HEART N HANDS is focused on educating young girls in our community about heart health and heart disease prevention by:
~ Incorporating Physical Activity
~ Educating on Heart Healthy Food Options
~ Encouraging Healthy Lifestyle Choices
We strive to empower young girls and their families to take their heart health in their hands by providing heart related information, educational tools and support needed to sustain a heart healthy lifestyle.
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Heart N Hands Board of Directors
Essence Harris Banks, MBA, Founder & President, Heart N Hands
Nicoye Banks, Actor, Philanthropist
Jody Braunig, Executive Director, Girls on the Run New Orleans
Adonis C. Expose’, Funkshuns, LLC Event Consultants
Tripti Gupta, Ochsner Medical, Cardiology
Brunisha Jones, Junior & Youth Ambassador, Dillard University New Orleans
Chandra Kerley Ridley, MBA, Chief Operating Officer, PowerMoves NOLA
Adele G. London, Director of Business Development, Good Work Network
Timekia Mallery, Events Specialist/Consultant, American Heart Association
Dr. Sheryl Martin-Schild, PhD, FANA, FAHA, Director Stroke Program, Tulane University Health Science Center
Kya Moller, Supply Chain Category Leader, Entergy Services, Inc.
Alyana Samai, Stroke Coordinator, Jefferson Medical
Joi Scott, 8th Grade Student & Youth Ambassador – De La Salle
Patricia Smith, St. Charles Parish School System
Dr. Raymond J. Strong, PharmD, MBA, FASCP, Director of Pharmacy, New Orleans East Hospital
Nina Balan, Special Events Coordinator
Briyana Newby, Special Events Coordinator (Washington, DC)
HEART N HANDS is a non-profit organization based in New Orleans, Louisiana focused on heart health awareness and education for young girls in our community founded in September 2014 by Essence Harris Banks, "heart disease" survivor.
We promote physical activity, healthy eating and healthy lifestyle resources.
"Heart disease is the #1 killer of women that’s why I am excited to partner with such a great group of professionals to help educate young girls and raise awareness about heart disease prevention" said Essence Harris Banks, President/Founder of Heart N Hands
“Heart N Hands has the potential to be a major positive influence on the future women of NOLA, as our adolescent girls are empowered with awareness and tips for prevention of time sensitive killers - heart disease and stroke. The cycle of premature disease, disability, and death can be broken” said Sheryl Martin-Schild, MD, PhD, FANA, FAHA, Heart N Hands Board Member and Director of the Stroke Program at Tulane University Health Science Center
“As a registered dietitian, my passion and reason for supporting Heart N Hands is to educate and motivate people by showing them that good nutrition doesn’t have to be hard," said, Molly Kimball, Heart N Hands Advisory Member, RD, CSSD, Ochsner Health System, Elmwood Fitness, WGNO/ABC26 News|NOLA.com|Times Picayune