Co-Chairs

Preside over the network.

Angela Lorts, MD
Cincinnati Children’s
Physician Expert, Co-Chair

David Rosenthal, MD
Lucile Packard Children’s
Physician Expert, Co-Chair 

 

Executive Leadership

Establish policies & strategic planning for management and quality improvement, provide governance and sponsorship of other committees, and make decisions on major network issues. 

 

Lauren Burkhart, MHA
Cincinnati Children’s
Program Manager, Operations

David Rosenthal, MD
Lucile Packard Children’s
Physician Expert, Co-Chair

Christopher Almond, MD
Lucile Packard Children’s
Physician Expert

Angela Lorts, MD
Cincinnati Children’s
Physician Expert, Co-Chair 

David Morales, MD
Cincinnati Children’s
Surgical Expert

Christina VanderPluym, MD
Boston Children’s
Physician Expert

 

 

LEADERSHIP

Members can be called upon for specific leadership purposes.  

Betsy Blume, MD
Boston Children’s

Ari Cedars, MD
UT Southwestern

Jennifer Conway, MD
Stollery Children’s

Melissa Cousino-Hood, PhD
C.S. Mott Children’s

Barbara Elias, BSN
Texas Children’s

Robert Gajarski, MD
Nationwide Children’s

Beth Hawkins, NP
Boston Children’s

Steven Kindel, MD
Children’s Wisconsin

Seth Hollander, MD
Lucile Packard Children’s

Paige Krack, QIC
Cincinnati Children’s

Jodie Lantz, MSN
Children’s Health Dallas 

Lindsay May, MD
Primary Children’s

Melissa McQueen
Parent Leader

Mary Mehegan, RN St. Louis Children’s

Jenna Murray, PNP
Lucile Packard Children’s

Robert Niebler, MD Children’s Wisconsin

Matthew O’Connor, MD Children’s Philadelphia

Aamir Jeewa, MD
Hospital for Sick Kids

David Peng, MD
C.S. Mott Children’s

Kurt Schumacher, MD
C.S. Mott Children’s

Kathleen Simpson, MD St. Louis Children’s

Carolynn Sprague, BSN Parent Leader

David Sutcliffe, MD Children’s Health Dallas

Hari Tunuguntla, MD
Texas Children’s

Chet Villa, MD
Cincinnati Children’s

Farhan Zafar, MD
Cincinnati Children’s


Committees

QI Resource Committee
Chet Villa, MD
Robert Gajarski, MD
Jenna Murray, PNP

Data Committee
Farhan Zafar, MD
David Sutcliffe, MD
David Rosenthal, MD

Research Committee
Steven Kindel, MD
Matthew O’Connor, MD
Christopher Almond, MD

Patient Reported Outcomes Committee
Betsy Blume, MD
Lindsay May, MD
Melissa Cousino-Hood, PhD

Education Committee
Jodie Lantz, MSN
Angela Lorts, MD
Christina VanderPluym, MD

Discharge & Outpatient
Care Committee

Christina VanderPluym, MD
Hari Tunuguntla, MD
Barbara Elias, BSN

Harmonization Committee
Jennifer Conway, MD
David Peng, MD
Kathleen Simpson, MD

Utilization & Value Committee
Matthew O’Connor, MD
Robert Niebler, MD
Beth Hawkins, NP

Peds/Adult CHD Committee
Kurt Schumacher, MD
Ari Cedars, MD
Steven Kindel, MD

Waitlist Outcomes Committee
Seth Hollander, MD
Aamir Jeewa, MD
TBD

 

 

LEARNING LABS

Anticoagulation Learning Lab
Christina VanderPluym, MD
Mary Mehegan, RN

Hemodynamics/Blood Pressure Learning Lab
David Sutcliffe, MD
Chet Villa, MD

Communication Learning Lab
Jenna Murray, PNP
Beth Hawkins, NP


Stakeholders

Jeff Anderson, MD
Cincinnati Children's
NPC-QIC & CNU

Nancy Ghanayem, MD
Texas Children's
CICU Representative

Andrew Redington, MD
Cincinnati Children's
Heart Institute Director

Joseph Rossano, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Christine Tjossem
Statistical & Data Advisor

Angela Reinke & Katy Fraser
Abbott

Bob Kroslowitz
Berlin Heart, Inc.

Vince Cannon
Medtronic

ICU Group

SURGEON Group

 

SUPPORT STAFF

Lauren Burkhart, MHA
Cincinnati Children’s
Program Manager

Paige Krack, QIC
Cincinnati Children’s
QI Support

Katie Clarke-Myers
Cincinnati Children’s
CNU Manager

Muhammad Shezad
Cincinnati Children’s
Data Center Support

Tricia Heile, MS Ed, CCRC
Cincinnati Children’s
Data Center Support

Katy Fischesser
Cincinnati Children’s
Regulatory Contact

Tanita Dean
Cincinnati Children’s
Regulatory Contact

Sharyl Wooton, MS
Cincinnati Children’s
QI Support

Joshua Gossett, DNP
Lucile Packard Children’s
QI Support

Carolyn Lipchik, MSSA
Cincinnati Children’s
Specialist-Prog Mgmt