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11th Annual Ventura County 2015 Go Red For Women Luncheon

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The 11th Annual Ventura County 2015 Go Red For Women Luncheon is Friday, February 13, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.  Natalie Mussi, President and Chief Executive Officer at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, and Claudia Bill-de la Pena, City of Thousand Oaks Council member will co-chair the American Heart Association’s 2015 Go Red For Women® Luncheon. The Go Red for Women event will begin with a Health Expo at 10:30 a.m., followed by the Luncheon and Program at noon on Friday, February 13, 2015 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Boulevard in Westlake Village.

The 2015 campaign marks the 11th anniversary of the Ventura County Go Red For Women Luncheon. The Go Red for Women Luncheon is sponsored  nationally by Macy’s and locally by UCLA Health and Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center. “I am so honored to play a role in helping to save women’s lives and improve their health,” said Thousand Oaks Councilmember Claudia Bill-de la Pena. “Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center is honored to partner with the American Heart Association in raising awareness of heart disease because it touches families and the communities that we serve every day,” said Natalie Mussi, President of and CEO at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center. The annual Go Red For Women campaign raises awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and encourages them to take preventive measures to reduce their risk.

The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It also gives them the tools they go redneed to lead a heart healthy life. On a national level, the Go Red For Women movement has resulted in 650,000 women’s lives being saved over the last 10 years.

Natalie Mussi joined Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center as the President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2014. Prior to her appointment, she served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Los Robles Hospital since October 2008. Natalie led Los Robles through its Level II Trauma Center verification, acquisition of Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital and oversight of the hospital’s construction and expansion projects. She serves as a Board Member of the Alliance of the Arts of Thousand Oaks and Advisory Board Member of the Boys and Girls Club of Moorpark. Natalie is a native of California.  She and her husband have two daughters.

Claudia Bill-de la Pena has been a member of the Thousand Oaks City Council since 2002, and served terms as Mayor in 2005 and 2012.  She is currently co-leader of the city’s “2064 Visioning” Project. Councilmember Bill-de la Pena was recently named 2014 Woman of the Year by the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce. Prior to being elected to the City Council, she was appointed to the Thousand Oaks Planning Commission. An Emmy Award-winning television news writer and journalist for many years, she now focuses her time on her position as an elected official and mother. She and her husband have two twin boys.

The Go Red for Women Luncheon Executive Team is responsible for the success of the event and is made up of area business and community leaders. This year’s Executive Team includes Amy Commans, Carmen Ramirez, Kris Carraway-Bowman, Jill Lederer, Rick Lemmo, Kloe Colacarro, Jimmy Little, Robin Fischette, Amy Walker-Davis, Carmela Barbieri, Kathy Hepton, Ta Walsh, and Joel Price.

Ticket and sponsorship information are available. For more information, please contact

Danielle Sanchez, (805) 963-8862 or email Danielle.sanchez@heart.org.

 

 

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