American Heart Association Organizational Structure

The American Heart Association is divided physically into the National Center (located in Dallas, Texas) and five affiliate offices that cover the United States and Puerto Rico. Our operations are divided into seven main areas that are listed below. Millions of volunteers and donors support our efforts every year. 

National Center Divisions and Departments

Office of Chief Executive Officer

  • Administration (Board of Directors, Delegate Assembly, Nominating and Awards, Committee Appointments)     
  • Communications (Celebrity Initiative/Entertainment Industry Management, Media Advocacy, News Media Relations, Public Relations, Advertising) 
  • Legal (Licensing and Records Management, Legal Services, Conflict of Interest Review Committee, Copyright Permissions)     
  • Food Certification     
  • Consumer Publications


  • Public Advocacy (Washington, D.C.)     
  • Health Initiatives and Field Advocacy (State/Local Public Policy)    
  • Minority Initiatives

Corporate Operations

  • Finance (Affiliate Financial Services, Financial Systems and Training Support)     
  • Human Resources (Personnel, Training/Organizational Development, HRIS)     
  • Production and Distribution (Design and Media Services, Facilities and Office Services, Editorial Services, Purchasing) 
  • Audit and Consulting Services

Field Operations and Development

  • Development (Heart Walk, Annual Campaign Planning and Management, Direct Response, Gala Event Consultation, School Site Fundraising)     
  • Major Donor Development (Planned Giving Program, Major Gift Program, Leadership Campaign)     
  • Corporate Relations (Corporate Sponsorships, Corporate Partnerships)     
  • Strategic Accounts (Pharmaceutical Roundtable)     
  • Emergency Cardiovascular Care Programs (ECC Marketing, ECC Product Development, ECC Science, Training and Field Operations, International ECC Publications and Programs)     
  • American Stroke Association (Consumer Education, Professional Education, Stroke Family Support Network, Train To End Stroke)

Healthcare Markets

  • American Stroke Association
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Get With The Guidelines
  • Patient Education

Science Operations

  • Research Administration and Scientific Publishing (Research Policy, Peer Review Services, National Center Research Programs, AHA Journals)     
  • Science and Medicine (Science Content Review, Science Consultation, Councils Administration, Biostatistics and Research Services)     
  • Professional Education (Get With The Guidelines/Quality Improvement Initiatives, Continuing Medical Education Initiatives, Professional Education Virtual Teams)     
  • Scientific Meetings and Marketing (Logistics Management for all Association-wide meetings, Scientific Meeting Program Coordination, Science KWP Marketing and Corporate Development) Patient Education (Strategic Direction and Implementation of Patient Education Initiatives)

Technology and Customer Strategies

  • Customer Relations (Marketing Research, Customer Relations, Customer Database)     
  • Digital Strategies (Web site, Digital Products, e-commerce, Customer Contact Center)     
  • Information Technology (Infrastructure Solutions, Affiliate Operations, Business Solutions, Strategic Consulting, Support Services, Telecommunications)   

National Center and Affiliate Offices

National Center

American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231-4596 

Eastern States Affiliate

(Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia)
10 East 40th Street, 11th Floor
New York City, NY  10016

Southeast Affiliate

(Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee)
1101 Northchase Parkway, Ste. 1
Marietta, GA  30067

Midwest Affiliate

(Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin)
6800 W. 93rd St.
Overland Park, KS  66212

Southwest Affiliate

(Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas & Wyoming)
10900-B Stonelake Blvd. Ste 320
Austin, TX 78759

Western States Affiliate

(Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah & Washington)
816 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA  90017