Boston Lawyers Have Heart names 2021 leadership team

At the American Heart Association, we know this is a busy time for all of us, so as we look forward to 2021, we want to thank the following people for being part of the 2021 Lawyers Have Heart Executive Leadership Team.

We truly could not do it without them.

While this year’s Lawyers Have Heart campaign may look different, our mission is more important than ever. Members of the ELT raise crucial funds to help fight heart disease and stroke.

This allows the American Heart Association to educate families across Greater Boston on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, fight to ensure communities have the highest quality of care, find cures for heart disease and stroke and lessen susceptibility to other illnesses like COVID-19.

Mark Giese
Managing Director, StoneTurn
Years Volunteering with Lawyers Have Heart: 4

Boston Lawyers Have Heart names 2021 leadership team

Mark Giese

What made you want to get with the American Heart Association and Lawyers Have Heart?
For me it was initially really enjoying the event itself, and the next year I got involved in helping to engage other officemates to register and fundraise for the event, which I have done ever since. Given that experience, when the opportunity arose to join the Executive Leadership Committee, I thought it would be a great way to get more involved and impact a cause that I have personal connections to, as do many of my colleagues and clients in the legal profession. I’ve really enjoyed learning more about the mission and being part of the event’s growth since joining the committee.

What do you hope to accomplish this year as an Executive Leadership Committee member?
I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues to identify and positively affect a cause that aligns with both StoneTurn’s and the American Heart Association’s values. In pursuing that goal, I hope to fully engage StoneTurn’s Boston office and capitalize on our unique culture to change the Greater Boston Community in a meaningful way.

Brian Christie
Managing Director, FTI Consulting
Years Volunteering with Lawyers Have Heart: 8

Boston Lawyers Have Heart names 2021 leadership team

Brian Christie

What made you want to get with the American Heart Association and Lawyers Have Heart?
I know the stress of my career and believe that simple messaging around heart health is critically important. The race brings awareness to a silent killer in my line of work.

What do you hope to accomplish this year as an Executive Leadership Committee member?
Really starting to understand how the American Heart Association helps our community and make sure that message is spread loud and clear such that my contacts see the benefit of financial contributions

What excites you the most about this year’s campaign?
I believe it connects the fundraising goals and mission of Lawyers Have Heart with the community benefit. The more we give the more our community benefits.

Greg Naviloff
Partner, RSM
Years Volunteering with Lawyers Have Heart: 10

Boston Lawyers Have Heart names 2021 leadership team

Greg Naviloff

What made you want to get with the American Heart Association and Lawyers Have Heart?
Healthy lifestyles as well as more heart research targeting younger professionals.

What do you hope to accomplish this year as an Executive Leadership Committee member?
Help successfully raise funds to support the American Heart Association’s mission, particularly equity-themed initiatives.

What excites you the most about this year’s campaign?
Greater interest and involvement by others in my firm in the cause and focusing on those who need help the most.

John Rearick
Principal, Choate, Hall & Stewart
Years Volunteering with Lawyers Have Heart: 4

Boston Lawyers Have Heart names 2021 leadership team

John Rearick

What made you want to get with the American Heart Association and Lawyers Have Heart?
It seemed like a fun way to get involved at my firm, support fitness and raise some money for a great cause. I did pretty well with fundraising and it snowballed from there!

What do you hope to accomplish this year as an Executive Leadership Committee member?
I’m hoping to focus our time and resources on improving health and livelihoods across the community. Showing people they can trust the systems and institutions that bring this about is another goal, and a tough one.

What excites you the most about this year’s campaign?
I’m hoping that our colleagues will be able to see and feel change happening.

 

Clifford V. Pascarella II
Attorney, CMBG3 Law LLC
Years Volunteering with Lawyers Have Heart: 5

Boston Lawyers Have Heart names 2021 leadership team

Clifford V. Pascarella II

What made you want to get with the American Heart Association and Lawyers Have Heart?
I first became involved with Lawyers Have Heart approximately 10 years ago when I was working for another firm located in seaport near the Blue Hills Pavilion. Through my yearly participation as a team captain, I learned a lot about the American Heart Association and the importance of Lawyers Have Heart to the AHA’s mission. For personal family reasons, I seized on opportunities to become more involved with LHH to honor my family members.

What do you hope to accomplish this year as an Executive Leadership Committee member?
I hope to promote a greater awareness of the many neighborhoods and communities in the Greater Boston area that lack access to nutritious food and help identify and resolve the problems that prevent those neighborhoods and communities from having such access.

What excites you the most about this year’s campaign?
One of the core values of my firm is community mindedness. Accordingly, my firm is involved in many charitable and pro bono causes. Lawyers Have Heart lends well with the holistic approach that my firm takes regarding its core value of community mindedness. It excites me thinking of the potential for collaboration between the American Heart Association and my firm in this regard.