Executive Vice President &
Chief Human Resources Officer for CVS Health
Go Red For Women National Chair &
Jenny Barba, Event Chair, has twenty years of experience as a strategic advisor in the healthcare financing industry, specializing in medical device technology. In the cardiovascular sector, Jenny has advised numerous innovative companies at all stages of their lifecycle through growth capital raising and mergers and acquisitions. Jenny became involved in Go Red as a member of the ELT in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since moving to the Upper Valley she has taken on the role of ELT Chair and looks forward to continuing to expand the reach of the AHA throughout the community. On a personal note, her family members have been able to live healthy lives due to advancements in heart health and prevention and she believes that the work of the AHA has a meaningful impact on saving lives.
Nicole Affeldt is a Wilder, Vermont resident and the Bank Culture and Marketing Administrator for Mascoma Bank, a Certified B Corporation®. Her role with Mascoma Bank is to administer the bank’s giving programs such as donations and sponsorships and volunteering. Recently she has joined the American Heart Association Executive Leadership Team to share the importance of proactive wellness with members of the Upper Valley and surrounding regions. Her previous career as a chef provided many opportunities to teach others about maintaining heart health through good dietary choices that are also flavorful and fun to eat. Nicole, a native of Brooklyn, New York relocated to Hanover, NH in 1994 and is most often found outdoors enjoying, hiking, camping and kayaking and all of the natural resources New England has to offer.
My name is Robin Burdette, and my company (BaySon Company) is a proud sponsor of the American Heart Association Go Red initiative. Go Red, American Heart Association, is very important to me because I have heart disease in my family, and my children have heart disease in their family. My daughter just turned 45, and she has heart disease in both sides of her family. Until I became involved with the Go Red initiative, I was unaware of how different the symptoms of a heart attack are for women. Getting the word out about heart disease in women is very important to women young and old … all too often heart disease affects young women also. Our heart is the most important muscle in our body. It is very rewarding to see how many women care about getting the word out to other women about heart disease.
Kathy Underwood - Wife of a survivor, President and CEO of Ledyard, Board member of AHA NH Board and board member of Affiliate board. 30 year volunteer for the AHA.
Go Red is important because 80% of heart disease can be eliminated by making changes in life style. To know that we can eliminate 80% of our nations #1 killer by educating people about lifestyle choices, creates the passion to help and make a difference in our community.