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Posted: Friday, June 13, 2014 4:00 am

The American Heart Association Western States Affiliate has named Lindsay Welch, Executive Director for the organization’s Tucson Division. Welch will now be responsible for leading the Tucson Division’s efforts to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke throughout the Tucson area.  

In her new role, Welch will work with the Board of Directors, local business leaders, volunteers and advocates to further the American Heart Association’s life-saving mission.  In addition, Welch will oversee local staff responsible for the Tucson Heart Ball, the Go Red For Women Luncheon and the Tucson Heart and Stroke Walk – the divisions largest fundraising events.  Welch will also collaborate with statewide staff on advocacy, quality improvement and media promotions and outreach.    

“The American Heart Association has made tremendous progress in the fight against the no. 1 and no. 3 killers in the U.S.—heart disease and stroke. I’m looking forward to working with the volunteers and staff from the Tucson Division to help reach even more people with lifesaving information about heart disease and stroke,” said Welch.

Welch, a University of Phoenix graduate, was previously District Director of Junior Achievement in Tucson and generated over $100,000 in new donor support by securing new business partnerships.  

“Lindsay brings tremendous enthusiasm and energy to the Tucson Division of the American Heart Association,” said Nicholas I. Clement, Ed.D, volunteer chairman of the Tucson.

Division Board of Directors.  “I anticipate that under her leadership, the Tucson division will secure new business relationships that will lead to more funds raised for awareness and research and ultimately, more lives saved.”