Raymond P. Vara, Jr.

Chairman-Elect

Raymond P. Vara,

Raymond P. Vara, Jr. is the 2019-20 chairman-elect of the board of the American Heart Association (AHA). He previously served as treasurer of the Association from 2015-18.

Vara is president and chief executive officer of Hawai‘i Pacific Health in Honolulu, Hawaii. As treasurer, he is responsible for the funds and securities of the American Heart Association.

He is the 2015-16 chairperson of the association’s Corporate Operations Coordinating Committee and Budget Review Subcommittee, a member of the Audit Committee, and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2011. He was the 2009-11 chairman of the association’s former Pacific Mountain Affiliate.