AHA Distinguished Achievement Award Goes to Former Educator


Hamilton’s Jim Bischoff, former Superintendent of Ross Schools, has been awarded the American Heart Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award for his outstanding work in advocacy for the organization.

Bischoff is a longtime volunteer with the American Heart Association, has participated in many state and federal lobby days, and regularly calls and meets with his lawmakers in-district on the association’s issues. Bischoff was selected to attend the White House briefing on Cardiovascular Health last February based on his leadership role with Ohio Advocacy and continual support of federal advocacy days.

He is a former American Heart Association affiliate board member and has served on his local board as well. Bischoff is personally a survivor of heart disease, which is what originally brought him to the American Heart Association in 1992. Since then his son-in-law experienced a stroke. Bischoff combines these personal stories with his knowledge of the political process to advance the association’s issues. It is his mission to assist the organization in making a difference in the lives and outcomes of others.

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