Directors

Direct network overall.

Angela Lorts, MD
Cincinnati Children’s
Co-Executive Director

David Rosenthal, MD
Lucile Packard Children’s
Co-Executive Director

 

Executive Leadership

Responsible for strategic planning for daily operations, management, quality improvement, growth and development.

 

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

Farhan Zafar, MD
Cincinnati Children’s
Data Coordinating Center & Proposals

Carolynn Sprague, BSN
Lucile Packard Children’s
Parent Leader

Joseph Rossano, MD
Children’s Philadelphia
Senior Advisor  

David Morales, MD
Cincinnati Children’s
Surgical Expert

 

 

LEADERSHIP

Members can be called upon for specific leadership purposes.  

Scott Auerbach, MD
Children’s Colorado

Betsy Blume, MD
Boston Children’s

Danielle Burstein, MD
Children’s Philadelphia

Ari Cedars, MD
UT Southwestern

Jennifer Conway, MD
Stollery Children’s

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

Linda Cripe, MD
Nationwide Children’s

Lara Danziger-Isakov, MD
Cincinnati Children’s

Amy Donnellan, DNP
Cincinnati Children’s

Barbara Elias, BSN
Texas Children’s

Katrina Fields, BSN
Cincinnati Children’s

Josh Friedland-Little, MD
Seattle Children’s

Robert Gajarski, MD
Nationwide Children’s

key stakeholders

Christine Tjossem
Statistical & Data Advisor

Katy Fraser
Abbott

Angela Reinke
Abbott

Nancy Ghanayem, MD
Texas Children’s

Lauren Glass, MD
Children’s Mount Sinai

Beth Hawkins, NP
Boston Children’s

Seth Hollander, MD
Lucile Packard Children’s

Aamir Jeewa, MD
Hospital for Sick Kids

Steven Kindel, MD
Children’s Wisconsin

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

Ryan Moore, MD
Cincinnati Children’s

Jenna Murray, PNP
Lucile Packard Children’s

Bob Kroslowitz
Berlin Heart, Inc.

Vince Cannon
Medtronic

Catherine MacDonald
SynCardia

Deipanjan Nandi, MD
Nationwide Children’s

Robert Niebler, MD Children’s Wisconsin

Matthew O’Connor, MD Children’s Philadelphia

Michelle Ploutz, MD
Primary Children’s

David Peng, MD
C.S. Mott Children’s

Allison Reichhold, NP
Lurie Children’s Chicago

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

Kathleen Simpson, MD St. Louis Children’s

David Sutcliffe, MD Children’s Health Dallas

Hari Tunuguntla, MD
Texas Children’s

Chet Villa, MD
Cincinnati Children’s


Committees

data coordinating center

Data Committee

Adjudication Committee

Proposal Committee

Quality Improvement

Anticoagulation Committee

Blood Pressure / Hemodynamics Committee

Discharge & Outpatient
Committee

DLI / Infection Committee

Harmonization Committee

provider-patient experience

Education Committee

Patient Reported Outcomes Committee

Families in ACTION (FACT)

Utilization & Value Committee

Communication Committee

Patient specific populations

Heart Failure Committee

Waitlist Outcomes Committee

DMD Committee

Device / Patient Selection Committee

sTAKEHOLDERS & iNNOVATION

ICU / PC4 Stakeholders Group

Surgeon / STS Stakeholders Group

Industry Stakeholders Group

Media Committee

New Devices Committee

VAD Accessories Committee

Adolescent & adult

ACHD / HF Awareness & Fontan Committee

 

SUPPORT STAFF

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

Muhammad Shezad, Rsch Assoc
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