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Marilyn Hunn is Administrator of Global Projects. She joined Dr. Valentín Fuster’s team in 2010, focusing on global projects in Grenada and Colombia. She has worked closely with Dr. Fuster at the American Heart Association and the World Heart Federation.

From 2002-2010, Marilyn was with the World Heart Federation (WHF), initially as Executive Director of the World Heart and Stroke Forum. In 2004, the Forum was integrated into the WHF, and she assumed the position Director of Science. As Director of Science, she managed activities that included: applied research projects in China, Colombia and Grenada; regional scientific meetings in Africa, Asia and Latin America; World Congresses of Cardiology in Sydney Australia, Buenos Aires Argentina, Barcelona Spain, and Beijing China, and scientific publications, including the World Heart Federation Journal-CVD Prevention and Control.

Previously, Marilyn was elected treasurer of the World Heart Federation and appointed a member of the Federation’s Executive Board in 1999.  Her nomination came at a time when the World Heart Federation was undergoing a period of change to become a recognised international organization working on the prevention of cardiovascular disease worldwide. This nomination followed a period of two years when Marilyn was Chairman of the Board of the American Heart Association.

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As a healthcare consultant, for Hunn Associates, she has been involved in projects focusing on long range and strategic planning, developing business opportunities and management of rehabilitation services of healthcare corporations and physician practices.

Prior to consulting, Marilyn was Administrator of the Kentfield Hospital Corporation in California where she developed a 60-bed acute rehabilitation hospital, recruited, trained and managed personnel and programmes.

She is an author on the Principles for National and Regional Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, published in Circulation, June 2004, and other publications related to the global projects.

She has lectured at Stanford University, Loma Linda University and California State University in Northridge, USA.


Bachelor of Science and Physical Therapy Degree, Marquette University, USA.