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Kay Eddleman, New Orleans

kay was our 2014- 2015 chair of the American Heart Association's Louisiana Advocacy Committee, and is still serving on our state advocacy committee. The committee serves as the advisory body to Louisiana volunteers and staff and establishes the state’s public advocacy priorities each year.

Kay serves on the committee by participating in grassroots and lobbying activities to advance the public policy priorities of the American Heart Association.

For the past 15 years, Kay has been employed at Ochsner Health System as Supervisor of the AHA Community Training Center in New Orleans, LA. She completed her Emergency Medical Technician training through the LSU Medical School of New Orleans.

Kay is a long time You’re the Cure advocate and an American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor. She currently serves as vice-chair of the American Heart Association’s Louisiana Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee.

Previously, she was a member of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) committee that was involved in passing key AED legislation in Louisiana. She is a recipient of the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver Hero Award, presented to an individual who saves a life using CPR.


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