Meet Our Directors & Staff



The Cardiovascular Center Directors at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center are a group of experienced specialists encompassing a broad range of cardiovascular expertise. Please click on any of the names below to learn more about each of our directors.

Don D. McAfee, MD, and Paul T. Connor, MD, medical directors, Cardiovascular Services

James M. Douglas, Jr., MD, associate medical director, Cardiovascular Outreach

Richard J. Leone, MD, PhD, associate medical director, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Connie L. Zastrow, MD, associate medical director, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

John F. MacGregor, MD, associate medical director, Electrophysiology

Eric D. King, DO, associate medical director, Interventional Cardiology & STEMI

M. Cristina Smith, MD, associate medical director, Mechanical Circulartory Support Program

Mark Daniels, MD, associate medical director, Nuclear Medicine

Spencer W. Hinds, MD, associate medical director, Cardiovascular Rehabilitation

Elisa Zaragoza, MD, associate medical director, General Cardiology and Echocardiology

Jordan E. Genut, MD, associate medical director, Vascular Ultrasound 

Jerry Marschke​, executive director, Cardiovascular Services



The Cardiovascular Center staff is dedicated to ensuring every patient receives exceptional medicine and compassionate care. A professional, experienced manager, whom you can find listed below, oversees each department.   

Julie Maarhuis, RN, manager, Catheterization Labs, Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Recovery Unit
Chris Blakely, manager, PeaceHealth Medical Group Cardiology, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Clinics

Mandy Van Hofwegen, lead, Cardiovascular Rehabilitation & Wellness
360-788-6300 x4721

Cynthia Cashmere, RN, manager, Wound Healing Center

Rachelle Vine, lead, Echocardiography Lab

360-788-6300 x2157

Mike Zimmermann​, lead, Vascular Lab
360-788-6300 x6937

Christine Jensen​, coordinator, Mechanical Circulatory Support
360-788-6300 x2335
Kim Einfeld, RN,  coordinator, TAVR

Lucy Autumn, RN, coordinator, Chest Pain/STEMI Program
Phone: 360-788-6789
Terry Carter, RN, coordinator, Stroke Program
Phone: 360-788-6066
Cindy Gunderson, administrative assistant
Phone:  360-788-6197