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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

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Inspiring Change

Five outstanding Greater Washington Region volunteer leaders

Five outstanding Greater Washington Region volunteer leaders were honored because of their commitment to the cause and extraordinary collaborative achievement to advance the organization’s mission to improve health and well-being for all.

Public Policy Priorities

DC funds priorities

We’re advocating for lifesaving legislation that will increase access to healthy and affordable food, build a Nation of Lifesavers through CPR and AED awareness, protect the next generation from being hooked by Big Tobacco and more.

Your Impact

Your Impact

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

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Events in Your Area

Greater Washington Region Golf Tournament

Location: Woodmont Country Club, Rockville, MD

Date: Monday, September 30, 2024 - 07:30 AM

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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].

Advocacy

Chair
Amry Junaideen
Principal
Deloitte & Touche LLP

President
Kelly C. Epps, M.D.

Interventional Cardiologist
INOVA Heart & Vascular Institute

President-Elect
Ameya Kulkarni, M.D. FSCAI

Associate Medical Director
Kaiser Permanente

Leadership Development Chair
Owen Billman

President
Blake Real Estate, Inc.

Bryan O. Buckley, DrPH, MPH, MBA
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
Pediatrician 

John Harrity
Partner
Harrity & Harrity, LLP

Erin Henderson Moore
Plan President & Chief Executive Officer
Fidelis Care of New Jersey at Centene Corporation

Michael Kirshbaum
Chief Financial Officer
EAB

Carmen C. Ramirez, Ph.D., RN
Executive Director
Community Capital Corporation

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

Monica Shah, M.D. FACC
Cardiologist & Senior Vice President
Rocket Pharmaceuticals

Lauren Sipple, CPA, CGFM
Senior Audit Manager
KPMG

Vishal Tulsian
Senior Vice President of Operations
SAIC


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]

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Contact Us

Mailing Address:

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

Phone: 703-248-1700

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