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Collaborate, Innovate, Educate

Our Committee members work to advance the collaborative approach to PH care. Nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, physician assistants, social workers and other healthcare professionals team up to develop innovative research and education initiatives. They provide unique and useful resources to hone our members’ skills. PHPN’s Committees lie at the core of the Network’s mission to unite the professional community in providing the best care possible for PH patients.

Take your commitment to the next level – join one of our committees and help forge the future of PH care! Download a committee application to get started today. Have a question? Email the chair of any committee or to find out more.

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Education Committee

Charged with the development of educational assets for the PH community, the Education Committee produces a wealth of novel resources for patients, caregivers and medical professionals. Its projects have included the creation of our Pediatric Patient Handbook and our Ten Things to Do when Diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension wallet card.

Chair: Amy Kimber, RN, APNP -
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wis.

Amy Kimber, RN, APNP

Membership Committee 

The Membership Committee focuses on engaging our membership in the wide variety of opportunities provided by PHPN. They work to ensure that members are aware of all of the benefits available to them, and continually develop exciting new benefits such as our Mentor Program for new PH professionals.

Chair: Lisa Wheeler, MT (ASCP) -
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tenn.

Lisa Wheeler, MT (ASCP)

Practice Committee

As an increasing number of clinics are now treating PH patients, there is an emerging need to share the best practices for PH care with the professional community. The Practice Committee researches, evaluates and disseminates ongoing developments in PH care among our membership.

Interim Chair: Traci Stewart, RN, MSN, CHFN -
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, Iowa


Traci Stewart, RN, MSN, CHFN

Publications Committee

The Publications Committee focuses on developing online and print publications for PHPN members, patients and caregivers. The Committee produces PH Pulse, PHPN’s quarterly e-newsletter.

Chair: Jessica Lazar, MPA, PA-C -
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, Penn.

Jessica Lazar, MPA, PA-C

Symposium Committee

Since 2003, PHPN has organized a biennial Symposium providing targeted PH educational sessions for our diverse membership. Over 400 were in attendance at the 2013 Symposium, representing a wider spectrum of allied health professions than ever before. The Symposium Committee develops programming for the event and ensures that each Symposium attendee engages in an educational and fulfilling experience.

Chair: Frances Rogers, MSN, CRNP -
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, Penn.

Fran Rogers, MSN, CRNP

Co-Chair: Michelle Cash, MSN, RN, APRN -
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

 Michelle Cash, MSN, RN, APRN

PHPN Executive Officers

Chair: Melisa Wilson, ARNP, ACNP-BC
Orlando Health Heart Institute
Orlando, Fla.

Melisa Wilson, ARNP, ACNP-BC

Chair-Elect: Crystal Weber, RN
Duke University
Durham, N.C.

Crystal Weber, RN

Immediate Past Chair: Traci Stewart, RN, MSN, CHFN
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, Iowa

Traci Stewart, RN, MSN, CHFN


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