We are excited to share with you, Laura Bracci has recently assumed the role of Georgia’s Government Relations Director.
Her name may be familiar to you, as she previously served as the Metro Atlanta Community Advocacy Director. In that role, she worked with city councils, county commissions, and school boards to pass policies that improved heart health for all. A few of her successes are smoke-free campaigns in Atlanta, Doraville, and City of South Fulton.
Laura will now focus her attention across Georgia working with you, our devoted advocates to build a healthier Georgia. She’s passionate about advocating for policies that protect and support heart health. This year, Laura will be educating and working with legislators on the need for Telecommunicator CPR (T-CPR). We want to be sure that in the event of a cardiac emergency, when you call 9-1-1, the operator is prepared to help coach you through CPR. Minutes matter when it comes to surviving cardiac arrest, so starting CPR while emergency services are enroute helps save lives. T-CPR legislation would increase the training telecommunicators receive on how to give CPR instruction over the phone to an untrained caller. In the weeks ahead, stay tuned for more information about T-CPR and ways you can help us.
“I am so excited to have this opportunity to work with You’re the Cure advocates across our state to advance policies that will improve health for all. Together we will be a relentless force for longer, healthier lives,” Laura stated.
Laura lives in Atlanta with her three kids, husband, two dogs, and fish. While she loves traveling, hiking, and camping, her kids’ sports keep her on a ballfield for most of her downtime. And when she’s not watching her kids play sports, she loves watching the Atlanta Braves. Laura would love to get to know you, so feel free to email her here.
I hope you will join us in welcoming Laura to her new role!