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​​​JCRP is the official journal of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and the Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation.

The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) is a multidisciplinary professional association comprised of health professionals who serve in the field of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. Members include cardiovascular and pulmonary physicians, nurses, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, behavioral scientists, respiratory therapists, dieticians and nutritionists. We are committed to the continued professional development of our members through networking and educational opportunities. Membership with AACVPR provides free online access to the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention,  exclusive access to first-rate education, a multidisciplinary network of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation professionals, and the latest updates on regulatory standards and reimbursement issues delivered to your inbox. Membership offers ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career while shaping the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation to save and improve lives.

AACVPR Office
www.aacvpr.org
330 N. Wabash Avenue
Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312) 321-5146
Fax: (312) 527-6635
[email protected]


Board of Directors
President
Amy Knight, PhD, ABPP
Birmingham, AL 

President-Elect
Ash Walker, DHSc., MA, ACSM-RCEP, FAACVPR
Laurinburg, NC

Immediate Past President
Dean Diersing, MS, RCEP, EP-C, EIM3, CCRP, FAACVPR
Lubbock, TX  

Treasurer
Hank Wu, MD, MPH
Providence, RI 

Secretary
Ruth Akers, RN, BSN, MHA, FAACVPR
Bryn Mawr, PA 

Director
Gerene Bauldoff, RN, PhD, MAACVPR
Columbus, OH 


Director
Theresa Beckie, PhD
Tampa, FL


Director
Stacey Greenway, CCRP, FAACVPR
Greenville, NC

Director
Joel Hughes, PhD, FAACVPR
Kent, OH

Director
Aimee Kizziar, MHAL, BA, RRT-NPS, RCP
Sacramento, CA

Director
David Prince, MD
Bronx, NY

Director at Large
Columbus Batiste, MC, FACC, FSCAI
Riverside, CA




Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation
Board of Directors

President
Tracy Selway, MN, RN(NP)
Moncton, NB

Past President
Carolyn Baer, MD, FRCPC
Moncton, NB

Vice-President
Dylan Chipperfield, BSc
Saskatoon, SK

Treasurer
Diamond Fernandes, BSc
Calgary, AB

Breanna Bitondo, R.Kin
Newmarket, ON​

Kathryn Brisco, BScPT
Kamloops, BC

Caroline Chessex, MD
Toronto, ON

Tracey Colella, RN, PhD
Toronto, ON

Lisa Cotie, PhD, RKin
Ottawa, ON

Scott Grandy, PhD
Halifax, NS

Bruce Moran, MD
Ottawa, ON

Marie-Kristelle Ross, MD, FRCPC
Lévis, QC

Kathleen Turner, RD
Ottawa, ON

Karen Unsworth, MSc
London, ON