Thank you for joining our Spring 2013 Volunteer Leadership Forum call all about stroke!
If you were unable to attend, the audio recording is available for your convenience.
Our next call will be this summer, keep an eye on your inbox for more information.
|Henry (Hank) Wasiak, MBA, |
Emmy Award Winner, ASA Advisory Board Committee, National Board
| Molly Griffis, |
Stroke Program Coordinator, Tucson Medical Center, Tucson Saving Strokes Co-Chair
Student at the University of Washington, AHA Washington Volunteer
|Heather Hayes, DPT,|
Neurologic Clinical Specialist, University of Utah, AHA Utah Volunteer
Henry (Hank) Wasiak, an American Stroke Association Advisory Board Committee member, will be leading our stroke month discussion. "He is a communications industry leader with an impressive resume of experience working with the corporate elite of global business. He is co-founder of The Concept Farm, one of today's hottest creative development companies. Hank is a three time Emmy award winning TV host and actor, best selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, teacher and a Reiki Master. Hank has been nominated for 17 Emmy Awards in the past three years. He personifies today's Renaissance man." Hank's extensive hosting experience will create an extra special call! Find out more about Hank on his website.
Molly Griffis is the Stroke Program Coordinator at Tucson Medical Center. She leads an interdisciplinary health care team in the appropriate assessment, treatment and management of Transient Ischemic Attack, Acute Ischemic Stroke, and Hemorrhagic Stroke patients following evidence based best practices from accrediting bodies; secured Gold Plus recognition from AHA/ASA GWTG Stroke in 2011/2012. Molly is passionate about improving the health and wellness of patients, families, and communities. She joined the Tucson Saving Strokes committee as Co-Chair and is looking forward to sharing their success stories from the volunteer lead event.
Paige Castro is currently a senior at the University of Washington where she is pursuing degrees in Biology and International Studies: Comparative Religion. Paige has been involved at the American Heart Association formally since January 2013, where she helps coordinate hypertension management programs at two local churches, but has participated in the annual Heart Walk in her hometown of Wailuku, HI for many years. With a passion for nutrition and preventative medicine, she plans on pursuing a master's degree in Nutrition with hopes of becoming a Registered Dietician. Her motivations for her work in school and at AHA include her family and her Pacific Islander culture.
Heather Hayes studied International Relations at Tulane University before receiving her degree as a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University. She currently works as a Neurologic Clinical Specialist PT at the University of Utah Rehabilitation and Wellness Clinic while pursuing her PhD in exercise and Sports Science from the college as well. Heather volunteers her time with the American Heart Association in Utah and will be speaking about Utah's successful integration of stroke into all of their programs.
Listen to the audio presentation from our January 22, 2013 My Heart. My Life. Volunteer Leadership Forum call.
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