In our Volunteer Spotlight this month we would love for you to meet TWO of our Oklahoma Grassroots Action Team members:
Name: Kari Stender, M.P.H. (pictured on right)
Hometown: Sioux City, IA-but I've lived in Oklahoma for 9 years
Favorite activity when you’re not at work: Exercising-especially running. Oh! Camping too!
Favorite Concert: Backstreet Boys...hands down
If you could be an expert in anything what would it be and why? Languages. I speak Spanish and English fluently but I'd love to add more languages. I love travelling so knowing many languages would make that a lot easier!
Why are you involved with/care about the AHA?: I love the many initiatives AHA is working on to make our communities healthier. I believe that everyone has the right to good health and AHA is working towards eliminating barriers that might stand in the way.
Name: TaKisha "TK" L. Lovelace (pictured on left)
Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK
Favorite activity when you’re not at work: Hanging out with my family
Favorite Concert: The Hopeville Tour featuring Yolonda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, and Kirk Frankiln
If you could be an expert in anything what would it be and why? Relationships. Because we all need a great support group to help us function to the best of our ability!
Why are you involved with/care about the AHA?: I got involved with AHA because of the commitment it has to building communities and spreading awareness to help us all become better people.
Thank you so much to both of these ladies for being rock star advocates for heart health in Oklahoma!