State Advocacy Contacts

Updated:Nov 17,2014
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, D.C.

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

State Contacts:  A-D  |  F-K  |  L-M  |  N  |  O-T  |  U-Z 

National Center Contacts


A-D

ALABAMA
 
 
 
Chastity Mitchell
Regional VP of Government Relations
615.340.4114
Julie Howell
Grassroots Director
800.257.6941 x 6176
 
ALASKA
 
 
 
Jamie Morgan
Sr. Government Relations Director
916.446.6505
Josh Brown
Grassroots Director
916.431.2364
 
ARIZONA
 
 
 
Nicole Olmstead
Government Relations Director
602.414.5353
Josh Brown
Grassroots Director
916.431.2364
 
ARKANSAS
 
 
 
Barbara Kumpe
Government Relations Director
501.379.1182
Brian Bowser
Grassroots Director
512.433.7169
 
CALIFORNIA
 
 
 
Erica Phung
Sr. Government Relations Director
858.410.3820
Brittni Chicuata
Government Relations Director
510.903.4025
Callie Hanft
Government Relations Director
916.431.2372
Violet Ruiz
Government Relations Director
213.291.7016
 
COLORADO
 
 
 
Erin O'Reilly Hackett
Director of Advocacy
303.996.8687
Susanna Morris
Sr. Government Relations Director
303.996.8056
Vanessa Fuentes
Sr. Grassroots Director
512.338.2649
 
CONNECTICUT
 
 
 
John Bailey
Government Relations Director
203.294.3541
Allyson Frazier
Affiliate Director of Grassroots Strategies & Volunteer Engagement
508.935.3935
 
DELAWARE
 
 
 
Jonathan Kirch
Government Relations Director
302.286.5706
Melissa Brown
Grassroots Director
502.371.6020
 
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
 
 
 
Stuart Berlow
Government Relations Director
301.938.5292
Keltcie Delamar
Grassroots & Media Advocacy Director
804.965.6571
 
F-K

FLORIDA
 
 
 
David Francis
Government Relations Director
727.563.8192
Julie Howell
Grassroots Director
(800) 257.6941 x 6176
 
GEORGIA
 
 
 
Marsi Thrash
Government Relations Director
678.224.2085
Julie Howell
Grassroots Director
(800) 257.6941 x 6176
 
HAWAII
 
 
 
Don Weisman
Government Relations Director
808.457.4954
Grace Henscheid
Grassroots Director
206.834.8641
 
IDAHO
 
 
 
Erin Bennett
Government Relations Director
208.501.7788
Grace Henscheid
Grassroots Director
206.834.8641
 
ILLINOIS
 
 
 
Mark Peysakhovich
Sr. Government Relations Director
312.476.6644
Alex Meixner
Government Relations Director
312.476.6657
Anne Simaytis
Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director
414.227.1410
 
INDIANA
 
 
 
Danielle Patterson
Government Relations Director
317.732.4717
Anne Simaytis
Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director
414.227.1410
 
IOWA
 
 
 
Stacy Frelund
Government Relations Director
515.246.4563
Christy Dreiling
Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director
913.652.1972
 
KANSAS
 
 
 
Kevin Walker
Regional VP of Government Relations
913.652.1906
Christy Dreiling
Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director
913.652.1972
 
KENTUCKY
 
 
 
Tonya Chang
Government Relations Director
859.977.4606
Melissa Brown
Grassroots Director
502.371.6020
 
L-M

LOUISIANA
 
 
 
Stasha Rhodes
Government Relations Director
770.612.6173
Julie Howell
Grassroots Director
(800) 257.6941 x 6176
 
MAINE
 
 
 
Becky Smith
Government Relations Director
207.523.3007
Allyson Frazier
Affiliate Director of Grassroots Strategies & Volunteer Engagement
508.935.3935
 
MARYLAND
 
 
 
Michaeline Fedder
Government Relations Director
410.637.4533
Keltcie Delamar
Grassroots & Media Advocacy Director
804.965.6571
 
MASSACHUSETTS
 
 
 
Allyson Perron
Sr. Director of Government Relations
508.935.3943
Allyson Frazier
Affiliate Director of Grassroots Strategies & Volunteer Engagement
508.935.3935
 
MICHIGAN
 
 
 
Katherine Knoll
Regional VP of Advocacy
517.349.3102
Sarah Poole
Government Relations Director
616.482.1508
Jason Harder
Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director
517.349.3102
 
MINNESOTA
 
 
 
Rachel Callanan
Regional VP of Government Relations
952.278.7915
Justin Bell
Government Relations Director
952.278.7921
Anne Simaytis
Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director
414.227.1410
 
MISSISSIPPI
 
 
 
Katherine Bryant
Government Relations Director
601.321.1200
Julie Howell
Grassroots Director
(800) 257.6941 x 6176
 
MISSOURI
 
 
 
Jace Smith
Government Relations Director
913.652.1993
Christy Dreiling
Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director
913.652.1972
 
MONTANA
 
 
 
Amanda Andrews
Government Relations Director
214.706.0534
Grace Henscheid
Grassroots Director
206.834.8641
 
N

NEBRASKA
 
 
 
Brian Krannawitter
Government Relations Director
402.489.5115
Pam Miller
Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director
605.310.3170
 
NEVADA
 
 
 
Ben Schmauss
Government Relations Director
702.789.4379
Josh Brown
Grassroots Director
916.431.2364
 
NEW HAMPSHIRE
 
 
 
Nancy Vaughan
Advocacy Director
603.518.1555
Allyson Frazier
Affiliate Director of Grassroots Strategies & Volunteer Engagement
508.935.3935
 
NEW JERSEY
 
 
 
Corinne Orlando
Government Relations Director
609.223.3720
Allyson Frazier
Affiliate Director of Grassroots Strategies & Volunteer Engagement
508.935.3935
 
NEW MEXICO
 
 
 
Erin O'Reilly Hackett
Director of Advocacy
303.996.8687
Brian Bowser
Grassroots Director
512.433.7169
 
NEW YORK
 
 
 
Julie Hart
Government Relations Director
518.869.4052
Allyson Frazier
Affiliate Director of Grassroots Strategies & Volunteer Engagement
508.935.3935
 
NYC/LONG ISLAND, NY
 
 
 
Robin Vitale
Senior Government Relations Director
212.878.5922
Allyson Frazier
Affiliate Director of Grassroots Strategies & Volunteer Engagement
508.935.3935
 
NORTH CAROLINA
 
 
 
Betsy Vetter
Senior Government Relations Director
919.463.8328
Kim Chidester
Grassroots Director
704.417.5762
 
NORTH DAKOTA
 
 
 
June Herman
Regional Vice President of Government Relations
701.252.5122
Pam Miller
Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director
605.310.3170
 
O-T

OHIO
 
 
 
Krista Bistline
Sr. Government Relations Director
614.396.4383
Cresha Auck Foley
Government Relations Director
614.396.4357
Melissa Brown
Grassroots Director
502.371.6020
 
OKLAHOMA
 
 
 
Naomi Amaha
Sr. Government Relations Director
405.948.2145
Brian Bowser
Grassroots Director
512.433.7169
 
OREGON
 
 
 
Sarah Higginbotham
Government Relations Director
503.820.5308
Grace Henscheid
Grassroots Director
206.834.8641
 
PENNSYLVANIA
 
 
 
Jen Ebersole
Government Relations Director
717.730.1766
Melissa Brown
Grassroots Director
502.371.6020
 
PUERTO RICO
 
 
 
Carlos Diaz Olivio
Advocacy Consultant
787.283.0330
Julie Howell
Grassroots Director
225.248.7703
 
RHODE ISLAND
 
 
 
Megan Tucker
Government Relations Director
401.330.1708
Allyson Frazier
Affiliate Director of Grassroots Strategies & Volunteer Engagement
508.935.3935
 
SOUTH CAROLINA
 
 
 
Yarley Steedly
Government Relations Director
803.806.3028
Kim Chidester
Grassroots Director
704.417.5762
 
SOUTH DAKOTA
 
 
 
Megan Myers
Government Relations Director
605.261.7717
Pam Miller
Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director
605.310.3170
 
TENNESSEE
 
 
 
Bernard Reynolds
Government Relations Director
615.340.4129
Julie Howell
Grassroots Director
(800) 257.6941 x 6176
 
TEXAS
 
 
 
Joel Romo
Sr. Director of Government Relations
512.338.2438
Courtney DeBower
Government Relations Director
521.338.2655
Chris Roller
Sr. Director of Policy Campaigns
702.510.9972
Vanessa Fuentes
Sr. Grassroots Director
512.338.2649
 
U-Z

UTAH
 
 
 
Marc Watterson
Government Relations Director
801.484.3838
Josh Brown
Grassroots Director
916.431.2364
 
VERMONT
 
 
 
Tina Zuk
Government Relations Director
802.288.8305
Allyson Frazier
Affiliate Director of Grassroots Strategies & Volunteer Engagement
508.935.3935
 
VIRGINIA
 
 
 
Amy Hewett
Sr. Government Relations Director
804.965.6531
Keltcie Delamar
Grassroots & Media Advocacy Director
804.965.6571
 
WASHINGTON
 
 
 
Lindsay Hovind
Government Relations Director
206.834.8606
Grace Henscheid
Grassroots Coordinator
206.834.8641
 
WEST VIRGINIA
 
 
 
Christine Compton
Government Relations Director
304.720.7832
Melissa Brown
Grassroots Director
502.371.6020
 
WISCONSIN
 
 
 
Chris Klein
Government Relations Director
608.221.8866
Nicole Hudzinski
Government Relations Director
608.221.8866
Jason Harder
Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director
517.349.3102
 
WYOMING
 
 
 
Erin O'Reilly Hackett
Directory of Advocacy
303.996.8687
Vanessa Fuentes
Sr. Grassroots Director
512.338.2649

 
Jill Birnbaum
Vice President, Advocacy & Public Health
Executive Director, Voices for Healthy Kids
612.202.1980
Jeff Ranous
Director, State & Community Advocacy
262.271.4908
Lucy Asdourian
State Advocacy Consultant
360.870.4016
Douglas Dunsavage
State Advocacy Consultant
214.706.1241
Chris Sherwin
Director, State & Community Tobacco Policy      
720.280.3097
Rick Casebeer
Regional Campaign Manager
615.686.3061
Debbie Hornor
Senior Manager, Field Consultation
603.724.4763
Ashley Bell
State & Community Obesity Policy Manager       
919.622.7118
Kim Milbrath
Southern Regional Campaign Manager, Voices for Healthy Kids
612.305.8771
Stephanie Tama-Sweet
Western Regional Campaign Manager, Voices for Healthy Kids
503.828.8448
Tim Vaske
Midwest Regional Campaign Manager, Voices for Healthy Kids
773.951.5671

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