Meet the SH Team

Meet the SH Team; men, women, doctors, nurses,and community leaders of Eagle County Colorado whose mission is to teach, promote and save lives from SCA.  Of course, we wouldn’t be here without the help and support of our families and volunteers who have helped build this organization to where it is today.

Starting Hearts Board of Directors

Lynn Blake
Lynn Blake
About Lynn Blake
Founder of Starting Hearts (2010); State of Colorado STEMI Task Force;AHA BLS Instructor
Sue Froeschle
Sue Froeschle
About Sue Froeschle
Retired public relations professional, Philanthropist First responder and life saver Joined Board January 2011
Jacquie Landt
Jacquie Landt
About Jacquie Landt
AHA BLS Instructor; Community Volunteer; Retired CRNA Joined Board January 2011
Christine Albertson
Christine Albertson
About Christine Albertson
Marketing, Vail Valley Medical Center Joined Board January 2011
lene Gauger
lene Gauger
About Ilene Gauger
AHA BLS Instructor; Beaver Creek Public Safety Joined Board January 2011
Russell Molina
Russell Molina
About Russell Molina
Retired Entrepreneur; Bravo! Vail Vice-Chair; ECO Finance Advisory Council; Vail Mountain School Board Joined Board January 2011
Carolyn Connolly
Carolyn Connolly
About Carolyn Connolly
Fundraising Specialist; Business Entrepreneur Joined Board January 2011
Graham Kane
Graham Kane
About Graham Kane
BSP, NR-P, FP-C, CCP-C, AHA Training Center; Clinical Educator/Clinical Care Paramedic, Eagle County Paramedic Services Joined Board January 2011
Jim Spell
Jim Spell
About Jim Spell
Safety Consultant; EM; Retired Fire Captain, Vail Fire Department; Journalist Joined Board January 2011

Starting Hearts Advisory Board

Doe Browning
Doe Browning
About Doe Browning
Philanthropist and Philanthropy Consultant; Board Member, Colorado, Mountain College Foundation, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Bravo! Vail Joined Board March 2015
Alan Markowitz
Alan Markowitz
About Alan Markowitz
Chief Cardiac Surgery and Surgical Officer, Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute Joined Board January 2011
Cathy Pollard
Cathy Pollard
About Cathy Pollard
Cardiac Nurse Joined Board January 2011
Jack Eck
Jack Eck
About Jack Eck
Vail Valley Medical Center Joined Board January 2011
Morton Mower
Morton Mower
About Morton Mower
Co-Inventor of Implantable Defibrillator Joined Board January 2011
Mary Sperling
Mary Sperling
About Mary Sperling
Retired special education teacher, Charitable contributor to MS Can Do, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Project Angel Heart, Minneapolis Uptown Foodshelf. Joined Board March 2015
Robert Jacqmin
Robert Jacqmin
About Robert Jacqmin
Former Medical Director, Hewitt’s Health Management Practice Joined Board June 2017
Toby Mower
Toby Mower
About Toby Mower
R.N., B.S., M.S. Ph.D., Philanthropist Joined Board January 2011
Cathy Tobin
Cathy Tobin
About Cathy Tobin
PrepMD LLC; Boston Scientific; United States Army Joined Board January 2011

Starting Hearts Management Team

Alan Himelfarb
Alan Himelfarb
About Alan Himelfarb
Starting Hearts Executive Director
Mike McGee
Mike McGee
About Mike McGee
Defibrillator Program Manager
Marian Jacqmin
Marian Jacqmin
About Marian Jacqmin
SH Instructor Program Manager Assistant Director for the National Committee for Quality Assurance in Washington, D.C. Leadership roles at Aetna US Healthcare and Prudential Healthcare.
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