1. Getting to the Heart of Your Health Kim Hegwood 15:14

And making sure that perhaps you have social connections in your life. Because again, if you are mentally well and happy your heart and your brain tend to fare better. Lharissa Jacobs- The American Heart Association

In celebration of Heart Month, Kim Hegwood has a conversation with Lharissa Jacobs with the American Heart Association about what it takes to keep your heart healthy.

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Lharissa Jacobs is the Vice President of Health Strategies at the American Heart Association (AHA) in Houston, Texas. She leads local strategies to maximize equitable health and well-being in Houston and has spent the past two decades advocating for healthy communities.

Prior to joining the AHA, she pioneered and led a large portfolio of evidence-based health interventions for the YMCA of Greater Houston focused on child nutrition and chronic disease prevention. Lharissa is a Senior Fellow with the American Leadership Forum and alumna of McKinsey & Company Asian Executive Leadership Program. Lharissa is on the Board of Directors for the Houston Tool Bank and the Common Market Texas and is dedicated to using her professional experience and innovative thinking to support sustainable and stronger communities.

She has a master’s degree in education and an M.B.A. from the University of Houston and is fluent in Spanish. Lharissa is happiest in the great outdoors, often running with friends, sprinting after two lovable terriers, and spending quality time with her husband and two children


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Kim Hegwood, born in Bay City, is an Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney based in Houston, Texas. Kim has been a practicing Attorney since she graduated from South Texas College of Law in 1996. After watching her grandparents struggle to maintain their independence as they grew older, trying to navigate the challenges of aging, and deal with the legal, financial, and emotional challenges that our loved ones face in their golden years, Kim dedicated her career to helping families preserve their dignity and protect their assets.