American Heart Association

2019 Goals:

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.

Fundraising Events:

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.

Giving Opportunities:

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.

Volunteer Opportunities:

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 or call the American Heart Association office in Manchester at 603-263-8318.

Board Officers   /   Board Members

  • Jonathan  Eddinger, MD, FACC, FASE
    Board President
    New England Heart & Vascular Institute CMC
  • Christopher Sharpe, CIC
    Chairman of the Board
    President & CEO Cross Insurance
  • James M. Flynn, MD, FACC, FSCAI
    Board President-Elect
    Cardiologist, New England Heart & Vascular Institute CMC
  • Christopher G. Bond, Esq.
    Board Chair-Elect
    Primmer Piper  
    Eggleston & Cramer PC
  • Peter W. Mosseau, Esq.
    Leadership Development Committee
    Devine, Millimet & Branch
  • Gregory A. Bairam
    Project Manager
    Longchamps Electric Inc.
  • Michael Benton
    President & CEO
    GENAVIX Corporation
  • Jane Greene Cipriano,MHA, FACHE
    Regional Director of Sales & Marketing
    Cardiovascular Institute, Genesis HealthCare
  • Richard M. Hayes, MD

    Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Nashua

  • Emily Knight,  RN, ADN, CPAN
    Staff Nurse
    Wentworth- Douglass Hospital
  • Abby L. Lamothe, CPA, Senior Accountant
    Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, P.A.
  • Denise Normandin, MA, RD, LD
    Project Director
    Healthy PSU

    Plymouth State University

  • Mel E. Passarelli, Esq.
  • Michael  Ramshaw
    New Hampshire Fisher Cats
  • Cynthia Tuttle, RN
    Nurse Educator Supervisor
    Concord Hospital
  • Kathy Underwood
    President & CEO
    Ledyard National Bank
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