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.
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.
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.
Christine Sander, MHA – Program Manager of Cardiac Outpatient and Non-Invasive Services
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 strong focus on operations, planning & business development, and marketing. Christine earned her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, as well as her Master’s degree in Health Administration, from The Ohio State University.
Shravan Sirivolu, MS, IS and Data Management Consultant
As an IS and Data management consultant, Shravan is responsible for The Heart Center clinical applications and databases. He has over 20 years of experience in building and managing IS and Healthcare IT applications and plays a key role in the governance and security of the clinical data generated by The Heart Center. He is also a liaison between The Heart Center, the Nationwide Children's Hospital IS and The Research Institute teams. In addition, Shravan is the business owner and subject matter expert for The Heart Center EPIC change requests. He leads The Heart Center's Telemedicine initiatives and provides leadership in collaborating with other hospitals. He has a Master's degree in Computer Engineering from Wayne State University.