Jacquelyne (Jacque) Marianno – Digital Media Specialist, Western Region. Ms. Marianno has more than ten years ofexperience in marketing with a focus on digital and most of her time spent in the beverage and health industries. Ms. Marianno is a digital strategy director with the AHA Western States Affiliate. In her role, Ms. Marianno works
Jamie Morgan, Government Relations Director, Western States Region. Ms. Morgan has developed policy and advocacyexpertise in one of the most important issues affecting cardiovascular health in our region, tobacco control and prevention. Ms. Morgan has testified at public hearings, drafted and analyzed legislation, and maintained longstanding relationships with state agencies and those who influence policy
Kathy (Toki) Ko is the Organizing and Engagement Manager with the American Heart Association’s new California Tobacco Endgame Center for Organizing & Engagement. Prior to joining the AHA, Kathy served as Project Manager for the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence in Los Angeles, and led teams working on a variety of tobacco prevention
Amber Valenzuela serves as the Field Media Advocacy Manager for the AHA’s California Tobacco Endgame Center for Organizing and Engagement. In this role, Amber will support the media advocacy work of local agencies, organizations and coalitions in their pursuit of local tobacco control and endgame policies. Prior to the AHA and for the last four
Maja Winton is the Operations Manager of the California Tobacco Endgame Center for Organizing and Engagement. Prior to joining the American Heart Association, Maja has served in various operations management capacities across nonprofits and educational institutions. Most recently, Maja held roles as Assistant Director of Finance, Grants Manager, and Academic Program Manager at Drexel University.
Eric Batch, VP Advocacy, Western States Region. Mr. Batch has served as Vice President of Government Relations for the Western States Affiliate for the past 15 years. Mr. Batch will serve as a Sr. Advisor and Subject Matter Expert in all matters of tobacco control policy to the Endgame Center. Mr. Batch will advise on
Paul Knepprath is the Director of the California Tobacco Endgame Center for Organizing and Engagement. Paul has been a leader in public health and health care advocacy for more than 25 years at the local, regional and state levels in California. Prior to the AHA, Paul served as the Vice President for Policy and Public
Laura King, Principal Investigator, Director of Public Health. Ms. King is the Principal Investigator of the Million Hearts® Collaboration, a CDC-funded cooperative agreement to support implementation of national, state and local strategies aligned with the Million Hearts national initiative. Ms. King also serves as the Principal Investigator for the Heart Racial and Ethnic Approaches to