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Elizabeth Greene Receives American Heart Association 2020 Legacy Leadership Award


The American Heart Association recently honored Elizabeth L.B. Greene with the 2020 Legacy Leadership Award.  This award recognizes current and alumni volunteers for exceptional service and contributions to the Eastern States region over a significant period, at any level of the organization (local, regional, national).

Elizabeth L.B. Greene first became Involved with the American Heart Association in 1997, leading the effort to rekindle an organization’s presence in central Massachusetts. She worked to build the Association’s local board and started Worcester Heart Awareness Week, as well as the first local Heart Walk. She has also played a key role in advocating for American Heart Association legislative policies on Beacon Hill and in Washington, DC. Her law firm, Mirick O’Connell, has participated in every Heart Walk, Heart Ball and Wear Red Day since she became a volunteer. This year, they had a Boston Lawyers Have Heart 5K team.

Greene also actively recruits volunteers, donors and supporters. She personally accompanies staff on meetings and serves on Association committees to ensure that the organization’s programs are delivered in the community.

According to the AHA, "Out of all the Association’s volunteers in central Massachusetts, Greene is most responsible for the organization’s local success over the past two decades."