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Alex Almazan Elected to the Southeast Board of Directors of the American Heart Association


American Heart Association announces board leaders

Community leaders to serve on Southeast Board of Directors

MIAMI, FL., July 28, 2021 — The Greater Miami/Fort Lauderdale American Heart Association is pleased to announce that Alex Almazan and Dr. Frank Scholl were elected to the Southeast Board of Directors. Almazan and Dr. Scholl will serve on the board during the Association’s 2021-2022 fiscal year. The American Heart Association is the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.  

Alex Almazan, Founder and Managing Partner of Almazan Law, P.A., has served in a variety of volunteer leadership roles with the American Heart Association on both national and local levels. He is also a member of the Greater Miami/Fort Lauderdale Board. Almazan previously served as Chair of the 2019 Miami-Dade Heart Walk & 5K Run, introducing the 5K run portion to this event. He will also be serving on the American Heart Association’s National Social Impact Funds Governing Committee this upcoming year.

“Having the opportunity to continue serving the American Heart Association is a tremendous honor,” said Almazan. “I look forward to helping advance the Association’s work to improve heart health and the wellbeing of those in the communities we serve.”

Dr. Scholl is the Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery Chief at the Pediatric Heart Institute of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.

“The American Heart Association’s dedication to improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans is vitally important work,” said Scholl. “I am honored to continue to serve as a board member during these critical times for public health improvement and look forward to helping the American Heart Association continue to lead the fight to saves lives from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.”

In addition to serving on the regional board, Dr. Scholl also supports the American Heart Association locally as a Greater Miami/Fort Lauderdale Board member. Dr. Scholl has been a part of the Broward Heart Ball Executive Leadership Committee for multiple campaigns. He has also represented the American Heart Association mission in front of School Board Superintendents on CPR Policy adoption in the local market.

During the upcoming year, Almazan and Scholl will continue to play an instrumental role in guiding efforts to reduce the incidences of heart disease and stroke, the Nos. 1 and 5 leading killers, respectively, of American men and women.

The American Heart Association Southeast region services Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Puerto Rico. Board members will assist the organization in achieving its mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.


About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.   

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