The Mid-Atlantic Affiliate is thankful for Yolanda Dickerson, an advocate for over 10 years who is committed to reducing heart disease and stroke in her community. Her journey with the American Heart Association has led her to participate in five National Lobby Days in Washington D.C., as well as meeting with her elected officials at home. When she isn't meeting face-to-face with her representatives, Yolanda is taking action on You’re the Cure Action Alerts and writing letters in support of heart healthy and stroke smart policies to her local papers. Yolanda exemplifies the power a citizen can have to create change!
In addition, Yolanda has been an active member in AHA volunteer leadership. She is currently the Chair of the NC Advocacy Coordinating Committee, and previously served as Vice Chair for four-years. She also led the volunteer effort for the State Lobby Day event on multiple occasions.
“North Carolina is honored to have Yolanda Dickerson chair our statewide advocacy committee. As a leader, she inspires others with her passion and dedication. As a heart survivor, she knows the importance of our mission and she willingly does all that is asked of her, from meeting with the highest ranking elected officials to stuffing legislative packets. As her staff partner, I am proud to have her at my side as we work together to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke,” said North Carolina Grassroots Director, Betsy Vetter.
Yolanda’s influence has even transferred to her daughter, who is now a You’re the Cure advocate!