Meet our dedicated team of specialized Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.



Sarah Gibson ARNP

Sarah Gibson, ARNP-BC, has been providing cardiac nursing care since 2007 when she started her career in the Cardiac Step-Down unit at Bay Medical Center. She completed her BS in Nursing from Jacksonville State University in 2009 and then moved into the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. She joined Cardiovascular Institute of NW Florida in 2013 as an RN and completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Troy University in 2017. With Sarah’s proven excellence in clinical care for our cardiology patients, she was promoted at that time to Nurse Practitioner, which has enabled her to work with many more of our patients in the clinic setting as well as coordinating and supervising diagnostic tests to facilitate the appropriate level of care.

Sarah is the proud mom of two teenage boys and several beloved pets and enjoys being active outdoors as well as a good beach day on our beautiful local beaches.


Cathy Rodes, ARNP-C, joined Cardiovascular Institute in 1996 and has been integral to patient care in our practice for 23 years. Cathy started her nursing career in 1979 and gained critical care experience as an ICU nurse. She became a nurse practitioner in 1996 after graduating from the University of South Alabama. Cathy’s years of experience with cardiology patients makes her a vital part of our patient care continuum in both diagnostics and ongoing follow-up of our patients in the clinic setting.

Cathy is originally from Ohio and she and her husband, Ed, followed his Air Force career until finally settling down in Panama City. Cathy and Ed have been married for 35 years. She has two adult sons, two dogs (Boxers), and loves to travel, go on hikes, work in her garden, and relax with a good book.


Jesse Rumbough, ARNP-BC, joined our team in 2014 and obtained her degree from the University of Miami.


Tripp Shipman, PA-C, has been critical to the ongoing growth of Cardiovascular Institute since he joined us in 1981. Tripp primarily works in our nationally accredited Cardiovascular Ultrasound department assisting in the diagnosis and monitoring of cardiac and vascular conditions in our patients. He also assists our physicians in select hospital-based procedures. Tripp completed his Bachelors and his Physician Assistant training at Emory University in 1979. He is nationally certified and state licensed.

Tripp and his wife Cindy have one adult daughter and enjoy getting together with family and friends as well as taking advantage of all the great outdoor adventures our local area has to offer.

Tyler Windsor, ARNP-C, joined Cardiovascular Institute in 2018 after relocating from the Dothan, Alabama area. He obtained his nursing degree from Auburn University in 2014 and his Master of Nursing from University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2017. Prior to joining Cardiovascular Institute, Tyler served as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner in the Structural Heart Program of Southeast Alabama Medical Center, assisting with patients undergoing valve replacement procedures. While pursuing his MS in Nursing, he also worked in both Cardiovascular Intensive Care and in the Cardiac Cath Lab at Southeast Alabama Medical Center.

Tyler enjoys spending time with his family, including a beautiful little girl and baby boy, and occasionally getting in a round of golf or catching an Auburn football or Braves baseball game.

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