Board & Staff

The Children's Heart Foundation National Board & Executive Committee

Our volunteer National Board and Executive Committee are comprised of professionals, doctors, patients, and parents who are passionate about our mission of funding CHD research. Meet the team here:

*indicates Executive Committee member

Staff

For general questions and inquiries: info@childrensheartfoundation.org or (847) 634-6474

Medical Advisory Council

More than 30 leading pediatric cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons comprise the CHF Medical Advisory Council (MAC), which oversees the research granting process:

Dr. Jennifer Hirsch-Romano*, MAC Chair - C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
Dr. Carl Backer, Past MAC Chair –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. David Cooper – Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Dr. John Costello – Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL
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 - Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital, Chicago, 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. 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. Vincent Zales – Pediatric Cardiology, Brick, NJ