Jessica Donze Black

Donze Black
National Vice President, Community Health, American Heart Association

Jessica Donze Black is the National Vice President of Community Health for the American Heart Association.  She leads the organizational strategy focused on maximizing health and wellbeing in communities and works closely with AHA’s local teams. Prior to joining the AHA, Jessica directed the Kids Safe and Healthful Foods Project, a joint initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where she led research, communications, and advocacy work focused on child nutrition. Jessica’s other past work includes serving as the National Director of the Healthy Schools Program for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, the first executive director of the Campaign to End Obesity, the director of obesity initiatives for the American Heart Association, the manager of national nutrition policy for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a health policy fellow for Senator Jeff Bingaman, and a pediatric dietitian at DuPont Hospital for Children. Jessica has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Maryland – College Park.

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