Meet the Team

Here is a list of the staff members that you may encounter during your advanced heart, VAD or heart transplant experience.

Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Physician Team

Advanced Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support Coordinators

  • Kim Bain, ARNP
    Ventricular Assist Device Coordinator
  • Suzanne Holder, ARNP, MSN, AGPCNP-BC
  • Laureen Meece, ARNP
  • Tracy McGinn, ARNP, MN, ACNP-BC, CCTC
  • Shannon McKaig, ARNP, MSN, FNP-BC
  • Catarrhine Keller-Warner, ARNP
  • Yu (Janet) Wu, ARNP, ACNP

Heart Failure Assistants

  • Mary Adams
  • Venus Chery

VAD Assistant

  • Kim Feezell
  • Deepal Shah

Heart Transplant Coordinators

  • Maisara Bledsoe, BSN
  • Susan Learn, RN, MSN, CCTC
    Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program Manager
  • Chuck McGinn, RN, BSN
  • Renee Rogers ARNP, MSN, ANP-BC, CCTC
  • Dana Rosenberger, BSN, RN
  • Bonnie Scribner, BSN

Heart Transplant Assistants

  • Christine Carr-Freidin
  • Lydia Torres-Miller

Pre-Transplant Assistants

  • Vickie Connell
  • Phyllis Mitchell
  • Pan Tilley-Hewlett
  • Michaela Wiley

Post-Transplant Assisants 

  • Viva Brown
  • Edward Harley
  • Kathy Henderson
  • Latasha William

Donor Coordinators

  • Jennifer Fredrick, RN
  • Kim Sylvester, RN
  • Teresa Edgington, RN

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons

Social Worker

  • Inéz Rios, MSW
  • Jennifer Zeidman, MSW


  • Tara Veasey, PharmD

Financial Representative

  • Katina Rees
  • Stephanie Achour
  • UF Health is contracted with most transplant networks. Check with your employer or insurer for more information about accessing UF Health for transplant services or call our finanical representative at 352.265.0359 or 352.265.0358 with any questions.