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In 2004, the American Heart Association (AHA) faced a challenge. Cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, yet women were not paying attention. In fact, many even dismissed it as an “older man’s disease.” To dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease as theNo. 1 killer of women, the American Heart Association created Go Red For Women – a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.
Our Goal:
Go Red For Women encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and drives action to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also gives them the tools they need to lead a heart healthy life.
In 2010, the American Heart Association set a strategic goal of reducing death and disability from cardiovascular disease and strokes by 20% while improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% by the year 2020.
Campaign Chair
Donna Allie

Team Clean, Inc.
President and Founder

2014 Woman of Heart Awardee
Mariell Jessup MD, FAHA, FACC, FESC
Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Heart and Vascular Center

Go Red For Women Champion
Don Ferrari, DO, FACC
Lankenau Heart Institute

Circle of Red Chair
Erin O’Malley Tysko, M.D.

Main Line Health

2015 Campaign Chair
Lori Reiner

EisnerAmper, LLP

Corporate Leadership Team Chair:
Danielle Gureghian

Charter School Management Inc. Executive VP & General Counsel

ELT Members:

Anne Cobuzzi
Executive Director, Operations
Global Medical Affairs

Anne Papageorge
University of Pennsylvania
Vice President, Facilities

Becky D’Ambrosio
Pershing LLC
Vice President, Corporate Events

Bonnie Clark
Philadelphia Phillies
Vice President of Communications

Danielle Duffy, M.D.
Jefferson Medical College
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology

Deborah Levin
National Penn Bank
Vice President

Deborah L. Crabbe, M.D.
Temple School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Research Center

Emmy Miller
Liberty Business Strategies, LTD
Co-Founder & President

Gloria Allon, RN, BSN, CHPN
Crossroads Hospice
Executive Director

JoAnn Magnatta
Main Line Health
Senior Vice President, Facilities Design & Construction

Kristin Houston
The Boeing Company
ICH-47F Chinook Chief Engineer
Kristin Smith
Smith Flooring

Lisa B. Davis
1847 Financial
Director of Practice Development

Lorina Marshall-Blake
Independence Blue Cross
Vice President, Community Affairs

Marie Pettinos
Siemens One Program Director, Main Line Health System

Nikki Kushin
Janney Montgomery Scott
Director, Benefits and Compensation

Paige Roberts
Knoll, Inc.
Regional Manager

CLT Members:

Amy Frazier
Marketing & Sales Leader

Cynthia Young
Independence Blue Cross
Director, Operational Readiness

Edmond George
Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippell

Elizabeth Kane

Kevin Kent
Conrad O’Brien
Attorney At Law

Lauren O’Leary
Account Executive
Cofco Office Furnishings

Rosemary J. Loverdi
Dilworth Paxson LLP

Syreeta Moore
Weber Gallagher

Trish Harrington
L.F. Driscoll Company, LLC
Director of Business Development

AHA Staff Partners:
Laura Hollot
Senior Director, Go Red For Women

Margaret Walker
Director, Go Red For Women


The Circle of Red Society
The Circle of Red Society is growing! The Circle of Red is a passionate and committed group of women (and men) who make a significant personal donation to further the mission of the Go Red cause. These very special members help us share the important messaging to empower more women to take care of themselves, serve as spokespeople, and are specially recognized at Go Red events.
Circle of Red
Many thanks to the proud supporters representing our 2013 -2014 Circle of Red Society and Men Go Red Society.

Erin O’Malley Tysko, M.D., Circle of Red Chair
Anne Cobuzzi
Danielle Gureghian
Elizabeth Kane
Emily Reiner
Emmy Miller
Janet Brill, PhD, RD, LDN, CSSD
Haley Lesser
JoAnn Magnatta
Maribel Hernandez, M.D.
Paige Roberts
Rosemary Loverdi
Stephanie Austin

Men Go Red:
David Rivers
Matt Austin, M.D.
Vahan Gureghian

To learn more about volunteer leadership with Go Red, contact Laura Hollot at (215) 575-5226 or laura.hollot@heart.org.

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