A relentless force for longer, healthier lives in Tennessee


Research Goes Red Data Challenge

Research Goes Red

Join our first-ever data challenge to fill research gaps and enhance our understanding of women's health. In collaboration with Verily's Project Baseline, our online platform offers valuable health survey data and resources for studying women's cardiovascular disease.

CPR & AED Awareness


Did you know 70% of cardiac arrests happen at home? Performing immediate CPR can double or triple someone's chance of survival. Join the American Heart Association in creating a Nation of Lifesavers. Make CPR and AED awareness part of your summer safety plan.

Summer Limeade

Summer Limeade

Beat the summer heat and elevate your gatherings with a beloved classic: limeade. Add a personal touch by placing a vibrant raspberry, succulent blueberry, or elegant edible flower in each compartment of an ice cube tray. This simple addition will infuse your limeade with bursts of color and flavor, while impressing your guests with an enchanting visual display.

Help save lives!

You can help fight heart disease by making a gift to help improve patient outcomes, fund breakthrough research, prevention, and more.

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Events in Your Area

Greater Nashville Heart Walk

Location: Nissan Stadium

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023 - 08:00 AM

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Mid- South Go Red for Women Luncheon

Location: Hilton Memphis

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 10:30 AM


Tennessee Valley Heart Walk

Location: Coolidge Park

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023 - 08:15 AM


In Your Community

The American Heart Association is committed to driving equitable health impact in Tennessee through local initiatives that encourage and support our next generation - like working with local clinics and community partners to check blood pressure, reducing tobacco vaping use, and increasing access to heart healthy food. 

In 2021, we reached more than 850,000 people with our sustainable community changes. We worked with all area health systems on quality care, provided resources and engaged students at school, and funded more than $13 million in research and scholarships. In addition, we raise funds locally through events such as our annual Heart Walks, Go Red for Women Luncheons and Heart Balls in Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Memphis which gives donors and volunteers the opportunity to see, celebrate and be inspired by the stories that fuel our lifesaving mission.

Community Impact

Tennessee Lobby Day

On February 22 Tennessee had its first Lobby Day in several years, in partnership with the American College of Cardiology. The day was focused on educating lawmakers on a bill that criminalizes youth vaping. We had Board Members and volunteers from all over Tennessee join at the State Capitol for a full day of lobbying. Thank you to all who participated!


Renee Ford
Elliott Davis

Dr. Alison L. Bailey
Centennial Heart at Parkridge

Gregg T. Gentry
Erlanger Health System

Corinne Henderson
Henderson + Gardner, PLLC

Chris Hopkins
Apogee Wealth Partners

Dr. Shewanee Howard-Baptiste
AHA Leadership Development Chair,
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Dr. Quincy Jenkins
Chattanooga State Community College

Dr. Mary Lambert
City of Chattanooga

Twila Layne

Dr. Chris LeSar
AHA Immediate Past President,

Vascular Institute of Chattanooga

Dr. Harish Manyam
Erlanger Health System

Glenn Morris
AHA Immediate Past Chair,

M&M Industries

D. Channing Muller
DCM Communications

Thomas H. Ozburn
FACHE, Parkridge Health System

Pastor Ernest Reid
Second Missionary Baptist Church

Scott Rowe, PT
Encompass Health

Dr. Brian Wiseman
The University of Tennessee Medical Center

Ken Parent
Pilot Company

Andy Beam
Pinnacle Financial Partners

Tony Benton, Chair-Elect
Tennova Healthcare

Brett Foster
Knox County Schools

Eddie Jett
MBI Companies

Luke Johnson
Covenant Health

Charles F. Lomax, Jr.
City of Knoxville

Dr. Sumeet Sharma, President-Elect
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

Cheryl Smith
CPR Choice

Marsha Spence, PhD, MPH, RDN, LDN
The University of Tennessee  

Michael Wiechart


Daniel Munoz, M.D.

Vanderbilt Heart & Vascular Center

Leadership Development Chair
Eric Evans

Surgery Partners

Immediate Past Chair
Ken Misch


Incoming President
Herman Williams, M.D.

BDO Consulting

Greg Allen

Scott Cihak
TriStar Centennial Medical Center

Terry Hardesty

Saletta Holloway, Ed. D
Meharry Medical College

Alfred Lumsdaine
Ardent Health

Thomas Nantais
Vanderbilt Adult Ambulatory Operations

Pal Narayanan

Evelio Rodriguez, M.D.
Ascension Saint Thomas Heart

Margaret Rush, M.D.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Saurabh Sinha

Fahad Tahir
Ascension Saint Thomas

Joseph Webb, D.Sc., FACHE
Nashville Healthcare Center

A. Brian Wilcox, Jr., M.D.
Ascension Saint Thomas

John C. Witt, M.D.
Skyline Neuroscience Associates

Karey L. Witty

Beth Workman
United Derm Partners

Dr. John Jefferies
UT Methodist

Doug McGowen
City of Memphis 

Dr. Andrei Alexandrov

Jenny Bartlett-Prescott
Church Health

Valerie Bearup
Morris Marketing Group

Andy Davis
Turner Construction Company

Dr. Cassandra Howard
Methodist Germantown Hospital

Dr. John Jefferies
UT Methodist

Dr. Asish Joshi
University of Memphis

Paaj Kurapati
University of Memphis

Roxanne McGonigal
Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Doug McGowen
City of Memphis

Angela Moss
First Horizon Bank

Robyn Sharp
International Paper

Jim Sweeney
Path AI Diagnositics

Dr. Michelle Taylor
Shelby Co Health Dept

Manoucheka Thermitus
Regional One Health

Dr. Benjamin “Rush” Waller
UTHSC/Le Bonheur

Brian Yoakum
Evans Petree PC

Marques Young
Edward Jones

Contact Us


519 East 4th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403



4708 Papermill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37909



4728 Spottswood Avenue #214
Memphis, TN 38117



1818 Patterson Street
Nashville, TN 37203


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Heart and Stroke News

Find science-based stories about heart and brain health and inspiring survivor profiles from American Heart Association News.