Richard A. Chazal, MD, MACC
Rick Chazal is a senior cardiologist and the Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular Institute for Lee Health, a four hospital, not-for-profit system in Fort Myers, Florida. Dr. Chazal is the Past President of the American College of Cardiology. He has practiced clinical cardiology in Fort Myers since 1983 with expertise in echocardiography, diagnostic catheterization and coronary computerized tomography angiography. During his tenure, he has been a participant in multiple clinical trials.
Chazal received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and went on to complete medical school and Internal Medicine training at the University of South Florida. Subsequently, Chazal completed a fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at the Krannert Institute of Cardiology at Indiana University, where he spent one year working under Harvey Feigenbaum, MD, FACC as a designated echocardiography fellow.
Chazal served as councillor, treasurer and president of the ACC’s Florida Chapter. Subsequent to his stint as president and governor for the Florida Chapter, he was elected Chair of the ACC Board of Governors. He has also been ACC Treasurer and Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee. In combined capacities, Chazal has spent thirteen years on the ACC Board of Trustees. Nationally, Chazal has served as a member and/or chair of over 50 committees and workgroups for the College.
He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and Omicron Delta Kappa honoraries through the University of South Florida. He is the recipient of multiple awards from the ACC Florida Chapter, including the Special Achievement Award, the Presidential Citation, the Distinguished Service Award, and the Founder’s Award. In 2011, the Southwest Florida Affiliate of the American Heart Association awarded him their Golden Heart Award, and in 2014 he was designated Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He received the inaugural Community Teaching Award from the Family Medicine Residency Program via Florida State University School of Medicine Fort Myers Program in 2015. The Lee County Medical Society honored Chazal with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017. He serves as Professor of Clinical Sciences, Florida State University School of Medicine.
He and his wife Linda have three children and four grandchildren.
DANIEL JOSÉ PIÑEIRO • Full Professor of Medicine, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina • President, World Heart Federation • Advisor for HEARTS, Pan American Health Organization • Former President, Inter American Society of Cardiology and Argentine Society of Cardiology • Former Board of Trustees, American College of Cardiology World Heart Federation, • Former Board Member, World Heart Federation • Former Roadmaps Liaison Officer, Science Committee, World Heart Federation Prof. Daniel José Piñeiro currently is a Full Professor of Medicine at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina (2005-). He is very active in different international organizations: Trustee at the Board of Trustees of the American College of Cardiology (2018-2021), Advisor for HEARTS at the Pan American Health Organization (2018-), and Roadmaps Liaison Officer at the Science Committee of the World Heart Federation (2019-2020). Prof. Piñeiro has served twice as Member at the Board of the World Heart Federation (2011-2013 and 2017-2018), Member at Membership Committee of the American College of Cardiology (2016-2017), Chair of the Assembly of International Governors of the American College of Cardiology (2015-2017), President of the Inter American Society of Cardiology (2011-2013) and President of the Argentine Society of Cardiology (2005) He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology, and the American Heart Association. Prof. Piñeiro graduated as a physician with honors at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. He is involved in academic and educational activities as well as clinical practice. He also has a great interest in Public and Global Health as WHF Roadmaps and roundtables. He regularly presents his work at international and national conferences. He has publications including books, book chapters, and articles in international and national journals. Some of these articles are guidelines, consensus, white papers, and roadmaps devoted to Global Health. He has earned deserved 8 national and international awards.
Dr. Mbakwem is a professor of Medicine at the University of Lagos and a consultant cardiologist to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. She completed her residency training in internal medicine and cardiology at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and received a Fellowship of the West African College of Physicians. She underwent further training in cardiology at the Wolfson Heart Institute in Tel Aviv, Israel and Azienda Sanitaria, Tuscany, Italy. Dr Mbakwem’s research interest includes Heart failure, systemic and pulmonary hypertension, heart disease in women, effective communication in disease management and the psychosocial issues in cardiovascular diseases. She is a member of the Nigerian Hypertension society guidelines writing committee. She is the immediate past President of the Nigerian Cardiac Society and a member of the European Society of Cardiology working group on Peripartum cardiomyopathy. She is the treasurer of PASCAR
Alejandro Ramos Carbajales is an Independent consultant and researcher in tobacco tax and other health policies, demand for tobacco products, Illicit tobacco trade. Background in the economic evaluation of health policies and reform and cost effective analysis of investment in health infrastructure for the IDB and World Bank as a part-time consultant.
General Secretary, Swedish Heart Lung Foundation, 20141001 – ongoing
Assistant Secretary General, Heart-Lung Foundation, 2012 – 2014
Support the GS in business development. Creating commitment and consensus on business and brand and communications platform internally and externally. Ensure that Board decisions are implemented by operational lead efforts to develop and implement the overall strategy and plans for the business. Ensure revenue targets.
Fundraising and Marketing Manager, The Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation, Stockholm, October 2004 – 2014
Overall responsible for the strategy which aims to develop the business total revenue (collection), marketing and brand awareness.
Results for the first 8 years is a revenue increase from 70 million to about 234 million / per year (see picture below). A revenue increase of about 20 percent per year. The main tasks are to take responsibility for the brand, marketing and communication, advertising and marketing initiatives, product ie all revenue channels and loyalty strengthening efforts sensors (clients). Responsible for revenue and cost budget. Dense relationship with agencies, partners, suppliers, directors, researchers and European colleagues. Personnel included in the service of about 20 people and two group leaders. Member of the management.
Fundraising Manager, The Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation, Stockholm, August 1999 – October 2004
Developed a basis for the existing collection and marketing efforts. Implemented methods DR, TM and requirements posed new computer system for the collection business. Responsible for the customer – and exhibition activities.
Budgetary and supervisory responsibility for about four people. Contact with clients and advertising agencies, printers, agents, agencies Etc.
Project manager and coordinators, The Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation, Stockholm,
August 1996 – August 1999. Start-up and establishment of a new international health project in Sweden; Health Path. In cooperation with the municipalities establish specific walking trails to the public in order to increase the daily exercise for everyone. Today there are about 80 loops.
Coordinator of the exhibition activities and events and to the Fund volunteering.
District Manager Janne Class AB, Stockholm, Sales Manager for Mälardalen. November 1995 – July 1996. Sales of all products to opticians and its workshops excl frames and lenses. Travel service with client meetings and largely phone contact.
District Manager, IMMOBILIZER AB, Stockholm, August 1995 – November 1995. Responsible seller immobilizer system for motor vehicles to dealers and workshops.
Sales through its own pre-booked meetings with customers.
Teachers, Spånga Gymnasium, Stockholm, September 1992 to June 1995 Fittjaskolan, Stockholm, January 1989 – June 1991 and January 1987 – June 1987 Resource Teachers in Swedish, electrical / telecommunications engineering, English and mathematics for grades 7-9 and high school students ride first
Communicative, curious, driven and innovative.
Lindberg & Göthberg, Executive senior program, 2015 – 2017
Stockholm School of Economics IFL Executive, 2012- 2013
LPU, leadership through personal development
Executive MBA from Stockholm University School of Business at the Department of Business Administration, Executive MBA 2 years
EMBA Stockholm, 2010 – 2012
– Financial Statisment Analysis
– Strategy in Practice and Marketing Management –
Corporate Social Responsibility
– Change management
– Global Cross Cultural Business Behavior
– Ethical leadership
– Corporate Governance
– Essay – Does the SFC-code support donor’s interest?
IHM MASTER 1.5 years 2005-2007
DIHM, Operations Management
DIHM, Business Development
DIHM, Personal Leadership
DIHM, Business Communication, 2 years 2001-2003
– Business Acumen, Module 1
– Business of Communication grounds, Module 2
– Communication management and change instruments, Module 3
– The company’s reputational capital, Module 4
– Communication with the market, Module 5
– Shareholders thesis, Module 6
3-year technical school Brännkyrka and Åsö School, 1984-88
Swedish Pharmaceutical Society, board member 2018- ongoing
Research Sweden, board member 2015 – ongoing
King Oscar the II jubilee foundation, board member 2014- ongoing
The Swedish Fundraising Council (SFC), board member 2012-2018
The Swedish Fundraising Council European certification training (EFA) for fundraisers at Berghs School of Communications, 2009 – ongoing
The Swedish Fundraising Council Volunteer Fundraising., Course Leader for FRII’s annual course in collection, 2007- 2014
Swedish Fundraisers; board member 2004 – in 2008. Non-profit association for the industry fundraisers (collector) with a mandate to pursue knowledge between different fundarisers.
Engaged as a lecturer at the example:
– Bonnierförlagen AB
– European Heart Network,
– DR Academy
– Berghs School of Communication
– SFC seminar, NGO Fundraising
Swedish – Native. Fluent spoken and written
English – Good command of spoken and written.
Jean-Luc Eiselé has worked in the field of medical association management for almost 20 years. He was trained as a biochemist working at the Biozentrum in Basel and the Pasteur Institute in Paris. In 1999, he joined the European Respiratory Society as Scientific Affairs Manager in charge of the Annual Congress and was offered to develop the educational activities, in particular the online portfolio. In 2001 he was nominated Deputy Executive Director and in 2007 ERS Executive Director. In 2011, he was appointed by FDI World Dental Federation as Executive Director, developing in particular its advocacy work and launching successfully the World Oral Health Day. He joined the World Heart Federation (WHF) as Chief Executive Officer in May 2017, strengthening the business model, the focus on communication and advocacy and membership engagement.
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