ASCVPR Board

Arizona Society of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Meet the 2021-2022 ASCVPR Board Members

Each of the board members of ASCVPR are dedicated to their elected positions
and play an important role in supporting the members of this Joint affiliate organization.

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2021-2022 President of the ASCVPR

Lauren Egercic, EP, ACSM, CCRP

Lauren graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and fell in love with cardiac rehab. She is originally from Ohio and has lived in Pennsylvania and Arkansas. Since graduating she has worked in cardiac rehab and has gained her certifications as an ACSM Exercise Physiologist and Certified Cardiac Rehab Professional (CCRP). She enjoys painting, drawing, and biking in her spare time and loves living a healthy and active lifestyle.

2021-2022 President-elect

John Tosel, Manager Banner Thunderbird Cardiac Rehab

Bio Coming Soon!

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2021 Immediate Past-President of the ASCVPR

Ruben Garcia, MS, EP

Ruben graduated from ASU Master's of Science in Exercise Physiology in 2018, and previously a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and went on to pursue a career in cardiac rehab. In addition to pursuing his passion for health sciences, Ruben has passed on his active lifestyle to his two sons and wife. In 2016 he decided to pursue his Master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology. He is now focusing on combining his knowledge in human kinetics with his expertise in personal training to enhance the lives of cardiac and pulmonary patients. He is very enthusiastic about being the immediate past-president of the ASCVPR and is dedicated to helping patients build a healthy lifestyle.

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2021-2022 ASCVPR Secretary

Andrea Klein, BSN, RN, CCRP, CDCES

Andrea is from originally from Long Island, New York and received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the State University of New York in Binghamton. Andrea moved to Prescott a long time ago (1983) and has only ever worked as a RN at Yavapai Regional Medical Center, now Dignity Health-YRMC. She is the Director of Preventive Medicine and Wellness at YRMC. She oversees Phase 1 and Phase 2 Cardiac Rehabilitation, Adult Fitness and the Diabetes Outpatient Education Program. She is a Certified Cardiac Rehab Professional (CCRP) and a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES). Outside of work she enjoys camping, hiking, sewing and quilting. 

 

2021-2022 ASCVPR Secretary-elect

Vacant position

If you are interested in becoming involved on the ASCVPR Board in the Secretary elect position, contact Ruben Garcia.

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2021-2022 ASCVPR Treasurer

Lisa Stongoli, MS, EP

Born and raised in beautiful Arizona. Went to NAU for my undergrad in Exercise Science and Masters of Exercise Physiology. I have been working in Cardiac Rehab for 14 years, the last 8 years at HonorHealth in Scottsdale. I'm addicted to exercise 😉 and found a way to enjoy it all day by working in Cardiac Rehab! I love running, trail running, hiking and hitting the gym too! I hope my joy of exercise inspires others.

2021-2022 Treasurer-elect

Vacant Position

If you are interested in becoming involved in this board position, please contact Ruben Garcia.

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2020-2022 Membership/Program Contact

Whitney Gil, BS, EP, ACSM

Whitney is from California and graduated from ASU with a BS in Exercise and Wellness. She is currently an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist at HonorHealth Cardiac Rehab in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is passionate about helping patients improve their overall health and quality of life! Outside of work she enjoys hiking, planting and spending time with her family and dog. 

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2021-2022 ASCVPR Website/Social Media

Jane Langley, MSN, RN, CCRP

Jane is a Minnesota native, who landed in Arizona for a 3-month assignment as a traveling nursing in 1996, and never left. She has worked in Cardiovascular ICU's for about 34 years, and transitioned to outpatient cardiac rehab in 2017. She earned her Master's degree in Nursing in 2005, and a degree in Graphic Design/Visual Communication in 1999, and her Certification in Cardiac Rehab in 2020.  'The Art of Nursing' is evident in my life as I am able to combine my love of nursing and my passion for design and creativity in a variety of ways. Hobbies include hiking, traveling, designing/creating 'things'. She resides in Phoenix with her longtime partner, Bob, and loves spending time with family in Minnesota, Chicago, and Texas. 

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2021-2022-Member at Large

Terry Lahey, RN

Terry spent her previous working years first as a microbiologist, moving on to do personal training and then earning a nursing degree and worked as an ER nurse. She has been a cardiac rehab nurse at Havasu Regional Medical Center for the past six years. She feels that she has finally found her niche and loves the ability to make a positive impact on her patients’ daily lives. Terry moved to Lake Havasu City from the Pacific Northwest in 1991. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, the company of good friends and cheering on her favorite football teams—the Washington Huskies and the Seattle Seahawks.

2021-2023 Member at Large

Deanna DeChon, BS, EP

Deanna has lived in Phoenix nearly her entire life, graduating from NAU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science in 2019. Deanna has floated between all three Cardiac Rehab locations in her 2 years with HonorHealth before finally landing at John C. Lincoln hospital. Deanna also coaches Middle School Cross Country in the summer and fall. Hobbies include anything outdoors: running, hiking, camping, fishing… you name it!

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Reimbursement Committee Chairman

Holly A. Bright, MA, FAACVPR, ACSM, RCEP, CES, and EIM-IIIEP

Holly is a senior Exercise Physiologist at Mayo Clinic Arizona and a Fellow of the American Association of Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).  Starting out in teaching after receiving her BS from Oklahoma State University, she then pursued her interest in exercise physiology,  and obtained a Masters degree from the University of Northern Iowa. She has been in Cardiac Rehabilitation in Arizona for over 30 years and been active in our Arizona Society for Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation, serving on the board as President, Secretary and Member at Large. Holly has also been involved nationally with AACVPR as a Health and Public Policy Committee member, Day on the Hill participant and current Public Policy Task Force member and JF MAC Co-chairman. She has presented on current practice and research in Cardiac Rehabilitation at both the state and national level. She enjoys taking photographs of her hiking, sailing and traveling adventures with her husband Chase and 2 adult children.

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Public Policy Task Force

Janelle McCloskey, MS, ACSM, RCEP & CES

Janelle is a senior Exercise Physiologist at HonorHealth Cardiac Rehab - Shea. After growing up in Iowa and obtaining her undergraduate degree from Creighton University, she moved to Arizona to pursue her master’s degree at the University of Arizona. She fell in love with cardiac rehab and has been there ever since. At the state level, Janelle has served on all of the ASCVPR board positions and has presented on current practice and research in Cardiac Rehab. At the national level, Janelle has served on the Affiliate Membership Task Force Committee and is currently on the Public Task Force Committee as an AACVPR-MAC Resource Group Member.  She has also been an advocate for our profession at “Day on the Hill” (DOTH) for several years.  She enjoys spending her free time doing anything active; hiking, pickle ball, and traveling with her family.

Next Steps...

If you are interested in becoming more involved in ASCVPR, please join us at our upcoming meetings, network with other cardiopulmonary and preventive medicine professionals, and volunteer for a committee!