Jamie Phillips, Vice President, The Heart Center
Jamie Phillips is the Vice President of the Heart Center. Jamie received a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University. She was awarded her masters of health administration from The Ohio State University. Jamie has over thirteen years of diverse health care administration experience with leading edge health care delivery systems and organizations. Jamie is responsible for the Heart Center’s direct operations, outreach, marketing and business development. She works with various administrative staff in fund-raising, physician practice management, payor relations and planning and business development to coordinate the Heart Center’s strategic vision and goals with the various hospitals entities and services. She also works closely with the inpatient and surgical nursing, as well as support any research development and implementation. Jamie concentrates on three opportunities for the Heart Center- Focus on the patient, family and referring physician; Commit to build and to grow the Heart Center; and Develop and reward people.
Amy Biddle, MSN, RN, Director of Clinical Services
Amy is the Director of Clinical Services for 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.
Amy has extensive clinical and leadership experience in pediatric critical care having worked at nationally renowned pediatric medical centers. Amy's focus is to lead nursing and other allied health personnel in strategic directives to ensure world class patient/family care in The Heart Center.
Daniel Gomez, CCP, FPP
Dan is the Chief of Perfusion Services in the Cardiovascular Perfusion Department at The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He 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. As chief, Dan supervises the Cardiovascular Perfusion Department, oversees the operational and capital budget for the department, and manages The Heart Center cardiac databases as well as day-to-day cardiac operating room activities. Additionally, he provides cardiopulmonary bypass support during cardiac surgery and assists with Ventricular Assist Device, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Autotransfusion set-up. Dan’s clinical and research interests include microemboli transmission during cardiopulmonary bypass, microcircuitry for neonates, and donor blood exposure in cardiac surgical patients.
Soojin Lee, Business Manager, The Heart Center
Soojin is a business manager of The Heart Center. She earned her master’s degree in Health Administration from Washington University in St. Louis. After receiving her MHA, Soojin completed her Administrative Fellowship at Humility of Mary Health Partners in Youngstown, OH. Prior to joining The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s, Soojin worked at OhioHealth in Columbus, OH, where she provided expertise in organizational long range financial planning, annual strategic plan, service line analysis, and business development. Soojin’s current role includes regional outreach, program development and evaluation, formulation and execution of the strategic plan, and financial operation. She’s also focusing on operational process improvement. Soojin works closely with clinical and administrative teams in The Heart Center, as well as Planning, Marketing and Public Relations, and Finance.
Anthony R. Orsini, RCIS
Anthony is a Program Manager of Interventional Cardiology and Electrophysiology Services. Anthony has over fifteen years of clinical experience working as a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist at The Ohio State University Medical Center. He also has over 25 years of experience in Invasive Cardiology Management at both The Ohio State University Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. His responsibilities at Nationwide Children’s include clinical and operational management and planning for Invasive Cardiology.
Thomas J. Preston, BS, CCT, CCP, FPP
Thomas is the Chief of Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Assist Programs and Academic Affairs in the Cardiovascular Perfusion and ECMO department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Circulation Technology from The Ohio State University. Thomas’ current role requires him to provide the necessary vision and planning to move Nationwide Children’s Hospital forward in distinct areas of concentration. These areas allow for the research, evaluation, education and implementation of mechanical support modalities at Nationwide Children’s, including multiple ventricular assist devices, ECMO and evolving support modalities. Thomas’ clinical and research interests include anticoagulation, gaseous micro-emboli, presence and attenuation during cardiopulmonary bypass, and bloodless cardiopulmonary bypass and extracorporeal support. He is a member of the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology as well as the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion. Thomas also sits as Associate Editor of The Journal of Extracorporeal Technology.
Christine is the Program Manager of Cardiac Outpatient and Non-Invasive Services at The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism followed by her Master’s degree in Health Administration both from The Ohio State University. As Program Manager, Christine plans, implements and evaluates the administrative, supervisory and direct care activities for the Outpatient Clinic and Non-Invasive Services. She also provides leadership for complex programs by communicating goals and strategies, direction and priorities. Christine has worked in both the adult and pediatric healthcare settings, with a focus on operations, planning and business development and marketing.