Orange County Media and Key Contacts

Updated:Mar 9,2016

American Heart Association - American Stroke Association logo - Orange County

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Media Relations:

Tamara White, Director, Communications & Marketing (213) 291-7028 or

For national media inquiries, please call (214) 706-1173

Additional Media Resources:
AHA National Newsroom, Includes our national news releases and multi-media resources.
American Heart Association NEWS.
Heart and Stroke Statistics
Heart and Stroke Encyclopedia

Orange County Event Contacts:

Executive Director: Melissa Morales (949) 885-1525

Go Red For Women Luncheon:  
      Jamie Montgomery, Sr. Business Development Director (949) 885-1518

Heart & Stroke Ball: 
      Katrina Roseli, Business Development Coordinator (949) 885-1542

Heart & Stroke Walk:
      Maryam Ahmandinia, Business Development Director (Heart Walk/ Heart Chase), (949) 885-1530
      Nelly Alonso, Business Development Coordinator, (949) 885-1544
      Tara Gurdlides, Business Development Director (949) 885-1514     
      Brianne Lyon, Business Development Director (949) 885-1523 
      Shana Pawlowicz, Sr. Business Development Director  (949) 885-1519
Jump Rope For Heart/ Hoops For Heart: 
      Sharon Hogan, Youth Market Director (949) 885-1512

Operations Manager: Eileen Hawley (949) 885-1522

Orange County Main Office: (949) 856-3555

National Call Center:
(800) 242-8721

2015-2016 Orange County Board of Directors:

Chair: Aimee Weisner, Corporate Vice President and General Counsel, Edwards Lifesciences
President: Pranav Patel, MD, FACC, FSCAI; Chief, Division of Cardiology, University of California, Irvine, Department of Medicine

Immediate Past Chair: Donald J. Hamman, JD, Founding Partner, Stuart Kane LLP
Immediate Past President: Brian Palafox, MD, FACS, Orange County Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons

Chair, Nominating Committee: Scott Sherman, Executive Vice President, HR, Ingram Micro
Ozair M. Alefi, Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo - The Private Bank
Jennie Cull, Principal, Management Consulting, KPMG
Suzanne DeJong, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Mike Feldman, Executive Vice President, Head of California Branch Banking, Union Bank
Terry Goldfarb-Lee, Senior Director of Business Development, Resources Global Professionals
Rochelle Karr, Director of Attorney Professional Development & Alumni Relations, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Maria Guerra, Personal Trainer & Motivational Speaker, Hard Core Fitness Studio
Peter Tennyson, Partner, Corporate, Paul Hastings LLP

David Schlotterbeck, Retired