Advocate Spotlight: John Potvin
Captain John Potvin is a firefighter/paramedic who serves as Director of Emergency Medical Services and Deputy Emergency Management Director for the East Providence Fire Department in Rhode Island. John has been a You’re the Cure advocate for more than a decade – and to say that he goes above and beyond as a volunteer is an understatement!
Pichkatna, Rhode Island
Pichkatna is a member of Young Voices. She spoke about the importance of PE at the American Heart Association's Youth Advocacy Day at the State House.
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Michael Obel-Omia, Rhode Island
Michael is an educator and public speaker who suffered a right ischemic stroke, resulting in aphasia and muscle weakness on his left side in May 2016.
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Andy DeLoreto, Rhode Island
Andy recently testified at the State House on the American Heart Association's Tobacco 21 proposal.
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Dr. Steven Fera, Rhode Island
Dr. Fera recently testified at the State House on the American Heart Association's "Healthy Beverage Act" proposal.
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Laurie Stephenson, Rhode Island
RI Advocacy Committee Vice Chair Laurie Stephenson has a passion for advocacy!
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Rhode Island Advocates Go Red
RI Advocacy Committee members build support for #Tobacco21RI at Go Red For Women Luncheon.
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Rhode Island Advocacy Committee
The RI Advocacy Committee helps lead our policy campaigns - meet the team!
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Rhode Islanders Go To Washington
We want to express our sincere thanks to advocates Miriam Plitt, Lisa Deck and Andy DeLoreto for representing Rhode Island at the 2017 Heart on the Hill event in Washington, DC!
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Karen Aspry, MD, MS, Rhode Island
We would like to thank Rhode Island Board President Karen Aspry, MD, MS, who testified last month at the State House on one of the American Heart Association’s priority bills! We greatly appreciate Dr. Aspry’s passion, dedication and advocacy.
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