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A relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.

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Giving Tuesday 

Life is short. In a flash, everything can change. Someone in the U.S. has a heart attack every 39 seconds. That's when your support of the American Heart Association has its greatest impact – the moment when research and training, advancements and breakthroughs, align to help save lives and give New Mexico families more precious time together.

This Giving Tuesday, November 30, your donation will be matched up to $500,000! Click below to make a lifesaving gift. 

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Person Rising Hands Forming Heart Silhouette

A Culture of Health

The American Heart Association is a science-based organization and during this challenging time. We want you to know we continue our work in fighting heart diseases and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 5 killers of all Americans. We are doing so with everyone’s health and safety in mind as we carry out our mission of being a relentless force for longer, healthier lives.

Show You Have New Mexico at Heart

As a member of the community, you have an important role to play in helping to improve the long-term health of our city.

Kickstart the New Year with POWER21

Have a dance party. Go for a walk around your neighborhood. Take five deep breaths.

Join us for POWER21 and we’ll send you a simple daily action or activity to help get your year off to a heart-healthy start.

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Show us your purseonality!

Show a little of your Purseonality at the Go Red for Women Luncheon Purseonality Silent Auction, and will raise funds for life-saving research and education to cure the number one killer of women - heart disease.

We want YOU to be part of fighting heart disease in women! And remember, you can partner with friends or co-workers to create your Purseonality, and fight side-by-side to Go Red for Women!

Purseonality should have a minimum value of $200 and are due to the American Heart Association by January 20, 2022.

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Mental Health

Feelings of stress, anxiety, uneasiness and lack of sleep can make it difficult to function normally. Mental health and physical health are closely linked, so finding ways to combat and manage stress in the (virtual) workplace and exercise while working remotely. 

Move More

With school and gym closings, our exercise routines are no longer routine. Use this time as an opportunity to switch up our workout regimen, which can help to boost our immune system, help relieve mental stress and improve overall health. 

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Eat Healthy

We know that many of you may be cooking more at home right now. While some may find the thought of cooking stressful, making healthy meals is a great way to protect your heart. The American Heart Association has resources to fit all skillsets starting with How To Cook Healthier at Home. For those wishing to improve their abilities, there’s an entire section dedicated to culinary techniques. Here are a few easy recipes that use pantry staples.

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Advocate for Heart Health

You're the Cure is working within our community to empower citizens to take informed action on local and state policies, and champion policies and laws that help people avoid unhealthy practices and create safer communities. Our advocates are addressing critical healthcare concerns by advocating for policies that can improve access and boost the quality and value of care.

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Contact Us

2201 San Pedro NE

Albuquerque, NM 87110

Phone: (505) 485-1330

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Life Is Why Sponsor

Thank you to our Life Is Why Sponsor, Delta Dental, for supporting the mission of the American Heart Association. Life Is Why We Give inspires consumers to honor their reasons to live healthier, longer lives – by giving.

Delta Dental Life Is Why Sponsor

Board of Directors

New Mexico Board of Directors

President 
Dr. Andrew Harrell (Dr. Drew) MD, FAEMS
UNM Emergency Med; Med Director BCSD & NMSP
University of New Mexico Hospital

Past President
Dr. Robert Taylor, MD
Clinical Medical Director, Cardiology
Optum Journal Center

President Elect
Tony (Charles) Watt
Regional Director
Genesis Health Care

Sheryl Wilkeson

Community Impact Director, New Mexico

American Heart Association

Dr. Mark Bieniarz
Cardiologist
New Mexico Heart Institute Lovelace Health System

Rachelle Spencer
CEO
HealthSouth Encompass Healthcare

Denzil Ross
COO 
Heart Hospital Lovelace Health System

Mike May
Director of Workforce Learning
Future Focused Education

Nancy Huard 
Manager - Healthcare Business Development
American Heart Association

Vic Segura
Owner
CPR2U

Nathan Cogburn, MBA, BSN, RN
VP of Network Development and Contracting
Western Sky Community Care

Mihaela Bujoi Md, MBA, FACC
Curriculum Vitae
Medical Director, Cardiology,
Medical Director Quality, Heart and Vascular Program
Presbyterian Medical Group


JO Lou Trujillo Ottino
VP of Business Development
Delta Dental of New Mexico

Melissa Sanchez
Simply Social

Charlene Lattier
Director, HIS/PRC Fiscal Intermediary
BCBS

Leticia Archuleta, MSW LCSW LSSW
Executive Director / Principal
Health Leadership High School

Martha Carpenter
DIRECTOR
Sun Vista

Martha S. Porter
Portfolio Manager
United Business Bank

Mahesh Sita
Advocacy Director
American Heart Association

Sherri Wells
Executive Director
American Heart Association

 

2022 Go Red For Women Executive Leadership Team

Chair
Suzanne Mirabal
First National 1870 Banking Business
 
Consuelo Bolagh-Cowder
BlueCross BlueShield of NM

Martha Carpenter
SunVista Commercial Real Estate

Amanda Gabaldon
Haven Behavioral Hospital 

Jen Jaciw
Workspace Dynamics

Claire Kowalski
Southwest Capital

Susan Lewis
First National 1870 Banking Business

Donna Lopez
BBVA Compass Bank

Devin Lujan
Encompass Health Rehabilitation
Hospital of Albuquerque

Monica McCaslin
ELCDC

Lisa Mercer
SunVista Commercial Real Estate

Carly Newland
UNMHS

Serena Pettes
Lovelace Health System

Lorin Saavedra
REDW

Stephanie Wagner
Nusenda Credit Union

Sherri Wells
American Heart Association of NM