About Us

Our Mission: To promote vascular health education and awareness in our communities.


Our Story

How We Got Started

Center for Vascular Awareness (CVA) was established in 2004 because vascular disease affects tens of millions of Americans, is under-recognized, has risk factors that influence us in our younger years, and results in crippling conditions later in our lives well beyond when it could be prevented. The faces of vascular are diabetes, hypertension, obesity, high cholesterol, smoking, and heart disease. You see these faces every day, far too often amongst your neighbors, friends, and family. So, come join us in shaping vascular health, there is much to be done and we need your help!

Board of Directors

Sharon Cillis, RN

David Ford, MD

Larry Scher, MD

Our Team

President/ CEO:

Manish Mehta, MD, MPH

Program Manager:

Christine Sawh

Associate Program Manager:

Caitlin Reilly



Volunteers are essential to our organization. They share their talent, time, and skills to make our programs successful. To show our appreciation, we have created a bi-weekly volunteer spotlight to feature one of our amazing volunteers.

Meet Beulah                        Puthuparampil-Mehta, DO!

Center for Vascular Awareness would like to thank Beulah Puthuparampil-Mehta, DO for her hard work and commitment as a volunteer. Dr. Puthuparampil- Mehta works at Clifton Park Pediatrics, CCP as a Pediatrician.  When she is not working, she enjoys going for a run, tending to her garden, reading, cooking, and taking care of her adorable dog.

What inspired you to start a career in medicine?

As a child, I knew that I wanted to be a doctor because my dad was an RN and always talked about patient care.

Why do you think it is important to promote vascular awareness?

Children need to take care of their bodies! It is important because parents are not teaching what the consequences are of an unhealthy lifestyle and the impact it can have now and later in life.

What is your favorite memory from volunteering with CVA?

I enjoy going to the high schools and answering all of the students’ questions in regards to hypertension and diabetes.  It is rewarding seeing the kids getting excited to learn about the V-Healthy program.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are essential to our organization! Join our team of volunteers who share their talent, time, and skills which make our programs successful.

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