Diane Pickles is the American Heart Association’s Program Director for One Brave Idea, an $85 million coronary heart disease research initiative based in Boston, which was co-founded by the American Heart Association and Verily with significant support from AstraZeneca and pillar support from Quest Diagnostics. Prior to her current position, Ms. Pickles spent two decades advancing policy solutions for a wide range of nonprofits in public health, education, criminal justice and other public interest issues, and she has deep experience in community organizing, media advocacy, coalition building, lobbying, and fundraising and development.  Ms. Pickles is a member of the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative Leadership Team, serving as Parent Lead for the design team creating the Fontan Outcomes Network, a national registry of single ventricle patients in the United States.  In addition, Ms. Pickles is a Public Member on the American Board of Pediatrics Board of Directors and also sits on the Board of Directors for Sisters by Heart.