American Heart Association

Equitable Health for All:

The American Heart Association — now in its 95th 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 achieve maximum impact in equitable health and well-being in the U.S. and around the world, spanning all populations addressing overall health and well-being, 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 4, 2019; Heart.Org
  • CycleNation New Hampshire, November 14, 2019; org/NHManchester
  • Upper Valley Go Red for Women Luncheon, February 7, 2020; Heart.Org
  • New Hampshire Heart Ball, May 9, 2020; Heart.Org
  • New Hampshire Heart Walk, TBD; Org

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

James M. Flynn, MD, FACC
President of the Board
New England Heart Institute
Catholic Medical Center

Chris Sharpe
Chairman of the Board
Cross Insurance

Gregory A. Bairam
Project Manager
Longchamps Electric, LLC

Mike Benton
GENAVIX Corporation

Chris Bond
Chair Elect
Attorney at Law
Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC

Jane Cipriano
Regional Director of Sales & Marketing
Genesis Health Care

Emily Knight
Registered 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
Nurse Educator Supervisor
Concord Hospital

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