New Piedmont VP candidate

We are excited to introduce you to Amy Birling, a candidate for the vacant Piedmont VP position.





Amy Birling has worked in the field of cardiac rehabilitation for over 15 years. She received her B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. She holds several certifications including AACVPR CCRP, ACSM CEP, ACSM EP-C, ACSM EIM-Level 3, and CEPA-ASCM RCEP. Amy has worked at WakeMed Health and Hospitals for the past 15 years where, as the Cary Cardiac Rehab Program Director, has led the team to multiple PRC 5-Star Designations for Excellence in Healthcare. She has also been a recipient of WakeMed’s Circle of Excellence and Clinical Excellence Awards and is a graduate of the Aspiring Leaders Program.

When we asked Amy to briefly share her vision for Cardiopulmonary rehab and why she wants to be a regional VP and this is what she shared.

“I would be honored to be our Regional Vice President. NCCRA is an incredible organization which I am very fortunate to be a member of. NCCRA has been a valued and prominent resource for myself and my organization. Cardiac and pulmonary rehab are evolving, among other things, due to COVID-19 and technology. I believe it is critically important to evolve and think outside the box to deliver cardiac and pulmonary rehab programming in new and unique ways to meet the needs of the diverse population of patients that we are committed to serving. I consider myself a life-long learner and cannot overstate the importance of education and networking in this specialty, in which NCCRA leads the way. I want to be a part of and give my time and talent to this organization that has such an important impact on the lives of those affected by cardiac and pulmonary disease.”

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