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AHA Announces 2018-19 Georgia Advocacy Committee

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of our Georgia Advocacy Committee for 2018-2019. Returning to chair the committee this year is Laura Colbert, Executive Director of Georgians for a Healthy Future. Kimberly Goodloe serves as Vice Chair. She is a heart disease survivor and longtime advocate.

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Other members include:

  • Lisa Wilson, NCSN BSN RN, District Lead Nurse, Savannah-Chatham County Public School System;
  • Kenneth Ray, Deputy Director, Office of Tobacco, Policy, System and Environmental Change Chronic Disease Prevention Section, Georgia Department of Public Health;
  • Nettie Jackson, community advocate and former Multi-Cultural Initiatives Director for the American Heart Association;
  • Michael Charles, Executive Director, The Better Outcomes Foundation; and
  • Storm Goodlin, Georgia Grassroots Manager, American Cancer Society - Cancer Action Network.

Through the year, the Georgia 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 Georgia.

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