Our Advanced
Practitioners

Our provider team includes specially trained, licensed, and boarded Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to assist in patient care throughout all stages of treatment.

Erin Bannerman

MSN, APN, FNP-BC
Erin Bannerman supports the physicians of Cardiovascular Medicine in the hospital setting. Her previous work experience includes working on the Cardiac...

Diane Boelens

MS, APN ACNP-BC
Diane Boelens works with interventional cardiologist Dr. Bouyella Reddy. Her nursing background includes employment in a Level II Trauma Center, Critical Care...

Lindsey Bollaert

MSN, APN, FNP-C
Lindsey Bollaert works exclusively with Cardiologist Dr. Param Singh. Her prior clinical experience includes seven years as a nurse in the Emergency Department...

Cara Brown

MSN, APN, FNP-BC
Cara Brown works with electrophysiologist, Dr. Rajiv Mallik. Her prior clinical experience includes 14 years as a Registered Nurse, nine in Cardiac Stepdown,...

Cyndi Burkholder

MS ARNP ACNP-BC
Cyndi Burkholder, MS, ARNP, ACNP-BC, is an Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner working with CVM’s Electrophysiology team. Cyndi started at CVM in 2010 with a...

Rebecca Cady

MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC
Rebecca Cady works with Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Sora Reddy. She has nine years of experience in the hospital setting as a Patient Care Technician,...

Robert Cobert

MSN, APN, FNP-BC
Robert Cobert works with Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Sanjeev Puri. His clinical experience includes 4 years as a nurse in the intensive care unit at...

Judi Deckert

MS, ARNP, FNP-BC
Judi Deckert provides patient care in Cardiovascular Medicine’s Cholesterol Management Program under the leadership of the Medical Director. She prescribes and...

Shawna Duske

MS, ARNP, ACNP-BC
Shawna Duske works with Peripheral Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Nicolas Shammas. Her wealth of knowledge stems from a clinical, diagnostic, and risk...

Tara Gengler

MSN, APN, ACNP-BC
Tara Gengler works with Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Bouyella Reddy. Her clinical experience includes six years as a Primary Care Provider for Genesis...

Jessica Gould

MSN, APN, FNP-C
Jesica Gould works with Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Faraz Manazir. Her clinical experience includes eight years as a nurse in the Cardiac Cath Lab at...

Meghan Hite

MSN, APN, FNP-BC
Meghan Hite works exclusively with Cardiologist Dr. Param Singh. Her prior clinical experience includes nine years as a nurse in the emergency department and...

Cassandra King

MS, APN, ANP-BC
Cassandra King works exclusively with Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Faraz Manazir and has supported his practice since 2011. Her clinical experience includes...

Michelle Lake

DNP, APRN, AGACNP
Michelle Lake works exclusively with the Hospitalist program. Her prior clinical experience includes eight years as a nurse in the ICU and two years in the...

Toni Martin

MSN, APN, FNP-BC
Toni Martin supports the physicians of Cardiovascular Medicine in the hospital setting, transitioning to this role after nine years assisting the office based...

Trisha McIntosh

MS, ARNP, ACNP-BC
Trisha McIntosh is a seasoned Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with Cardiovascular Medicine. She currently works in many capacities within the practice;...

Shannon Mentzer

MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC
Shannon Mentzer works with interventional and peripheral cardiologist Dr. Jon Robken. Her prior clinical experience with cardiology includes serving as the...

Hayley Mills

DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC
Hayley Mills works with Electrophysiologist, Dr. Helbert Acosta. Her prior clinical experience includes working as an Acute Care Registered Nurse on...

Shauna Nuci

MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC
Shauna Nuci works with Cardiologist Dr. Rafat F. Padaria. She began her career in health care at Genesis Medical Center where she worked for 13.5 years as a...

Rhonda Peterson

MSN, APN, ACNP-BC
Rhonda Peterson works with interventional cardiologist Dr. Aswartha Pothula. Her cardiac experience includes 11 years working as a registered nurse providing...

Todd Stone

MSN, APN, FNP-BC
Todd Stone works with Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Sora Reddy. His clinical experience includes four years as a nurse in the cardiac stepdown unit and five...

Cara Voelliger

MS, DNP, ARNP, AGACNP-BC
Cara Voelliger works with Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. Srikanth Kasula. Her cardiac experience includes five years working in the Intensive Care Unit at...

Jordyn Werderitch

MSN, AGPCNP-BC
Jordyn Werderitch works with Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Sanjeev Puri. Her prior clinical experience includes 1.5 years as a Nurse Practitioner for the...

CVM Locations

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Our Advanced
Practitioners

Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants assist our Physicians in providing the best care for patients with heart failure, heart attacks, angina, cardiac, and vein diseases as permitted by their licensure.

Cara Brown

MSN, APN, FNP-BC

Cara Brown works with electrophysiologist, Dr. Rajiv Mallik. Her prior clinical experience includes 14 years as a Registered Nurse, nine in Cardiac Stepdown, Medical ICU and Medical/Surgical. She also has three years’ experience as a Nursing Instructor with Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences. ​ Cara attended Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2006. She furthered her education at Grand Canyon University, receiving her Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Nursing Education in 2018. She continued her education at Maryville University, receiving her Post Master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. ​ Cara is Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. Cara has a personal and special interest in atrial fibrillation. She strives to provide the most up-to-date, quality, and compassionate care to her patients. She is passionate about learning and intends to continue adding to her knowledge throughout her career. ​ Cara’s personal interests include spending time with her daughter and her dog as well as staying active outside or at the gym.

Preventive Services

Our team of physicians, researchers, and patient care specialists are focused specifically on cardiovascular best practices and lifesaving heart and vein care.