MEET OUR TEAM

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MARIANGIE RODRIGUEZ

Perfusionist

Originally from Puerto Rico, Mariangie was a perfusionist at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida for nine years before joining the PACF team. She received a Cardiovascular Perfusion, BS  through Barry University.

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EMORY STRAUB

Perfusionist

Emory is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina's Cardiovascular Perfusion Program. After his last clinical rotation at Emory Clinic in Atlanta, Emory joined the PACF team in 2015.

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KILEY COOK

Perfusionist

A graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina, Kiley joined the PACF team in January of 2016. Prior to her move to Orlando Kiley worked at Emory Clinic in Atlanta, Georgia.

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SKYLER NORMAN

Perfusionist

Originally from Corona, California, Skyler is a recent graduate of the Midwestern University’s  Cardiovascular Perfusion Program. He did his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University in Idaho. He is exceptionally proud of his beautiful wife Courtney and their two children, Lincoln and Reagan. His interests include golfing, snowboarding,  and playing with his kids.​

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JOHN FRITSCH

Perfusionist

John received his post graduate certification in Perfusion Science from Ochsner Hospital School of Allied Health in 1994. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Orlando and joined the PACF team.

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BRIAN SHARE

Perfusionist

An Ohio native, Brian received his degree from Ohio State University Circulation Technology Program in 2010. After graduation, Brian moved to Orlando and joined the PACF team.

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AMMON LISTER

Perfusionist

Shortly after receiving his master’s degree in Cardiovascular Science, Ammon became a member of the PACF team. He received his education from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona.

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AUSTIN WOLFE

Perfusionist

Austin is a graduate of the Ohio State University Circulation Technology Program. He moved to Orlando and joined the PACF team in 2011.

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JOSH NOBLES

Perfusionist

Josh joined the PACF team in 2017.  He obtained his Master’s Degree in Cardiovascular Science from Midwestern University and was board certified in October, 2017.

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JOY PATEL

Perfusionist

Born and raised in India until the age of 14, Joy became a first generation immigrant in 2012 pursuing higher education. He proudly received his Master’s in Clinical Perfusion from SUNY Upstate Medical University in April 2022. In May of 2022, he began his career as a perfusionist and is the youngest member of PACF team.  He enjoys cooking, playing sports and exploring nature!

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EVAN JOHNSON

Perfusionist

A Missouri native, Evan graduated from Texas Heart Institute School of Perfusion Technology, then joined the PACF team in 2015

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SCOTT CHERICHELLA

Perfusionist

Scott is a University of Maryland graduate and a veteran of the Maryland Army National Guard. He earned his Master of Cardiovascular Perfusion degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2022. Shortly after graduation, Scott moved to Orlando and joined the PACF team.  

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REBECCA  JONES

Perfusionist

Originally from southern Ohio, Rebecca attended  Vanderbilt’s perfusion program in Nashville, TN and joined the PACF team in 2022. In her free time she likes to travel with her husband, try new things, read books and spend time with her dog named Pumbaa! 

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SHONTELLE SIERER

Perfusionist

In 2018, PACF welcomed Shontelle Sierer to our team. A graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina, she earned a M.S. in Cardiovascular Perfusion. Shontelle’s proudest accomplishment is her 22 years of military service. In her personal time, she enjoys golfing, her two dogs, and spending time near the water.  

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LEAH MUSE

Perfusionist

Leah received her post-graduate certification in perfusion science from the UTHealth Cardiovascular Perfusion Program in Houston. Originally from Texas, she moved to Orlando and joined PACF in January 2019 after the promise of a Costco membership. 

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MICHAEL MCNAMARA

Perfusionist

Born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Michael has had a desire to work as a medical professional since his teen years. He obtained his Master of Cardiovascular Science dfrom Midwestern University in 2022 and his dream became a reality in June of 2022 when he joined the PACF team.

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GINA HUNTER

Perfusionist

As a recent transplant from Ohio, Gina is enjoying life in the sunshine. Gina joined the PACF team in 2021. She graduated from the Cleveland Clinic’s school of perfusion, worked at Northwestern in Chicago, and returned to the Cleveland Clinic where she spent 9 years. She enjoys watching Buckeye football and going on adventures with her kids.

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NEAL ERICKSON

Perfusionist

Neal became involved in perfusion in the mid 1970’s when cardiopulmonary perfusion was relatively new to the state of Florida. He is one of the two founding members of Perfusion Associates of Central Florida.

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ROBERT RAMIREZ

Autotransfusionist

Robert is the most recent addition to the PACF team. Originally from Puerto Rico, he has lived in the Orlando area for 25 years. Robert has been providing autotransfusion care for over 15 years.

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JULIO RIVERA

Autotransfusionist

For several years prior to becoming a member of the PACF team, Julio worked part time as an autotransfusionist while working primarily as an anesthesia tech. He joined the PACF team in 2013.

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RUDY ALFARO

Autotransfusionist

Rudy joined the PACF team in 2018. Prior to moving to Orlando, Rudy worked as an autotransfusionist for multiple hospitals in the Tampa, Florida area.