AHA Announces 2018-19 Florida Advocacy Committee

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of our Florida Advocacy Committee for 2018-2019. Chairing the committee this year is Roderick Harvey, a certified public accountant in private practice in Hollywood, Florida. Tom Nasby serves as Vice Chair. He is VP Network Services of Aetna Insurance in Jacksonville.


Other members include:

  • April Andrews-Singh, SVP of Compliance and General Counsel with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital;
  • JR Bourne, Manager, Corporate Marketing, Professional Golfers Association;
  • Christie Bruner. Community Engagement Manager, Healthy St. Petersburg;
  • David Christian, Executive Director, Government Affairs, Adventist Health Systems;
  • Danielle Cohen, Esq, an attorney in private practice in Miami and a board member of the AHA Miami Metro Market;
  • Crystal Collins Spencer, Esq., also an attorney in private practice in Pensacola and a past Chair of the American Heart Association’s Greater Southeastern Affiliate Board of Directors;
  • Allyce Heflin, governmental consultant with Southern Strategies in Tallahassee;
  • Kerry Hyman, O.D., an optometrist in private practice in Orlando;
  • Charles Jackson, Pastor, Mt. Tabor AME Church in Altamonte Springs;
  • Marsha Kiner, M.S., CAE, Deputy Executive Director, Association of Florida Colleges;
  • Mike McHargue, retired, formerly Deputy Director at Florida Department of Law Enforcement;
  • Joe Meyer a college student in Jacksonville and long-time volunteer;
  • John Mouw, Technical Training Supervisor with Baptist Hospital Miami;
  • Carl Shank, Chief of St. Johns County Fire Rescue; and
  • Ed Tancer, Esq, an attorney in private practice with Gunster, who also serves on the American Heart Association’s Palm Beach Board of Directors.

Through the year, the Florida Advocacy Committee will provide input on which state and local policies to pursue in the state to build a healthier future, as well as work to advance policy issues via their own activities and contacts. Stay tuned for our 2018-2019 state and local policy agenda to find out what we’re working on!

As a You’re the Cure advocate, we’ll need your help to speak up for policies that impact heart disease and stroke in Florida.

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