American Heart Association

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2023 Goals:

Funding lifesaving research with over $9.5 million in past grants at Dartmouth College, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the University of New Hampshire. Educating New Hampshire women about their risk for heart disease and stroke through the Go Red for Women movement. Other goals include improving employee health through workplace wellness programs and Hands-Only CPR education; teaming up with New Hampshire schools to combat childhood obesity though the Kids Heart Challenge; and providing science-based treatment guidelines to health care professionals to improve patient care.

Fundraising Events:

National Wear Red Day: statewide and nationwide,
February 3, 2023
The Association provides all materials for your office.

Upper Valley Go Red for Women Luncheon, Lebanon, February 17, 2023

Heart of the Seacoast Social, Portsmouth, April 15, 2023

New Hampshire Heart Walk, Manchester, June 4, 2023

Giving Opportunities:

Sponsor the Go Red for Women Luncheon, Heart of the Seacoast Social or Heart Walk, and/or participate on an event-planning committee. Lead a Heart Walk team of your employees. Give your employees time to participate in a free Hands-Only CPR demonstration. Conduct a simple, one-day fundraising event on National Wear Red Day.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Be a “You’re the Cure” Advocate to help educate our legislators on our public policy efforts regarding obesity prevention, heart disease and stroke prevention funding, tobacco control, and health care reform initiatives. Become an Association volunteer media expert. Heart disease and stroke survivors are vital to help educate others about the warning signs and symptoms. Health professionals can give a clinical perspective to the Association’s work regarding nutrition, fitness, cholesterol and blood pressure management, tobacco-use cessation, and other ways to lower risk. Media training is provided. Join our New Hampshire Board of Directors.

Board Officers   /   Board Members

Mark Dell’Orfano
NH Board Chair
Energy, natural resources and corporate lawyer

Michelle Ouellette, MD
NH Board President
Catholic Medical Center

Joshua Benton
Executive Health & Sports Center

Chris Bond
New Hampshire Department of Education

Melissa Golightly
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Emily Knight
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

Sean Medhani
New England Heart & Vascular Institute

Denise Poudrier Normandin, RD, LD, MA, DipACLM
Enlighten Nutrition & Wellness, LLC

Michael Ramshaw
New Hampshire Fisher Cats

Ryan Terrell
SOLVE Beauty Brands

Vikas Veeranna, MD
New England Heart & Vascular Institute


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