Here is some text about the table to the right. List regional reps along with area codes and how to contact. What is going on in your region?
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Heather Shuster, MS
Heather Shuster is the manager of Population Health & Wellness at Genesis Hospital in Zanesville, Ohio. She is experienced in developing programming for early admission into cardiac rehabilitation such as “See you in 7” for AMI/Stent patients and “See you in 14” for CABG patients. Additionally, she was instrumental in the development of maintenance, preventative and chronic disease exercise programs to create an affordable option for the patient and an additional revenue source. She has presented successful programming at National and State level conferences to help other organizations identify opportunities for improvement and implement best practices to create an environment of success.
Megan Beatty, MS, ACSM-CEP
Megan Beatty is the Director of HeartWork’s cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program, located in beautiful southeastern Athens, Ohio. This program is located at Ohio Health O’Bleness Hospital and operates in conjunction with Ohio University. Her current role includes managing the day-to-day activities of the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program along with planning and providing therapeutic exercise for patients.
Rebecca Wilder, MS, CCRP
Rebecca Wilder, MS, CCRP is an Exercise Physiologist at Memorial Hospital in Marysville, Ohio. She works in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and teaches the smoking cessation classes for Memorial Hospital. In 2009, Rebecca started a Healthy Eating and Exercise program for 4th graders in Union County. The program has reached up to 9 Union County schools. Also at Memorial Hospital Rebecca works with employee wellness and is a Silver Sneaker Instructor. Rebecca is completing her term as President this year. She has been an OACVPR board member since 2014.
Mike Bichsel, MA
Team lead Cardiac Rehabilitation OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital. Background is in Exercise Physiology. I have worked in cardiac rehab for the past 20 years in Long Island, Cleveland and Mansfield. Thrilled to be a part of a fantastic OACVPR board and has served as NE regional rep, President and Treasurer in the past. Greatest accomplishment is being a father of three.
Katy Maag, BSN, RN, CCRP
Katy Maag has worked Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab for over 18 years. Currently Registered Nurse at Mercy Health Lima, Ohio. Currently a Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional(CCRP). She finds daily contact with the patients energizing and inspiring. Health care is at an exciting time , striving to provide the best education and health tools to maintain or improve their health. Passionate about empowering patients to make positive changes.
Diane Moffett, MA, RCEP, TTS
Diane has an MA in Exercise Physiology from Kent State University. She has worked in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation at MetroHealth Medical Center since 1993. Also, she is a Tobacco Treatment Specialist, and assists with MHMC's smoking cessation program. Diane is finishing her sixth year as the NE Regional Representative for OACVPR.
Justin Dials, PhD
Dr. Dials serves as Director of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation for the Heart, Vascular and Lung Institute at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He has been a strong advocate for cardiac rehabilitation as a pivotal role in preventive cardiology for over 20 years. Dr. Dials truly believes in fostering lifestyle changes through building bridges for health care opportunities and breaking barriers to healthy living for all cardiovascular disease patients. Dr. Dials is also deeply passionate about mentoring students and young professionals while preparing them in a holistic manner for a career in the wonderful world of preventative cardiology.
Shauna Miller, MA
Shauna Miller has been a Clinical Exercise Physiologist for OhioHealth for twenty three years. She is currently the Team Leader of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab at the McConnell Heart Health Center and their four satellite programs in Central Ohio. Shauna has presented oral and poster presentations at Annual AACVPR Conferences. Shauna is currently involved in the OhioHealth initiative to improve cardiac rehabilitation utilization throughout the system and works with her peers within the system to improve cardiac rehabilitation services. Shauna is new to the OACVPR Board as the Southeast Ohio Regional Representative. She is excited to branch out from OhioHealth to share her knowledge and experience while working with providers from programs around the state of Ohio.
Kent Eichenauer, PsyD
Kent is a psychologist who is in private practice and has been consulting with Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab programs since 1992. He works with patients and staff at Mt. Carmel Health System in Columbus, Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine, and Springfield Regional Medical Center. In addition to serving as the Communications Representative on the OACVPR board, he also serves in AACVPR as the chair of the Psychosocial and Nutrition Experts Group, and on the Professional Certification Commission and the Quality of Care Committee.
Yvette Gerdes MS, RCEP, CCRP
Yvette is a Sr. Clinical Exercise Physiologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and is program director for the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program. She holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Science, is a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine and Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Profession through American Association Cardiovascular Pulmonary rehabilitation. She has been at Cincinnati Children’s since 2002 spending all her time in the Heart Institute, first in the Cardiopulmonary Exercise Lab conducting cardiopulmonary exercise tests. Then in 2013, specialized full time in cardiac rehab, focusing on pediatric, adolescent, and adult congenital heart defects.
Ashlee Clark, RCP, RRT, CTTS
Ashlee is a Registered Respiratory Therapist at Genesis Hospital in Zanesville, Ohio. She has been the program coordinator for the pulmonary rehabilitation program since 2010, and is a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist. She has served on the OACVPR Board as Pulmonary Representative since 2014. Ashlee worked with other members of her organization in developing a COPD program, which facilitates ways to reduce COPD re-admissions, and continues to work with the pulmonary team to ensure better patient outcomes. Ashlee works with government agencies performing exams for coal miners in the Black Lung Clinic. Ashlee is passionate about the pulmonary field and providing patients an uplifting and positive environment.