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Steering Committee

 

​Chairperson​

Matt Oster, MD FAAP ​

Organizational Members

Adult Congenital Heart Association
Mark Roeder, President & CEO
Danielle Hile, Director of Programs

Alliance for Adult Research in Congenital Cardiology
Anitha John, MD

American Academy of Pediatrics
Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
Kathy Jenkins, MD FAAP FACC

American College of Cardiology
Adult Congenital & Pediatric Cardiology Section
Michelle Gurvitz, MD, FAAP

American Heart Association
Cardiovascular Disease in the Young
Craig Sable, MD

Children's Heart Foundation
William Foley, Executive Director

Congenital Heart Surgeon's Society
Joseph Dearani, MD, FAAP

National Birth Defects Prevention Network
Alissa R. Van Zutphen, Ph.D.

Mended Little Hearts
Jodi Lemacks, National Program Director

March of Dimes
Venicia Gray, MPA (effective 2/15)
Melanie Lockhart, Director, State Gov't Affairs

Pediatric Congenital Heart Association
David Kasnic, Executive Director

Society for Thoracic Surgeons
Jim Tweddell, MD FAAP

American College of Cardiology
Stephanie Mitchell, Director, Member Strategy

Federal Liaisons

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Division of Congenital and Developmental Disorders
Birth Defects Branch
Peggy Honein, PhD, MPH  
Tiffany Colarusso, MD FAAP  

National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Kristin Burns, MD  
Johnathan Kaltman, MD  

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Darryl T Gray, MD ScD FACC FAHA

Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs
Genetic Services Branch
Catharine Riley, PhD, MPH  

Committee Liaiso​ns

Pediatric Congenital Heart Association
Amy Basken  
Chairperson, Public Policy Committee

Mended Little Hearts
Jennifer Page  
Co-chairperson, Communication Committee

Adult Congenital Heart Association
Karen S Kuehl  
Co-chairperson, Public Policy Committee ​

Staff Liaisons

American Academy of Pediatrics
Vivian Thorne, Manager Committees & Sections

American College of Cardiology
Stephanie Mitchell, Director, Member Strategy​

Staff

American Academy of Pediatrics
Department of Child Health and Wellness
Division of Children with Special Needs
Michelle Esquivel, MPH
Rachel Daskalov, MHA

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Division of Congenital and Developmental Disorders
Jill Glidewell, APRN MSN MPH ​


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