Meredith Ratliff, MS, RD, LD has worked at Texas Health Dallas for 5 years. She currently works in the outpatient nutrition clinic as a dietician with cardiac patients, helping them make lifestyle and behavioral changes and get on the track to better health through nutrition. Meredith has taken the mission of good health to Kenya, where she counseled locals on better food choices, and has used her passion to cultivate healthy habits within her family.
Sarah Rozell, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, received her BS in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Texas Health Science Center Dallas and her Masters Degree in Nutrition from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She has been a registered dietitian since 1982 and currently works at Texas Health Denton. She has been married to her husband Ron for 32 years and has two children, Andrew, 27, and Judy, 14.
LaNell Noggler, RN, has worked at Texas Health Denton for 17 years. She initially worked in the ICU and the Cardiac Cath Lab. Now she works in Cardiac Rehab. She truly has a passion for what she does and really enjoys getting to know each patient and watching them improve with every step of the journey.
Janalou Phelan, MS RD LD, has been a dietitian at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas for almost 14 years, most of it in the Outpatient Nutrition Clinic. Her job includes counseling and educating patients about improving their health. She works with people dealing with heart disease, diabetes, cancer, GI issues, pregnancy, as well as general wellness, sports nutrition, and overall lifestyle management of health. She earned her master’s degree in nutrition and exercise science from Colorado State University. Her work helping patients improve their lives is actually a second career, after a stint in the math/computer science world. “Good health is to be treasured and protected,” she says. “When we have good health we don’t always think about it, but when in poor health, that’s all we think about. Our daily choices (food, activity, etc.) often have a direct impact on our health. I want to help people ‘get it,’ dispel all the myths and misinformation out there, and promote a life-long lifestyle approach to health.”
Dr. Clyde Sullivan is board certified in internal medicine and specializes in cardiology, vascular disease, cardiac MRI, cardiac CT, adult echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and registered peripheral vascular interpretation. He received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Medical Campus in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Sullivan focused on cardiology and vascular medicine during his fellowship at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.
Sharon Hillgartner, RN,WHNP-BC, is a nurse practitioner with more than 30 years experience in many areas of health care. She was named one of DFW’s Great 100 Nurses in 2002, has been recognized as a Who’s Who is Healthcare and currently serves as the president of the North Texas Nurse Practitioners. As the program manager for Texas Health Resources Heart and Vascular Wellness Program, Sharon has a personal and professional interest in preventative medicine and believes that each of us starts our journey toward a healthier lifestyle by just taking 1 step in the right direction.
Debbie Pierce is a proud new grandma and a very active individual. She has been employed at Texas Health Denton for more than 20 years. She works in the medical staff services office where she helps physicians through the credentialing process so that they may serve on the medical staff at Texas Health Denton.
Marie Hill, RD, LD is a full time Registered Dietitian for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She has been a practicing, licensed dietitian for going on 7 years with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Texas Woman’s University. Proud mom of Savannah and Scout; 11-year-old yellow labs. Yes, they even have their own Tempur-Pedic-style beds and treats made from scratch; which include ingredients such as ground flaxseed and unsweetened applesauce. She is a Green Bay Packers fan and beach vacation enthusiast. Nutrition Motto: “Love your food! Moderation is the key. Enjoy the blessings God has bestowed and don’t forget to laugh.”
Bob Chabot is a writer and publisher who lives in Euless, Texas. After having a heart attack in December 2008, he participated in the Cardiac Rehab program at Texas Health H-E-B Hospital and thereafter began serving as a volunteer.
Marc Stevens had a stroke in January of 2002 and was paralyzed on his left side. It took him a year to get back to work. During rehab at Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth, Marc joined the Stroke Support Group. He became the leader of the support group which is now called “Stroke Folks”. Marc has enjoyed every minute of the time he has spent encouraging people who are now going through what he did. “I live for the moments when a patient tells me that I have made a difference,” said Marc.
Sandra Campbell, 63, is president of the board of directors of Harris Helping Hearts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and mentoring cardiac patients at Texas Health Harris Fort Worth, as they recover and manage their disease. Married 45 years to George, they have two adult children and two grandchildren. She received her BA degree at Texas Tech University and Master of Arts at Texas Women’s University with both degrees focusing in political science. She also completed doctoral work at UTA’s School of Urban and Public Affairs. She enjoyed twenty years teaching AP American history & government first at Weatherford High School followed by 14 years at Arlington High School. Ms. Campbell concluded her professional career as Assistant Dean of the Honors College at The University of Texas at Arlington.
Donna Winburn of Bedford, Texas, is a heart attack survivor living with heart disease and a volunteer community educator for WomenHeart, The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease (www.womenheart.org).
Beth Arseneau, RN-BC, BSN, has been a nurse for 28 years. She has worked in many areas of Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital and home care nursing, but the majority of her experience is in cardiac care. She was named one of DFW’S Great 100 Nurses in 2005, and received a Special Recognition Award from the DFW Hospital Council as well as a Community Service award form Texas Health Resources. She is a member of Texas Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab Nurses and The American Heart Association. Employed at Texas Health Arlington Memorial since 1998, Beth currently works in the Cardiac Rehab department. With a strong personal belief in supporting the communities we serve, Beth volunteers at local churches teaching CPR and volunteering at health fairs. Beth has been married for 27 years and has 3 children ages 23, 20 and 10 years of age.