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About

PULSE DC is the young professionals committee of the American Heart Association’s Greater Washington Region. Committee members serve as ambassadors of the AHA, engaging others to live healthier lives. The group promotes heart health through various activities focused on fitness and nutrition.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Stroke is the fifth leading killer of all Americans. With these facts, it is nearly impossible to encounter an individual who has not been affected by these diseases. As a result, PULSE DC committee members are dedicated to spreading awareness about heart disease, stroke and the associated community impact.

Through their social and fundraising events, PULSE DC supports the research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Heart Association.

For more information about the work of the American Heart Association, visit us at the American Heart Association – DC Site.

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2018 Pulse Committee

Amy Adams
Sullivan, Bruyette, Speros & Blayney, Inc.
Andrew Austin
Deloitte
Arezu Hadjialiloo
Deloitte
Becci Brady
Badlands PlaySpace

Benjamin Kane
Glover Park Group
PULSE Committee Mission Chair
Blake Smith
Bachrach Asset Management
Brandon Feldman
Stifel
PTTR Co-Chair
Brian McCord
Children’s National Medical Center

Caitlin Reagan
American Institute of Architects
PULSE Committee Social Media Chair
Channing Muller
DCM Communications LLC
Chris Weiner
Washington Redskins
Dan Canedo
Department of Justice

Danielle Enis
Trilogy Federal
Devan Strebig
Northern VA Chamber of Commerce
PULSE President
Eliza Kanovsky
Real Living At Home
Emily Moritt
Long & Foster
PTTR Co-Chair

Gabrielle Miller
U.S. House of Representatives
Glenn Stewart
Department of Justice
PTTR Co-Chair
Harrison Halem
Long & Foster
Helen Peil
Kastle Systems

Jackie McKeone
Markon Solutions
Jacquelin Zimmerman
OrthoBethesda
Jake Bender
First Potomac Realty Trust
Jen Bounan
EIG Global Energy Partners

Jena Belinkie Riley
CBRE
Jennifer Williamson
Grunley Construction
Jesse Garchik
Garchik Consulting
Joe Komisar
Anybill

Kathleen Ott
Georgetown University
Katherine Stark
Mercatus Center
Kelly Tyson
Booz Allen Hamilton
Lara Zaaba
MorganFranklin

Lauren Grunley
Grunley Construction
Lori Frazier
CEB/Gartner
Marylin Beckley
Northern Virginia Family Service
Matt Solomon
Protorion Systems

Max Lubarsky
MorganFranklin
Max Snider
Capital Bank, N.A.
Megan Clark
Advisory Board Company
PULSE Committee Events Chair
Michael Fabrikant
Keller Williams Capital Properties

Michael Moore
U.S. Navy
Michael Sarid
Bachrach Asset Management
Micheala Barrett
North Highland
Michelle Gettle
Markon Solutions

Monisha Smith
American Nurses Association
Natalie Jayo
Nathan Rutledge
Navient
Neha Aggarwal
RTI International

Samantha Allinson
Justin Bradley
PULSE Vice President
Sarah Yoskoski
Atlantic Council
Shannon McFadzean
JLL
Sean Scott
Apex Systems Inc.

Stephen Weiss
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Steve Jensen
KPMG
Taylor Elkow
Autism Speaks
Terrilyn Stephens
City of Alexandria

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To learn more, contact Paige Richie, Special Events Administrator at or email her at 703.248.1717 or Paige.Richie@heart.org