Orange County Media and Key Contacts

Updated:Dec 29,2014

AHA-ASA 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
Heart and Stroke Statistics
Heart and Stroke Encyclopedia

Orange County Event Contacts:

Executive Director:
Melissa Morales (949) 885-1525

Go Red For Women Luncheon:  
      Kim Scott, Business Development Director (949) 885-1526

Heart & Stroke Ball:
      Katie Oakman, Senior Business Development Director (949) 885-1521

Heart & Stroke Walk:
      Dana Moore, Business Development Director, (949) 885-1530
      Daniella Bono, Business Development Director, 
      Tara Gurlides, Business Development Director, (949) 885-1514
      Samantha Bello, Coordinator (949) 885-1544

Jump Rope For Heart/ Hoops For Heart: 
      Christine Wanamaker, Youth Market Director (949) 885-1517

Office Manager: Eileen Hawley (949) 885-1522

Orange County Main Office: (949) 856-3555

National Call Center:
(800) 242-8721

2011-2013 Orange County Board of Directors:

Chairman: Mike Bolen, CEO, McCarthy Building Companies
President: Dr. Shalizeh Shokooh, Co-Medical Director, Women’s Heart Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital
Judy Fox Brandt, Principal, Fox & Company
Terry Belmont, CEO, UC Irvine Medical Center
Tina Borgatta, Editor-in-Chief, Riviera Magazine
Mike Feldman, Executive Vice President, Head of California Branch Banking Union Bank
Don Hamman, Litigation Shareholder, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth
Mitch Hill, Chief Financial Officer, Cameron Health, Inc.
Dr. Brian Palafox, Surgeon, Cardiovascular, Thoracic & General Surgery, Orange County Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons
Dr. Nathan Wong, Professor and Director, Heart Disease Prevention Program, Division of Cardiology, University of California, Irvine