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    Current MOKSACVPR Members that would like to be active in the organization as a volunteer, may submit the following application to hold a position on the MOKSACVPR Board or a MOKSACVPR Committee. If you have questions prior to submitting your application please contact the Nominations Coordinator (listed below under "Board of Directors") or email questions@moksacvpr.org.

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    Qualifications
    Board members must maintain full membership status to be elected and serve. A change in membership status shall automatically disqualify an incumbent from holding office. A detailed description of the positions are outlined in the MOKSACVPR bylaws.

    Meetings of the Board
    Monthly board meetings are held via phone conferencing and a yearly in-person board meeting is held the evening prior the spring conference. The board may meet for special circumstances for a yearly strategic planning meeting at a centralized location.

    Committee/Coordinator Positions
    Applications will be reviewed and appointed by the President, President Elect and Committee chair.

    Snizhana Weber 2021 Member of the Year!

    About MOKSACVPR

    Founded in 1988, the Missouri/Kansas Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (MOKSACVPR) is a diverse professional organization for multidisciplinary health care providers who provide rehabilitation programs for persons with cardiac and pulmonary disease.

    The organization is dedicated to the continued improvement of clinical practice and risk factor management, promotion of scientific research and dissemination of knowledge and education for the benefit of health care professionals and private and public sectors.

    MOKSACVPR is an affiliate of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). For more information on AACVPR visit www.aacvpr.org.

    MOKSACVPR was the recipient of the 2011 American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Outstanding Affiliate Award.

    Objectives of the Organization

    The Objectives of MOKSACVPR are:

    • Promoting excellence in delivery of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programming that meets the highest quality of current evidence-based standards and guidelines.
    • Providing superior continuing education opportunities for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation professionals.
    • Representing Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation interests at the local, state, regional, and national level.
    • Providing networking opportunities for healthcare professionals working in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
    • Providing relevant and valuable information and resources specific to Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation services.
    • Facilitating communication among healthcare professionals working in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
    • To support the efforts of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) and other organizations having professional interests similar to that of MOKSACVPR.
    • Partnering with other like-minded healthcare and professional organizations in promotion of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
    • Increasing awareness of related healthcare and Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation services throughout Missouri and Kansas.

    Board of Directors

     PRESIDENT

    Term: 2021-2022

    Amy Choitz, RN, BSN, CCRP

    Cardiopulmonary Clinical Coordinator
    The Center for Health Improvement
    Hays Medical Center
    2500 Canterbury Dr.
    Hays, Kansas 67601
    Telephone: 785- 623-5798
    Fax: 785-623-5064
    amy.choitz@kumc.edu

    PAST PRESIDENT

    Term: 2021-2022

    Carolyn Beard, RN-BC, BSN

    Wheeler Heart & Vascular Center
    3800 South National
    Springfield, MO 65897
    Telephone: 417-269-0564
    Fax: 417-269-2099
    carolyn.beard@coxhealth.com

    PRESIDENT-ELECT

    Term: 2021-2022

    Tedd Walsh, BS, ACSM CES, ACSM RCEP, CCRP

    Supervisor, Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab
    North Kansas City Hospital
    2790 Clay Edwards Dr.
    North Kansas City, Mo 64116
    Telephone: 816-691-1575
    Fax: 815-346-7575
    tedd.walsh@nkch.org

    SECRETARY

    Term:  2020-2022
    Tiffanie Holman, RN

    Heart Failure Coordinator
    Mercy Cardiopulmonary Rehab Cassville / Aurora
    94 Main Street
    Cassville, MO  65625
    Telephone: 417-847-6080
    Fax: 417-847-6026
    Tiffanie.Holman@mercy.net  or
    t-holman@live.com

    TREASURER

    Term: 2019-2021
    Tricia Walsh BS, ACSM RCEP, CCRP

    Centerpoint Medical Center Independence MO
    7315 W. 54th Terr.
    Overland Park, KS 66202
    Work: 816-698-8840
    tricia.walsh@hcamidwest.com

     MISSOURI MEMBER AT LARGE 

    Term: 2019-2021

    Sharon Little-Stoetzel, RN, PhD, CCRP

    Staff RN Outpatient Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Centerpoint Medical Center
    Professor of Nursing Graceland University
    1401 W. Truman Road
    Independence, MO 64050
    Telephone: (816) 805-2117
    stoetzel@graceland.edu

    KANSAS MEMBER AT LARGE

    Term: 2021-2022

    Seth Donaldson MS,  RCEP, CCRP

    University of Kansas Health Systems
    Pulmonary Function Lab
    4000 Cambridge Street
    Kansas City, KS 66160
    Telephone: 913-588-4450
    sdonaldson2@kumc.edu

    STANDARDS AND ISSUES CHAIRPERSON

    Sonny McNeilis RN, CCRN, RRT

    Cox Health
    Wheeler Heart and Vascular Center
    3800 S. National Ave., Suite 300
    Springfield, MO 65807
    Telephone: (417)269-5506
    Fax: 417-269-2099
    Sonny.Mcneilis@coxhealth.com

    PROGRAM CERTIFICATION CHAIRPERSON

    Carolyn Beard, RN-BC, BSN

    Wheeler Heart & Vascular Center
    3800 South National
    Springfield, MO 65897
    Telephone: 417-269-0564
    Fax: 417-269-2099
    carolyn.beard@coxhealth.com

    EDUCATION COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON

    Co-Chairs

    Seth Donaldson MS, RCEP, CCRP

    Sandy Abbott. RN, BSN, CCRP

    SSM & CRMC Cardiac Rehab Hospitals
    Jefferson City Mo 65109
    2505 Mission Drive Suite G30
    Sandra.Abbott@SSMHealth.com
    573-690-1126

    NOMINATIONS COORDINATOR

    Tedd Walsh, BS, ACSM CES, ACSM RCEP, CCRP

    Supervisor, Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab
    North Kansas City Hospital
    2790 Clay Edwards Dr.
    North Kansas City, Mo 64116
    Telephone: 816-691-1575
    Fax: 815-346-7575
    tedd.walsh@nkch.org

    MEMBERSHIP & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

    Cassandra Stafford Exercise Physiologist

    202 NW R D Mize Rd
    Blue Springs MO 64014
    Telephone: (816) 655 5433
    Fax: 816-655-5428
    CSD35600@gmail.com

    WEBSITE COORDINATOR

    Amy Choitz, RN, BSN, CCRP

    Cardiopulmonary Clinical Coordinator
    The Center for Health Improvement
    Hays Medical Center
    2500 Canterbury Dr.
    Hays, Kansas 67601
    Telephone: 785- 623-5798
    Fax: 785-623-5064
    amy.choitz@haysmed.com

    MOKSACVPR Sponsors

    MOKSACVPR is grateful to the corporate sponsors who both demonstrate their commitment to the mission and vision of MOKSACVPR and provide funding to present the annual education conference. Corporate sponsorship of MOKSACVPR is for one year from date of the annual education conference. For additional information, please contact Leann Dickson, RN at leann.dickson@lmh.org or by fax at 785-505-2851.

    Platinum Sponsor – $1000
    Gold Sponsor – $750
    Silver Sponsor – $500

    Outstanding Member Award

    THE MOKSACVPR Outstanding Member Award is presented annually to a nominee whose ideas, committee work, and/or leadership have benefited the organization in a significant way. A committee, consisting of a chair (the President or President-elect), all Board members, and the last award recipient are charged with selection of each year’s recipient. The Outstanding Member Award is presented at the annual MOKSACVPR education conference. The award recipient is honored with a recognition plaque and gift of a one-year membership to the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

    Eligibility criteria for the MOKSACVPR Outstanding Member Award include:
    >Current member of MOKSACVPR in good standing
    >MOKSACVPR member for a minimum of two years AACVPR member for minimum of one year.
    >Currently active in a field related to Cardiovascular and/or Pulmonary Rehab
    >Not a recipient of the award in the previous the past 3 years

    Past MOKSACVPR Outstanding Member Recipients:

    2021 Snizhana Weber, BS, CCRP, ACSM CEP

    2018 Carolyn Beard RN, BC, BSN, CCRP

    2017 Dawnie Ellison RRT
    2016 Tedd Walsh BS, RCEP, CCRP
    2015 Susan Hansen, RN
    2014 Debra Hilton, RN, BSN
    2013 Carolyn Beard, RN, BSN
    2012 Cristy Baldwin, RN, BSN, FAACVPR
    2011 Jan Foresman, RN, BBA, MSEd, FAACVPR, cWc, cHc
    2010 James Gardner, MD
    2009 Lyn Hegvik, RN, BSN
    2008 Judy Korte, RN, BS
    2007 Susan Hansen, RN, BSN, FAACVPR
    2006 Val Kirby, RN
    2005 Irvilene Gardner, RN, MSN
    2004 Melissa Dinsmore, RRT, MPH
    2003 Jan Foresman, RN, BBA, MS, FAACVPR, cWc
    2002 Jeff Roitman, EdD, FACSM
    2001 Tom LaFontaine, PhD, ACSM RCEP, FACSM, FAACVPR & Karen Call, MBA, PT, ACSM PD