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.

Dr. Don McAfee, Cardiovascular Service Line Medical Director 

Dr. James Douglas, Associate Medical Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Richard J. Leone, Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Heart Failure Surgery

Dr. Michelle Sohn, Associate Medical Director, Vascular Surgery

Dr. John MacGregor, Associate Medical Director, Electrophysiology

Dr. M. Cristina Smith​​, Associate Medical Director, Interventional Cardiology & STEMI

Dr. Paul Connor, Associate Medical Director, General Cardiology, Cardiovascular Imaging & Rehab

Dr. Connie Zastrow​, Medical Director, Vascular Ultrasound 

Dr. Andrew Coletti​, Associate Medical Director of Cardiac Catheterization Lab

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, Manager, Catheterization Labs, Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Recovery Unit
Phone: 360-788-6845    
Trisha Bannerman, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Manager
Phone: 360-788-6120
Sherri Kohr, Progressive Care Unit Manager
Phone: 360-788-3744
Mandy Van Hofwegen, Cardiovascular Wellness & Rehabilitation Lead
Phone: 360-788-6300 x4721  
Susan Spaniol, Cardiovascular Outcomes & Research
Phone: 360-788-6300 x3504  
Cynthia Cashmere, Wound Healing Center Manager
Phone: 360-788-6300
Rachelle Vine, Echocardiography Lab Lead
Phone: 360-788-6300 x2157  
Mike Zimmermann​, Vascular Lab Lead
Phone: 360-788-6300 x6937

Christine Jensen​, Mechanical Circulatory Coordinator
360-788-6300 x2335

Chest Pain/STEMI Coordinator
Phone: 360-738-3600 x2155

Stroke Coordinator
Phone: 360-788-3600 x303 
Cindy Gunderson, Administrative Assistant
Phone:  360-788-6197