WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease was founded in 1999 by three women, Nancy Loving, Jackie Markham, and Judy Mingram who had heart attacks while in their 40s and faced many obstacles, including misdiagnosis, inadequate treatment, and social isolation. These women, who lived respectively in Washington, DC, New York City, and Santa Ana, CA did not know each other at the time of their heart attacks. But they each shared a common experience about how little information or services were available for women with heart disease. To them, the issue seemed invisible within the women’s health care community.

When I joined as COO, WomenHeart was experiencing some issues with their accounting firm.  I immediately knew who to turn to because prior to that, I had the pleasure of working with Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman (now GRF CPAs & Advisors) when I was Executive Director of another mid-size nonprofit.  WomenHeart has now been a client of GRF for (several) years and we could not be any happier with the financial support that we are receiving.  Incredible service, understanding of our needs and straight-forward guidance is what GRF offers us on an ongoing basis.  Whether it’s the audit, a board presentation or a simple question, the assistance received is invaluable.  We benefit from their vast understanding and wealth of information received from working with hundreds of nonprofits every time we engage with GRF.

Mary McGowan, Chief Executive Officer, WomenHeart