Shawna Defriece

Professor and Program Director CVT Program

I came to Valencia College in the Fall of 2013 as the Clinical Coordinator and Professor of the CVT program. I started my healthcare career as a Respiratory Therapist after graduating from Chattanooga State Technical Community College in 1999. After a few years, I made a transition into the world of cardiac electrophysiology (EP). I found my love for procedural cardiac work at that time!

I relocated to Florida in 2009 and I was hired in the EP lab at Orlando Regional Medical Center as staff and later promoted to the EP Lab supervisor. I received my RCES (EP certification) in 2010, and in 2011, I received my Bachelors degree in Cardiopulmonary from East Tennessee State University.

In August 2019, I became the Program Director for the CVT program here at Valencia. I am proud to represent both the program and Valencia College!

"Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you're right." ~ Henry Ford


West Campus
AHS 117


Monday- 8:30am-9am
Tuesday- 8:30am-9am
Wednesday- 8:00am-12:00pm Virtual
Thursday- 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm
Friday- Virtual 8am-9am