About the Event
This is the third annual Johns Hopkins Arts for Hearts performing benefit showcase for the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association is America’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Heart disease is the number one cause of death of Americans, followed closely by stroke at number five. Arts for Hearts donations to the American Heart Association will fund innovative research, the fight for stronger public health policies, and critical tools and information to save and improve lives. We all have one heart and only one life.
Arts for Hearts is a dynamic and grand scale event to unite all of Johns Hopkins for a fundraising cause. It is open to all Johns Hopkins and Baltimore community. It will highlight JHU's strong relationship with the Baltimore community in addition to the relationship with all of its campuses. Everyone is welcome!
Arts for Hearts stands for the coalescence of the Arts and Sciences, JHU's campuses and the Baltimore community, and the collaboration of the most vast, dynamic, and multitudinous JHU student groups. Arts for Hearts is an event to raise money for a great cause, to enjoy the community around us, and to spread awareness and hope through heartfelt performances.
About the Founder and Coordinator, Tiffany Eatz
Tiffany Eatz is a senior at The Johns Hopkins University, a pre-med, triple major in Neuroscience, Writing Seminars, and Medicine, Science and the Humanities, and minor in Theater. She is the Founder and Coordinator of Arts for Hearts, which she created in 2015. She is also the President of JHU Listen Up Tap dance group, Captain of the JHU Homewood Campus American Heart Association Heart and Stroke Walk Team, Performing Arts and Volunteer Coordinator of the Hopkins Association for Stroke Awareness, and was the Publicist of the JHU Her Campus international magazine. She is a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta, the pre-med honor society, and Alpha Phi Omega, the co-ed community service fraternity, as well as an American Heart Association Ambassador. She researches for JHMI Cancer Immunotherapy, Ophthalmology, and Neurosurgery, and writes for JHMI Cardiology. In her free time, Tiffany is passionate about acting, singing, dancing, playing piano, drums, and guitar.
About the JHU School of Nursing Arts for Hearts Coordinator, Dr. Nancy Goldstein
Nancy Goldstein, DNP, ANP-BC has been a practicing nurse for over 35 years in the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes and University, caring for patients, participating in research, and educating future nurses. She is a nurse practitioner and faculty of the Department of Acute and Chronic Care at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON). She is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Nurses Association/Maryland Nurses Association (ANA/MNA), Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN), and the Oncology Nursing Society.
Life experiences have directed Dr. Goldstein to focus volunteer efforts to the American Heart Association. She is on the Johns Hopkins Heart Walk Steering Committee and Captain of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Heart Walk Team. Several years ago a family member was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, who then underwent multiple surgeries, had complications including a stroke, and eventually ended with a heart transplant. Without the research and advances sponsored by the AHA, much of the opportunities provided to this family member would not have been possible. Thus, fundraising has become a part of life for Dr. Goldstein and her family. She is greatly devoted to working with the Homewood Campus team to produce a successful benefit for the AHA.
About the Heart Committee Directors
Vice Coordinator: Gaby Kabarriti
Gabriel Kabarriti is a junior at Johns Hopkins University. He is a pre-medical student majoring in Economics. Gabriel enjoys doing research that uses his passion for the medical sciences and integrates his economic education. Gabriel is excited to be working with such talented and passionate people for such an honorable cause!
Assistant Coordinator: Sabrina Chen
Hailing from the West Coast, sophomore Sabrina Chen is a Molecular and Cellular Biology and Neuroscience double major. Sabrina is interested in studying the integration of modern technology and medicine. Sabrina currently interns in the Ewen lab at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, which studies motor learning adolescents with ADHD using EEG technology. Outside of her studies, Sabrina is the Science and Technology editor for the Hopkins News-letter, a executive board member of the Hopkins Association for Stroke Awareness (HASA), and the founder of the Humans of JHU Facebook page. In her free time, Sabrina enjoys sharpening her calligraphy skills, taking photos and trying out new recipes.
Assistant Coordinator: Stella Kim
Stella is a sophomore Neuroscience major and Psychology minor on the Pre-Med track. She is currently the Assistant Coordinator for this year's Arts for Hearts program and serves as the Director of Communications for Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA). She is passionate about volunteering through music and art, a member of JHU Musicare and Believe in Art. Over at the Johns Hopkins medical campus, she performs research in neurodegenerative disorders, such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer's.
Program Director: Jessica Silva
Jessica Silva is a senior at Hopkins, majoring in Behavioral Biology. She grew up in Miami, FL, but currently lives in Tampa, FL. In her free time she loves to workout, go to the beach, and volunteer at hospitals with pediatric patients. She also loves cooking and doing anything outdoors! She is so excited to be a part of the Arts for Hearts Team and help support such an amazing cause.
Program Director: Francesca Silvestri
Francesca Silvestri is a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University majoring in Public Health on the pre-medical track. She is the Co-Director for the Arts for Hearts Event and serves as the Logistics Coordinator for Hopkins Association for Stroke Awareness. She is also a member on SLAM, Hopkins hip-hop dance team. In her free time, she loves dancing, listening to music, and eating ice cream.
Assistant Program Director: Jenny Seo
Jenny Jayhyun Seo is a sophomore Public Health Major with a minor in Psychology. She is from Kansas City. She is the Fundraising Chair of Sigma Omicron Pi, part of fundraising committee of APO, On campus, and is also in JHUnicef. She believes in art and loves music. She has played the cello for twelve years, swims, and is a lifeguard.
Director of Entertainment: Eillen Martinez
Eillen Martinez is a freshman at Johns Hopkins University majoring in Medicine, Science, and the Humanities. Eillen is a first generation Venezuelan-American raised in Orlando, Fl. She serves at the Esperanza Center, a resource center for immigrants in Baltimore, she dances in Johns Hopkins' only Latin dance group, and is involved with the Center for Social Concern and Office of Multicultural Affairs to explore the ways in which students can be active in civic engagement and cultural awareness.
Director of Vendors and Treasury: Eddie Costantini
Ed Costantini is a JHU Masters Student in the Financial Mathematics department. This past year he started the JHU Algorithmic Trading team which won an award for "Best Algorithm Design" in a national competition. He is the 4-year captain of the JHU Club baseball team, which he co-founded in 2013. In his free time, Eddie enjoys running with his dog, film, and sabermetrics, as well as playing squash and chess.
Director of Vendors: Tariq Omer
Director of Vendors: Kevin Joo
Assistant Director of Vendors and Treasury: Christine Lopez
Assistant Director of Vendors and Public Relations: Julia Bernal
Julia Bernal is a freshman at Johns Hopkins University majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Psychology. She was born and raised in Miami, FL and loves to go to the beach. She also loves dancing and hanging out with friends. In her free time, she acts on stage with the Barnstormers, volunteers in the Adult Emergency Department at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and is a member of Alpha Phi Omega. She is currently doing research on campus in the Laboratory for Child Development. Julia is so ecstatic to become part of such an outstanding group. She can’t wait to help make this year’s Arts for Hearts the best it can be.
Assistant Director of Vendors: Daniel Parra
Director of Audio/Visual: Hansel Romero
Assistant Director of Audio/Visual: TBD
Director of Auctions: Milan Patel
Assistant Director of Auctions: TBD
About the JHUSON Directors
Dr. Cynthia Carbo
Dr. Cynthia Carbo is a clinical specialist in Psychiatric/ Mental Health nursing, and has worked in psychiatry for over 30 years. She has taught at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing for 14 years.
Cindy’s godfather and aunt suffered from congestive heart failure, her uncle died of an MI, and her father has had open heart surgery. Like everyone, she has been affected by heart disease, and is excited to join Dr. Goldstein and the community in support of fighting heart disease.
Diana Baptiste, DNP, MSN, RN
A registered nurse for more than 15 years, Diana Baptiste specializes in cardiovascular health care and prevention in underserved populations. She has focused her scholarship on translating evidence-based practice to improve self-care behaviors among adults living with heart failure. She is currently serving as the President of the Nu Beta chapter for the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion.
Cecile Carson is a student at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing where she is currently pursuing her MSN in Family Primary Care. Her previous degrees are a B.A. in Biology from The University of Louisville, an M.H.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and most recently, a B.S.N. from The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. While at the school, Cecile has been involved in many organizations such as the Student Government Association (SGA), Peer Mentor Program, Fuld Scholars Program, and the Global Health Interest Group. She is also a new acting member on the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Alumni Board. In her free time, Cecile enjoys partner stunting (former college cheerleader) and traveling the world with her friends and family.
Cecile is honored to be working with Dr. Goldstein and the rest of the Arts for Hearts team to put on such a wonderful event this year!
Joe Crowley is a Masters candidate at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing with the hopes of one day becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner. Joe currently serves as Vice President for his class and participates in other groups like Men in Nursing and the Peer Mentorship Program. He is also a fellow in the Helene Fuld program for quality improvement, and a Coverdell Fellow for returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Joe received a double major in Biochemistry and Biology from Westmont College and served 2.5 years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana, West Africa. He enjoys traveling, camping, and the small things in life that help continue to make the world go round.
Joe is honored to be working with Dr. Goldstein as well as the rest of the Arts for Hearts team in making this year’s event a success, and is looking forward to promoting more about heart health.
Kaiden Dyke is a Master’s Entry into Nursing candidate at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Kaiden is the Vice President of her class and active in the Student Nurses Association. She graduated from Lock Haven University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Science and a minor in Psychology. She has worked as an EMT and CNA where she found her love of nursing and helping others. Kaiden is excited to work with Arts for Hearts!
Theo Matthai is a Johns Hopkins School of Nursing BSN to MSN candidate in the field of Public Health Nursing and Midwifery. Theo is Vice President of her class, a leader of the School of Nursing Birth Companions Program and a volunteer for B’more for Health Babies. As an undergraduate at Cornell University, she double majored in Sustainable Agriculture and Animal Science with a minor in Native American Studies. Her first love is agriculture, but after assisting through multiple animal births and becoming a doula, she landed on Midwifery as an ultimate career goal. As a singer and painter, Theo also has a love for all things preforming arts.
Theo is delighted to be working with Dr. Goldstein and the Homewood team to help put on this year’s Arts for Hearts event!