Liz Lazar-Johnson

Executive Director

Liz founded Via Heart Project in January of 2010. After graduating with an undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology, she found her passion in raising automated external defibrillator (AED) awareness and helping the families...

Cathy DeCock

Chief Operating Officer

Cathy joined Via in 2011, after years of nonprofit management with the Sierra Club. She was responsible for project management with the Outing department & Office of Environmental Programs, focusing on public education, business systems, finance...

Liz Thomas-Grainger

Program Manager

Liz was born and raised in the Napa Valley but has lived in San Francisco for seven years now. After graduating from San Francisco State University with a degree in Communicative Disorders, Liz joined the team at Via to work with our global accounts.

Pam Dodson

Director of Program Development

Pam Dodson comes to Via Heart Project after retiring from a career in Emergency Medical Services. Over a span of nearly 30 years of service, she developed these life-saving programs...

Keely Skehan

Program Coordinator

Keely graduated in 2016 with a degree in Business and Nonprofit Management and a minor in Biology. She always loved volunteering, whether it was helping at a dog shelter or the botanical gardens, but it was not until...

Joe Kinson

Site Maintenance Supervisor

After 27 years as a firefighter and 12 years as a paramedic, Joe is enjoying his retirement by working as the site maintenance supervisor for Via Heart Project and teaching American Heart...

Rochelle Short

Social Media and Communications

Rochelle came to Via Heart Project wanting to merge her love of social media with her interest in being involved in a non-profit cause. After leaving a decade-long career in the real estate field...