Officers

Leadership

Board of Directors

Lauren Kane

President

Jan 2023

Daniela Monela

Vice President

Jan 2023

Leah Backhus

Secretary/Treasurer

Jan 2023

Shanda Blackmon

Immediate Past President

Jan 2023

Jessica Donington

Past President

Jan 2023

Val Williams

Director-at-Large

Jan 2022

Tara Karamlou

Director-at-Large

Jan 2022

DuyKhanh P. Ceppa, MD

Director-at-Large

Jan 2023

Committee Chairs

Stephanie Worrell

Mentoring

Jan 2023

Mara Antonoff

Website Editor / Social Media Director

Jan 2022

Jessica Luc

Junio Website Editor / Social Media Director

Jan 2022

Erin Gillaspie

Oracle Editor

Jan 2022

Ourania Preventza

Adult Cardiac Surgery Representatvie

Jan 2024

Mara Antonoff

Gerneral Thoracic Surgery Representative

Jan 2024

Stephanie Fuller

Congenital Cardiac Surgery Representative

Jan 2024

Betty Tong

Membership Co-Chair

Jan 2022

Helenmari Merritt-Genore

Membership Co-Chair

Jan 2023

Paula Ugalde

International Affairs Co-Chair

Jan 2023

Daniela Monela

International Affairs Co-Chair

Jan 2022

Iva Smolens

Historian

Jan 2023

Elizabeth David

Bylaws

Jan 2022

Katie Nason

Awards and Scholarships Co-Chair

Jan 2022

Lisa Brown

Awards and Scholarships Co-Chair

Jan 2023

Jane Yanagawa

Awards and Scholarships Co-Chair (Ex-officio)

Jan 2023

Christina Costantino

Resident Liaison

Jan 2022

Tessa Watt

Resident Liaison

Jan 2022

Alison Halpern

Resident Liaison

Jan 2022

Hannah Copeland

Industry Liaison

Jan 2022

Elizabeth David

Bylaws

Jan 2022

Melanie Edwards

Member-at-Large

Jan 2023

Karen Kim

Member-at-Large

Jan 2023

Rita Milewski

Member-at-Large

Jan 2023

Amy Fiedler

Member-at-Large

Jan 2022

Janani Reisenauer

Member-at-Large

Jan 2022

Rian Hasson

Member-at-Large

Jan 2022

Loretta Erhunmwunsee

Representative, STS Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion

Virginia R. Litle

Representative, Advisory Council for Cardiothoracic Surgery of ACS

Oct 2021

Past Presidents

Leslie Kohman

(1986-1991)

Phyllis Edwards

(1992–1995)

Jemi Olak

(1996–1998)

Rosalyn P. Scott

(1999–2000)

Andrea (A.J.) Carpenter

(2001-2002)

Mercedes K.C. Dullum

(2003–2004)

Margarita T. Camacho

(2005–2007)

Nora Liburdy Burgess

(2008–2010)

Yolonda Colson

(2010-2012)

Virginia R. Litle

(2012-2014)

Jennifer S. Lawton

(2014-2016)

Jessica S. Donington

(2016-2018)

Shanda H. Blackmon

(2018-2020)