Meet the 2018-2019 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.
*** Nominations are being accepted for 2019-2020 board positions - see pink box at bottom for more information! ***
2018-2019 President of the ASCVPR
Stephanie Barton, ACSM, CCEP
Stephanie is an Exercise Physiologist at Banner Desert Medical Center. She was born in Montana but primarily grew up in New Jersey. She has a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University. She has been in cardiac and pulmonary rehab for 19 years and has loved every minute of it. She has been active on the board most her of time while she lived in Arizona. 8 years of her career she lived in Dallas, TX and worked at 2 hospitals there. Her hobbies include kickboxing, scrapbooking, traveling, and spending quality time with her family.
2018-2019 President-elect of the ASCVPR
Ruben Garcia, M.S. 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 becoming a board member of the ASCVPR and is dedicated to helping patients build a healthy lifestyle.
2019 ASCVPR Interim Secretary
Jake Young, M.S. EP
Jake is a recent graduate of ASU with a Master’s of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. He is a new resident of Arizona originally from Southern California where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, playing volleyball, and visiting Southern California to spend time with his family and surf. Jake has spent years helping individuals develop healthy lifestyles and has a passion for translating health science into action.
2018-2019 ASCVPR Treasurer
Mindy Teeter, EP
Mindy Teeter is an Arizona Native who has 15 years experience as an Exercise Physiologist at Banner Heart Hospital. She is an ASU graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise and Wellness. She is serving her first term as an ASCVPR treasurer and has been involved with ASCVPR for many years. Mindy enjoys traveling, sports, music and shopping. She is lighthearted and try's to bring joy into people's lives. Family is her priority and has a son, Connor, who is 13 going on 20.
Andrea Klein, BSN, RN, CDE, CCRP
Andrea received her Bachelors of Nursing degree from State University of New York at Binghamton. She is the Director of Preventive Medicine and Wellness at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott, AZ. She has worked in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Fitness and Diabetes education for over 20 years. She loves the information gained by being a member of ASCVPR board. Andrea loves camping, hiking with her husband Mike, balanced with quilting for herself!
Public Policy Task Force
Janelle McCloskey, MS, ACSM* CEP & RCEP
Janelle grew up in Iowa and relocated to Arizona after graduating from Creighton University and attended the University of Arizona for her master’s degree. She has over 25 years’ experience in Cardiac Rehabilitation, and has served on the ASCVPR board in all capacities, with her current role as AACVPR committee member representative. She is a volunteer on the AACVPR affiliate membership committee, and likes to spend her free time doing anything active. She resides in Chandler with her husband and twins (when they are not at college).
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.
Member at Large
Samantha Raucci, EP
Samantha is in her 2nd year as Member at Large. She is a native of Northwest Chicago and has three years of experience in Cardiac Rehab at HonorHealth. In addition to Cardiac Rehab, Sam is a cheerleading coach, enjoys painting, hiking, golfing, reading, and napping with her French bulldog, named Tank.
Member at Large
Maria Chokey, RN
Bio coming soon!
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Jane Langley, MSN, RN, CCRN
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 about one and a half years ago. She earned her Master's degree in Nursing in 2005, and a degree in Graphic Design/Visual Communication in 1999. '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.
Nominations being accepted!
Positions coming available in May of 2019 include:
- Membership recruitment
- Member at Large
If you are a current member of ASCVPR or AACVPR and would like to run for a board position or nominate someone else to be on the nomination ballot, contact Stephanie Barton, ASCVPR President at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!