The Gold Heart Award, the American Heart Association’s highest national recognition for volunteerism, was presented to Neil Meltzer, president and CEO of LifeBridge Health for his two decades of exceptional leadership and advocacy at the annual Gold Heart Banquet in Dallas. Only two people in the country were selected to receive this 2104 distinction.
Meltzer has been a devoted ally of the American Heart Association since 1995, serving on both the national stage and rolling up his sleeves with grassroots efforts in the Maryland area.
“My affiliation with the American Heart Association is truly a labor of love. Over the years, I have been enriched by working with the individuals who make up this extraordinary organization and with whom I share a vision to eradicate heart disease and strokes through education,” Meltzer said. “This fight is also a personal one for me. Cardiovascular disease has claimed the lives of loved ones on both sides of my family.”