ASCVPR Board

Arizona Society of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Meet the 2022-2023 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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2022-2023 President

John Tosel, Manager Banner Thunderbird Cardiac Rehab

John was born in Bogotá, Colombia. As a child, he was adopted and raised in a small town in Minnesota. He graduated from Winona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, double majoring in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Worksite Health Promotion. After completing his internship at Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute, he worked at Tucson Medical Center where his passion for helping others blossomed. John has been helping cardiovascular patients for over 17 years, with the last 15 years being with Banner Health (Del Webb & Thunderbird Medical Centers). Since John was given a second chance at life, he has committed himself to make sure others are offered the same opportunity. He helps people regain the life they once had through education, exercise, and healthy lifestyle modifications. As a Cardiac Service Manager, John continues to develop and support not only the Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab department but also other healthcare professionals. In his free time, John enjoys running, camping, woodworking, and spending time with his with wife and three kids.

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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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ASCVPR Treasurer

Deanna DeChon, BS, CEP 

Deanna has lived in Phoenix nearly her entire life, graduating from NAU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science in 2019. Deanna worked at HonorHealth for 2 years prior to joining the Banner Thunderbird family in 2021. 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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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. 

 

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Membership/Program Contact

Anthony Figueroa, MS, ACSM-CEP 

My name is Anthony Figueroa and I was born and raised in Arizona. I graduated from ASU with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology in 2014 and then returned for a Master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2019. During college I worked as a Monitor Tech for Banner Del Webb before I entered the Cardiac Rehab field working for Honor Health as an Exercise Physiologist. From there, I went to Banner Estrella and helped open a new Cardiac Rehab program and also got a job with Zoll educating and fitting patients with Lifevests. Outside of work, I enjoy lifting weights, watching football, fixing things, and chasing my soon-to-be 2 year old daughter around.

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Rhonda Zonoozi, BS, ACSM EP

Rhonda earned a bachelor’s degree in health management from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, with a minor in business administration.  She also holds certifications as a Certified Exercise Physiologist from ACSM, a Matter of Balance Master Trainer, and a Well Coaches Health & Wellness Coach. She worked in cardiac rehab for over 13 years at a hospital in Kansas and has been with the Banner Thunderbird cardiac/pulmonary rehab team for 3 year.

In her free time she enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, and cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs.

President Elect

Ashley Murphy, MHA, EP

Ashley was born and raised in Michigan and moved to Arizona with her husband in 2012. Ashley has a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Central Michigan

University, majoring in Health Fitness in Preventative and Rehabilitative Programs, and a master’s degree from the University of Arizona in Health Care Administration. She fell in love with Cardiology and Cardiac Rehab after taking a class taught by an Exercise Physiologist her sophomore year of college and has been in the field ever since. Ashley joined Banner Health in 2013 as an Exercise Physiologist in Cardiac Rehab at Banner Boswell Medical Center and is currently the Cardiac Services Manager for Banner Boswell and Del Webb Medical Centers.

Member at Large

Kim Mostoller, BSN, MS 

Kim has been in the valley working at various cardiac rehabs for 20 years. She is passionate about cardiac rehab and patient care. She has her bachelors in Sports Medicine and Nursing and a masters in Exercise and Wellness. She currently works for Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital. Away from work, she is an avid outdoor enthusiast and a family gal.

Member at Large

Andrea Arrom, BS, EP

My name is Andee Arrom. I graduated from Arizona State University with my degree in exercise science. I have been with Banner for the past 7 years as an exercise physiologist in the cardiac rehab. I am an avid runner and spend most of my time off in the mountains with my husband and my two dogs

Member at Large

Kaitlyn Moore

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Member at Large

Allison Trapper

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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!