Welcome Alexis Richards, to the American Heart Association! Alexis is our new Region Grassroots Manager in the Midwest and will will be working with you in; Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana around local and state campaigns. She is also assisting in our federal advocacy work to make sure volunteers in her states have an opportunity to engage with Congress.
Alexis considers herself a grassroots organizer at heart. She has spent the last 15 years working on campaigns and supporting community engagement on a large range of issues. While her passion lies in equitable organizing, she also has deep experience as a fundraiser and anti-racism facilitator. Originally from the Northeast she moved to the Midwest to start her career as a youth organizer working on Big Ten campuses throughout the region. She currently resides in Minneapolis with her husband Russ, daughter Noa, two goofy dogs and two high maintenance cats. In her free time, she enjoys a good book, rewatching Schitt’s Creek, eating baguettes and gardening.