From a busy legislative session to several community policy initiatives around tobacco cessation and healthy eating and active living, we’ve been working hard at the AHA in Colorado! And it is paying off! In fact, we're adding a member to the team to help increase our capacity. We're excited to introduce you to Naomi Amaha Gollnick, who will be taking over the local policy work as our new Community Advocacy Director.
Here's a note from Naomi --
My name is Naomi, and I'm excited to take on the role of the American Heart Association’s Community Advocacy Director for Colorado! I started my work with the AHA nearly 6 years ago in Oklahoma as an advocate for state and local policies before moving into a regional role where I advocated for policies in multiple states. There's been so much happening in Colorado that when a spot opened up to work on community policy issues, I knew I had to take it! In my new position, I will represent the AHA on crucial public policy issues in communities across the state of Colorado.
If you've volunteered at a heart walk or attended Advocating for Heart Day in the last few years, we've probably already met! I've been working in Colorado at the AHA for the last three years. I've enjoyed meeting so many of our outstanding advocates at events, and I look forward to getting to know even more.
I am a Northern California Native (Sacramento Proud!) and had the pleasure of living in the Greater Washington D.C. area and Oklahoma City before making Colorado my home. When I am not advocating for public health priorities on behalf of the AHA, I enjoy traveling, working out, volunteering for non-profit organizations, or playing with my dachshunds!
Naomi with her husband Cory, in-laws, and pups!
I'm looking forward to working with you on life-saving policies across our great state! Please feel free to get in touch any time by emailing Naomi.Amaha@heart.org.