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Voices for Healthy Kids Welcomes New Executive Director

Voices for Healthy Kids is pleased to announce that Lori Fresina has been named Vice President and Executive Director of the initiative, a collaboration of the American Heart Association and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation working to make each day healthier for all children.


Fresina currently serves as Senior Vice President and New England Office Director for M+R Strategic Services, a position she has held since 2006.  Her expertise includes campaign planning, community mobilization, multi-stakeholder collaboration, grassroots development and effectively communicating health messages to public officials.  Prior to joining M&R, Fresina worked for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, as well as the American Cancer Society, and was on the front lines on tobacco work in the New England states since 1994. 

Fresina has worked closely with Voices for Healthy Kids and our Strategic Advisory Committee since the launch of the initiative, and has played an important role in grantee and advocate training, stakeholder engagement, and evaluation.  

We look forward to her leadership, direction, and continued commitment to making all communities healthier through effective public policy.