It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Aline Stone, our new Region Grassroots Manager for Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Moving forward, Aline will keep you updated on the American Heart Association’s state and local advocacy work in your community, making sure to provide you with timely ways to let your voice be heard on issues important to you.
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For more than a decade, Aline has worked closely with dementia patients and families to support policy change. She has meaningfully engaged them in state policy work with key state agency commissioners, legislators, and community partners at the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services as the Georgia Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Coordinator in Atlanta, GA, and in federal advocacy efforts at the Alzheimer's Association as the National Advocacy Senior Specialist in Washington, D.C.
Brain health and heart health are related. Scientists believe up to 41% of dementia is preventable, sharing many risk factors with heart disease. Aline is excited to continue helping people live longer, healthier lives.
Aline earned two bachelor’s degrees in general studies and mass communications from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in her hometown. She expects to graduate this May from Georgia State University with a Master of Public Administration. Aline lives with her partner, Scott, and their cat, Ivy. She enjoys needlepoint and reading, and most days you can find her outdoors, ready for a hike.
Please join me in welcoming Aline to the American Heart Association and You’re the Cure!
Julie M. Howell is the Sr. Region Grassroots Lead for the American Heart Association in the Southeast. She works closely with volunteers and staff in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi to advocate for public policies that build a world of longer, healthier lives.