Tag Archive for American Heart Association



GIVE BACK: One way to get involved in improving the state of the world is to volunteer. There are so many opportunities to lend a hand and in the process learn. My own work with the American Heart Association has added immensely to my self-development. I’ve certainly received more than I’ve given. The key is to lead with your personal interests and passion. I started volunteering for AHA because I had so many family members affected by heart disease and stroke. If there is an issue you’re concerned about, focus on that.

Power NYC Event

THE BUZZ… On Saturday, May 30th, 2009, I organized and hosted the first annual Power New York City: Health & Empowerment Symposium on behalf of the American Heart Association. The purpose of the event was to empower those in the minority community to take control of their own lives. It offered inspirational talks, self-management tools,…

5th Annual NAACP Leadership 500 Summit

Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Francys Johnson at 5th Annual NAACP Leadership 500 Summit - May 23, 2009

From May 21st through May 24th, 2009, I participated in the 5th Annual NAACP Leadership 500 Summit entitled “Ensuring our Legacy” at the Phoenician Hotel and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. I spoke on the Summit General Session panel entitled, “Let’s Stay Together: Maintaining Family Connectedness in Tough Economic Times” moderated by Hazel N. Dukes. I also taught morning yoga classes.

AHA Ambassador Luncheon

THE BUZZ… On May 9th, 2009, I gave welcoming remarks at the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association Power Ambassador’s Luncheon & Fashion Review. I’m the spokesperson and “face” of the May Power To End Stroke campaign. View more pictures from the event. Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Ph.D., MBA