YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Several local women and teens are being recognized for what they do in the local community.

The American Heart Association announced nominees for its 2023 Woman of Impact and Teen of Impact designation. The nominees are devoting their time and effort to make a difference in the community and raise awareness of women’s cardiovascular health.

“These women and teens have seen the need and are rising to the challenge to combat heart disease and stroke in women in the Tri-County area,” said Courtney Lockshaw, development director with the American Heart Association.

  • Amy Kren - Girard City Schools, Tri-County Women of Impact
  • Susan M. Moorer – Youngstown State University, Tri-County Women of Impact
  • Amy Reynallt – HBK CPAs & Consultants, Tri-County Women of Impact
  • Holly Ritchie – Keller Williams Chervenic Realty, Tri-County Women of Impact
  • Cora Christoff, Tri-County Women of Impact
  • Ava Kuntz, Tri-County Women of Impact
  • Madeline Long, Tri-County Women of Impact
  • Abbigail Yavorsky, Tri-County Women of Impact
  • Jamie Flynn – Orangetheory Youngstown, Tri-County Women of Impact

Each week, nominees — and their Impact Teams consisting of friends, family members and co-workers — participate in activities designed to create a culture of wellness and health equity. Activities may include educational events, learning and spreading the word about CPR, getting active, recruiting women to participate in research, and more. Nominees and their Impact Teams also raise critical funds for the Tri-County American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement.

Award winners will be announced April 6.

“Cardiovascular disease remains our No. 1 killer, so it’s vital for all women to take charge of their heart health and encourage others to do the same,” said Kerry Reckard, 2022 Woman of Impact Award winner. “While we’ve made some great strides over the years, we still have a long way to go …  We must raise our voices and make sure all Tri-County women know how to take steps now to protect our hearts later and help our community live longer.”