American Heart Association
The American Heart Association — now in its 94th year — is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke, the two leading causes of death in the world. In New Hampshire, heart disease and stroke annually claim the lives of nearly 2,500 and 500 residents, respectively. The Association serves as a catalyst to achieving maximum impact in equitable health and wellbeing in the U.S. and around the world, spanning all populations addressing overall health and wellbeing, anchored in cardiovascular and brain health and focused on breakthroughs in science and technology, changes in systems and policy, and engaging with individuals to transform communities.
Join us to raise awareness, educate the public, raise funds for research, and promote health and well-being for all. Our upcoming events include: Manchester Go Red for Women Luncheon, October 5, 2018; National Eat Smart Day & Month, November 7, 2018; Upper Valley Go Red for Women Luncheon, February 8, 2019; National Wear Red Day & American Heart Month, February 1, 2019; National Move More Day & Month, April 3, 2019; American Stroke Month, May 2019; Heart Ball (Seacoast), May 4, 2019; National CPR + AED Awareness Week, June 1-7, 2019.
Donations help fund lifesaving research, advocate for better health, improve patient care and reach at-risk populations. Personal donations, memorials and tributes, corporate gifts, event sponsorships, and workplace giving are just a few ways to support the Association’s efforts to improve the health of our schools, families, businesses and communities. Nearly 80 cents of every dollar raised supports research, education and community outreach. As the largest, private not-for-profit funding source for cardiovascular disease and stroke research next to the federal government, the Association has invested more than $4.1 billion in research since 1949 to enhance our knowledge of cardiovascular diseases and stroke and has funded 13 Nobel Prize winners.
The American Heart Association depends on the time and talent of volunteers to help create a healthier world. Millions of volunteers — including thousands in New Hampshire — help fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat disease. Whatever your capabilities, interests or schedule may be, the Association can find a volunteer opportunity that’s right for you. Visit www.heart.org/volunteer or call the American Heart Association office in Manchester at 603-263-8318.
Board Officers / Board Members
- Jonathan Eddinger, MD, FACC, FASE
New England Heart & Vascular Institute CMC
- Christopher Sharpe, CIC
Chairman of the Board
President & CEO Cross Insurance
- James M. Flynn, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Cardiologist, New England Heart & Vascular Institute CMC
- Christopher G. Bond, Esq.
Eggleston & Cramer PC
- Peter W. Mosseau, Esq.
Leadership Development Committee
Devine, Millimet & Branch
- Gregory A. Bairam
Longchamps Electric Inc.
- Michael Benton
President & CEO
- Jane Greene Cipriano,MHA, FACHE
Regional Director of Sales & Marketing
Cardiovascular Institute, Genesis HealthCare
- Richard M. Hayes, MD
- Emily Knight, RN, ADN, CPAN
Wentworth- Douglass Hospital
- Abby L. Lamothe, CPA, Senior Accountant
Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, P.A.
- Denise Normandin, MA, RD, LD
Plymouth State University
- Mel E. Passarelli, Esq.
- Michael Ramshaw
New Hampshire Fisher Cats
- Cynthia Tuttle, RN
Nurse Educator Supervisor
- Kathy Underwood
President & CEO
Ledyard National Bank