HealthBeacon executive to lead Go Red for Women® campaign in Boston

BOSTON – The American Heart Association is pleased to announce that Laura Hamilton, executive vice president, business development and industry relations at HealthBeacon, will serve as the chairperson of the 2023 Go Red for Women campaign in Boston.

In her role, Hamilton will be leading the American Heart Association’s local efforts to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women everywhere.

In addition to chairing Go Red for Women, Hamilton is a member of the American Heart Association’s Boston Board of Directors. She is passionate about the Association’s efforts to fight cardiovascular disease, which is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States.

“I see remarkable stories of adversity and recovery every day,” said Hamilton. “Seeing firsthand how the work of the American Heart Association affects the lives of everyday Americans is what inspired me to chair Go Red for Women, and I know we can take our message of self-care and prevention to more women than ever this year.”

Joining Hamilton in leading this year’s Go Red for Women campaign is a team of accomplished women from Greater Boston, comprised of Elizabeth Boudreau, international head of strategy and healthcare workforce development at Amazon Web Services; Kerri Cullity, partner at IBM Consulting; Nithya Desikan, operating principal at Gurnet Point Capital; Traci Hong, associate professor of media science at Boston University; and Sara Jansen, managing director at Press Ganey.

“We are thrilled to have Laura’s and the entire leadership team’s experience, conviction and passion to drive Go Red in the communities we serve,” said Karen A. Whitefield, the American Heart Association’s executive director in Boston. “Together, we know that we will have a positive impact on the lives of women in our region and the families that depend on them.”

This year’s Go Red for Women movement and its local achievements will be celebrated on Thursday, April 20, at an evening reception to be held at the State Room in downtown Boston. For more information, visit

Go Red for Women® is nationally sponsored by CVS Health.