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Student awarded for demonstrating exemplary leadership

Briana Keenan

New Jersey student awarded for demonstrating exemplary leadership and commitment to physical and emotional well-being.

Addressing Hypertension in Morris County, New Jersey


The newest program at the Randolph YMCA offers blood pressure screenings to its members twice a month, as well as a blood pressure station.

Sun Dried Tomato and Kale Frittata

Sun-Dried Tomato and Kale Frittata

Whip up this tasty frittata for breakfast or brunch. Plus, the leftovers can be stored for packed lunches or easy weeknight dinners. Delicious, nutritious, and convenient – score!


In the past 100 years, the American Heart Association and its community of supporters have accomplished an astonishing amount in the fight against heart disease and stroke. However, our journey is far from over. As we enter our second century of work together, we’re more dedicated than ever to finding and funding the next big scientific breakthrough in cardiovascular research.
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The American Heart Association is committed to driving equitable health impact in New Jersey through five key priority areas: women, COVID-19, tobacco and vaping, patients and healthy living. Equity is always at the center of our work, and it will continue to guide all that we do.

Through our focus on these key impact areas, and with collaboration among local organizations, sponsors, businesses, and others that serve the community, we are working to improve the health and well-being of New Jersey residents while saving and improving countless lives.

Throughout New Jersey, we’ve seen our community impact work grow, including efforts around creating avenues for greater access to care, healthy food access and education, sharing Hands-Only CPR kits with clinicians to improve awareness for families, blood pressure screenings and education, and tobacco and e-cigarette education and prevention.

People are counting on us as never before. The American Heart Association, along with our supporters, will drive change, and will be relentless. Thank you for your continued support.


Advocacy has had a mission-critical role in the Association's work for more than 40 years. Our legislative and regulatory priorities help to mitigate risk factors and protect survivors in communities across the country. We support the enactment of evidence-based public policies that lead to longer, healthier lives.

Public policy advocacy is an essential strategy used by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to affect necessary and sustainable policy, system and environmental changes that help Americans build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Our efforts in New Jersey and its communities are focused on five major policy areas. These are: Tobacco Free, Quality Systems of Care, Healthy Eating, Active Living, and Access to Care.


Rebecca Smith-Casey, JD, Psy.D.

Adjunct Professor 
The College of New Jersey

Renée Patrice Bullock-Palmer, MD, FACC, FASNC, FASE, FSCCT, FAHA

Clinical Associate Professor of the Philadelphia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Director of Women's Heart Center, Director of Nuclear Cardiology, Director of Non Invasive Cardiac Imaging, Department of Cardiology
Deborah Heart and Lung Center

Leadership Development Chair
Jacqueline Silvestrov

Vice President, WOW! Employee Engagement, US
TD Bank

Pamela Coleman

Survivor Ambassador

Haitham Dib, MD, MBA, FACC, FACP, FHSA

Atlantic Cardiology, AtlantiCare


Annie Augustin
Chief of Staff
Federal Aviation Association (Atlantic City Airport) 

Lori Colineri, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
JFK Medical Center, Hackensack Meridian Health

David Dafilou
Chief Population Officer
Capital Health

Sanford Gips, MD, FACC, FSCAI
The Heart House

Robert S. Goodman
Survivor Ambassador and Heart Transplant Recipient

Joanne Rosen
Chief Marketing & Public Affairs Officer
Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice

Perry J. Weinstock, MD, MS, FACC, FNLA
Head, Division of Cardiovascular Disease Director of Clinical Cardiology
Cooper University Health Care
Professor of Medicine
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Jo Ann Saitta

Managing Director
Business Transformation
Health Sciences & Wellness
Ernst & Young, LLP

Ciro Randazzo, MD, MPH, FAANS

Brain and Spine

Leadership Development Chair:
Lois V. Greene, DHA, MBA, BSN, RN 

Patient Safety
Clinical Risk Management
University Hospital


James Andrews
Senior Vice President
Cardiac Services
Neurological Services
RWJBarnabas Health

Anthony Cocca, Esq.
Managing Partner
Cocca & Cutinello, LLP

Nancy DiLiegro, PhD, FACHE
Vice President
Clinical and Physician Services
Chief Clinical Operations Officer
Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Domenic DiPrimo, R.Ph.
Regional Healthcare Director
Walgreens Company

Paige Dworak, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
CareWell Health

Robert Hilkert, MD, FACC, FAHA
Executive Director
Global Medical Affairs
Merck & Co.

Alexander Markowits, LNHA
President and CEO
Spring Hills Senior Communities

Tracy Parris-Benjamin, LMSW, FHELA
Clinical Design Community Health 
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Patty Stern
Group DMM

Contact Us

New Jersey regional mailing address

4217 Park Place Court
Glen Allen, VA 23060

Phone: (609) 208-0020

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