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Greater Washington Region

Northern Virginia, DC and Montgomery County and Prince George’s County, Maryland

Join us on our journey to build a healthier community for all


Driving Change

Driving change

The American Heart Association Salutes Volunteer Leaders for Serving on the Board and Announces New Leadership and Members

DC Budget

DC funds priorities

DC Council unanimously passed the District’s FY23 budget and approved funding for important heart health priorities.

Your Impact

Your Impact

For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association has been fighting heart disease and stroke.

Your Gift Matched!

Give today in honor of Wear Red Day, and your gift will be MATCHED by Big Lots and the Big Lots Foundation up to $333,333!

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Events in Your Area

Greater Washington Region Heart Walk

Location: The National Mall

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022 - 08:00 AM


Go Red for Women Reception

Location: National Press Club

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 04:00 PM


An Affair of the Heart

Location: Marriott Marquis

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 12:00 PM


Greater Washington Region Heart Ball

Location: Salamander Washington DC

Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023 - 06:30 PM


Heart's Delight Wine Tasting & Auction

Location: Various Venues in DC

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - 05:00 PM


Lawyers Have Heart 10K Race, 5K Run & Walk

Location: Potomac Park, Washington, DC

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 07:00 AM


Greater Washington Region Golf Tournament

Location: Woodmont Country Club, Rockville, MD

Date: Monday, May 1, 2023 - 08:30 AM


In Your Community

The American Heart Association is committed to driving equitable health impact across the Greater Washington Region through key priority areas including: nutrition security, blood pressure, and the elimination of tobacco use and vaping. Equity is always at the center of our work because we believe that everybody deserves the same opportunity for a long, healthy life.

Through our focus on these key impact areas, along with collaboration from local organizations, sponsors, businesses, and community leaders, we are working to improve the health and well-being of all Greater Washington residents while saving and improving countless lives around the world.

Our impact continues to grow, including efforts to create avenues for greater access to quality care, healthy food access, CPR education, blood pressure management and education, and efforts to stop the use of tobacco.

People are counting on us as never before. The American Heart Association, and our supporters, will drive change as a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.

Community Impact

We all have the power to make a difference.

By advocating for public policies that build healthier communities, we can all make a difference in people's lives. See how, alongside our volunteers and partners, we've been opening doors to equitable health for more than 40 years.

Our efforts across DC, Maryland, and Virginia emphasize an equity-first, community-based approach to foster heart healthy environments focused on addressing social determinants of health across Greater Washington. Examples of our impactful advocacy campaigns include restricting the sale of flavored tobacco products, ensuring T-CPR funding for 911 call takers, making kids’ meals at restaurants healthier, expanding Medicaid post-partum coverage, ensuring water is more accessible in schools, and much more.

Each day, we work together to advocate for heart-healthy and stroke-smart communities through legislative and regulatory policies in our cities, states and across the country, and we hope you’ll join us

To get involved in our local policy work, email [email protected].


Owen Billman
Blake Real Estate, Inc.

Kelly C. Epps, M.D.

Interventional Cardiologist
INOVA Heart & Vascular Institute

Amry Junaideen

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Leadership Development Chair
Roquell E. Wyche, M.D. FACC

Chesapeake and Washington Heart Care

Immediate Past President
Federico M. Asch, M.D.

Director, Cardiovascular Core Labs 
MedStar Cardiovascular Research Network, Washington Hospital Center

Bryan O. Buckley, DrPH, MPH
Director of Health Equity Initiatives
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

Mac Curtis
Chairman of the Board
Cubic Corporation

Yolandra Hancock, M.D. MPH
Milken Institute of Public Health
George Washington University

John Harrity
Harrity & Harrity, LLP

Erin Henderson Moore
Executive Director, Washington DC & Maryland
Community & State

Ameya Kulkarni, M.D. FSCAI
Chief of Cardiology
Kaiser Permanente
NOVA Service Area

Sander Mueller
Chief Strategy Officer  

Carmen C. Ramirez, Ph.D., RN
Vice President & Chief Operations Officer
Community Capital Corporation

Monique Sanfuentes
Administrative Director Community Affairs & Population Health
Suburban Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Lauren Silvis
Senior Vice President of External Affairs

Vishal Tulsian
Senior Vice President of Operations

Caroline Whittington
M&A Tax Partner, International Tax

Be a Supporter with Heart

Join the American Heart Association as a volunteer! Our volunteers power our local events, educate our community, raise critical funds that save lives and are our biggest advocates.

Are you looking for ways engage your employees in compelling and impactful volunteer experiences! Our corporate volunteer activities are designed to drive equitable health impact in our communities and support the mission and priorities of the AHA to improve mental well-being nutrition security, rates of Hands-Only CPR use and blood pressure awareness

Learn more about local volunteer opportunities by emailing [email protected]

For sponsorship opportunities, email [email protected]


Contact Us

Mailing Address:

4601 North Fairfax Dr., Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22203

Phone: 703-248-1700

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