CCI Board

Corporate Establishment

CCI is a not-for-profit corporation established for the purpose of administering credentialing examinations as an independent credentialing agency. CCI began credentialing cardiovascular professionals in 1968.

CCI is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of the chairperson for each of the current registry level examination committees and one representative for the certificate level exams. 

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Executive Committee

President
Letitia Esbenshade-Smith, MS Ed, RCES, RCIS

President-Elect / Executive Examination Chair
J Todd Belcik, BS, ACS, RCS, RDCS, FASE

Treasurer
Travis Nay, BS, RCIS

Secretary
S. Michelle Bierig, MPH, ACS, RDCS, RDMS, RCS, CPHQ, FSDMS, FASE

Immediate Past President
Gail Size, BS, RPhS, RVS, RVT, FSVU

Board of Trustees

Advanced Cardiac Sonographer (ACS) Examination Chair
Matt Umland, ACS, RDCS, FASE

Certificate Level (CCT & CRAT) Examinations Chair
Kathy Hellums, BS, RCS, RVS

Congenital Cardiac Registry (RCCS) Examination Chair
P. Nicole Duncan, BS, RCCS, RDCS

Electrophysiology Registry (RCES) Examination Chair
Joe Giron, RN, CRT, RCIS, RCES, CEPS

Invasive Registry (RCIS) Examination Chair
Lee Ann Johnson, MHEd, RCIS

Echocardiography Registry (RCS) Examination Chair
Elizabeth F. McIlwain, MHS, ACS, RCS, RDCS

Phlebology Registry (RPhS) Examination Chair
Diana Neuhardt, RPhS, RVT, FSVU

Vascular Registry (RVS) Examination Chair
Lisa Cannon, RVS, RVT

Public Member
Mark B. Edwards, Jr. 

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Board of Advisors

CCI's Board of Trustees is advised by a Board of Advisors representing each cardiovascular specialty field for which the corporation has a registry level credential.

Echocardiography
Lissa Sugeng, MD, FASE
Kristen Billick, BS, ACS, RDCS, FASE

Cardiac Electrophysiology
Jill Schaeffer, MSN, CRNP, APRN-BC, CEPS, CCDS, FHRS

Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Sheryl Goss, MS, RT (R)(S), RDMS, RDCS, RVS, RVT, FSDMS

Vascular Ultrasound
Clark Garcia, RCS, RVS

Cardiology
Thomas Lewandowski, MD, FACC

Invasive Cardiovascular Technology
Chris Steelman, MS, RT(R)(CI)(ARRT), RCIS

Venous/Phlebology Ultrasound
Tracie Dauplaise, RVT, RPhS