This foundation was established in honor of James C. Gatewood III
The Angel Heart Foundation was formed in honor of James Gatewood III. A catastrophe hit the Gatewood family on June 5, 2016 when James (44 years old) passed away from cardiomyopathy. It was not until his death that the disease was found. Due to the tragic loss of an incredible husband, father, son and brother the Gatewood family has made it their mission to aide in saving someone else from losing a loved one from cardiomyopathy.
Angel Heart is a local organization focused on the awareness, prevention and treatment of cardiomyopathy, a chronic disease of the heart muscle. Angel Heart Foundation is dedicated to improving the diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life for all that are affected by cardiomyopathy. Angel Heart vigorously works with agencies and medical organizations to heighten awareness, accelerate research, and advance education on cardiomyopathy.
Angel Heart is active in three areas: patient education and public awareness. The Foundation takes a leadership position in increasing the understanding of the disease. The Foundation plans to be a funding partner and the primary advocate for studies into the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of pediatric cardiomyopathy. The Foundation hopes to also fill the void in physician and patient education and support.
Angel Heart Foundation's policies and activities are overseen by a Board of Trustees comprised of business professionals as well as philanthropists and volunteers. A Medical Advisory Board consisting of acknowledged leaders in the field of medical research, insurance, nutrition and cardiology provide high-level medical and scientific guidance on the Foundation's research goals and priorities.
Keisa Gatewood - Founder/Director
Torrey and Jennifer Kirby - Directors
Shalaiwah Neil - Director
Valerie Zanders - Treasurer
Jessica Smith-Thornton - Secretary/Insurance Specialist
Regina Matthews - Marketing and Promotions
Tami Wells Thomas - Attorney (Wells Thomas Law Firm)
Tabia Henry Akintobi - Foundation Consultant