American Heart Association


2018 Goals:

On average, heart disease claims the lives of more than 2,290 New Hampshire residents each year and stroke claims the lives of more than 500 residents. But in many cases, heart disease and stroke are preventable. Our 2020 impact goal is to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent and improve health of all Americans by 20 percent. We work to achieve this by funding innovative research, fighting for stronger public health policies and providing critical tools and information to save and improve lives.

Fundraising Events:

To help build awareness and educate the public, as well as raise funds for heart disease and stroke research, the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association host many events throughout the year including:

  • Manchester Go Red for Women Luncheon, September 29, 2017
  • Upper Valley Go Red for Women Luncheon, Hanover NH, February 9, 2018 

  • National Wear Red Day, February 2, 2018 (always first Friday in February) 

  • National Walking Day, April 4, 2018 (always first Wednesday in April) 

  • Heart Ball, Rye NH, May 2018 

  • Central New Hampshire Heart Walk, Manchester NH, June 2, 2018

Giving Opportunities:

When you donate to the American Heart Association, you are joining us in the fight against our nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers: heart disease and stroke. Your donation will support such life-saving efforts as research, education, advocating for better health, improving patient care and reaching populations at risk. Individuals can give by participating at our Heart Walks or attending one of our Go Red For Women Luncheons. Students can participate by signing up for their school’s Jump Rope or Hoops For Heart event. Companies can give by adding us to your workplace giving program or sponsoring an event.

Volunteer Opportunities:

The American Heart Association needs the time and talent of volunteers to help us create a healthier world, free of heart disease and stroke. We are always looking for leadership team members to help drive our events — Heart Walk team captains, advocacy volunteers as well as individuals who might have specific skills and time to donate for graphic design, video production, event management and office work. Whatever your capabilities and interests are, we can find a volunteer opportunity that’s right for you. Visit

Board Officers   /   Board Members

  • Michael Benton
    Board Chair
    President/CEO, GENAVIX Corporation
    Executive Health & Sports Center Inc
  • Jonathan Eddinger, MD
    Board President
    Cardiologist, New England Heart Institute,  CMC
  • Joanne Curran Celentano, PhD
    Professor, Nutritional Sciences, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire
  • Jane Greene Cipriano, MHA
    Regional Director of Sales & Marketing, Genesis Health Care
  • Dr. Robert Dewey, MD
    Cardiologist, New England Heart Institute CMC
  • Janice Halle
  • Jeffrey T. Photiades
    Wealth Management Advisor
    Northwestern Mutual
  • Kathryn G. Underwood
    President & CEO
    Ledyard National Bank
  • Cindy Tuttle, RN
    Nursing Supervisor
    Educator Concord Hospital
  • Satish Maripuri
    Executive Vice President & General Manager Healthcare Division
    Nuance Communications
  • Emily Knight, RN
    Wentworth Douglass Hospital
  • Kirk Beitler
    Superintendent of Schools
    Gilford School District
  • Chris Bond
    General Counsel, Sr. Vice President
    Human Resources
 Bond Auto Parts

  • Jeffrey T. Kuvin, MD
    Chief, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine & Professor of Medicine
    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Pete W. Mosseau
    Devine, Millimet & Branch
  • Chris Sharpe
    Cross Insurance
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