State Advocacy Contacts

Updated:Oct 16,2014
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is proud to have a presence in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia in addition to the Federal Advocacy, Media Advocacy, and Policy Research teams in Washington, D.C.

Office of State Advocacy
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas TX, 75231
Phone: (214) 373-6300
Fax: (214) 706-5231

State Advocacy Contacts
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A-D

Alabama
 
   
 ChastityMitchellRegional VP of Government RelationsChastity.Mitchell@heart.org615.340.4114
 JulieHowellGrassroots DirectorJulie.M.Howell@heart.org 800.257.6941

Alaska
 
   
 JamieMorganSr. Government Relations DirectorJamie.Morgan@heart.org 916.446.6505
 JoshBrownGrassroots DirectorJosh.Brown@heart.org916.431.4364

Arizona
 
   
 NicoleOlmsteadGovernment Relations DirectorNicole.Olmstead@heart.org 602.414.5353
 JoshBrownGrassroots DirectorJosh.Brown@heart.org916.431.4364

Arkansas
 
   
 BarbaraKumpeGovernment Relations DirectorBarbara.Kumpe@heart.org501.379.1182
 BrianBowserGrassroots Director Brian.Bowser@heart.org512.433.7169

California
 
   
 EricaPhungSr. Government Relations DirectorErica.Phung@heart.org858.410.3820
 BrittniChicuataGovernment Relations DirectorBrittni.Chicuata@heart.org510.903.4025
 CallieHanftGovernment Relations DirectorCallie.Hanft@heart.org916.431.2372
 VioletRuizGovernment Relations DirectorViolet.Ruiz@heart.org213.291.7016

Colorado
 
   
 SusannaMorrisSr. Government Relations DirectorSusanna.Morris@heart.org303.801.4643
 ErinO'Reilly HackettDirector of AdvocacyErin.Hackett@heart.org303.996.8687
 VanessaFuentesSr. Grassroots DirectorVanessa.Fuentes@heart.org512.338.2649

Connecticut
 
   
 JohnBaileyGovernment Relations DirectorJohn.Bailey@heart.org203.294.3541
 AllysonFrazierAffiliate Director of Grassroots Strategies & Volunteer EngagementAllyson.Frazier@heart.org508.935.3935

DC
 
   
 StuartBerlowGovernment Relations DirectorStuart.Berlow@heart.org301.938.5292
 KeltcieDelamarGrassroots & Media Advocacy DirectorKeltcie.Delamar@heart.org804.965.6571

Delaware
 
   
 JonathanKirchGovernment Relations DirectorJonathan.Kirch@heart.org302.286.5706
 MelissaBrownGrassroots DirectorMelissa.Brown@heart.org502.371.6020





























































F-K

Florida
 
   
 DavidFrancisGovernment Relations DirectorDavid.Francis@heart.org 727.563.8192
 JulieHowellGrassroots DirectorJulie.M.Howell@heart.org 800.257.6941

Georgia
 
   
 MarsiThrashGovernment Relations DirectorMarsi.Thrash@heart.org 678.224.2085
 JulieHowellGrassroots DirectorJulie.M.Howell@heart.org 800.257.6941

Hawaii
 
   
 DonWeismanGovernment Relations DirectorDon.Weisman@heart.org 808.457.4954
 GraceHenscheidGrassroots DirectorGrace.Henscheid@heart.org206.834.8461

Idaho
 
   
 AdreanCavenerGovernment Relations DirectorAdrean.Cavener@heart.org 208.639.3201
 GraceHenscheidGrassroots DirectorGrace.Henscheid@heart.org206.834.8461

Illinois
 
   
 MarkPeysakhovichSr. Government Relations DirectorMark.Peysakhovich@heart.org 312.476.6644
 AlexMeixnerGovernment Relations DirectorAlex.Meixner@heart.org312.476.6657
 AnneSimaytisRegional Grassroots Advocacy DirectorAnne.Simaytis@heart.org 414.227.1410

Indiana
 
   
 DaniellePattersonGovernment Relations DirectorDanielle.Patterson@heart.org317.732.4717
 AnneSimaytisRegional Grassroots Advocacy DirectorAnne.Simaytis@heart.org414.227.1410

Iowa
 
   
 StacyFrelundGovernment Relations DirectorStacy.Frelund@heart.org 515.246.4563
 ChristyDreilingRegional Grassroots Advocacy DirectorChristy.Dreiling@heart.org 913.652.1972

Kansas
 
   
 KevinWalkerRegional VP of Government RelationsKevin.Walker@heart.org 913.652.1906
 ChristyDreilingRegional Grassroots Advocacy DirectorChristy.Dreiling@heart.org 913.652.1972

Kentucky
 
   
 TonyaChangGovernment Relations DirectorTonya.Chang@heart.org 859.977.4606
 MelissaBrownGrassroots DirectorMelissa.Brown@heart.org 502.371.6020



























































L-M

Louisiana
   
 StashaRhodesGovernment Relations DirectorStasha.Rhodes@heart.org 770.612.6173
 JulieHowellGrassroots DirectorJulie.M.Howell@heart.org 800.257.6941

Maine
   
 BeckySmithGovernment Relations DirectorBecky.Smith@heart.org 207.523.3007
 AllysonFrazierAffiliate Director of Grassroots Strategies & Volunteer EngagementAllyson.Frazier@heart.org 508.935.3935

Maryland
   
 MichaelineFedderGovernment Relations DirectorMichaeline.Fedder@heart.org 410.637.4533
 KeltcieDelamarGrassroots & Media Advocacy DirectorKeltcie.Delamar@heart.org 804.965.6571

Massachusetts
   
 AllysonPerronSr. Government Relations DirectorAllyson.Perron@heart.org 508.935.3943
 AllysonFrazierAffiliate Director of Grassroots Strategies & Volunteer EngagementAllyson.Frazier@heart.org 508.935.3935

Michigan
   
 KatherineKnollRegional VP of AdvocacyKatherine.Knoll@heart.org 517.349.3102
 SarahPooleGovernment Relations DirectorSarah.Poole@heart.org 616.482.1508
 JasonHarderRegional Grassroots Advocacy DirectorJason.Harder@heart.org 517.349.3102

Minnesota
   
 RachelCallananRegional VP of Government RelationsRachel.Callanan@heart.org 952.278.7915
 JustinBellGovernment Relations DirectorJustin.Bell@heart.org 952.278.7921
 AnneSimaytisRegional Grassroots Advocacy DirectorAnne.Simaytis@heart.org414.227.1410

Mississippi
   
 KatherineBryantGovernment Relations DirectorKatherine.Bryant@heart.org 601.321.1200
 JulieHowellGrassroots DirectorJulie.M.Howell@heart.org 800.257.6941

Missouri
   
 JaceSmithGovernment Relations DirectorJace.Smith@heart.org 913.652.1993
 ChristyDreilingRegional Grassroots Advocacy DirectorChristy.Dreiling@heart.org 913.652.1972

Montana
   
 AmandaAndrewsGovernment Relations DirectorAmanda.Andrews@heart.org 214.706.0534
 GraceHenscheidGrassroots DirectorGrace.Henscheid@heart.org206.834.8461






























































N

Nebraska
   
 BrianKrannawitterGovernment Relations DirectorBrian.Krannawitter@heart.org 402.489.5115
 PamMillerRegional Grassroots Advocacy DirectorPam.Miller@heart.org 605.310.3170

Nevada
   
 BenSchmaussGovernment Relations DirectorBen.Schmauss@heart.org 702.789.4379
 JoshBrownGrassroots DirectorJosh.Brown@heart.org 916.431.4364

New Hampshire
   
 NancyVaughanGovernment Relations DirectorNancy.Vaughan@heart.org 603.518.1555
 AllysonFrazierAffiliate Director of Grassroots Strategies & Volunteer EngagementAllyson.Frazier@heart.org 508.935.3935

New Jersey
   
 CorinneOrlandoGovernment Relations DirectorCorinne.Orlando@heart.org 609.223.3720
 AllysonFrazierAffiliate Director of Grassroots Strategies & Volunteer EngagementAllyson.Frazier@heart.org 508.935.3935

New Mexico
   
 ErinO'Reilly HackettDirector of AdvocacyErin.Hackett@heart.org303.996.8687
 BrianBowserGrassroots DirectorBrian.Bowser@heart.org 512.433.7169

New York
   
 JulieHartGovernment Relations DirectorJulianne.Hart@heart.org 518.869.4052
 AllysonFrazierAffiliate Director of Grassroots Strategies & Volunteer EngagementAllyson.Frazier@heart.org 508.935.3935

NYC/Long Island
   
 RobinVitaleSr. Government Relations DirectorRobin.Vitale@heart.org 212.878.5922
 AllysonFrazierAffiliate Director of Grassroots Strategies & Volunteer EngagementAllyson.Frazier@heart.org 508.935.3935

North Carolina
   
 BetsyVetterSr. Government Relations DirectorBetsy.Vetter@heart.org 919.463.8328
 KimChidesterGrassroots DirectorKim.Chidester@heart.org704.417.5762

North Dakota
   
 JuneHermanRegional VP of Government RelationsJune.Herman@heart.org 701.252.5211
 PamMillerRegional Grassroots Advocacy DirectorPam.Miller@heart.org 605.310.3170





























































O-T

Ohio
   
 CreshaAuck FoleyGovernment Relations DirectorCresha.Auck@heart.org 614.396.4357
 MelissaBrownGrassroots DirectorMelissa.Brown@heart.org 502.371.6020

Oklahoma
   
 NaomiAmahaSr. Government Relations DirectorNaomi.Amaha@heart.org 405.948.2145
 BrianBowserGrassroots DirectorBrian.Bowser@heart.org 512.433.7169

Oregon
   
 SarahHigginbothamGovernment Relations DirectorSarah.Higginbotham@heart.org 503.820.5308
 GraceHenscheidGrassroots DirectorGrace.Henscheid@heart.org206.834.8461

Pennsylvania
   
 JenEbersoleGovernment Relations DirectorJen.Ebersole@heart.org717.730.1766
 MelissaBrownGrassroots DirectorMelissa.Brown@heart.org 502.371.6020

Puerto Rico
   
 CarlosDiaz OlivoAdvocacy Consultantcarlosdiazolivo@yahoo.com 787.283.0330
 JulieHowellGrassroots DirectorJulie.M.Howell@heart.org 800.257.6941

Rhode Island
   
 MeganTuckerGovernment Relations DirectorMegan.Tucker@heart.org  401.330.1708
 AllysonFrazierAffiliate Director of Grassroots Strategies & Volunteer EngagementAllyson.Frazier@heart.org 508.935.3935

South Carolina
   
 YarleySteedlyGovernment Relations DirectorYarley.Steedly@heart.org 803.806.3028
 KimChidesterGrassroots DirectorKim.Chidester@heart.org 704.417.5762

South Dakota
   
 MeganMyersGovernment Relations DirectorMegan.Myers@heart.org 919.463.8328
 PamMillerRegional Grassroots Advocacy DirectorPam.Miller@heart.org 605.310.3170

Tennessee
   
 BernardReynoldsGovernment Relations DirectorBernard.Reynolds@heart.org 615.340.4129 
 JulieHowellGrassroots DirectorJulie.M.Howell@heart.org 800.257.6941

Texas
   
 JoelRomoSr. Government Relations DirectorJoel.Romo@heart.org 512.338.2438
 ChrisRollerSr. Director of Policy CampaignsChris.Roller@heart.org 702.510.9972
 CourtneyDeBowerGovernment Relations DirectorCourtney.DeBower@heart.org 512.338.2655
 VanessaFuentesSr. Grassroots DirectorVanessa.Fuentes@heart.org512.338.2649


































































U-Z

Utah
   
 MarcWattersonGovernment Relations DirectorMarc.Watterson@heart.org 801.484.3838
 JoshBrownGrassroots DirectorJosh.Brown@heart.org 916.431.2364

Vermont
   
 TinaZukGovernment Relations DirectorTina.Zuk@heart.org 802.288.8305
 AllysonFrazierAffiliate Director of Grassroots Strategies & Volunteer EngagementAllyson.Frazier@heart.org 508.935.3935

Virginia
   
 CathleenGrzesiekVP of Government RelationsCathleen.Grzesiek@heart.org 804.965.6511
 KeltcieDelamarGrassroots & Media Advocacy DirectorKeltcie.Delamar@heart.org 804.965.6571

Washington
   
 LindsayHovindGovernment Relations DirectorLindsay.Hovind@heart.org 206.834.8606
 GraceHenscheidGrassroots DirectorGrace.Henscheid@heart.org206.834.8461

West Virginia
   
 ChristineComptonGovernment Relations DirectorChristine.Compton@heart.org 304.720.7832
 MelissaBrownGrassroots DirectorMelissa.Brown@heart.org 502.371.6020

Wisconsin
   
 NicoleHudzinskiGovernment Relations DirectorNicole.Hudzinski@heart.org 608.221.8866
 ChrisKleinGovernment Relations DirectorChris.Klein@heart.org 608.221.8866
 JasonHarderRegional Grassroots Advocacy DirectorJason.Harder@heart.org 517.349.3102

Wyoming
   
 ErinO'Reilly HackettDirector of AdvocacyErin.Hackett@heart.org303.996.8687
 VanessaFuentesSr. Grassroots DirectorVanessa.Fuentes@heart.org512.338.2649















































National Center - Office of State Advocacy

State Advocacy Consultants
 
  
 LucyAsdourianAccess to Care; Health EquityLucy.Asdourian@heart.org 360.870.4016
 AshleyBellObesity Prevention; Public FundingAshley.Bell@heart.org 919.622.7118
 DouglasDunsavageQuality Systems of Care; Acute EventDouglas.Dunsavage@heart.org 214.706.1241

Tobacco Control
   
 ChrisSherwinProgram DirectorChris.Sherwin@heart.org 720.280.3097
 RickCasebeerRegional Campaign ManagerRick.Casebeer@heart.org 615.340.4120

Director
   
 JeffRanousDirector, State AdvocacyJeff.Ranous@heart.org 262.271.4908

















 

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