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Email ahacommunications@heart.org (monitored during regular business hours) or call 214-706-1173.

AHA/ASA Advocacy Communications Staff (Policy/Government issues)

  • Steve Weiss; VP of Media Advocacy, 202-785-7905
  • Arielle Beer; Federal Advocacy Media Director 
  • Jennifer Bethea; Media Advocacy Manager 
  • Shelly Hogan; Director of Field Media Advocacy, 512-689-0869
  • Suzette Harris; Director of Media Advocacy - Voices for Healthy Kids (nutrition and physical activity state/local policy, sugary drinks), 214-706-1207

AHA Programs Media Relations: Please call the media line at 214-706-1173 or email ahacommunications@heart.org to be directed to the appropriate staff.

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