(Renee’s story was written by the Southern New England American Heart Association and published in the January 2019 Lincoln Issue of Neighborhood Living Magazine)
With her funky purple glasses and red leather jacket, Renee Aloisio stands fashionably forward.
She’s a Principal in Citrin Cooperman’s Rhode Island Office, and Practice Leader of the firm’s Office of the CFO.
This decades-long resident of Lincoln wears many hats and one of them is her work with the American Heart Association.
She serves as sponsor and is member of the Circle of Red, within the American Heart Association. The Circle of Red is a giving society of women and men with passion and drive dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, the number 1 and number 5 killers.
“I’m inspired by the contributions of so many of the women and men supporting the American Heart Association’s mission.“ I love being part of the Circle of Red,” said Renee. “It’s wonderful way to become educated about heart and stroke disease and contribute in a meaningful way.” Circle of Red members donate a minimum personal gift of $1,500 to support the Go Red For Women movement and serve as ambassadors for the cause.
Renee is also a member of the Cor Vitae Society, which is committed to making an impact in the lives of others through their support of the American Heart Association. The Society recognizes individuals for their annual and lifetime giving and serves as a platform to inspire others to join the fight to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Staying “physically and fiscally” fit is a critical message that Renee addresses in her work and personal life. The message targets personal, family and business financial needs along with partnering with the American Heart Association’s Circle of Red to address women’s health needs.
“Knowing your numbers puts you in the driver’s seat to steer your physical and fiscal health and well-being in the right direction,” said Renee. “ Approaching a thirty-year career in public accounting, she knows the benefits of taking charge of your numbers!
Citrin Cooperman challenges women and men to “take their physical and fiscal fitness to heart” by looking at their physical numbers, like cholesterol and to be aware of new heart health guidelines. They encourage individuals to assess their short and long-term personal and business financial goals from establishing college savings accounts and cash reserves, to retirement planning to creating meaningful financial reports to effectively run a business, it’s all about proactive planning to reduce stress.
“I am passionate about helping women achieve financial and physical fitness, “ said Renee. “ As women continue to assume care giving roles for their families, physical fitness and healthy eating habits and suffer while trying to keep pace in today’s business world.”
Renee and her husband, Arthur M. Aloisio, have lived in Lincoln for 23 years. Their family knows all too well the implications of heart and stroke disease. Her father-in-law, founder of Aloisio Insurance Agency, was diagnosed with heart disease at age 50, when he underwent open heart surgery. “For the past 34 years he has been the poster child for physical fitness”. Renee said, “I am certain, dad’s discipline with daily exercise and healthy eating, namely portion control, and consistent visits to his cardiologist, extended his life Their family suffered a great loss, when her mother-in-law, “whom she adored” had a stroke at age 68. “Seeing this beautiful, vibrant, women become incapacitated was heart-wrenching for all of us.” She passed away 4 years later at 71.” said Renee.
Given the Aloisio history of heart and stroke disease in the family has made an impact on Renee. “I am very concerned about my husband’s health and well-being.” To stay active, they are members of the Lincoln YMCA, take walks and do their best to eat well. They also enjoy European travel, Italy is high on their list of favorite things to do.
“Life can be so hectic, constantly being online and subjected to information overload, it’s important to find your quiet time, “ she said.
The American Heart Association’s 2019 Go Red for Women Luncheon on Feb. 14th at the Rhode Island Convention Center is an event that Renee Aloisio will be proudly taking part in. You can too! For tickets or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please go to snegoredluncheon.heart.org