Orange County Media and Key Contacts

We're part of the Orange County community and we can't wait to get to know you! If you have questions about our events, how to get involved, sponsorships or media requests please reach out to our staff.

Orange County Main Office: (949) 856-3555

American Heart Association, Orange County - Media Relations:

Daniel Ruacho, Sr. Director, Communications & Marketing (949) 885-1529 or daniel.ruacho@heart.org

For national media inquiries, please call (214) 706-1173

Additional Media Resources:

AHA National Newsroom, newsroom.heart.org. Includes our national news releases and multi-media resources.

CPR certification: For training and certification please contact a local training center, our office does not provide classes. Locate a training center near you and find more information on our CPR website or call our national CPR training line for assistance at 1-877-AHA-4CPR or 1-877-242-4277.

Orange County Event Contacts:

Executive Director: Danielle Sapia (949) 885-1537

Community Impact: Marklem Valdovinos, Sr. Director, Community Impact (949) 885-1543

Go Red For Women Luncheon: 

Guinevere Endter, Sr. Business Development Director (949) 885-1518
Sheila Blackerby, Business Development Coordinator, (949) 885-1542

Heart & Stroke Ball:

Esther Ahn, Business Development Director (949) 885-1527

Heart & Stroke Walk:

Jessica Salcedo, Business Development Coordinator, (949) 885-1544
Libby Fuller, Business Development Director (949) 885-1518
Tina Hertensen, Sr. Business Development Director (949) 885-1523
Jessica Salcedo, Business Development Coordinator (949) 885-1544

Kids Heart Challenge:

Audra Vomsteeg, Youth Market Director (949) 885-1512
Zoe Begg-Herbert, Youth Market Associate (949) 885-1516