Carisa lives in Kalamazoo with her husband, Ben, and 4 children, Heidi, Cohen, Brendan, and Joshua. Her oldest child, Heidi, was born in 2001 with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Carisa is an active Group Discussion Leader in her local MOPS group, enjoys volunteering at her church, in her community, and children’s schools. She treasures spending time with her family. Since 2004, Carisa has been active in the CHD community by organizing different fund-raising events benefiting CHD research and she is excited to continue her efforts by helping to guide CHF in West Michigan.