American Heart Association

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


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. […]

Dennis begins second year as AHA chair with gusto

Bernie Dennis has a favorite saying about his favorite organization: “People don’t need the American Heart Association … until they need the American Heart Association.”

He’s exhibit A. It took a few heart attacks and a quadruple bypass to get him involved.

While recovering, a rehabilitation nurse challenged him to raise […]