Heart Center Administrative Staff :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Administrative Staff

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Jamie Phillips, MHA, FACHE, Senior Vice President-Operations, The Heart Center

Jamie Phillips brings proven strengths and accomplishments to her position, having had several years of diverse administration experience with leading edge healthcare delivery systems and organizations. Jamie leads the administrative functions for inpatient, outpatient, and research areas in Medical Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery within The Heart Center. She is responsible for operations, which includes outreach and strategy development, physician practice management, payor relations, research strategy and financial management. She is also responsible for hospital-wide laboratory, and community practice operations. Beyond her passion for leading, developing and growing people, Jamie extends her time and talent to business and community leadership roles. Jamie received a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University, and was awarded her Masters of Health Administration from The Ohio State University. She is FACHE board certified in Healthcare Management.

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Amy Biddle, MSN, RN, Director of Clinical Services, The Heart Center

Amy Biddle has extensive clinical and leadership experience in pediatric critical care having worked at nationally renowned pediatric medical centers. Her focus is to lead nursing and other allied health personnel in strategic directives in order to ensure world class patient/family care throughout The Heart Center. Amy received her undergraduate degrees from Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky, and Carlow University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was awarded her Masters Degree in Nursing with Nursing Administration focus from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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Daniel Gomez, CCP, FPP, Chief of Perfusion Services, The Heart Center

As Chief, Dan Gomez supervises and oversees the operational and capital budget for the Cardiovascular Perfusion Department. He also manages The Heart Center cardiac databases, as well as all day-to-day cardiac operating room activities. Additionally, Dan provides cardiopulmonary bypass support during cardiac surgery and assists with Ventricular Assist Device, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Autotransfusion set-up. His clinical research interests include microemboli transmission during cardiopulmonary bypass, microcircuitry for neonates, and donor blood exposure in cardiac surgical patients. Dan earned his BS in Medical Technology from Southern Illinois University, as well as a BS in Perfusion Technology from St. Louis University. He has been board certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion since 1996.

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Vannessa Moses, Service Line Administrator, Cardiac Diagnostic, The Heart Center

Vannessa Moses brings operational experience coupled with strategic planning and business development experience to the Heart Center.  She is responsible for all ambulatory clinics; as well as non-invasive diagnostics.  She focuses on building strong, collaborative teams that are nimble and able to adjust to meet the Heart Center’s Ambulatory scope.  The Heart Center offers 14 clinics throughout central and southern Ohio, offering non-invasive services at all locations.  Vannessa has an undergraduate degree in English from Cleveland State University and a Masters in Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University.  

Hannah M. Sparks, MBA, BSRT(R)(VI), Program Manager of Interventional Cardiology, The Heart Center

As Program Manager for Interventional Cardiology, Hannah Sparks has operational oversight of Cardiac Catheterization, Electrophysiology, and The Heart Center Research Team.  Hannah has considerable experience in the Cardiovascular Interventional setting; thus bringing focus on regulatory readiness, fiscal accountability, service-line expansion, physician relations, and team building. Hannah received her Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University in 2005.  Subsequently, receiving her MBA in 2007.  She holds a post primary certification in Vascular Interventional and is an active member of ASRT, AHRA, AVIR and AAPC. Hannah is a 2015 Recipient of Dayton Business Journal’s prestigious Forty Under 40 Award.

Kandi Valentine, MSN, BA, RN

Kandi Valentine, MSN, BA, RN, Program Manager of Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU), The Heart Center

Kandi brings a diverse background of clinical and leadership experience in outpatient and inpatient pediatric and adult settings. She has been an employee of Nationwide Children’s Hospital for more than 20 years. She oversees financial, clinical and human resources operations within the CTICU. She takes pride in leading, empowering and coaching a multi-disciplinary team consisting of Physicians, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Patient Care Assistants and Unit Coordinators who work together to provide top notch critical care services. Kandi received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The Ohio State University. She began her nursing career with a degree from Columbus State College progressing to a Bachelor in Nursing from Wright State University and attaining a Masters in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing. She has recently completed a Pre-MBA Certificate and is currently pursuing a degree in Business Management.

Jaime Manley, BSN, RN, CPN, Program Manager Cardiac Care Unit, The Heart Center

Jaime has been employed at Nationwide Children’s Hospital since 1999, serving as a staff RN, clinical leader, and now Program Manager on the inpatient cardiology unit. As a Program Manager she promotes patient health and well-being by developing day-to-day management and long-term planning in the patient care area; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary teams; and directing and developing her unit to assure patients are receiving quality care from compassionate, dedicated nursing staff. She graduated from Otterbein University in 1998 with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing, and will receive her Master’s in Nursing Administration from Mount Carmel College of Nursing in the summer of 2016. 

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Sam Steinberg, Business Manager, The Heart Center

Sam received his undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and his Master’s degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. Sam’s responsibilities at Nationwide Children’s Hospital include physician practice management, business development, financial analysis and reporting, strategic planning, and regional development.

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