
  • Zachary Cox, PharmD - 2023 Co-Chair
  • Windy Alonso, PhD, RN 2023 Co-Chair
  • Prateeti Khazanie, MD 2023 Co-Chair
  • Mitchell Psotka, MD, PhD-2024 Chair
  • Laura Peters, NP-2024 Co-Chair
  • Nosheen Reza, MD-2024 Co-Chair
  • JoEllen Rodgers, PharmD-2024 Co-Chair
  • David Lanfear, MD, MS - (2022 Chair)
Audit Committee

Provide oversight of the annual audit of the association.

Chair: Paul Mather, MD

  • Minaz Abji
  • Eiran Gorodeski
  • Colleen McIlvennan, DNP, ANP
  • Emily Benton
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 

  • Savitri Fedson, MD
  • Katelyn Bruno, PhD
  • Patricia Uber, PharmD
  • Susan E. Ammon MSN, NP-C
  • Dennis McNamara
  • James Udelson, 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 
  • Yekaterina (Kate) Opsha, PharmD
  • Sara Paul, DNP, FNP, FHFSA
  • Mosi Bennett, MD, PhD
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

  • Faraz Ahmad, MD
  • Megan Fraser, DNP NP-C CHFN
  • Gaurav Gulati, MD
  • Mark Belkin, MD
  • Glenn Herrington, PharmD
  • Heidi Roschinger, RN
Education Committee

Develop, monitor and evaluate HFSA educational programs.

Chair: Jennifer Cook, MD

  • Justin Grodin, MD
  • Arunima Misra, MD
  • Amin Yehya, MD
  • Lydia Albuquerque, DNP
  • Kristen De Almeida, PharmD
  • Vicki Groo, BCCP, PharmD
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.

  • John Teerlink, MD, FHFSA (President)
  • Michael Felker, MD (Secretary)
  • Mona Fiuzat, PharmD, FHFSA (Treasurer)
  • James Fang, MD, FHFSA (President Elect)
  • Mark Drazner, MD, MSc, 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

  • Jill Esquivel, NP RN PhD
  • Kazuhiko Kido, PharmD
  • Angel Lopez-Candales, MD
  • Mangeet Chahal, MD
  • Viorel Florea, MD
  • Monique Robinson, MD, 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: Mark Drazner, MD, MSc, FHFSA (Past President)

  • James Fang, MD (President-Elect)
  • William Baker, Jr. PharmD
  • Ersilia DeFilippis, MD
  • Natalie Pierson, MSN, RN
  • Eileen Hsich, MD
  • Corrine Jurgens, PhD RN
Marketing and Communications Committee

Provide oversight to HFSA marketing and communications initiatives.

Chair: Lucianne West, PharmD

  • Robin Gage
  • Luke Gormley, PharmD
  • Robert Malloy, NP
  • Navin Rajagopalan, MD
  • Kevin Shah, MD
  • Jennifer Thibodeau, MD, MSc
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

  • Carolyn Dickens, PhD, APRN
  • Lauren Eyadiel, PA
  • Anekwe Onwuanyi, MD
  • Sarine Beukian, ACNP
  • Onyedika Ilonze, MD
  • J. Bradley Williams, PharmD
Nursing Committee

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

Chair: Martha Abshire, PhD, RN

  • Teri Diederich, NP
  • Benjamin Hocutt, MSN
  • Bridget Rasmussen, MSN
  • Nelly Aghili, DNP
  • Kenneth Faulkner, PhD
  • Ann Laramee, ACHPN, ACNS-BC, ANP-BC
OMT Certificate Committee

Provide oversight to the Heart Failure Certificate Program.

Chair: Randall Starling, MD

  • Arvind Bhimaraj, MD
  • Janet Crawford, DNP
  • Nasrien Ibrahim, MD
  • Theodore Berei, PharmD
  • Sonja Brune, MSN, APRN, CCNS, CHFN
  • Julie Rosenthal, MD
Patient Committee

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

Chair: Brittany Clayborne

  • Dianna Amberg
  • Sarah Riley, CRNP MSN
  • Roberta Florido, MD, MHS
  • Jason Haney, PharmD
  • Michael Stewart, PA
  • Joban Vaishnav, MD
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: Nancy Albert, PhD, RN, CCNS, CHFN

  • Kenneth Taylor, MD
  • Marwa Sabe, MD MPH
  • Tien Ng, PharmD
  • Kristin Watson, PharmD
  • Marat Fudim, MD
  • Carolyn Lekavich, ANP, PhD, MSN, MHS
Research Committee

Provide oversight of heart failure research activities.

Chair: Michael Givertz, MD

  • Andrew Sauer, MD
  • Quin Denfeld, PhD, RB
  • Larisa Tereshchenko, PhD MD
  • Mustafa Ahmed, MD
  • Horng Chen, MD
  • Melvin Echols, MD
Women in Heart Failure Committee

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

Chair: Selma Mohammed, MD

  • Anju Bhardwaj, MD
  • Katie Ginder
  • Teresa DeMarco, MD
  • Maria Cohan, DNP, APRN
  • Kathleen Faulkenberg, PharmD
  • Dia Smiley, DO