Meet Our Nurse Practitioners
A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) who has completed a clinical certification program, earning a Master’s or Doctoral degree in Advanced Nursing. Every NP has a specific population focus which is reflected in their distinct credentials (FNP, ANP, AG-ACNP, AGPCNP, ACNP). A Nurse Practitioner may diagnose illnesses and physical conditions and perform therapeutic and corrective measures within his/her specialty area of practice. Practicing NP’s require national board certification which must be maintained by re-certifying every five years.
Caroline Torres-Menta, graduated in 2008 with her Masters in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Phoenix and joined Cardiac Solutions that same year.. Prior to her FNP, Caroline was an ICU RN at Albert Einstein in Philadelphia for 5 years and then moved to Tucson where she was on Telemetry and ICU at St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson. She then worked for 10 years at Scottsdale Memorial Hospital. Caroline is a member of the AANP.
Caroline moved to Phoenix in 1997. She was born in the Philippines and speaks the Filipino dialect of Tagalog. Caroline primarily sees patients at our Peoria Office and also at Banner Boswell Hospital.
Vanessa became a Registered Nurse in 2011. She achieved her Critical Care Nursing Certification in 2014, obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in 2016 and then her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Grand Canyon University in 2020. She is a board certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specializing in Adult Acute Care with an additional emphasis in Gerontology.
Vanessa is a proud member of the Critical Care Nurses Association and joined the Cardiac Solutions Team in 2020.
MSN, MPA, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC, RN
Meet Our Physicians Assistants
Physician Assistants (PAs) are non-physician clinicians who diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and work collaboratively with physicians. PA’s receive education specifically in the practice of medicine, completing thousands of hours of medical training, earning a Master’s Degree in Medical Science from an accredited university. Practicing PA’s require national board certification (PA-C) which must be maintained by re-certifying every two years.
PA-C, Director of Provider Operations
Sean Morgan graduated in 2008 with his Masters of Medical Science from Midwestern University in Glendale Arizona. Sean joined Cardiac Solutions in 2008. He is Cardiac Solutions NP/PA Manager and Adjunct Faculty for Midwestern University Physician Assistant Program. He is IBHRE Board Certified as a Cardiac Device Specialist.
Previously Sean was an EMT and member of the Army Reserves. Sean was born in Buffalo NY and moved to Arizona in 2006.
Jamie Bair graduated in 2011 with a Masters in Medical Science from Midwestern University in Glendale AZ and joined Cardiac Solutions in 2011. Jamie is a Member of NCCPA and ASAPA.
Jamie is from Cody WY and moved to Arizona in 1986. Jamie primarily sees patients at our Glendale & Peoria offices and also Banner Thunderbird and Abrazo Arrowhead hospitals.
Sarah Barr graduated in 2005 with a Masters of Physician Assistant Sciences at Saint Francis University in Loretto PA. Sarah joined Cardiac Solutions in 2014. Prior to joining our Team, Sarah was a PA in General Surgery specializing in esophageal disorders.
Sarah moved to Arizona from Pittsburgh PA. She is fluent in German. Sarah primarily sees patients in our Peoria office and also at Banner Boswell Hospital.
Lindsay Brown graduated in 2016 with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from A.T. Still University. Prior to this, Lindsay was a Cardiology Medical Assistant. She joined Cardiac Solutions in September 2016.
Lindsay is from San Diego, CA and moved to Arizona in 2014. Lindsay primarily sees patients at our Sun City West and also sees patients at Banner Del Webb Hospital.
Weston DeBry, graduated in 2015 with a Maters in Physician Assistant Sciences at Loma Linda University in California. Weston joined Cardiac Solutions in 2017. Prior to Physician Assistant School, Weston worked as a paramedic for 10 years. Weston is a professional member of AAPA and ASAPA.
Weston moved to Arizona from California in 2017. Weston sees patient in our Peoria and Sun City West offices and also at Banner Boswell and Del E. Webb Hospitals.
Michelle Hustad graduated in 2018 with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Touro University Nevada in Henderson, NV. Prior to Physician Assistant school, she was a competitive Equestrian and also worked as a caregiver for an independent family. Since graduation, she has worked as a PA in Cardiology. She joined Cardiac Solutions in November 2019. Michelle sees patients in our Sun City West office and also at Banner Del Webb Hospital.
Michelle is originally from Arizona and grew up in North Scottsdale. She enjoys riding horses, taking care of her two dogs and spending time with family and friends.
Laura Marinone, graduated in 2012 with a Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant studies at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. Laura joined Cardiac Solutions that same year. Prior to Physician Assistant School, Laura was an EMT in Virginia and was also a cardiopulmonary tech.
Laura moved to Arizona from Herndon, VA in 2010. Laura sees patients in our Sun City West office and also at Banner Del Webb Hospital.
Lauren Spano graduated in 2018 with a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University in Downer’s Grove, IL. Lauren worked for an Ear, Nose and Throat practice after graduation and joined Cardiac Solutions in December 2019. She is a member of AAPA and ASAPA.
Lauren is from Peoria, AZ, and completed her undergraduate degree at ASU. Lauren enjoys hiking, snowboarding, traveling and spending time with friends, family and most of all her three fur-babies.
Andrea Willcox graduated in 2015 with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Loma Linda University in California. Andrea joined Cardiac Solutions in 2015 right after graduation. She is a member of AAPA and ASAPA.
Andrea is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and moved to Arizona in 1996. She sees patients in our Sun City West office and also at Banner Del Webb hospital.
Annie Allbee graduated in 2020 with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. Prior to her career as a Physician Assistant, Annie worked as a Registered Dietitian in the inpatient hospital setting. She joined Cardiac Solutions in March of 2021 just after graduation.
Annie is originally from the Midwest and grew up in Ames, IA. She moved to Arizona originally in 2016 and returned after completing her PA education in California. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, cooking, and traveling.
Ellen Cordova graduated from Pacific University in Hillsboro OR with her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies as well as her Doctor of Medical Science in 2021. She joined Cardiac Solutions that same year. She is a member of the NCCPA, AAPA, and ASAPA.
Previously, Ellen worked as a nursing assistant and a telemetry monitor technician. She was born and raised in Phoenix Arizona and attended NAU for her undergraduate degree.
Emily Davis graduated in 2021 with a Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. Prior to school, she worked in a variety of medical specialties including internal medicine, reproductive endocrinology, and orthopedics, but she has happily found her home in cardiology.
Emily was born and raised in Eagle River, Alaska, and she received a liberal arts education from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. She sees patients primarily in our Peoria office and at Banner Boswell Hospital.
Katherine graduated in 2022 with a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Creighton University in Nebraska. During school, I completed elective cardiology training, which solidified my passion for this specialty. After graduation Katherine joined Cardiac Solutions.
Katherine enjoys hiking and boating, and visits from family.