The American Heart Association (AHA) of Greater Maryland is proud to announce Kimberly Davis, Chief Accounting Officer, Versant Health as the 2021 Go Red for Women Chair.
“It is truly an honor to be named the Chair of this year’s AHA Go Red for Women Campaign. As women, we tend to ignore our own health as we focus on taking care of others. This is especially true in minority communities where access to care remains a barrier to early diagnosis and preventative care. As someone who is passionate about women’s issues, I plan to use this platform to highlight the importance of women’s heart health and the necessity of self care.” – Kimberly Davis
Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s global movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. Launched nationally in 2004 to close the gap in awareness, Go Red quickly expanded into a worldwide movement dedicated to removing the barriers women face to achieving good health and wellbeing. Each June, the year-round campaign’s success is celebrated at the Go Red for Women Luncheon. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Go Red for Women in Baltimore.
Kimberly Davis, MBA, CPA, is the Chief Accounting Officer for Versant Health, one of the nation’s leading managed vision care companies. She is responsible for overseeing a team of more than 30 accounting professionals working to ensure GAAP and statutory compliance, safeguarding the company’s assets, and driving financial initiatives and strategies. She received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland University College and MBA from The Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business.
In addition to her role at Versant Health, Kimberly is pas
sionate about providing mentorship to women who are aspiring leaders. Kimberly is treasurer and a board member of the Executive Alliance, a prominent organization for connecting accomplished women on professional and personal levels to expand their impact and influence, she advocates for the advancement of women on corporate boards and other leadership roles. She also serves on the board of directors of the Baltimore Chapter of Finance Executives, Inc. where she helps provide a forum for peer networking among CFOs and other senior financial executives. Recently, Kimberly joined the JHU Carey School of Business Dean’s Alumni Advisory Board.
Versant Health supports Kimberly’s chairmanship as Go Red for Women’s Signature Sponsor in Baltimore. Together with the American Heart Association, Versant Health will empower women to take care of their hearts, eyes, and entire body through the support education, advocacy, and research in our community and beyond.
Kim is joined by some of Baltimore’s most passionate female leaders, who have agreed and are excited to be part of the Go Red for Women’s Executive Committee. These ladies have already begun planning for a successful year. For more information on how to get involved visit the Baltimore Go Red for Women website at (baltimoremdgoredluncheon.heart.org).
About Go Red for Women®
The American Heart Association’s signature initiative, Go Red for Women®, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women. For 17 years, Go Red for Women has encouraged awareness. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power of women to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also gives them tools they need to lead a heart healthy life. The Go Red for Women movement is nationally sponsored by CVS Health, with additional support from national cause supporters. For more information, please visit GoRedforWomen.org or call 1-800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721).
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 nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721).
About Versant Health
Versant Health is one of the nation’s leading managed vision care companies serving nearly 35 million members nationwide. Through our Davis Vision plans and Superior Vision plans, we help members enjoy the wonders of sight through healthy eyes and vision. Providing vision and eye health solutions that range from routine vision benefits to medical management, Versant Health has a unique visibility and scale across the total eye health value chain. As a result, members enjoy a seamless experience with access to one of the broadest provider networks in the industry and an exclusive frame collection. Commercial groups, individuals, third parties, and health plans that serve government-sponsored programs such as Medicaid and Medicare are among our valued customers.
For more information visit versanthealth.com.
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