We are honored to recognize and extend a special thank you to our Ambassadors! Ambassadors are enthusiastic and dedicated to SafeBeat’s mission and are excited to share their passion to help elevate sudden cardiac arrest in youth; the #1 cause of death in student athletes and students on school campuses. Together we will save lives and create a healthier generation!
Sheldon Bailey is an all around talent and enjoys working with youth. The former pro basketball player turned actor (Shameless, NBA 2K, Nickelodeon) was diagnosed with an irregular heart beat in high school.
Ann Collins Josey represents a personal connection to heart disease and why heart screening is so important among young people today. Diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy at age 16, sharing this disease with her father and brother, Ann Collins and her family have experienced what a difference precautionary measures and post-care can make when it comes to sudden cardiac arrest.
Regina Welkie is a physician assistant and has a condition called Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC), and lives with an internal cardioverter defibrillator (ICD).
Andrew Lorenzen Student at Cornell University, Filmmaker, Activist, Public Speaker and advocate for mandatory EKG testing legislation.
Former NFL & CFL Professional Athlete | Author | Motivational Speaker | Personal Development Coach | UGA Bulldog
Curtis Dvorak is the co-host of “First Coast Living” and former Jacksonville Jaguars Mascot.
Doctor Alin Gragossian a recent heart transplant recipient wants to especially help young patients with heart disease and aid in preventative measures of life-threatening illnesses related to heart disease.
Lindsay Davis, a former Miss Ohio and ballerina, is a youth sports health advocate, diagnosed with HCM at age 17. She helped in the passage of “Lindsay’s Law” in the Ohio state legislature – a law that requires all coaches and teachers to undergo education on the symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest. She is currently working to get other states to pass a similar legislation in addition to a law that requires CPR training as a high school graduation requirement and a Federal Initiative. She has previously written on these causes for USA Today, Sports Illustrated and is associate editor of Open Heart BMJ, the online cardiology edition of the British Medical Journal. Recipient of Point of Light award from President George H. W. Bush and Bakken Award winner.
Nicole is a new inductee to the heart disease world since her husband passed from Sudden Cardiac Arrest. She is an entrepreneur, writer, and a blogger.
SafeBeat is thrilled to announce our very first ambassador Stevie Wisz! Stevie is what you would call a heart warrior. She has been a heart patient ever since she was a year old.