Membership Steering Committee


  • Review and vet strategies and activities to improve retention.
  • Develop strategies and activities to enhance growth of the association (goal specific).
  • Monitor member retention and growth trends.
  • Act as Ambassadors and actively recruit members to ASE.
  • Approve and manage member Forums- currently Women in Echo & Echo Lab Medical & Technical Directors Leadership Forum
  • Create strategies and general targets to increase membership in the following areas:
    • Medical students
    • International membership
    • Interventional cardiologist and other medical professionals focused on structural heart
    • Members who deliver healthcare services at point of care.
    • Fellows and Early Career
    • Private Practice physicians and sonographers
  • Oversee Specialty Interest Groups
    • Review and present new Specialty Interest Groups (SIG) application to Executive Committee for approval.
    • Review yearly activities and membership growth to determine ongoing status
    • Recommend transition to Council Status

2022 – 2023 Committee Members:
Kameswari Maganti, MD, FACC, FASE – Chair
Brittany Byrd, RDCS (AE,FE,PE), FASE – Co-Chair
Alicia Armour, MA, BS, ACS, RDCS, FASE – Sonographer Representative
Nomita Bhawal, MD, FASE, FASA – Member at Large
Paul Braum, BS, RDCS, RCS, RVT, RVS, ACS, FASE – Member at Large
Nancy Cutler, MD, FASE, FACC – Member at Large
Allyson Doucet, BS, RDCS (AE, PE), FASE – Member at Large
April Durham, BS, ACS, RCS, FASE – Member at Large
Renee Dversdal, MD – Critical Care Representative
Geetha Haligheri, MBBS, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Gary Huang, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Harish Jarrett, MD – Rising Star Representative
Natalie Loeffler, RDCS – Member at Large
Patrice McKay, RDCS, FASE – Member at Large
Joseph Navarijo, MD – Member at Large
Suzanne Poston, BS, ACS, RDCS, RVS, RCS, RCCS, CCT, FASE – Pediatric Representative
Payam Pournazari, MD – Member at Large
Florian Rader, MD, MSc, FASE – Member at Large
Jeremy Slivnick, MD – Member at Large
Allison Sterk, ACS, RDCS (AE, PE, FE), FASE – Member at Large
Sudhakar Subramani, MBBS, MD, MMed, FASE – Perioperative Representative
Lindsey Thomas – Member at Large
Bharathi Upadhya, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Matthew Vorsanger, MD, FACC, RPVI, FASE – Vascular Representative
Steven Walling,  BS, ACS, RCS, RDCS, FASE – Member at Large
Yan Wang, RDCS, FASE – Member at Large
Josh Zimmerman, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Dallas Lyons, III – Staff Liaison