Cristina Civetta is a native New Yorker who has had a career in the events and business development capacity for over 15 years. Cristina was born with congenital heart disease and has since undergone seven lifesaving surgeries. After her open-heart surgery in 2013, she became passionate about the cause of heart disease prevention and education. Cristina has been a fierce advocate in spreading the message of testing, checking for heart disease and overall health and wellness. Cristina's parents Nicola and Peggy Civetta have been the biggest advocates in the fight for her to live and helping her understand her condition. Her brothers Michele and Francesco have been constant pillars of support as well as her best friends from Sacred Heart whom she considers sisters.
In her career, Cristina built brand strategy for companies such as Electric Hospitality, i-D magazine, Chelsea Hotel Group, Total-Management, Moet Henessy, and the Global Poverty Project as well as executing events globally. Cristina has a deep understanding of business development and strategic partnerships especially in the charity sector, working for over five years to support the American Heart Association and as a board member of the Wolf Conservation Center. Cristina lives between Manhattan and Pound Ridge, NY with her husband, Ed Scheetz, and their four furry pets and two goats.
Ingrid Arneberg is a native New Yorker who now lives full time in Southampton where she can better house her zoo of beloved pets. Ingrid is extremely passionate about philanthropy and chooses to be involved with many charitable causes. She is now especially devoted and interested in supporting the American Heart Association after struggling with the loss of her father last year due to a heart condition. She knows what it is like to lose loved ones due to illness that is out of our control and wants to help find answers and support more research for brighter futures and longer life spans for all beings.
Ingrid is trained as an artist and was formally educated at The School of Visual Arts. In addition to this, she studied for 30 years under the artist Diana Kan who was herself a pupil of China’s most renowned artist Chang Dai Chen. She was also a student for 20 years of Chinese Wing Chun Kung Fu and the Vice President of The Innovative Combat Research Foundation.
Beyond her philanthropy work, Ingrid is very interested in promoting health and sharing her tips for vegan cooking and healthy food choices through her social media and her Instagram: Myveganlifenyc.
This year she is a Co-Chair for the Hudson River Park Gala and for City Harvest. She has been honored by the Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons and the North Shore Animal League. She is on the board of The Guardian Angels, The Blaffer Art Museum in Houston Texas, and an honorary board member of The Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons. She looks forward to strengthening her relationship with the American Heart Association and assuming a leadership role for the Hamptons Heart Ball as the Community Impact Honoree.
Arthur A. Klein, MD
Arthur A. Klein, MD, a leader in health care management, serves as President of the Mount Sinai Health Network, as Executive Vice President of Mount Sinai Health System and Executive Vice President of the Icahn School of Medicine. In this new role, Dr. Klein oversees the Mount Sinai Medical Center’s growing network of more than one hundred clinical relationships, including affiliated hospitals, nursing homes, multiple physician group practices, ambulatory surgery and urgent care facilities throughout New York City, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties.
Prior to this recent position, Dr. Klein served as the Regional Executive Director of the Western Region of the North Shore-LIJ Health System; Senior Vice President for Pediatric Services of the North Shore-LIJ Health System; Chief of Staff of the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of NY; and the Philip Lanzkowsky Professor of Pediatrics Hofstra North Shore-LIJ Medical School
Dr. Klein was the Regional Executive Director of the Western Region which included Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Institute, Staten Island University Hospital’s North and South Sites, the proposed Center for Comprehensive Care in Lower Manhattan and other potential markets west of the Van Wyck Expressway. Dr. Klein was responsible for administrative oversight of these facilities and coordination of activities in this region to focus on building physician partnerships and looking for new opportunities of growth and investment.
Dr. Klein was responsible for the professional services and strategies of the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center, the largest children's hospital in New York State and for the quality and growth of the Children's Service Line for the North Shore-LIJ Healthcare System.
Dr. Klein has had an extensive career in academic medicine and administration. He held the Philip Lanzkowsky Endowed Professorship of Pediatrics at the Hofstra/North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. He was previously a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and a Professor of Clinical Public Health at the Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University and served for many years as the Executive Vice Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell. He also served for almost 3 years as an Associate Dean at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University.
Dr. Klein's administrative career began and was advanced at New York Hospital and then New York Presbyterian Hospital where he eventually served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the New York Presbyterian Healthcare System. Prior to assuming his current position at the North Shore-LIJ Healthcare System, Dr. Klein served as the Associate Dean for Strategy and Special Projects at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and as the Chief Physician Officer of Lifespan, the academic hospital system of Rhode Island.
Dr. Klein is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Cardiology and has written extensively on pediatric cardiology. He also serves, or has served, on a number of committees and Boards including the Board of The Sackler School of Medicine/Tel Aviv University, The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc., as the Chair of the Committee on Health Professions of the American Hospital Association and served a four year tenure on the National Board of the Voluntary Hospital Association of America.
A native of New York City, Dr. Klein received his undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center.
Peter Fromm, MPH, RN, FACHE
Stephan Silich, JD
Avni Thakore, M.D.