Sarver Heart Center Board

Sarver Heart Center Board

The Sarver Heart Center Board is a statewide group that provides input to Sarver Heart Center about community needs and perceptions, and helps the Center connect with people and groups around Arizona. 

The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center
PO Box 245046
Tucson, AZ 85724-5046
(520) 626-4146


Kalidas Madhavpeddi

Board Chair

I am continually impressed and inspired by the research and community outreach efforts of the Sarver Heart Center.  As a donor and congenital heart disease survivor, I know the importance of this work first-hand and am personally grateful to be a part of it.

Sarver Heart Center members share their time and expertise with our communities. Attending tours and events gives us a rare opportunity to see how the Sarver Heart Center works to research causes and develop cures for cardiovascular disease. 

Kalidas has served as Board Chair since 2010.  

Mary Anne Fay

Past Chair
SHC Women’s Heart Health Education Committee

In 2004, Dr. Gordon A. Ewy, Director of the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, identified cardiovascular disease in women as a top priority. The researchers and physicians of the Center have worked with laser-like focus on this important initiative.

Through contributions from you and those like you, critical financial resources have been put to excellent work. Through generous investment from an incredible 268 different families and organizations, we have established the nation’s first endowed chair specifically to study gender and cardiovascular disease. We have provided seed grants to research teams investigating heart disease in women from diverse ethnic backgrounds. And, lastly, we have worked to educate thousands of women about their own cardiovascular risk factors.

We have done so much in a very short time, but there is still a great need for resources to continue to make progress. My husband Mark and I committed a gift to help fund much-needed research that will deepen our understanding of this disease and how best to prevent the ravaging effects on women.

Thank you for your support of this critical initiative.

Mary Anne served as Chair from 2004 - 2016.

Wanda Moore

SHC Community Coalition for Heart Health Education for Women of Color

Heart disease is the number one killer of women, surpassing all forms of cancer combined! With your support, we hope to further the realization that heart disease in women, especiallly women of color, carries a special set of challenges that requires significant research.

Though the Sarver Heart Center has made significant advances in the detection and treatment of heart disease, we continue to lose too many mothers, sisters and daughters to this killer. Additional research, specifically in heart disease in women, is one of our top priorities.

Remember that a healthy lifestyle is an important component to your own “future free of heart disease and stroke.”

On behalf of the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, and the Community Coalition for Heart Health Education for Women of Color, thank you for your interest in supporting heart health research and education in women.

Wanda has served as Chair since 2009.

Watch a video she produced on CPR Disparities in Minority Communities.

Wanda was honored with a Governor's Volunteer ServiceAward in Arizona in 2014. Watch a video about her achievements.

Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD

Director, Sarver Heart Center




Carol Gregorio, PhD

Co-Director, Sarver Heart Center




Karl B. Kern, MD

Co-Director, Sarver Heart Center




Members include:

Rob Charles
Leo F. Corbet
Pamela J. Davis, MD
David L. Earnest, MD
Sandra W. Fleming
Emeritus Board
Nina R. Gibson, PhD
James W. Gieszl
Joseph G. Gootter
Robert F. Ingold
Sheldon King
Linda Lee
Humberto S. Lopez
Board Chair Emeritus
James L. Madson
Andrew Messing
Jacquelyn M.
Emeritus Board

Allan Norville (pictured

with Alfie Norville)


Karen Pacheco
W. Scott Robertson, MD
Paradise Valley
Hugh Rose &
Mary Rose
Herbert Rubin
Betty Anne Sarver
Robert G. Sarver
Paradise Valley
Richard G. Smith
Thomas W. Sullivan, Sr.
Ronald H. Walker &
Anne C. Walker
Oro Valley
Mort Zimmerman
Green Valley
Communications &
Public Education
Senior Director,
Jennifer Bunger
Special Events Coordinator
Carrie Koldenhoven
Executive Assistant
Charlotte Todd
Sr. Business Manager

Sarver Heart Center Office of Development

 Tel. 520-626-4146 or 800-665-2328

Appointment Line: 520-MY-HEART (520-694-3278) or 800-524-5928

FAX:  520-626-0964