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GREENSBORO, October 29, 2019 – American Heart Association (AHA) welcomes Bev Cleveland, chief financial officer for Cone Health Medical Group, as the chair of the Triad Board of Directors. Cleveland has agreed to serve on the American Heart Association Board from 2019-2021.

“During my past year serving as an AHA Board Member, I have seen how American Heart Association works in our communities to give hope to those with no voice by providing education in the areas of healthy eating, improving individual heart health, and promoting active living,” said Cleveland. “I’m hoping that my financial experience will be an asset to the board and am excited for the opportunity to help change lives.”

For the next two years, the Triad AHA Board of Directors has narrowed their community focus to food insecurity/healthy food access, social determinants of health, and chronic diseases such as heart disease.

There are 47 food deserts in the Triad with more than 150,000 people living with food insecurity every day. The American Heart Association has proudly convened a collective impact coalition to help move the needle on food insecurity and healthy food access in the Triad.

Just one example of how AHA is working towards these board priorities is with the AHA’s Triad Mobile Kitchen. AHA Chef N’gai Dickerson is currently partnering with NC A&T State University and Mount Zion Baptist Church to provide healthy cooking classes with educational information and community resources for Triad families.

Bev Cleveland resides in Browns Summit with her husband Odell Cleveland.

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About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.

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