Get to Know Your New Board Members

Welcome to our new board members!  We appreciate their willingness to serve!

Kelly Forrest, Coastal Vice President

I am a Registered Nurse of 20+ years.  I have worked in Cardiac Rehab for the pas seven years at CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern.  I have two children, my daughter Chandler is 23 and my son Tyler is 21.  Fortunately for me, we all live in New Bern!  As a nurse I have had the opportunity to serve in many different capacities.  I enjoy Cardiopulmonary Rehab because we get to spend time getting to know our patients.  It is a wonderful opportunity to be their advocate, coach, cheerleader and educator.


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Christine Alford, Chair of the Membership Committee

I am the lead CEP for the cardiac rehab program at High Point Regional and I have been here since 2009.  I’m very passionate about cardiopulmonary rehab and I am thrilled to be a part of the NCCRA organization and all of the great things that we are making happen in the field.  I have been on the membership committee for the past 2 years and I think we have accomplished a lot and I’m excited to see what more we can do this year.  I am honored to be able to serve as the chair of this committee and am looking forward to working closely with all of you!

With that being said, please feel free to reach out to me with any ideas or concerns that we can address or any expectations that you may have for me or the rest of the membership committee.  Together, we can make this the best year yet!

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