Councils - Nursing, Health Science, and Allied Health
Scientific Council on Nursing, Health Science & Allied Health
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NHSAH COUNCIL MISSION STATEMENT
The ISHLT Nursing, Health Science and Allied Health Council mission is to enhance the quality of life and care of patients, families and caregivers impacted by advanced heart or lung disease, transplantation, and/or mechanical support. We will achieve this through research, education, clinical excellence and multidisciplinary collaboration. The NHSAH Council will encourage and stimulate thinking, while supporting evidence-based research to promote new therapeutic strategies.
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Seton Medical Center
Austin, TX, USApscombs@seton.orgDr. Pamela Combs is the Director of Cardiovascular Services at Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas. She began her career as an ICU nurse in Joliet Illinois, and has worked in various roles focused on cardiology from Assistant Nursing Professor to VAD Manager. She earned her Masters in Nursing Education at Bellarmine University and PhD in Nursing Research at the University of Louisville. She serves on the board of the International Consortium for Clinicians (ICCAC), I2C2 Council representative for ISHLT, and is the Chair for the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs VAD Coordinator Conference for the past three years. Pam has presented a number of abstracts in national and international forums and mentors young scientists interested in the field of heart failure, transplants, and VADs.COUNCIL PAST CHAIR:
Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
firstname.lastname@example.orgDr. Samantha J. Anthony is a Social Worker at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, with 14 years of clinical experience in the Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Centre. Samantha holds a Master’s of Social Work from McGill University and a Doctorate degree from the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Medical Science. Her program of research centers on establishing an evidence-based foundation for successful psychosocial adaptation and enhanced quality of life for individuals with chronic disease. As the recipient of awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program, as well as a Postdoctoral Fellowship within the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University, Samantha has been recognized for her dedication to clinical practice and the application of research for improved patient outcomes. Samantha recently completed training in health system innovation and adoption at the Richard Ivey School of Business, International Centre for Health Innovation at the University of Western Ontario and commenced a Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Canadian National Transplant Research Program, with a focus on legal and ethical issues in solid organ donation.BOARD OF DIRECTORS LIAISON:
University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
email@example.comDr. Michael Petty is the Cardiothoracic Clinical Nurse Specialist at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN. He received his initial nursing degree from St. Mary’s Junior College, Minneapolis, MN, and subsequently obtained a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from the University of the State of New York, and a Masters Degree and PhD in Nursing from the University of Minnesota. He began his career as a staff nurse in the Surgical ICU at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic, and has held a variety of clinical, administrative, and industry roles in the subsequent years. Much of his focus and interest during that time has been in the care of patients with cardiovascular disorders requiring medical, surgical, and transplant interventions. He has been an active participant in the Mechanical Circulatory Support community since 1995 including serving as president of the International Consortium of Circulatory Assist Clinicians (ICCAC) in 2013. His clinical research interests focus on thoracic transplant and family caregivers of MCS patients.EDUCATION WORKFORCE LEADER:
I2C2 WORKFORCE LEADER:
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USAcburch10@gmail.comBio coming soon...
University of Minnesota Medical Center
Minneapolis, MN, USA
203-747-2434Rashroush19n@hotmail.comRasha Adam has been a Ventricular Assist Device coordinator since 2013. She received her bachelors degree in nursing in 2004 from the American University of Beirut. Her first job as a registered nurse was at CMC affiliated with Johns Hopkins international, Beirut Lebanon. She has worked at Yale New Haven Hospital on the Cardiovascular step down unit and as a Urodynamics Nurse at the Urology center simultaneously from 2007-2011. She has been at the University of Minnesota Medical Center thereafter where she started on their Cardiac intermediate care unit then became a VAD coordinator.STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES COMMITTEE WORKFORCE LEADER:
St. Paul's Hospital
Vancouver, BC, CANADA
firstname.lastname@example.orgAnnemarie Kaan is Clinical Nurse Specialist in heart failure/transplant at St Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, and an Adjunct Professor with University of British Columbia School of Nursing. She holds a Masters degree in Clinical Nursing. With over 25 years experience in cardiac nursing in Australia and Canada, Ms. Kaan is an international leader in acute heart failure VAD and transplant nursing.GRANTS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE WORKFORCE LEADER:
Louise Fuller is a senior clinical physiotherapist working in transplant services at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. She is in charge of the rehabilitation gym program for heart and lung transplant recipients and co-ordinates the exercise rehabilitation for VAD patients. She also works in the outpatient clinics providing physiotherapy services for both recent and long term heart and lung recipients. Currently, she is a PhD candidate researching rehabilitation following lung transplantation. Louise has presented her research at local, national and international forums.LINKS NEWSLETTER LIAISON:
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Cincinnati, OH, USA
email@example.comErin Wells has been a Lung Transplant Coordinator since 2012 and is currently a member of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Pediatric Lung Transplant Team. She has over 12 years of pediatric nursing experience with a focus in Pulmonary Medicine and Cystic Fibrosis. At Cincinnati Children's, Erin has been instrumental in development and growth of the program, as well as creation of care processes, guidelines and disease specific tools. She has also done extensive work in the creation and implementation of patient and multidisciplinary staff education. Erin has presented a number of abstracts in local, regional and national forums.LIAISONS TO OTHER COUNCILS:
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, USA
firstname.lastname@example.orgMonica Horn is a Heart Transplant/VAD/PH Coordinator II, Lead at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Previously a pediatric critical care RN, she became a cardiothoracic transplant coordinator in 1994, working with lung/heart-lung/lobar lung transplant, heart transplant, pulmonary hypertension and ventricular assist device patients while participating in multiple research publications regarding these populations throughout this time. Recent interests have included multidisciplinary collaboration in care of pediatric ventricular assist device patients and patients referred for heart transplantation who have had multiple previous palliative congenital heart surgeries.
St. Paul's Hospital
Vancouver, BC, CANADA
email@example.comDr. Quincy Young is a registered psychologist who provides psychological services for the Heart Centre at St. Paul's Hospital.