All Advocacy Contacts

Updated:Apr 18,2014
 The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is proud to have a presence in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia in addition to the Federal Advocacy, Media Advocacy, and Policy Research teams in Washington, DC

Office of State Advocacy
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas TX, 75231
Phone: (214) 373-6300
Fax: (214) 706-5231

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National Center - Office of State Advocacy 

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Alabama    
 ChastityMitchellRegional VP Gov. RelationsChastity.Mitchell@heart.org  615.340.4114
 JulieHowellGrassroots DirectorJulie.M.Howell@heart.org 800.257.6941
Alaska    
 JamieMorganSr. Dr. of Government RelationsJamie.Morgan@heart.org 916.446.6505
 JoshBrownGrassroots DirectorJosh.Brown@heart.org 916.431.4364
Arkansas    
 BarbaraKumpeGovernment Relations DirectorBarbara.Kumpe@heart.org 501.379.1182
Arizona    
 NicoleOlmsteadGovernment Relations DirectorNicole.Olmstead@heart.org 602.414.5353
 JoshBrownGrassroots DirectorJosh.Brown@heart.org 916.431.4364
California    
 CallieHanftGovernment Relations DirectorCallie.Hanft@heart.org  916.431.2372
 EricaPhungSr. Government Relations DirectorErica.Phung@heart.org 858.410.3820
 BrittniChicuataGovernment Relations DirectorBrittni.Chicuata@heart.org 510.903.4025
Colorado    
 SusannaMizerSr. Government Relations DirectorSusanna.Mizer@heart.org 303.996.8056
 ErinO'ReillyDirector of AdvocacyErin.O'Reilly@heart.org 303.996.8687
Connecticut    
 JohnBaileyDirector of Government RelationsJohn.Bailey@heart.org 203.294.3541
 AllysonFrazierAffiliate Director of Grassroots Strategies and Volunteer EngagementAllyson.Frazier@heart.org 508.935.3935
DC    
 StuartBerlowGovernment Relations DirectorSuart.Berlow@heart.org  301.938.5292
 KeltcieDelamarGrassroots and Media Advocacy DirectorKeltcie.Delamar@heart.org 804.965.6571
Delaware    
 JonathanKirchAdvocacy DirectorJonathan.Kirch@heart.org 302.286.5706
 MelissaBrownGrassroots DirectorMelissa.Brown@heart.org 502.371.6020

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Florida    
 DavidFrancisGovernment Relations DirectorDavid.Francis@heart.org 727.563.8192
 JulieHowellGrassroots DirectorJulie.M.Howell@heart.org 800.257.6941
Georgia    
 MarsiThrashGovernment Relations DirectorMarsi.Thrash@heart.org 678.224.2085
 JulieHowellGrassroots DirectorJulie.M.Howell@heart.org 800.257.6941
Hawaii    
 DonWeismanGovernment Relations DirectorDon.Weisman@heart.org 808.457.4954
 GraceHenscheidGrassroots DirectorGrace.Henscheid@heart.org206.834.8461
Idaho    
 AdreanCavenerDirector of Government RelationsAdrean.Cavener@heart.org 208.639.3201
 GraceHenscheidGrassroots DirectorGrace.Henscheid@heart.org206.834.8461
Illinois    
 MarkPeysakhovichSr. Government Relations DirectorMark.Peysakhovich@heart.org 312.476.6644
 AlexMeixnerGovernment Relations DirectorAlex.Meixner@heart.org 312.476.6657
 AnneSimaytisRegional Grassroots Advocacy DirectorAnne.Simaytis@heart.org 414.227.1410
Indiana    
 DaniellePattersonGovernment Relations DirectorDanielle.Patterson@heart.org 317.732.4717
 AnneSimaytisRegional Grassroots Advocacy DirectorAnne.Simaytis@heart.org414.227.1410
Iowa    
 StacyFrelundGovernment Relations DirectorStacy.Frelund@heart.org 515.246.4563
 ChristyDreilingRegional Grassroots Advocacy DirectorChristy.Dreiling@heart.org 913.652.1972
Kansas    
 KevinWalkerRegional VP of Government RelationsKevin.Walker@heart.org 913.652.1906
 ChristyDreilingRegional Grassroots Advocacy DirectorChristy.Dreiling@heart.org 913.652.1972
Kentucky    
 TonyaChangAdvocacy DirectorTonya.Chang@heart.org 859.977.4606
 MelissaBrownGrassroots DirectorMelissa.Brown@heart.org 502.371.6020


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Louisiana    
 StashaRhodesGovernment Relations DirectorStasha.Rhodes@heart.org  770.612.6173
 JulieHowellGrassroots DirectorJulie.M.Howell@heart.org 800.257.6941
Maine    
 BeckySmithGovernment Relations DirectorBecky.Smith@heart.org 207.523.3007
 AllysonFrazierAffiliate Director of Grassroots Strategies and Volunteer EngagementAllyson.Frazier@heart.org 508.935.3935
Maryland    
 JenniferWittenGovernment Relations DirectorJennifer.Witten@heart.org 410.637.4537
 MichaelineFedderGovernment Relations DirectorMichaeline.Fedder@heart.org 410.637.4533
 KeltcieDelamarGrassroots and Media Advocacy DirectorKeltcie.Delamar@heart.org 804.965.6571
Massachusetts   
 AllysonPerronSr. Dr. of Government RelationsAllyson.Perron@heart.org 508.935.3943
 AllysonFrazierAffiliate Director of Grassroots Strategies and Volunteer EngagementAllyson.Frazier@heart.org 508.935.3935
Michigan    
 KatherineKnollRegional VP of AdvocacyKatherine.Knoll@heart.org 517.349.3102
 SarahPooleGovernment Relations DirectorSarah.Poole@heart.org 616.482.1508
 JasonHarderRegional Grassroots Advocacy DirectorJason.Harder@heart.org 517.349.3102
Minnesota    
 RachelCallananRegional VP of Government RelationsRachel.Callanan@heart.org 952.278.7915
 JustinBellGovernment Relations DirectorJustin.Bell@heart.org 952.278.7921
 AnneSimaytisRegional Grassroots Advocacy DirectorAnne.Simaytis@heart.org 414.227.1410
Mississippi    
 KatherineBryantGovernment Relations DirectorKatherine.Bryant@heart.org 601.321.1200
 JulieHowellGrassroots DirectorJulie.M.Howell@heart.org 800.257.6941
Missouri    
 JaceSmithGovernment Relations DirectorJace.Smith@heart.org 913.652.1993
 ChristyDreilingRegional Grassroots Advocacy DirectorChristy.Dreiling@heart.org 913.652.1972
Montana    
 AmandaAndrewsGovernment Relations DirectorAmanda.Andrews@heart.org 214.706.0534
 GraceHenscheidGrassroots DirectorGrace.Henscheid@heart.org206.834.8461


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Nebraska    
 BrianKrannawitterGovernment Relations DirectorBrian.Krannawitter@heart.org 402.489.5115
 PamMillerRegional Grassroots Advocacy DirectorPam.Miller@heart.org605.310.3170
Nevada    
 BenSchmaussGovernment Relations DirectorBen.Schmauss@heart.org 702.789.4379
 JoshBrownGrassroots DirectorJosh.Brown@heart.org 916.431.4364
New Hampshire   
 NancyVaughanAdvocacy DirectorNancy.Vaughan@heart.org 603.518.1555
 AllysonFrazierAffiliate Director of Grassroots Strategies and Volunteer EngagementAllyson.Frazier@heart.org 508.935.3935
New Jersey    
 CorinneOrlandoDirector of Government RelationsCorinne.Orlando@heart.org 609.223.3720
 AllysonFrazierAffiliate Director of Grassroots Strategies and Volunteer EngagementAllyson.Frazier@heart.org 508.935.3935
New Mexico   
 ErinO'ReillyDirector of AdvocacyErin.O'Reilly@heart.org 303.996.8687
New York    
 JulieHartGovernment Relations DirectorJulie.Hart@heart.org 518.869.4052
 AllysonFrazierAffiliate Director of Grassroots Strategies and Volunteer EngagementAllyson.Frazier@heart.org 508.935.3935
NYC/Long Island   
 RobinVitaleSr. Director, Government RelationsRobin.Vitale@heart.org 212.878.5922
 AllysonFrazierAffiliate Director of Grassroots Strategies and Volunteer EngagementAllyson.Frazier@heart.org 508.935.3935
North Carolina   
 BetsyVetterSr. Government Relations DirectorBetsy.Vetter@heart.org 919.463.8328
 KimChidesterGrassroots DirectorKim.Chidester@heart.org  704.417.5762
North Dakota   
 JuneHermanRegional VP of Government RelationsJune.Herman@heart.org 701.252.5211
 PamMillerRegional Grassroots Advocacy DirectorPam.Miller@heart.org 605.310.3170


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Ohio    
 CreshaAuck FoleyAdvocacy DirectorCresha.Auch@heart.org 614.396.4357
 MelissaBrownGrassroots DirectorMelissa.Brown@heart.org 502.371.6020
Oklahoma    
 NaomiAmahaGovernment Relations DirectorNaomi.Amaha@heart.org 405.948.2145
 BrianBowserGrassroots CoordinatorBrian.Bowser@heart.org 512.433.7169
Oregon    
 SarahHigginbothamGovernment Relations DirectorSarah.Higginbotham@heart.org  503.820.5308
 GraceHenscheidGrassroots DirectorGrace.Henscheid@heart.org206.834.8461
Pennsylvania   
 JenEbersoleDirector of AdvocacyJen.Ebersole@heart.org717.730.1766
 MelissaBrownGrassroots DirectorMelissa.Brown@heart.org 502.371.6020
Puerto Rico    
 CarlosDiaz OlivioAdvocacy Consultantcarlosdiazolivo@yahoo.com 787.283.0330
 JulieHowellGrassroots DirectorJulie.M.Howell@heart.org 800.257.6941
Rhode Island   
 MeganTuckerGovernment Relations DirectorMegan.Tucker@heart.org 401.330.1708
 AllysonFrazierAffiliate Director of Grassroots Strategies and Volunteer EngagementAllyson.Frazier@heart.org 508.935.3935
South Carolina   
 YarleySteedlyGovernment Relations DirectorYarley.Steedly@heart.org 803.806.3028
 KimChidesterGrassroots DirectorKim.Chidester@heart.org 704.417.5762
South Dakota   
 JuneHermanRegional VP of Government RelationsJune.Herman@heart.org  701.252.5211
 MeganMyersGovernment Relations DirectorMegan.Myers@heart.org  
 PamMillerRegional Grassroots Advocacy DirectorPam.Miller@heart.org 605.310.3170
Tennessee    
 BernardReynoldsGovernment Relations DirectorBernard.Reynolds@heart.org 615.340.4129 
 JulieHowellGrassroots DirectorJulie.M.Howell@heart.org 800.257.6941
Texas    
 JoelRomoSr. Dr. of Government RelationsJoel.Romo@heart.org 512.338.2438
 CourtneyDeBowerGovernment Relations DirectorCourtney.DeBower@heart.org 512.338.2655
 ChrisRollerDirector of Policy CampaignsChris.Roller@heart.org 702.510.9972
 BrianBowserGrassroots CoordinatorBrian.Bowser@heart.org 512.433.7169

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Utah    
 MarcWattersonGovernment Relations DirectorMarc.Watterson@heart.org 801.484.3838
 JoshBrownGrassroots CoordinatorJosh.Brown@heart.org 916.431.2364
Vermont    
 TinaZukGovernment Relations DirectorTina.Zuk@heart.org 802.288.8305
 AllysonFrazierAffiliate Director of Grassroots Strategies and Volunteer EngagementAllyson.Frazier@heart.org 508.935.3935
Virginia    
 ChristopherRamosGovernment Relations DirectorChristopher.Ramos@heart.org 804.965.6531
 KeltcieDelamarGrassroots and Media Advocacy DirectorKeltcie.Delamar@heart.org 804.965.6571
Washington    
 LindsayHovindGovernment Relations DirectorLindsay.Hovind@heart.org 206.834.8606
 GraceHenscheidGrassroots DirectorGrace.Henscheid@heart.org206.834.8461
West Virginia   
 ChristineComptonGovernment Relations DirectorChristine.Compton@heart.org 304.720.7832
 MelissaBrownGrassroots DirectorMelissa.Brown@heart.org 502.371.6020
Wisconsin    
 NicoleHudzinskiGovernment Relations DirectorNicole.Hudzinski@heart.org 608.221.8866
 ChrisKleinGovernment Relations DirectorChris.Klein@heart.org 608.221.8866
 JasonHarderRegional Grassroots Advocacy DirectorJason.Harder@heart.org 517.349.3102
Wyoming    
 ErinO'ReillyDirector of AdvocacyErin.O'Reilly@heart.org 303.996.8687


National Center - Office of State Advocacy

Consultants    
 LucyAsdourianAccess to Care; Health EquityLucy.Asdourian@heart.org 360.870.4016
 AshleyBellObesity PreventionAshley.Bell@heart.org 919.622.7118
 DouglasDunsavageAcute EventDouglas.Dunsavage@heart.org 214.706.1241
Tobacco Control   
 RickCasebeerRegional Campaign Manager Rick.Casebeer@heart.org 615.340.4120
 ChrisSherwinProgram DirectorChris.Sherwin@heart.org 720.280.3097
Director    
 JeffRanousDirector, State AdvocacyJeff.Ranous@heart.org 262.271.4908

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