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
  • Shannon Bryant, MSN, ARNP
  • Christina Archer, ARNP, AGNP-C
  • D’Jenie “DJ” Helen, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC
  • Suzanne Holder, ARNP, MSN, AGPCNP-BC
  • Tracy McGinn, ARNP, MN, ACNP-BC, CCTC
  • Shannon McKaig, ARNP, MSN, FNP-BC

Heart Failure Assistants

  • Mary Adams
  • Venus Chery
  • Karen Faulkner

VAD Assistant

  • Britt Baldwin
  • Kim Feezell

Heart Transplant Coordinators

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

Heart Transplant Assistants

  • Valarie Gregoire-Miller
  • Lydia Torres-Miller

Donor Coordinators

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

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons

Social Worker

  • Inéz Rios, MSW


  • Tara Veasey, PharmD

Financial Representative

  • Carol Smith - 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 our call financial representative at 352.594.6951 with any questions.