Puget Sound Media and Key Contacts

Updated:Jul 23,2013

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If you need more information please reach out to us.

Media Relations:

Francesca Fabile Minas, Sr. Director, Communications and Marketing (206) 834-8611 or francesca.minas@heart.org

For national media inquiries, please call (214) 706-1173

Additional Media Resources:
AHA National Newsroom, newsroom.heart.org. Includes our national news releases and multi-media resources
Heart and Stroke Statistics
Heart and Stroke Encyclopedia


Puget Sound Key Contacts:


Executive Director:
Cheryl Dale (206) 834-8621

Advocacy and Government Relations: Grace Henscheid, Grassroots Coordinator, (206) 834-8641

Community Health: Cherish Hart, Sr. Community Health Director, (206) 834-8638

Go Red For Women Luncheon and Gala:
      Kim Failla, Sr. Business Development Director, (206) 834-8642
      Lawrie Elliott-Wilson, Business Development Coordinator, (206) 834-8616

Heart and Stroke Walk:
      Susan Sivitz, Sr. Business Development Director (206) 834-8605
      Cori Fowler, Director, (206) 834-8620
      Jennifer Belcourt, Director, (206) 694-7330
      Jessica Sire, Director (206) 834-8627

Jump Rope For Heart/ Hoops For Heart: Dawn McCutcheon, Youth Market Director (206) 694-7336

Quality and Systems Improvement: Erin Shaw, Regional Director (206) 694-7332

Volunteer Opportunities and Health Fair Requests: Kami Sutton, Office Coordinator, (206) 632-6881

Puget Sound Main Office: (206) 632-6881

National Call Center: 800-242-8721

CPR Hotline: 877-242-4277


Puget Sound Board 2013-2014
2012-2013 Puget Sound Board of Directors:

Board President: Joshua Buckler, MD, Cardiologist, Pacific Medical Centers
Board Chairman: Stephen Zieniewicz, Executive Director, UW Medical Center
Immediate Past President: Karen Stout, MD, UW Medicine/ Seattle Children’s
Kathryn Beattie, Chief Medical Officer, Valley Medical Center
Sharon Chastain, V.P. Core Operations, Premera Blue Cross
Trisha Cohen, Community Volunteer
Rosanne Dickerson, Chief HR Operations Officer, Providence Health & Services
Kent Fisher, VP Supply Chain Management, Commercial Airplanes, The Boeing Company
Jeff Galbraith, Slalom Consulting
Chris Gorey, VP of Sales, Regence BlueShield
Bruce Leaverton, Shareholder, Lane Powell
Kay Pitman, Office Tax Managing Partner, Deloitte Tax LLP
Chad Robins, CEO and President, Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation
Wilf Wainhouse, Chief Operating Officer, Sellen Construction
Jack Weisbly, Vice President/GMM, Costco Wholesale