Molly Kimball Named To Regional Board Of Directors For AHA
NEW ORLEANS – Molly Kimball was elected to the American Heart Association’s Greater Southeast Affiliate Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Kimball is a registered dietitian with Ochsner Health System.
In addition to her regional work with the American Heart Association, Kimball is also an active local volunteer in the New Orleans area and serves as a member of the Circle of Red.
During the upcoming year, Kimball’s leadership will help the organization impact heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 5 leading killers respectively, of American men and women.
The board will help the association achieve its 2020 impact goal to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent.
A few outlined responsibilities for the GSA board include:
• Increasing the number of people in the southern states who are training in hands-only CPR
• Reducing the sodium intake of the region
• Encouraging businesses to swap vending items for healthier alternatives
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke and teams up with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases.
The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.