Nancy Brown has been Chief Executive Officer of the American Heart Association (AHA) since 2009. Under Brown’s leadership, the AHA announced its bold 2020 goal of improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent, while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent. She has also led the AHA in launching major new initiatives including the Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine, the One Brave Idea™ research collaboration with Verily and AstraZeneca, the Science & Technology Accelerator, the CEO Roundtable, and the organization’s first-ever global strategy.
In addition to her work with the AHA, Brown is a board member and co-chairperson of the Steering Committee of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care. She also is a member of the Executive Committee of Research!America, and on the Boards of Directors of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and the Valentin Fuster-Mount Sinai Foundation for Science, Health and Empowerment. She is the Immediate Past Chairperson of the National Health Council.