Lisa M. Tate, CAE
CEO, WomenHeart

Lisa M. Tate has enjoyed a career of more than 25 years in public affairs, health care advocacy, and non-profit management.  Since her arrival in 2007, WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease has multiplied its collaborations with health providers, corporate partners and non-profit allies, enabling it to expand the number of community-based support groups, online patient support services and its unique, national network of WomenHeart Champions.

WomenHeart is the nation's only patient centered organization serving the 42 million American women living with or at risk for heart disease – the leading cause of death in women. WomenHeart is solely devoted to advancing women's heart health through advocacy, community education, and the nation's only patient support network for women living with heart disease. WomenHeart is both a coalition and a community of thousands of members nationwide, including WomenHeart Champions, women heart patients and their families, physicians, and health advocates, all committed to helping women live longer, healthier lives.

Prior to WomenHeart, Lisa spent 14 years with the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions as Vice President of Public Affairs, and, before that, she managed public affairs programs for the American Academy of Pediatrics.