Tifphani White-King ’98


It’s a big year for heart health: In 2024 the American Heart Association (AHA) will celebrate its 100th anniversary, and its signature campaign, Go Red for Women, will mark 20 years of educating women about reducing their risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. At the center of these milestones is Tifphani White-King ’98, centennial chair of the 2023–24 New York City Go Red for Women movement.

White-King has been involved with the AHA for a decade, and previously was on the executive leadership team for Go Red for Women. Outside of her work with the organization, White-King is the international tax services practice leader for Mazars USA, a global audit, tax and advisory firm.

“Heart disease is the number 1 killer of women,” she says, “and symptoms often show up very differently in terms of heart attack and cardiac arrest in women than they do in men.” As centennial chair, White-King has four areas she plans to focus on this year: supporting research; empowering communities through education; promoting equity and equality for health care; and fundraising.

“The statistics [around heart disease outcomes] become drastically and staggeringly worse as we look at women — and particularly women of color,” White-King says. She has thrown herself into her role, hosting community education and outreach events in underserved communities (a recent walking-themed event in Queens brought cardiologists to the neighborhood to answer questions and teach CPR) and launching major fundraising initiatives. The goal: to raise $3 million this year.

“It’s the first time in New York City that we’ve had a woman of color to champion and lead the campaign,” White- King says. “I’m truly honored to be a part of such a milestone.”

Anne-Ryan Sirju JRN’09