September 2018 Town Hall Teleconference

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Preventing 1 Million Heart Attacks and Strokes

September 11, 2018 • 2:00 to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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September 2018 Town Hall Teleconference Agenda
Time (EDT) Agenda Item Speakers
2:00 PM Welcome & Introduction Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH
Senior Public Health Analyst, Team Lead, Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development, Public Health Law Program (PHLP), Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
2:05 PM Vital Signs Overview Janet Wright, MD, FACC
Executive Director, Million Hearts®, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
2:15 PM Presentations Crystelle Fogle, MBA, MS, RD
Program Manager, Montana Cardiovascular Health Program, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
Terrence D. Welch, MD, FACC, FASE
Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Kristen Frechette, RN
Nurse Manager, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
2:35 PM Q&A and Discussion Montrece McNeill Ransom
3:00 PM End of call

 

Speakers' Biographies

Portrait of Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPHMontrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH

Senior Public Health Analyst, Team Lead, Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development, Public Health Law Program (PHLP), Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Ms. Ransom currently serves as a senior public health analyst and team lead for Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development with the Public Health Law Program in the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support at CDC. Ms. Ransom began her career in 2001, as a Presidential Management Fellow. During her career she has directed the CDC Community Public Health Legal Preparedness Initiative, served as the lead coordinator for CDC’s annual Public Health Law Conference, and developed novel partnerships between CDC and the American Bar Association and the American Health Lawyers Association.

Portrait of Janet Wright, MD, FACCJanet Wright, MD, FACC

Executive Director, Million Hearts®, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Dr. Wright is the executive director for Million Hearts®—a national initiative co-led by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The explicit goal of this initiative is to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the United States by 2022.
From 2008 to 2011, Dr. Wright served as senior vice president for science and quality at the American College of Cardiology (ACC). In that role, she provided medical and scientific oversight of clinical guidelines, performance measures, health policy statements, and appropriate use criteria; quality improvement projects; and the National Cardiovascular Data Registry, a suite of databases containing more than 12 million patient records in both inpatient and outpatient care settings. Dr. Wright practiced cardiology for many years in Chico, California, and served on ACC’s board of trustees; the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Physician Program Committee; and the Center for Information Therapy, a nonprofit organization committed to providing personalized health information during each health encounter.

Portrait of Crystelle Fogle, MBA, MS, RDCrystelle Fogle, MBA, MS, RD

Program Manager, Montana Cardiovascular Health Program, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

Ms. Fogle, a registered dietician, has worked for the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services since 1998. As the program manager of the Montana Cardiovascular Health Program, she oversees statewide efforts to improve cardiovascular health and coordinates public awareness campaigns on stroke. Prior to her current position, Ms. Fogle taught nutrition courses at universities and colleges and worked for WIC. She also has been a food and nutrition extension specialist and began her career as a marketing representative with IBM. Ms. Fogle is a past-chair of the Cardiovascular Health Council and a former president of the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) and the Montana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Ms. Fogle received her master’s degree in business administration in marketing from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in human nutrition and dietetics from Colorado State University.

Portrait of Terrence D. Welch, MD, FACC, FASETerrence D. Welch, MD, FACC, FASE

Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Dr. Welch has worked as a staff cardiologist at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in New Hampshire and an assistant professor of medicine at the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine since 2012. His practice interests include echocardiography, structural heart disease, heart failure, pericardial disease, and cardiovascular disease prevention. He is the medical director of the cardiac rehabilitation program at DHMC, the associate director of the Cardiology Fellowship Program, the course co-director for the medical school’s cardiovascular pathophysiology course, and the chair of DHMC’s annual Cardiovascular Symposium. Dr. Welch received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Notre Dame and his medical doctorate at Washington University School of Medicine. He then completed post-graduate training in internal medicine at the University of Michigan and cardiovascular diseases at the Mayo Clinic. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and echocardiography.

Portrait of Kristen Frechette, RNKristen Frechette, RN

Nurse Manager, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Kristen Frechette has worked at the DHMC for the past 25 years. Ms. Frechette is the nurse manager of the cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program at DHMC. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder and her nursing degree from Norwich University.

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