Each year, the Maine Chapter of the AHA acknowledges two individuals to receive the Crystal Heart award. This award recognizes those who strive to make Maine a better place to live, work, and thrive through their commitment to the wellbeing of Maine citizens. David Landry, our CEO, was recognized for his singular leadership in improving access to quality healthcare in Maine as well as his longstanding participation with the AHA as a corporate partner, volunteer, and supporter.
David was presented with the award at the 2022 Maine Go Red for Women Luncheon on Wednesday, March 23. In his acceptance remarks, he shared that he became involved with the AHA at the invitation of Bill Caron, the then-CEO of MaineHealth, because of his general commitment to cardiovascular health as a leader in healthcare in our community. However, he developed a more personal “why” in 2015 when Susan Daigle, a longtime Spectrum colleague, passed away unexpectedly from an acute cardiovascular event. Sue was a 48-year-old wife and mother with a wide circle of friends and colleagues who are still impacted by her passing.
“Sue was a vibrant, fun-loving, supportive, and caring individual,” said David. “The importance of prompting awareness, education, and funding for combatting cardiovascular disease became even more apparent to me.”
In addition to David’s remarkable accomplishments as our CEO, this award demonstrates his equally impressive civic contributions and his personal commitment to improving the lives of others. Congratulations, David!