American Heart Association

Royse ready for second year as AHA chairman

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Before beginning his second year as the American Heart Association’s chairman, Al Royse chatted with a woman whose pointed question still sticks with him:

“Why is there no outrage over death from preventable causes?”

As he thought about it more, the question became even more troubling for […]

After colorful path to chairman of AHA board, Royse focused on healthier communities

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Al Royse readily admits he had no idea what he was getting into back in 1997, when representatives from the American Heart Association asked him to become chairman of the San Francisco Heart Walk.

Royse knew little about the organization. He knew little about heart disease. […]