our leadership

When people ask us how we are different from other organizations involved in the fight against heart disease, our response is actually quite simple.  Our grassroots organization, launched in January 2013, was intentionally created to fill a need in our own community and, what we learned in a short period of time, is that our approach resonated with thousands of others in our region. 


We made a commitment that the majority of funds we raise in a community is dedicated to serve the residents of that respective community.


All of the awareness and education means nothing if we fail to get more women and men screened early for heart disease. Recognizing the disparity in women’s heart health diagnosis and care, we also created a scholarship program to provide advance screenings for eligible at-risk women.


Our collaborations with community, corporate and faith-based groups helps us fulfill our mission to "inspire and enable women and their loved ones prevent heart attack, stroke, and premature death." By partnering with health care providers, we can help more people learn their own risks for heart disease and how to win the fight against our #1 killer.

meet our founders

Sheila Caldwell


The Heart2Heart Foundation

In addition to being an award-winning media personality and producer, Sheila Caldwell has 20+ years of experience serving with international, national and local nonprofit organizations as well as the founding of The Heart2Heart Foundation in 2012. As a speaker, writer and certified health coach, she has shared her personal message of survival and provided free educational resources to thousands of adults and youth in the Carolinas. She is a Community Leader with #GivingTuesday, a co-leader of the York County Interagency Coalition and a #Survivors Have Heart Champion with Bob Harper. She and her husband, Bill, have 5 children and 11 awesome grandchildren.

Deb King, RN

Vice President/Co-founder

The Heart2Heart Foundation

Bill Caldwell


The Heart2Heart Foundation

our board of directors

Debbie Hayworth

Retired RN

April Maylor

Owner, Begin with Wellness

Trina Ricks

Owner, EZ Lab's Testing

Judy Whitehair, RN


Katie Price

Director of Marketing

Winthrop University

medical advisory board

Sushil Singhi, MD


Carolina Cardiology Associates

196 Cardiology Dr.

Rock Hill, SC 29732
Phone: 803-324-5135

Harry Hicklin, III, MD

Palmetto Cardiology of York County, LLC
430 South Herlong Avenue 

Rock Hill, SC 29732
(803) 324-4900

Leon Khoury, MD, FACC

Khoury Cardiology

115 Blarney Drive, Suite 109
Columbia, SC 29223

Phone: 803-788-8848

Peter Zakow, MD, FACC, FACS

Catawba-Piedmont Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery

200 S. Herlong Ave., Suite B
Rock Hill, SC 29732

Phone: 803-324-1950

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working to increase awareness about heart disease and its risk factors, and encourage heart-healthy behaviors. Get more information here.