Jamie Phillips, MHA, FACHE, 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, supply chain operations and procurement services. 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.
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.
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.
Thomas J. Preston, BS, CCT, CCP, FPP, Chief of Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Assist Programs & Academic Affairs
As Chief of Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Assist Programs and Academic Affairs in the Cardiovascular Perfusion and ECMO Department, Tom’s current role requires him to provide the necessary vision and planning to move Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) forward in distinct areas of concentration. These areas allow for the research, evaluation, education and implementation of mechanical support modalities at NCH, including multiple ventricular assist devices, ECMO and evolving support modalities. Tom’s clinical and research areas include Gene therapy, anticoagulation, gaseous micro-emboli (GME) presence and attenuation during cardiopulmonary bypass, bloodless cardiopulmonary bypass and extracorporeal support. Tom earned his Bachelor of Science in Circulation Technology from The Ohio State University. He is a Fellow of Pediatric Perfusion with the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology (AmSECT), sits on the AmSECT pediatric committee and is also a Fellow with the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP). He also sits as Associate Editor of The Journal of Extracorporeal Technology and on the editorial Advisory Board for Perfusion. Learn more about Tom Preston.
Chad Zerangue, RN, Program Manager for Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Services
Chad has proven leadership skills and professional management experience in the areas of Cardiac Nursing, Mental Health, Managed Care, and Education. He received his undergraduate degrees from Louisiana State University and Our Lady of the Lake College. He received his Master’s degree from Louisiana Tech University with further graduate training in Administration and Leadership from Louisiana State University. Chad’s responsibilities at Nationwide Children’s Hospital include clinical and operational management, evaluation, and planning for Invasive Cardiology.