The American Heart Association announced the volunteer Executive Leadership Team advancing the mission of the Go Red for Women campaign in Westchester County. The campaign culminates with the annual Go Red for Women Luncheon, on May 31st at the Hilton Westchester.

Go Red For Women Luncheon tickets are on sale now at http://westchestergored.heart.org.

Led by Go Red for Women campaign chair Judy Melillo, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation, the team supports local efforts to raise awareness and funds to fight the number one killer of women: heart disease.

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Serving with Melillo on the Executive Leadership Team are local business and healthcare leaders including Maureen Adams, Director Clinical Operations-Internal Medicine at WESTMED Medical Group; Grace Ferri, Vice President, Development & Marketing at United Hebrew; Terri Ferri, Executive Director at Morgan Stanley; Dawn French, Vice President of Marketing & Development at White Plains Hospital; Laura Rey Iannarelli, President & CEO of  Rey Insurance; Juliann O’Meara, Partner with Wilson Elser; Doreen Salvati, Katonah Branch Manager, Assistant Vice President at People’s Bank; Silvana Spinozzi, Advisory Representative at  Lyceum Financial Group; and Kaitlin Triano, Director, Commercialization, New Payment Flows at Mastercard.

The group will share the lifesaving messages of Go Red for Women in the Westchester business community and drive corporate support of the event to fund programs and research. The American Heart Association’s research funding is second only to the federal government.

“Everyone on the Go Red for Women Executive Leadership Team is committed to women’s heart health. We will be working with top employers and business leadership to help drive the lifesaving mission of Go Red for Women in the Westchester community. We know that by working through large employers in Westchester, we can make the greatest impact on saving women’s lives,” said Jennifer Miller, Senior Regional Director of the American Heart Association.

The Go Red for Women Luncheon includes a health and wellness exposition, local health experts, keynote presentation, and a PURSEonality auction featuring stylish handbags, wallets and more. Additional event information is online at http://westchestergored.heart.org.

The American Heart Association states that more than 80% of coronary events in women may be prevented with simple lifestyle changes, but prevention is hindered by the fact that many women do not realize heart disease is their number one killer—more than all cancers combined.  For 15 years, the Go Red for Women movement has worked to close this knowledge gap and provide women with tools, resources and inspiration to build a healthier life. Women can access free resources at www.goredforwomen.org.

Go Red for Women is sponsored nationally by CVS Health. Greenwich Hospital is the Signature Sponsor. Check. Change. Control. local sponsor is White Plains Hospital and media sponsors include 100.7 WHUD, Examiner News, Westchester Magazine, Buzz Creators, Professional Women of Westchester, WAG Magazine, Westchester Business Journal, and Fairfield Business Journal.

PHOTO CAPTION: Some members of the American Heart Association, Go Red For Women Executive Leadership Team attended a meeting recently at Fujifilm. Show here are: Megan Lucas, Regional Director, American Heart Association; Vincere Japal, Associate General Counsel, FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation; Carolyn Gordon, Director Benefits, FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation; Kaitlin Triano, Director, Go-To-Market/ Commercialization, Mastercard International; Go Red For Women Campaign Chair, Judy Melillo, VP General Counsel & Secretary, FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation; Maureen Adams, RN, Clinical Director, WestMed Group;  Dawn French, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Development, White Plains Hospital; Doreen Salvati, Branch Manager, Peoples United Bank; Jennifer Miller, Senior Regional Director, American Heart Association; Laura Rey Iannarelli, Owner, Rey Insurance Company; Juliann, O’Meara, Partner, Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman and Dicker, LLP; and Silvana, Spinozzi, Financial Advisor, Mass Mutual.

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