Dina Plapler has been an advocate and supporter of the fight against heart disease and stroke for much of her professional career. Serving as the AHA’s Executive Director of the CT and Western MA markets for the past two years, and now taking on a new role of a Senior Advisor, Mission Advancement, she has raised millions of dollars for AHA, helped build a Board and committed volunteer groups, and supported advocacy and education efforts across the State. She is especially proud of her success in more than doubling the funds raised in the market within two years, as well as the community and workplace wellness awareness efforts she and her team have promoted along with increased fundraising.
Prior to coming to AHA, Dina oversaw the advancement efforts for UConn Health, raising funds for the cardiology and stroke departments through major gifts, special events and grant funding.
Dina is motivated to support the AHA’s vital efforts for many reasons, including seeing her beloved father in law suffer from heart disease, as well as her commitment to supporting medical advancement and research so that future generations are healthier and free of heart disease and stroke.