M&T Bank executive takes on the fight against heart disease and stroke in Delaware

Allison Kerwin, Senior Vice President of Delaware Commercial Real Estate for M&T Bank, will serve on American Heart Association Delaware Board of Directors

NEWARK, July 8, 2024 — The American Heart Association, a global force for healthier lives for all, has named Allison Kerwin, Senior Vice President of Delaware Commercial Real Estate for M& T Bank, the newest member of the Delaware Board of Directors.

The Delaware Board of Directors is made up of local leaders from across several industries including healthcare, banking, technology, hospitality, and law. Board members volunteer their time and diverse perspectives to help identify health priorities and advance the life-saving work of the American Heart Association in Delaware.

“Volunteers are the life-blood of our organization” said Tara Comer, Senior Vice President of Development and Health Strategies for the American Heart Association. “We are so grateful to have Allison join us in bringing the mission of the American Heart Association to Delaware.”

Kerwin has an extensive background in philanthropic work. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Alfred University and a master’s degree from Wilmington University. She joined the Wilmington Trust Company in 2005, which merged with M&T Bank in 2011, and has held multiple roles during her tenure. Kerwin also serves on the Bank’s governing Charitable Committee and sits on the Executive Boards of both Wilmington Alliance and the Committee of 100 and well as serving as chair of the Economic Development committee for the Committee of 100. She lives in Avondale, PA, with her husband and their four children.

Kerwin will officially begin her term as a Board member on July 1. She will join incumbent board members:

• Kimberly Hoffman – Board Chair, Partner, Morris James LLP

• Dr. David Tam – Board President, President & CEO, Beebe Healthcare

• E. Thomas Harvey – Immediate Past Board Chair & Board Leadership
Development Chair, Chairman & CEO, Harvey, Hanna & Associates

• Cathy Bassett – Director of Communications, Mountaire Farms

• Dr. Kirk Garratt – Medical Director of the Center for Heart and Vascular Health & John H. Ammon Chair of Cardiology, ChristianaCare

• Dr. Yolanda Hendley – Interventional Cardiologist, St. Francis Hospital

• Jessica Phaup – Executive Director, AstraZenenca

• Annamarie Yuhas – Assistant Vice President, Cardiac Center, Nemours Children’s Health

The 2024-2025 Delaware Board of Directors lead a special charge as 2024 marks 100 years of the life-saving work of the American Heart Association. With bold hearts, the American Heart Association’s volunteers, supporters and staff forge ahead into the organization’s second century. The Association will continue to fuel science and innovation, fund lifesaving research, stand for the rights of patients and caregivers, work with communities, and transcend the way we live, work and play. This relentless pursuit will continue until heart disease and stroke no longer exist.


About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for a century. During 2024 – our Centennial year – we celebrate our rich 100-year history and accomplishments. As we forge ahead into our second century of bold discovery and impact our vision is to advance health and hope for everyone, everywhere. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, X or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.

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heart.org and stroke.org