Woman of Impact, Teen of Impact Nominees Announced

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – To kick off February as American Heart Month, six local community leaders and four teens are joining the American Heart Association in the fight against cardiovascular disease through the Woman of Impact and Teen of Impact initiatives.

Nominees participating in Woman of Impact will raise funds and awareness to support the Go Red for Women movement and women’s health and well-being, and Teen of Impact nominees will work to support equitable health for all people in the tri-county area.

“Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more lives than all cancers combined, so it’s vital for people of all ages to take charge of their heart health and encourage others to do the same,” said Courtney Lockshaw, development director of the American Heart Association in northeastern Ohio. “While we have made a lot of progress over the last century, there is still a lot of work to be done.” 

The Tri-County Woman of Impact nominees are:

  • Julianna Begalla, Farmers National Bank.
  • Lynn Hart Bilal, Gloris Counseling Services.
  • Stephanie Gilchrist, city of Youngstown.
  • Jenn Knight, Daiichi Sankyo.
  • Shannon Reigrut, NextHome GO30 Realty.
  • Veronica Crafter Srinivasan, Power Cellular Solutions LLC.

The Tri-County Teen of Impact nominees are:

  • Ellie Davies.
  • Giada Ezzo.
  • Liv Reichard.
  • Anna Vennetto.

The Woman of Impact and Teen of Impact initiatives launch in hundreds of cities across the country on National Wear Red Day, Feb. 2. At the start of the campaign, hundreds of nominees nationwide embark on a nine-week journey to help transform heart health through education and fundraising. Each week, nominees and their team members participate in activities designed to create a culture of wellness and health equity. Activities may include educational events, learning and spreading the word about CPR, getting active, recruiting friends and family to participate in research and more.

After the campaign ends April 4, one nominee from each campaign will be named the Tri-County 2024 Woman of Impact winner and Tri-County 2024 Teen of Impact winner. In addition to local market winners, one nominee from each campaign across the country will be named the National Woman of Impact winner and National Teen of Impact winner.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.