A native of Richmond, Virginia, Tika McGuiness received her BS in Chemistry in 2010. She also received a BS in Nursing in 2012. Shortly after, she obtained her MS as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2014. She has been working with cardiac patients throughout her nursing career. Prior to joining Richmond Heart & Vascular Associates, she worked for Bon Secours’ Richmond Cardiology Associates. Tika also worked in cardiology practices in Roanoke, Blacksburg, and in Kansas, where she lived with her husband while he served in the military. Outside of work, Tika enjoys spending time with her son and her husband, playing board games, and watching movies. Her favorite hobbies are reading books (especially on a rainy day), attending Spin class, and finding new places to eat in the Richmond area.