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William A. Neal, M.D. is a pediatric cardiologist with special interest in the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

 

Current Position:  Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Section of Pediatric Cardiology
WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV
Degree:  M.D.
Contact Information:  wneal@hsc.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-293-2416
Fax: 304-293-1409

Valerie Evans Minor, MSN, RN assists in the coordination of student recruitment, screening day activities and student/family follow-up through liaison work with county school administrations and staff.

 

Current Position:  Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Alderson-Broaddus College, Philippi, WV
Degree:  R.N., M.S.N.
Contact Information:  minorva@mail.ab.edu
Phone: 304-457-6350

Eloise Elliott, PhD is the executive director of eLearning for Kids, Inc. creators of Healthy Hearts 4 Kids, Take Charge Be Healthy, and Active Academics. She oversees all operations of the web-based learning modules, including development, dissemination, implementation, and evaluation.

 

Current Position:  Ware Distinguished Professor
WVU School of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, Morgantown, WV
Degree:  PhD - Curriculum & Instruction
Contact Information:  Eloise.Elliott@mail.wvu.edu
Phone: 540-392-5554

Collin John, M.D., MPH is currently involved with the CARDIAC Project with focus on premature cornary artery disease and Familial Hypercholesterolemia. I follow children in teh Children's Cholesterol Clinic at WVU. He is currently working closely with the WV Statewide Birth Score Project

 

Current Position: Assistant Professor - Pediatrics & Internal Med.
Degree: M.D., MPH
Contact Information:  cjohn@hsc.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-293-5761

Bryan J Funari, M.D. is currently a pediatric cardiologist, I am interested in overall cardiovascular health, but am especially interested in how risk factors for cardiovascular disease later in life may particularly impact individuals with underlying congenital or acquired heart disease. I am also interested in preventative pediatric cardiology. I am excited to become actively involved in the CARDIAC Project to improve the health and lifestyle of young individuals throughout the state of West Virginia.

 

Current Position: Assistant Professor - Pediatric Cardiology
Degree: M.D.
Contact Information:  bjfunari@hsc.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-293-7036

Christa Ice, PhD is a developmental and quantitative psychologist. She is currently assisting CARDIAC with methodological issues and statistical analyses.

 

Current Position:  Assistant Professor
Biostatistics & Pediatrics
Degree:  PhD - Psychology
Contact Information:  cice@hsc.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-293-6515
Fax: 304-293-1409

Derek Belcher, M.Ed. is an instructional designer and also serves as the CARDIAC website administrator. He is responsible for continued website updates and maintenance. In addition, he works with the Healthy Hearts 4 Kids, and Take Charge Be Healthy e-Learning modules. He also serves as the project coordinator for the Active Academics web resource

 

Current Position:  Technology Intervention Specialist
Degree:  M.Ed, Instructional Design
Contact Information:  belcherds@concord.edu
Phone: 304-384-6290
Fax: 304-384-6290

Paula Nicholson is the Senior Administrative Assistant and primary contact for the CARDIAC Project.

 

Current Position:  Administrative Assistant
Contact Information:  pnicholson@hsc.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-293-2416
Fax: 304-293-1409

Emily Polak is the CARDIAC data technician who is responsible for the organization and entering of data from the participating schools.

 

Current Position Data Technician
Degree: BFA, Electronic Media, CRMP
Contact Information:  epolak@hsc.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-293-9520
Fax: 304-293-1409

Tammy Pyle is the program specialist primarily working with schools in Kanawha and Raleigh Counties. She is responsible for all aspects of the CARDIAC screenings in these counties.

 

Current Position: Program Assistant
Degree:  
Contact Information:  tpyle@hsc.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-812-4469

Kathryn Greenlief is a program manager for the CARDIAC Project covering Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Gilmer, Monongalia, Nicholas, Preston, Roane and Webster.

 

Current Position: Program Manager
Degree:  
Contact Information:  kgreenlief@hsc.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-276-4052 (cell)

Nahied Haidar, MPH is currently involved with the CARDIAC Project as an Area Coordinator. She is currently involved with various projects involving CARDIAC such as Greenbrier CHOICES, Benedum-model validation for recurring and preventing obesity in WV. She also assists with screenings in the school setting.

 

Current Position: Area Coordinator
Degree: MPH
Contact Information:  nhaidar@hsc.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-293-4286

Janetta Massie is currently involved with the CARDIAC Project as an Area Coordinator covering Boone, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Summers and Wyoming Counties.

 

Current Position: Area Coordinator
Degree:  
Contact Information:  jmassie@hsc.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-293-5761

Darlena Riggs is currently involved with the CARDIAC Project as an Area Coordinator covering Brooke, Doddridge, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio, Pleasants, Ritchie, Tyler, Wetzel and Wirt Counties.

 

Current Position: Area Coordinator
Degree:  
Contact Information:  driggs2@hsc.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-293-5761

Robin VanFleet is currently involved with the CARDIAC Project as an Area Coordinator covering Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, Pendleton and Tucker Counties.

 

Current Position: Area Coordinator
Degree:  
Contact Information:  rvanfleet@hsc.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-692-6743 (cell)

Tina Whitt is currently involved with the CARDIAC Project as an Area Coordinator covering Cabell, Jackson, Lincoln, Mason, Putnam, Wayne and Wood Counties.

 

Current Position: Area Coordinator
Degree:  
Contact Information:  twhitt@hsc.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-593-4319
 
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