Dr. Matt Ashley smiling with a stethoscope around his neck

Austin-based chief medical officer commits to health equity in Central Texas by joining local American Heart Association Board of Directors

Central Texas American Heart Association appoints Dr. Matthew Ashley of Centre for Neuro Skills to local board

AUSTIN, Texas, May 3, 2023 — Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS), a leader in brain injury rehabilitation services, and the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, today announced Dr. Matthew Ashley as a new member of the AHA’s Board of Directors in Central Texas. Dr. Ashley is the chief medical officer for CNS.

“I am honored to join the Central Texas American Heart Association board and serve our community by improving heart health and stroke awareness with the AHA,” said Dr. Ashley. “For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association has been ensuring longer, healthier lives through innovative educational efforts including stroke prevention and treatment. I look forward to our partnership for large-scale community efforts focused on public education and awareness regarding brain injuries.”

Earlier this year, the AHA and CNS announced that they are working together to deepen connections with healthcare providers, patients and caregivers while raising awareness of post-stroke care throughout Texas and California.

“The Central Texas Board of Directors continues to guide the American Heart Association as we address health disparities throughout our area,” said Sara Harwood, Region Senior Vice President of the American Heart Association. “The addition of Centre for Neuro Skills and Matt Ashley to our Board brings more insight and ideas as we deepen our understanding and ready for action on all aspects of health and well-being.”


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