I'm proud to be a Leaders of Impact Nominee
I'm excited to be nominated for the Leaders of Impact campaign this year. As part of this year's class of changemakers, I'm dedicated to making a lasting impact on the health of our community and hope that I can count on your support!
Despite many advances, cardiovascular disease is still the No.1 killer in the US. And while approximately 80% of cardiovascular disease could be prevented through a healthy diet, physical activity, a healthy weight, not smoking, controlled blood pressure, diabetes, and lipid levels - the disparities in access to care, nutrition, and healthy environments make achieving these goals far too difficult for far too many people. That's why I am committed to being a part of this relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.
Are you with me in making a real impact on the health of our community? Please click on the donate button next to my name below to support my efforts. Every dollar counts, and I'm counting on you!
Columbus, OH Leaders of Impact Fall 2023
As part of this year’s class of changemakers, I’m dedicated to making a lasting impact on the health of our community.
With heart disease being the #1 killer in the nation and stroke coming in at #5, the AHA’s mission is both personal to me and has shaped my professional life.
Cardiovascular disease is significant throughout my mother’s family.
I spent many hours through my high school years helping my mother care for my grandmother after her four-vessel heart bypass surgery and years later a devastating stroke.
I never had the opportunity to meet my grandfather as he died of sudden cardiac arrest when my mother was in college. To our knowledge, there was no one around that knew CPR. (Click on the link below to learn/refresh your Hands-only CPR Skills.)
My mother has high blood pressure and high cholesterol, both of which have been controlled with heart healthy eating, exercise and medications. She is currently 82 years old.
My personal family experiences laid the foundation for my work as a cardiology nurse practitioner. I have the privilege of caring for and educating patients like my grandmother and mother.
Will you join efforts with me in supporting the education, innovative research and health equity initiatives of the American Heart Association? Together we can have the greatest impact.
Click the Donate button to support my mission with the American Heart Association today. Thank you for your life-saving support.