Middle Tennessee is home to three members of the recently announced American Heart Association's Greater Southeast Affiliate (GSA) Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Local directors include: David Dill, president and COO of LifePoint Health; Kiersten Espaillat, DNP, APN, stroke coordinator, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; and Keith Wolken, chairman and CEO of SMS Holdings Corporation.
Dr. Kiersten Espaillat
Dill has been involved with the American Heart Association since 2013, serving on the local board since 2014 and as board president for two years. Additionally, he and his wife, Ashley, co-chaired the 2016 Middle Tennessee Heart Gala.
Espaillat received her undergraduate and master's in nursing from Vanderbilt University and a doctorate in nursing from University of Tennessee Health Science Center. For the past six years, she has worked in research, quality monitoring and education for stroke care.
Wolken has been chairman and CEO of SMS Holdings Corp. since November 2004 and has served on the board of the American Heart Association since 2005 and is a past chairman.