Officers, Boards & Staff

Board of Directors

* Tamara S. Thomas - President
* Kevin Slawin
* Sally Powers - Secretary and VP Chapter Development
* William Roach - VP Strategy
* Betsy Peterson - VP of Advocacy and Founder
* Dr. Jennifer Romano - Medical Advisory Board Chairperson 

Debbie DeGrace
Bianca Garilli
Kristin Goessl
Martha Hauber
Lori Jones
Julie LeGassick
Danielle Pradas
Kathryn Osteen
Rex Homme
Melonie Stothers
Anne Witte
Kristen Vicknair
*Executive Committee

Staff

Joe Brownlee
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Rosemary Wheeler
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Tina Larson
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Lauren Chatman
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Medical Advisory Board

The Children’s Heart Foundation is not affiliated with any one medical institution; rather, funds are directed by the Medical Advisory Board to the most promising research anywhere in the world.   More than 30 leading international pediatric cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons comprise the CHF Medical Advisory Board, which oversees the research granting process, including:

Dr. Jennifer Hirsch-Romano* Chairwoman - C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
Dr. Carl Backer*, Past Chairman –Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL
Dr. Emile Bacha – Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York/Columbia, New York, NY
Dr. D. Woodrow Benson – Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (Emeritus Status)
Dr. Christopher Caldarone - Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
Dr. Mitchell Cohen - Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
Dr. Roger Cole – Private Practice, Chicago, IL (Emeritus Status)
Dr. David Cooper – Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Dr. John Costello – Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL
Dr. Gul Dadlani – All Children’s Heart Institute, St. Petersburg, FL
Dr. Barbara Deal - Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL
Dr. Richard Friedman - Cohen Children's Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
Dr. Joseph Forbess - Advocate Children's Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL
Dr. Nancy Ghanayem – Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Dr. Andrew J. Griffin – Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL (Emeritus Status)
Dr. Courtney Hardy - Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL
Dr. Jeffery Jacobs – The Congenital Heart Institute of Florida, St. Petersburg, FL
Dr. Jim Jaggers - Denver’s Children’s Hospital, Denver, CO
Dr. Patrick Jay - Washington School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Dr. Kathy Jenkins - Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA
Dr. Joseph Kay – The Children’s Hospital, Aurora, CO
Dr. John Lamberti – Children’s Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, CA (Emeritus Status)
Dr. Bradley S. Marino – Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL
Dr. Marla Mendelson – Northwestern Adult Congenital Heart Center, Chicago, IL
Dr. Peter Mohler - The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH
Dr. Jane Wimpfheimer-Newburger – Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Dr. Sara Pasquali - C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
Dr. David Sahn – Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR (Emeritus Status)
Dr. Kenneth Schowengerdt – Cardinal Glennon Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Dr. Martin Tristani-Firouzi – University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Dr. James Tweddell - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Dr. Catherine Webb – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Dr. Thomas Weigel – Private Practice, Chicago, IL
Dr. Gil Wernovsky – Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami, FL
Dr. Vincent Zales – Pediatric Cardiology, Brick, NJ