State Advocacy Contacts

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is proud to have a presence in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia in addition to the Federal Advocacy, Media Advocacy, and Policy Research teams in Washington, D.C.

State Contacts: A-D | F-K | L-M | N | O-S | T-W | National Center Contacts

AL - DC

 

ALABAMA

Britney Garner Government Relations Director 205-510-1503
Julie Howell Grassroots Director 770-612-6176
 

ALASKA

Jamie Morgan Sr. Director, Advocacy & Policy Campaigns 916-431-2359
Josh Brown Grassroots Advocacy Director 916-431-2364
 

ARIZONA

Nicole Olmstead Government Relations Director 602-414-5346
Josh Brown Grassroots Advocacy Director 916-431-2364
 

ARKANSAS

Dave Oberembt Government Relations Director 501-707-6589
Vanessa Fuentes Sr. Grassroots Director 512-338-2649
 

CALIFORNIA

Dennis Cuevas-Romero Government Relations Director 916-431-2372
Kula Koenig Government Relations Director 916-431-2331
Josh Brown Grassroots Advocacy Director 916-431-2364
 

COLORADO

Susanna Mizer Sr. Government Relations Director 303-801-4643
Erin Hackett Government Relations Director 303-801-4652
Vanessa Fuentes Sr. Grassroots Director 512-338-2649
 

CONNECTICUT

Jim Williams Government Relations Director 203-303-3341
Eden Radziwon Grassroots Advocacy Director 203-303-3333
 

DELAWARE

Jonathan Kirch Government Relations Director 302-286-5706
Melissa Brown Grassroots Director 502-371-6020
 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Stuart Berlow Government Relations Director 703-248-1722
Keltcie Delamar Grassroots & Media Advocacy Director 804-965-6571
 

FL - KY

 

FLORIDA

Mark Landreth Sr. Government Relations Director 710-612-6091
Rivers Buford III Government Relations Director 850-536-8953
Julie Howell Grassroots Director 770-612-6176
 

GEORGIA

Michael Cortes Government Relations Director 678-224-2085
Julie Howell Grassroots Director 770-612-6176
 

HAWAII

Don Weisman Government Relations Director 808-377-6636
Grace Henscheid Grassroots Advocacy Director 206-336-7217
 

IDAHO

Erin Bennett Government Relations Director 208-501-7788
Grace Henscheid Grassroots Advocacy Director 206-336-7217
 

ILLINOIS

Julie Mirostaw Government Relations Director 312-476-6657
Anne Simaytis Senior Grassroots Advocacy Director 414-227-1410
 

INDIANA

Alex Meixner Regional VP, Advocacy 202-375-0936
Danielle Patterson Government Relations Director 317-732-4717
Jason Harder Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director 517-319-1051
 

IOWA

Stacy Frelund Government Relations Director 515-414-3207
Christy Dreiling Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director 913-652-1972
 

KANSAS

Kevin Walker Regional VP, Advocacy 913-652-1906
Tracy Russell Government Relations Director 913-523-6736
Christy Dreiling Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director 913-652-1972
 

KENTUCKY

Tonya Chang Sr. Government Relations Director 859-317-6879
Melissa Brown Grassroots Director 502-371-6020
 

LA - MT

 

LOUISIANA

Ashley Hebert Government Relations Director 770-612-6165
Julie Howell Grassroots Director 770-612-6176
 

MAINE

Becky Smith Government Relations Director 207-289-2389
Eden Radziwon Grassroots Advocacy Director 203-303-3333
 

MARYLAND

Michaeline Fedder Government Relations Director 410-246-6716
Keltcie Delamar Grassroots & Media Advocacy Director 804-965-6571
 

MASSACHUSETTS

Allyson Perron Sr. Director of Government Relations 781-373-4522
Eden Radziwon Grassroots Advocacy Director 203-303-3333
 

MICHIGAN

David Hodgkins Government Relations Director 517-349-3102
Sarah Poole Government Relations Director 616-240-5355
Jason Harder Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director 517-319-1051
 

MINNESOTA

Rachel Callanan Regional VP, Advocacy 952-278-7915
Justin Bell Government Relations Director 952-278-7921
Anne Simaytis Senior Grassroots Advocacy Director 414-227-1410
 

MISSISSIPPI

Katherine Bryant Sr. Government Relations Director 601-321-1205
Julie Howell Grassroots Director 770-612-6176
 

MISSOURI

Karen Englert Government Relations Director 636-293-2598
Christy Dreiling Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director 913-652-1972
 

MONTANA

Amanda Cahill Government Relations Director 214-706-8534
Grace Henscheid Grassroots Advocacy Director 206-336-7217
 

NE - ND

NEBRASKA

Brian Krannawitter Government Relations Director 402-489-5115
Pam Miller Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director 605-310-3170
 

NEVADA

Ben Schmauss Government Relations Director 702-789-4379
Josh Brown Grassroots Advocacy Director 916-431-2364
 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Nancy Vaughan Government Relations Director 603-263-8329
Eden Radziwon Grassroots Advocacy Director 203-303-3333
 

NEW JERSEY

Corinne Orlando Government Relations Director 609-223-3720
Eden Radziwon Grassroots Advocacy Director 203-303-3333
 

NEW MEXICO

Erin Hackett Government Relations Director 303-801-4652
Vanessa Fuentes Sr. Grassroots Director 512-338-2649
 

NEW YORK

Kristin Salvi Government Relations Director 518-626-8776
Martha Auster Government Relations Director 518-626-8775
Eden Radziwon Grassroots Advocacy Director 203-303-3333
 

NEW YORK CITY

Robin Vitale Sr. Government Relations Director 609-223-3759
Eden Radziwon Grassroots Advocacy Director 203-303-3333
 

NORTH CAROLINA

Betsy Vetter Regional VP, Advocacy 919-463-8328
Sarah Jacobson Government Relations Director 919-463-8337
Kim Chidester Grassroots & Local Advocacy Director 704-417-5762
 

NORTH DAKOTA

June Herman Regional VP, Advocacy 701-658-3047
Pam Miller Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director 605-310-3170
 

OH - SD

 

OHIO

Krista Bistline Sr. Government Relations Director 614-396-4383
Lory Winland Government Relations Director 614-396-4335
Cresha Auck Foley Grassroots Advocacy Director 614-396-4357
 

OKLAHOMA

Chancen Flick Government Relations Director 405-415-8128
Vanessa Fuentes Sr. Grassroots Director 512-338-2649
 

OREGON

Grace Henscheid Grassroots Advocacy Director 206-336-7217
 

PENNSYLVANIA

David Greineder Government Relations Director 717-730-1751
Cresha Auck Foley Grassroots Advocacy Director 614-396-4357
 

RHODE ISLAND

Megan Tucker Government Relations Director 401-228-2331
Eden Radziwon Grassroots Advocacy Director 203-303-3333
 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Yarley Steedly Government Relations Director 803-806-3028
Kim Chidester Grassroots & Local Advocacy Director 704-417-5762
 

SOUTH DAKOTA

Megan Myers Government Relations Director 605-261-7717
Pam Miller Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director 605-310-3170
 

TN - WY

TENNESSEE

Betsy Wood Government Relations Director  
Julie Howell Grassroots Director 770-612-6176
 

TEXAS

Kaitlyn Murphy Sr. Government Relations Director 832-918-4037
Shelby Massey Government Relations Director 512-338-2655
Vanessa Fuentes Sr. Grassroots Director 512-338-2649
 

UTAH

Marc Watterson Government Relations Director 801-702-4427
Grace Henscheid Grassroots Advocacy Director 206-336-7217
 

VERMONT

Tina Zuk Government Relations Director 802-288-8305
Eden Radziwon Grassroots Advocacy Director 203-303-3333
 

VIRGINIA

Robin Gahan Sr. Government Relations Director 804-965-6521
Melissa Assalone Government Relations Director 804-965-6575
Keltcie Delamar Grassroots & Media Advocacy Director 804-965-6571
 

WASHINGTON

Lindsay Hovind Government Relations Director 206-336-7221
Grace Henscheid Grassroots Advocacy Director 206-336-7217
 

WEST VIRGINIA

Christine Compton Government Relations Director 304-720-7832
Melissa Brown Grassroots Director 502-371-6020
 

WISCONSIN

Nicole Hudzinski Sr. Government Relations Director 608-221-8866
Ben Van Pelt Government Relations Director 608-709-4937
Jason Harder Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director 517-319-1051
 

WYOMING

Kristen Waters Government Relations Director 214-213-2883
Vanessa Fuentes Sr. Grassroots Director 512-338-2649
 

NATIONAL CENTER CONTACTS

American Heart Association
Office of State & Community Advocacy
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231

Jill Birnbaum Vice President, Global Advocacy
Executive Director-VFHK
612-202-1980
Jeff Ranous Vice President, State & Community Advocacy 262-271-4908
Douglas Dunsavage State & Community Advocacy Manager 214-706-1241
Jill Ceitlin State & Community Advocacy Manager 205-937-3334
Lucy Culp State & Community Advocacy Advisor 360-870-4016
Kim Milbrath State & Community Advocacy Manager-VFHK 612-305-8771
Tracy Weldon State & Community Advocacy Manager-VFHK 215-313-4254
Katie Bishop Kendrick State & Community Advocacy Manager-VFHK 401-339-3608
Stephanie Tama-Sweet Senior Advisor Foundations 503-828-8448
Amy Shope Manzi Director, Grassroots Advocacy 724-422-1510