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  2001 January 1, 2007 Release.
  For Immediate Release.
  Contact: Bonnie Arkus 609-771-9600

WHF Welcomes New Women's Heart trustees to its Board.

Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, Dr. Barbara Roberts and Maureen Roddy accept Leadership Roles

thumbnail Bonnie Watson Coleman Roberts      thumbnail Barbara Roberts      thumbnail Moe Roddy

Trenton, NJ- Trenton, New Jersey. The Women's Heart Foundation recently held its annual meeting and installed new officers. Inducted to serve for a 2-year term were Maureen ("Mo") Roddy, RN, cardiovascular surgery nurse and founder of Red Dress Racing; Priscilla Dawson, former assistant superintendent of Trenton Board of Education and current principal of the Moss School; Barbara Roberts, MD, FACC, Director of the Women's Heart Center at The Meriam Hospital in RI; and Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, District 15 of Ewing, NJ. Completing year two of a 2-year term are Walt Arkus and Robin Heston of NJDEP and Jon Pearson of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.

Dr. Roberts was elected to serve as president, Mo Roddy as vice president and Girard Pisauro, CPA, as treasurer. Bonnie Watson Coleman will serve as Honorary Chairwoman for Women's Heart Week 2007. Robin Heston will serve as Chairwoman of the 4th annual RUN FOR YOUR HEART. Bonnie Arkus will continue to serve as the executive director.

"I am pleased to join the Women's Heart Foundation in its mission to promote gender care", said Dr. Roberts. "As a woman cardiologist, I know first hand that it is difficult to change the way that practitioners respond to women's milder symptoms. We must work together to improve healthcare and also educate women with clear and updated information on how to navigate the system to save their own lives," said Dr. Roberts. Dr. Roberts is the author of "How to Keep from Breaking Your Heart" and promotes the practice of gender-specific evidence-based medicine. Dr. Roberts serves on the Speakers Bureau for Pfizer, Medtronic, Abbott and Guidant and is Principal Investigaor for the AIM-HIGH study.

The Women's Heart Foundation (WHF) is the only Non Governmental Organization that designs and implements demonstration projects for the prevention and early intervention of heart disease in women. WHF was founded June 11, 1992 as a 501 c3 charitable organization dedicated to improving women's survival and quality of life. For more information, contact WHF.



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