Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
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.
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.
Hilary Davis - Hilary is the Director of External Relations and Service Excellence at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont & New Hampshire (VNH), overseeing the External Relations team including Marketing, Communications, Development, and Community Relations, as well as the Patient Access Team comprised of Referral Services, Clinical Scheduling, and Triage. Hilary leads initiatives and influences systems to build meaningful relationships with area health providers, volunteers, businesses, and community members to increase awareness, recognition, and philanthropic support for VNH. By working collaboratively with community partners throughout VNH’s 4,000 square mile service area, Hilary impacts regional care delivery with the goal of providing the highest quality home health and hospice care for our region.
Hilary began her career at Norwich University, holding several positions in Development and Alumni Relations. Leading fundraising teams consisting of both professionals and volunteers, Hilary worked to connect alumni, family, and friends of Norwich University in supporting University strategic initiatives through philanthropic and volunteer contributions.
Hilary holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management from Norwich University, and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership at Colorado State Universities Global Campus. She completed Lean Six Sigma Yellowbelt training from the Value Institute Learning Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and is currently completing course work from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Quality and Patient Safety Process Improvement Methods.
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.