American Heart Announces Westchester Board & Staff Leaders

The American Heart Association (AHA) announced today that Yorktown resident, Jennifer Miller has been promoted to Senior Regional Director of the Westchester County Region. She will manage the newly formed Board of Directors in that region, as well as events and campaigns, including the Healthy For Good Westchester Heart Walk, and the Westchester-Fairfield Go Red for Women Luncheon, set for June 2nd at the Rye Hilton. Tickets are on sale now at www.westfairgoredluncheon.heart.org.

“We are confident that Jennifer will continue to grow and develop this region working with the new Board leadership to help achieve our mission to build healthier lives in Westchester County,” said Kristin Judd, Hudson Valley AHA Executive Director, “We are so grateful to have the support of so many exceptional leaders from the health and business communities on our board.”tap heart

Miller joined the AHA in 2011 and was most recently Corporate Director in the Hudson Valley prior to taking this expanded role. She graduated from Denison University with a Bachelors in Arts in 1989, and earned a Masters in Fine Arts in 1993 from Yale University School of Drama.

The newly elected Board of Directors includes Dr. Icilma Fergus, Director Cardiovascular Disparities, Associate Professor at Mount Sinai Hospital and School of Medicine; Virginia Kuper, Senior Vice President and Market Leader in the Hudson Valley and Metro NY market for Key Private Bank; Dennis B. Kremer, Partner at GKG; Theodore Zink, Partner, McCarthy Fingar; Dr. Glenn Hamroff, Cardiologist, New York Presbyterian Physicians; James Seymour, Partner, Global Mobility Services; Howard Klein, Partner, Citrin Cooperman; Dr. Joseph Giamelli, Pediatric Cardiologist, Boston Children’s Health Physicians; Dan Blum, President and CEO, Northwell Phelps Hospital; and Dr. Michael Gewitz, President, Maria Ferari Children’s Hospital (ex officio on AHA Board).

Board members will lead AHA health initiatives and support development priorities to drive AHA health goals in the Westchester Region. The AHA’s impact goal is, by 2020, to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent. Focus areas will include prevention of heart disease and stroke, widespread Hands-Only CPR training, access to and quality of cardiovascular care, and support for research funding and advocacy issues for a healthier community. Other local issues will be determined from a forthcoming regional assessment.

For more information about the American Heart Association in your community, visit www.heart.org/hudsonvalley or email or call Jennifer Miller at Jennifer.Miller@heart.org or 914-806-0962. For a free heart risk assessment, visit www.MyLifeCheck.org, the AHA’s tool designed to help people achieve optimal heart health and prevent heart disease and stroke.

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