A Louisiana-based nonprofit (AAAneurysm Outreach*) that made large strides this year expanding nationally, securing new partners, and teaming up with pro football legend Joe Theismann, just reached a new milestone to help further its mission of saving lives from a deadly vascular condition – Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA, pronounced "Triple A”).
Christy Ross, MHA (http://bit.ly/VpMcJe), a Louisiana native with ten years of administrative expertise in the healthcare service sector joins AAAneurysm Outreach as their new Executive Director.
- Christy most recently served as the Deputy Director of the Mary Amelia Women’s Center at Tulane University, where she managed a diverse staff and budget; built relationships with clinical stakeholders, policymakers and advocates; and secured funding from local and national foundations in support of Center programming and initiatives.
- Prior to that, her five year tenure with the Louisiana Public Health Institute involved collaborating with state leaders to mobilize resources to reduce chronic disease rates, developing strong relationships with key medical leaders along the way.
The organization is thrilled to have Christy onboard, as her experience, knowledge, and personal passion are a great match for the staff and supporters of AAAneurysm Outreach.
*About AAAneurysm Outreach:
AAAneurysm Outreach is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA, pronounced "Triple A”) and driving at-risk individuals to get screened. Inspired by AAA advocate Sheila Arrington (a Prairieville, LA native), who lost her father to a ruptured AAA and has a strong family history herself, the goals of the organization are to raise public awareness about AAA, provide free preventive screening services to at-risk populations, and create a support network for individuals and families impacted by or at-risk for AAA. As always, we are beyond grateful for the tax-deductible support of our donors, without which we would not be able to accomplish our mission and goals. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.AOutreach.org.