Chief Executive Officer
We welcomed Tina M. Cherro to our practice in 2008. Through her current position as CVAM's Chief Executive Officer, she is able to draw upon twenty plus years of experience in a variety of cardiology clinical roles. Historically, in her tenure with CVAM she worked her way up the ladder, first as Clinical Manager, then Director of Operations. In addition, she is certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS), as well as a BLS instructor.
While cardiology has always been Tina's main interest, she takes a compassionate approach to clinical care. It is her belief that "patient care is priority number one" that makes her daily interaction with our patients and our team so special. With patients always top of mind, she looks at each component of our practice through their eyes to assure every experience is as positive as it can be.
Originally from Michigan, Tina enjoys our sunny, warm winters. Interested in personal growth, she is always exploring new hobbies and adventures.
Chief Revenue Officer
Anna Osback returns to CVAM as our Chief Revenue Officer with 15 years of Administrative and Accounts Receivable experience in Cardiology. Prior to initially joining CVAM in 2008, Anna held a variety of corporate positions and found she prefers the atmosphere of a physician-owned organization. Anna is proud of CVAM's commitment to putting patient care at the forefront of all clinical and financial decisions.
She is an Arizona native who has never acclimated to the hot summers, so she takes advantage of short drivers to cooler climates to escape the heat. When she is not working, she enjoys spontaneous road trip adventures with family and friends. You can also catch her exploring the Tonto Forest area with her favorite hiking partners; her daughter and Golden Retriever.
Director of Clinical Research
Adam Gitkin graduated from the University of Arizona in Tucson with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Sciences. He later earned a Master of Science Degree (MS) in Physiological Sciences with a major in Cardiovascular Sciences from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. He also earned an Associate Degree in Clinical Research from Pima Community College.
Adam Gitkin joined CVAM in 1999 and has worked in several roles including Cardiovascular Technician, Medical Assistant, Clinical Trainer, and Clinical Research Coordinator. Adam worked at Banner Baywood Medical Center in the telemetry unit as Cardiac Monitor Technician and 12-lead EKG Technician. Before this, he worked in the ICU department of Gilbert Hospital and served as a staff EKG instructor.
Adam Gitkin holds several board certifications from the American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine (ABCM) including EKG instructor, 12-Lead EKG Interpretation, and Cardiac Arrhythmia Interpretation. Additional certifications include Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association. He also designed and taught the basic and 12-lead EKG Technician program at Arizona Medical Training Institute (AMTI).
His clinical research areas include cardiac rhythm disorders, cardiac devices, heart failure, coronary artery disease, and valvular diseases. He helped obtain FDA approval for a ground-breaking heart failure treatment device called the Optimizer. His professional memberships include the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA).
His awards/recognitions includes #1 ranking in the United Sates for the ARTESIA clinical trial subject enrollments (2021), Culture Award Winner from Cardiovascular Associates of Mesa (2019), Dr. Richard C. Forney Award For Academic Excellence from Arrhythmia Technologies Institute (2015), and Presenter's Award Winner from Arrhythmia Technologies Institute (2015).
Adam enjoys reading John Grisham novels, spending time with his family, and traveling with his wife in his free time.
Director of Human Resources
I developed a desire to work in Human Resources through experience in management and have now been in the field for 6 years. I have a passion for understanding organizations from the inside out to partnering with business leaders to build and drive human capital.
I initially joined CVAM in 2011 in the front office and later returned in 2022 after pursuing a career in HR. I strive to build relationships with my team and provide guidance based on my years of experience.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I have a daughter who is my world. We love taking her to the beach and the mountains. We try to spend as much time as possible outside during the cool months.