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American Heart Association Announces New Members Of The Metro Chicago Board Of Directors

CHICAGO, July 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association today announced the addition of seven new members to the Metro Chicago Board of Directors. These board members join a group of healthcare professionals and business and community leaders who lead the association's mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, through oversight of local revenue generation and health impact activities.

The new board members are:

Opella Ernest, MD, chief clinical officer at Health Care Service Corporation

Chet Robson, DO, medical director of Clinical Programs and Quality at Walgreens

Michael J. Dandorph, president of Rush University Medical Center

Jennifer M. Bell, regional managing director at Aon

Sarah Song, MD, assistant professor, Department of Neurology at Rush University Medical Center

Robert Litt, partner at KPMG

Virginia Friesen, vice president of the Heart Institute at Advocate Aurora Health Care

Bradley Marino, MD has assumed the role of president of the board. Dr. Marino is a physician in the divisions of Cardiology and Critical Care Medicine at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Last Updated: 31-Jul-2018