Heart Transplant Team

Our pediatric heart transplant team includes cardiologists, surgeons, transplant nurses, transplant social workers and dieticians.  

Cardiologists

Transplant Surgeons 

Transplant Administration 

  • Johanna Mishra, BSN, administrator, transplant 
  • Berni Chrobak, RN, MSN, MBA, transplant managed care contractor
  • Renee Shores, MAFM, CAC, transplant financial coordinator 
  • Theresa Trice, transplant data and quality coordinator 

Advanced Practice Nurses & Nurse Coordinators 

Nutritionists 

  • Elise Stegman, RN 

Organ Procurement Coordinators 

  • Justin Boese
  • Kelsey Christensen

Transplant Support Staff 

  • Kathryn Mendelson-Meyers, PhD, pediatric psychologist, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Nayda Rivera-Escanio, transplant assistant
  • Maria Robles, ParentWISE coordinator
  • Akina Takahashi, LCSW, social worker