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Make It Your Mission
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 the No. 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.
2013 Executive Leadership Team
Campaign Chair
Autumn Bayles
Vice President of Strategic Development
2013 Woman of Heart Awardee
Maribal Hernandez
Main Line Health Cardiology
Go Red For Women Champion
Erin O’Malley Tysko, MD*
Main Line HealthCare Cardiology
CLT Chair
Danielle Gureghian*
Charter School Management Inc. Executive VP & General Counsel
ELT Members:
Michelle Barry
Past Campaign Chairperson
Penn Mutual
Vice President
Horner Townsend and Kent
President & CEO
JoAnn Magnatta
Main Line Health
Senior Vice President, Facilities Design & Construction
Donna Phillips
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital
Anne Cobuzzi*
Circle of Red Society Co-Chair
Management Planning Director, Global Medical Affairs
Emmy Miller
Circle of Red Society Co-Chair
Liberty Business Strategies
Co-Founder & President
Kim Van Utrecht*
Chesapeake District Operations Manager
Paige Roberts
Knoll, Inc.
Regional Manager
Leanne Caret
Vice President, H-47 Programs
Ruth Clauser
President, Sunoco Foundation
Manager, Corporate Philanthropy
Cathleen Sacco
Finance Senior Manager
President - Boeing Women in Leadership (BWIL) Philadelphia Chapter

Denise Kassekert*
Beneficial Bank
Executive Vice President
Lisa LaMond*
Merck & Co. US Commercial Operations
Strategy, Sales, and Execution Leader
Anne Papageorge*
University Of Pennsylvania
Vice President, Facilities
Nikki Kushin*
Janney Montgomery Scott
Director, Benefits and Compensation
Andrea Gelzer, MD*
Amerihealth Mercy
Senior Vice President and Corporate Chief Medical Officer
Joan Gubernick*
Einstein Healthcare Network
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Kelly Heard*
Einstein Healthcare Network
Sr. Director Corporate Marketing and Communications
Marnie Brown*
1847 Financial
Director of Marketing
Laurice Skutches*
BNY Mellon
Vice President, Human Resources
Leadership Council:
Madame Justice Sandra Schultz Newman
Immediate Past Woman of Heart Honoree
Former Penn. Supreme Court Justice
Eliana Papadakis, M.Ed., Hon. PhD.
Immediate Past Woman of Heart Honoree
Former First Lady of Drexel University
Rosemary Turner
Past Woman of Heart Honoree
Vice President &
Chief Operating Officer,
Chesapeake District
Andi Gilbert 
Past Campaign Co-Chairperson
Bryn Mawr Hospital
Karen Dougherty Buchholz
Past Woman of Heart Honoree
Comcast Corporation
Vice President, Administration
AHA Staff Partners:
Jennifer Davis, RD
Senior Director, Go Red For Women
Leslee Maybrown
Director, Go Red For Women

*New 2013

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 2012 Circle of Red Society and Red Tie Society.
Maureen Anastasi
Dr. Janet Bond Brill
Anne Cobuzzi (Co-Chair)
Amy Frazier
Danielle Gureghian
Patricia Imbesi
Rosemary Loverdi
Emmy Miller (Co-Chair)
Eliana Papadakis
Raymond Perelman
Paige Roberts
Patricia Sullivan
Leslee Tabas
Barbara Fallon-Walsh
To learn more about volunteer leadership with Go Red, contact Jennifer Davis at (212)575-5226 or jennifer.t.davis@heart.org.

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