Cindy Peters CRNFA, FNP-C
Cindy Peters has over 41 years of surgical experience with a passion and history in the vascular field. Cindy has worked as a surgical first assist since 1976. She is a board-certified nurse practitioner and accompanies the surgeons in their hospital based surgical procedures. Cindy has been a preceptor for numerous RNFA students and an operating room scrub tech instructor. Cindy was a pioneer in the establishment of a scope of practice for non-physician 1st assistants in surgery for the state of Arizona. Cindy is very active with the El Zaribah Shriners hospitals for children organization as well as being an avid big game hunter.
Cynthia Devine, AGACBP-BC
As a critical care nurse for over 20 years Cynthia brings experience and compassion to her vascular patients. Cynthia holds numerous certifications in the critical care nursing field and was the first nurse in Arizona to obtain the highly prestigious CSC and CMV Cardiology certifications. Her latest achievement includes The Fundamentals of Critical Care Services (FCCS). Cynthia has been caring for Western Vascular Institute patients for over 18 years. In addition to graduating Summa Cum Laude as a Nurse Practitioner, Cynthia holds a Bachelor’s of science degree in Finance.
Joei Johns, PA-C
Joei is a physician assistant specializing in vascular surgery and wound care. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Biology, minoring in Psychology. She obtained her Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University. During her studies, she chose to emphasize in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, completing the core of her surgical training at the Arizona Heart Institute. She has a special interest in the prevention of limb loss, as well as endovascular repair of complex aortic aneurysms and endo-leaks.
In addition to developing strong relationships with her patients, she also enjoys speaking at medical education conferences, precepting students, and serving as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Midwestern University. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband, David, and swimming with their dog, Chloe.
Kim Alten FNP-BC, MSN, MA
Kim was born and raised in Covina California. She attended undergrad and graduate school at Azusa Pacific University. Kim has a dual Master degree in Family Nurse Practitioner and Parish Nursing as well as a Master degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Kim has been a practicing registered nurse for 30 years. Kim spent 20 of those 30 years as a family nurse practitioner primarily for underserved populations. Along with teaching and being a mentor for students in the healthcare field Kim enjoys spending time with her husband, being out in nature, photography, West Coast Swing Dancing, cooking for her family and friends as well as quilting.
Kim’s career goals:
1) To increase access to health care services in underserved populations
2) To improve the health outcomes of all patients encountered through
education, spiritual care and personal development.
3) To positively impact the wellbeing of patients, families and communities
On the wellness continuum.
4) To mentor and educate the next generation of healthcare providers.