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 |

AL - DC

 

ALABAMA

Jada Shaffer Government Relations Director 334-233-3674
Julie Howell Grassroots Manager 770-612-6176
 

ALASKA

Jamie Morgan Government Relations Director 916-431-2359
Josh Brown Grassroots Manager 916-431-2364
 

ARIZONA

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

ARKANSAS

Dave Oberembt Government Relations Director 501-707-6589
Heyward Whetsell Grassroots Manager 501-725-7944
 

CALIFORNIA

Jamie Morgan Government Relations Director 916-431-2359
Josh Brown Grassroots Manager 916-431-2364
 

COLORADO

Rebecca Dubroff
Government Relations Director 303-801-4643
Heyward Whetsell Grassroots Manager 501-725-7944
 

CONNECTICUT

Jim Williams Government Relations Director 203-303-3341
Rebecca Scharler Grassroots Manager 330-289-9324
 

DELAWARE

Jonathan Kirch Government Relations Director 302-286-5706
Katey Aqulina Grassroots Manager 734-546-1583
 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Stuart Berlow Government Relations Director 703-248-1722
Katey Aquilina Grassroots Manager 734-546-1583
 

FL - KY

 

FLORIDA

Mark Landreth Government Relations Director 710-612-6091
Julie Howell Grassroots Manager 770-612-6176
 

GEORGIA

Michael Cortes Government Relations Director 678-224-2085
Kim Chidester Grassroots Manager 704-724-5336
 

HAWAII

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

IDAHO

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

ILLINOIS

Julie Mirostaw Government Relations Director 312-476-6657
Melissa Brown Grassroots Manager 502-371-6020
 

INDIANA

Danielle Patterson Government Relations Director 317-732-4717
Melissa Brown
Grassroots Manager 502-371-6020
 

IOWA

Stacy Frelund Government Relations Director 515-414-3207
Jacob Denniston Grassroots Manager 402-875-7375
 

KANSAS

Kari Rinker Government Relations Director 620-245-4904
Jacob Denniston Grassroots Manager 402-875-7375
 

KENTUCKY

Shannon Smith Sr. Government Relations Director 859-317-6889
Melissa Brown Grassroots Manager 502-371-6020
 

LA - MT

 

LOUISIANA

Ashley Hebert Government Relations Director 337-298-1778
Julie Howell Grassroots Manager 770-612-6176
 

MAINE

Chace Jackson Government Relations Director 207-316-9504
Rebecca Scharler Grassroots Manager 330-289-9324
 

MARYLAND

Laura Hale Government Relations Director 410-246-6729
Katey Aquilina Grassroots Manager 734-546-1583
 

MASSACHUSETTS

Allyson Perron Sr. Director of Government Relations 781-373-4522
Rebecca Scharler Grassroots Manager 330-289-9324
 

MICHIGAN

Maureen Cassidy Vice President, Field Advocacy 608-345-9943
Melissa Brown Grassroots Manager 502-371-6020
 

MINNESOTA

Lorna Schmidt Government Relations Director 952-278-7915
Jacob Denniston Senior Manager 402-875-7375
 

MISSISSIPPI

Nathan Mick Vice President, Field Advocacy 859-339-1414
Julie Howell Grassroots Manager 770-612-6176
 

MISSOURI

Maureen Cassidy Vice President, Field Advocacy 608-345-9943
Jacob Denniston Grassroots Manager 402-875-7375
 

MONTANA

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

NE - ND

NEBRASKA

Brian Krannawitter Government Relations Director 402-489-5115
Jacob Denniston Grassroots Manager 402-875-7375
 

NEVADA

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

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Nancy Vaughan Government Relations Director 603-263-8329
Rebecca Scharler Grassroots Manager 330-289-9324
 

NEW JERSEY

Corinne Orlando Government Relations Director 609-223-3720
Rebecca Scharler Grassroots Manager 330-289-9324
 

NEW MEXICO

Mahesha Sita Government Relations Director 505-485-1330
Vanessa Fuentes Grassroots Manager 512-338-2649
 

NEW YORK

Caitlin O'Brien Government Relations Director 518-626-8776
Katey Aquilina Grassroots Manager 734-546-1583
 

NORTH CAROLINA

Sarah Jacobson Government Relations Director 414-429-4259
Kim Chidester Grassroots Manager 704-417-5762
 

NORTH DAKOTA

Christopher Prosch Government Relations Director 605-201-4528
Jacob Denniston Grassroots Manager 402-875-7375
 

OH - SD

 

OHIO

Dustin Holfinger Government Relations Director 614-396-4383
Melissa Brown Grassroots Manager 502-371-6020
 

OKLAHOMA

Christopher Roller Vice President, Field Advocacy 303-520-6804
Heyward Whetsell Grassroots Manager 501-725-7944
 

OREGON

Christina Bodamer Government Relations Director 503-820-5308
Grace Henscheid Grassroots Manager 206-336-7217
 

PENNSYLVANIA

David Day Vice President, Field Advocacy 413-237-4543
Melissa Brown Grassroots Manager 502-371-6020
 

RHODE ISLAND

Megan Tucker Government Relations Director 401-228-2331
Rebecca Scharler Grassroots Manager 330-289-9324
 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Yarley Steedly Government Relations Director 803-873-7999
Kim Chidester Grassroots Manager 704-417-5762
 

SOUTH DAKOTA

Christopher Prosch Government Relations Director 605-201-4528
Jacob Denniston Grassroots Manager 402-875-7375
 

TN - WY

TENNESSEE

Leanne Durm-Minoux Government Relations Director 615-340-4155
Kim Chidester Grassroots Manager 704-417-5762
 

TEXAS

Shelby Massey Government Relations Director 512-338-2655
Vanessa Fuentes Grassroots Manager 512-338-2649
 

UTAH

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

VERMONT

Tina Zuk Government Relations Director 802-288-8305
Rebecca Scharler Grassroots Manager 330-289-9324
 

VIRGINIA

Chelsi Bennett Government Relations Director 804-965-6516
Katey Aquilina Grassroots Manager 734-546-1583
 

WASHINGTON

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

WEST VIRGINIA

Melanie Pagliaro Government Relations Director 304-612-1815
Katey Aquilina Grassroots Manager 734-546-1583
 

WISCONSIN

Nicole Hudzinski Sr. Government Relations Director 608-221-8866
Melissa Brown Grassroots Manager 502-371-6020
 

WYOMING

Mike Mores Government Relations Director  
Heyward Whetsell Grassroots Manager 501-725-7944