Advisory Leadership Council

The Advisory Leadership Council is an advisory group of nationally-recognized leaders from various sectors appointed by the Board of Directors to provide guidance and assist the Board in shaping and advancing strategies for improving cardiovascular health and health equity.


Hon. Stephen K. Benjamin

Positions held
  • Mayor, Columbia, SC

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD

Positions held
  • Professor of Clinical Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine

Carolyn L. Koenig, MD

Positions held
  • Medical Chair of Quality and Care Management, Mercy Clinic East Community

Ann Marie Navar, MD, PhD

Positions held
  • Director of Innovations and Associate Professor of Cardiology, Duke Clinical Research Institute

Stephen Sidney, MD, MPH

Positions held
  • Director of Research Clinics, Kaiser Permanente Northern California