American Heart Association Los Angeles and Ventura Contacts

We serve the Los Angeles and Ventura communities, and we can't wait to get to know you! If you have questions about our events, how to get involved, sponsorships or media requests please reach out to our staff. Follow @AHASouthernCA on Facebook and Instagram and @AHACalifornia on Twitter.

Meet our Los Angeles County Board of Directors

Who to Contact:

Los Angeles Main Office: (213) 291-7000


Sang-Mi Oh, Senior Vice President/Executive Director
Chelsea Spiker, Vice President, Development
Nicolla Ross, Vice President, Health Strategies


Social Market
Laura Nichols, Vice President, Social Market, (213) 291-7051
Jackie Tan, Business Development Director, Go Red for Women, (213) 291-7201
Karyn Cooks, Business Development Director, Heart of Los Angeles, (213) 291-7120

Heart & Stroke Walk
Jonathan de Leon, Business Development Director, Heart of Los Angeles, (213) 291-7107
Kelsey Muir, Vice President, (213) 201-7060
Richard Van Egtern, Business Development Director, (213) 291-7105

Ventura County
Katie Beck, Business Development Director, (805) 340-6375

Kids Heart Challenge
Mike McAdam, Youth Market Director, (858) 204-4977


Community Impact
Carolina Barahona, Senior Director, (213) 291-7050
Diana Aguirre, Director, (213) 291-7011
Matthew Gallimore, Director, (213) 291-7079
Nancy Song, Director, (213) 291-7052

Community Advocacy
Ana-Alicia Carr, Director, (213) 291-7043

Media Relations | Media Inquiries

Kristine Kelly, Senior Director, Communications & Marketing, (213) 291-7080
Elena De La Cruz, Director, Latino Communications & Marketing, (213) 291-7082

National media inquiries: (214) 706-1173

National Call Center: (800) 242-8721

Additional Media Resources:

CPR certification: For training and certification please contact a local training center. Our office does not provide classes. Locate a training center near you and find more information on our CPR website or call our national CPR training line for assistance at 1-877-AHA-4CPR or 1-877-242-4277.