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Nikki Burnett
Regional Vice President for Collective Impact and Multicultural Initiatives, American Heart Association

Nikki Burnett is the Regional Vice President for Collective Impact and Multicultural Initiatives for the New England Region for the American Heart Association American has been with the AHA/ASA for 15 years.

Born in Springfield, MA, Nikki received her A.S. in Arts and Science from Holyoke Community College and went on to complete her B.S. in Biology at American International College in Springfield.  In May 2018 she completed a B.S. in Organizational Leadership at Bay Path University.  She is currently an MBA candidate in Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovative Practices which she will complete in the Fall of 2019, also at Bay Path.

Before coming to the AHA, Nikki worked in the Cardiopulmonary Division at Baystate Medical Center for 11 years.  For five (5) of those eleven years, she was a volunteer for the AHA and helped to raise over $50,000 for several Heart Walks and Heart Galas. 

During her time at BMC, she worked in many different capacities, ranging from EKG, non-invasive cardiology and cardiac rehab.  For her last 3 years of employment at BMC, she was the Education Coordinator of Cardiopulmonary Services and Assistant to the Chief of Cardiology. 

Another passion of Nikki’s is teaching and encouraging communities to be strong advocates for the issues that impact them the most.  Nikki loves and is very active in her church (Progressive Community Baptist Church) and serves on the Progressive Community Development Corporation, Guide Ministry, Angel Tree Ministry, and Pastor’s Aides. Most importantly, Nikki is the mother of a wonderful 18-year-old daughter who is a Biology major/Chemistry minor at Howard University in Washington, DC.