Leaders of Impact campaigns in full swing across Pennsylvania

The Leaders of Impact initiative engages community leaders across 150 cities to take part in a seven-week challenge to improve health by raising awareness and funds to support the life-saving work of the American Heart Association. Across Pennsylvania, 21 nominees were selected to take part in Leaders of Impact because of their passion and drive to make a difference.

Beginning on World Heart Day, September 29, nominees began to raise funds while engaging their networks in activities that directly impact the health of the community. Funds raised will support the American Heart Association’s 2024 Impact Goal which aims to advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to equitable health care access and quality. The Leaders of Impact winner from each region’s campaign will be announced following the campaign culmination on National Philanthropy Day, November 15.

This year’s nominees are (listed in alphabetical order):

  • Amresse Farrow, development and marketing specialist, Bethlehem Public Library – Lehigh Valley & Berks
  • Tony Fronza, owner, Fronza Media LLC – Lehigh Valley & Berks
  • Larry Goldhahn, MD, EMS director, UPMC Hanover – York
  • Tina Hess, president, CEO and owner, Good News Consulting Inc. – York
  • Phil Huffman, senior vice president, Newfront – Pittsburgh
  • Paul Johnson, administrative fellow, WellSpan Health Gettysburg Hospital – York
  • Justin Keiper, funeral director/supervisor, Cantelmi-Long Funeral Homes – Lehigh Valley & Berks
  • Brynn Levine, marketing & media services director, Keenan-Nagle Advertising Inc. – Lehigh Valley & Berks
  • Shehzad Malik, MD, cardiologist, The Heart Care Group – Philadelphia
  • Ashanti Martin, general manager, WURD Radio LLC – Philadelphia
  • Devon Mitchell, operations manager, Anytime Fitness – Philadelphia
  • Derick Nowacki, nurse practitioner student, Carlow University – Pittsburgh
  • Krista Null, certified surgical technologist, WellSpan Health York Hospital – York
  • William Oyster, certified public accountant, Smith Elliott Kearns and Company LLC – Capital Region
  • Catherine Rebitch, PharmD, associate professor of pharmacy and therapeutics, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy – Pittsburgh
  • Casey Schreiner, Winged Food Aviation – Pittsburgh
  • Andrew Siegfried, director, Walgreens Boot Alliance – Pittsburgh
  • Nelly Silva, DMD, general dentist, Advanced Dentistry of Collegeville – Philadelphia
  • Joshua Worth, chief of EMS, Medical Rescue Team South Authority – Pittsburgh
  • Susan Yohn, director of human resources, Brown Shultz Sheridan and Fritz – Capital Region
  • Rocco Zegalia, director of sales, TWG Security – Lehigh Valley & Berks

Support a local Leaders of Impact campaign or nominee using the links below.

Capital Region Leaders of Impact

Lehigh Valley & Berks Leaders of Impact

Philadelphia Leaders of Impact

Pittsburgh Leaders of Impact

York Leaders of Impact