Amyloidosis Foundation Announces New Members to Board of Directors

Amyloidosis Foundation Announces New Members to Board of Directors

Sheryl Kernodle, RN has called Vanderbilt Medical Center home for the last seven years, where she has worked as a Cardiac nurse in the Cardio-Oncology, Advanced Heart Failure/Amyloidosis clinic at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute in Nashville, TN. She received her nursing degree in 1993 from Aquinas Junior College in Nashville and has over 24 years of experience, with the last 17 focusing on Cardiac sub-specialties.

In 2014, Sheryl was given the opportunity to work with Daniel Lenihan, MD at Vanderbilt as his clinic nurse. Dr. Lenihan (who transferred to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO in August 2017) was one of the Cardiologists at VHVI that specialized in the care of patients with amyloidosis. She had never heard of amyloidosis prior to coming to Vanderbilt and was very interested in learning all she could about this rare disease. Dr. Lenihan provided the resource tools needed to become knowledgeable as well as developing the nursing skills needed to care for amyloidosis patients.

Sheryl is currently working on a resource manual for the nursing staff at Vanderbilt, as well as being a representative for Cardio-Oncology in the VHVI Unit Board Charter, where staff members meet monthly to collaboratively make decisions that can improve patient care, clinical practice and enhancement of professional opportunities. She attended the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Conference (AANP) in June 2017 as a volunteer for the Amyloidosis Foundation and looks forward to attending more conferences in the future.

Sheryl joined the Board of Directors of the Amyloidosis Foundation in 2017. She is married and enjoys cooking, gardening and her favorite exercise is walking.


Mark Sutherland is a Financial Advisor/ CFP, CRPC with LPL Financial in Southfield, Michigan. He helps his clients identify and plan all aspects of their financial needs – including investments, retirement planning, insurance, and taxes.

Mark attended Michigan State University, where he graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration in 1979.

On campus, he played varsity baseball and helped lead his team to a Big Ten Championship his senior year. He was also an active member of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity.

In 1983 he joined E.F Hutton and earned his securities license. Over the following 34 years of his career, he continued to expand his education by earning his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation in 1997 and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) in 2013.

Mark has supported the Amyloidosis Foundation for many years, attending our annual golf outing events. He began working with AF President Mary O’Donnell and Treasurer Dante Burchi regarding investment recommendations for the foundation since 2015 and became a member of the Board of Directors in 2017.

Mark and his wife Carol have three children and enjoy family outings, golf, volunteering, and following MSU sports.

We welcome Sheryl and Mark to our team and appreciate their support!