Kids get an appreciation for fruits and vegetables at the I Can Make A Difference Youth Health Event hosted by the Children Defense Fund LA, Jack & Jill of America SFV chapter and the American Heart Association. (Photo by Mitchell Haddad)

Kids get an appreciation for fruits and vegetables at the I Can Make A Difference Youth Health Event hosted by the Children Defense Fund LA, Jack & Jill of America SFV chapter and the American Heart Association. (Photo by Mitchell Haddad)

SERVICE AREA

The American Heart Association is a national organization, with the Los Angeles County Division serving the neighborhoods of Los Angeles County.

MISSION STATEMENT

To be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.

COMMUNITY IMPACT

• Increased park use and activities in South LA’s Harvard Park in the year since we launched our Community STEPS collaboration with the LAPD’s Community Safety Partnership

• Student Farmers Markets in The Accelerated School, Santee High School and Lincoln High School offer fresh, affordable produce in their neighborhoods

• We invested over $12 million in 62 scientific researchers in LA County

LEADERSHIP

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Shawn Casey

Affiliate Development Officer

shawn.casey@heart.org

Nicolla Ross

Vice President of Health Strategies

nicolla.ross@heart.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bob Lundy

Hooper, Lundy and Bookman

John Gordon Harold, MD

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Paul Craig

Keck Medicine of USC

Micah Ali

Compton Unified School District

Eric Boyer

AT&T

Cathi Cunningham

Deloitte & Touche LLC

Ravi Dave, MD

UCLA Health

Suzanne DeJong

Ernst & Young LLP

George Green

Hospital Association of Southern CA

Alice Issai

Adventist Health Glendale

Dino Kasdagly

L.A. Care Health Plan

Bob Larlee

City National Bank

Mika Leah

Goomi Group

Ray Matthews, MD

Keck Medicine of USC

Ken Orkin

ITG Automotive

Karen Oxman

Hub International

David Pryor, MD

Anthem Blue Cross

Jessica Sims, MD

Regal Medical Group

Paul Watkins

Dignity Health

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

Go Red For Women Wellness Retreat and Executive Luncheon

Held on International Women’s Day, enjoy an empowering morning with a wellness expo, beauty corner, fitness sessions, health panels, networking and a healthy lunch.

March 8, 2019 • westdrift Manhattan Beach • Laura Baker, (213) 291-7051, laura.baker@heart.org lagored.heart.org

Rock the Red Music Benefit

A musical celebration to amplify the message of Go Red For Women and unite Los Angeles around efforts to advance equity, awareness and action for women’s health.

May 2019 • Date, location and special celebrity guest performers TBA • Laura Baker, (213) 291-7051, laura.baker@heart.org

Heart & Stroke Ball

Celebrating efforts to build a foundation of health justice and equity in every Los Angeles neighborhood.

June 15, 2019 • Taglyan Complex Hollywood • Lauren Hall, (213) 291-7107, lauren.hall@heart.org

Heart Walk

A 5K walk to end heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 2 killers in LA County. Form a company team, or team up with friends and family. Walk as a heart disease or stroke survivor. Walk in honor of a loved one.

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