MEET OUR BOARD
Unity is strength ..... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. ~MJT Stepanek
Angel and Anna Olvera, Group Coordinators
Angel and Anna have been a part of the CHD community since March 2010. Their youngest son was diagnosed in utero with Critical Aortic Stenosis with evolving HLHS that led to in utero fetal surgery to avoid HLHS that was successful. Their son was later born in June with Critical Aortic Stenosis, an enlarged left heart and irregular mitral valve. Angel and Anna are natives of Arizona with four children ages 20, 16, 6, and 5. They enjoy spending time with their family and bringing awareness to the CHD community through their experience.
Karla Cox, Visiting Coordinator
Since 2013, Karla has been making loving connections in the heart community through our Care/Bravery Bag Program. She is an accredited volunteer with Phoenix Children's Hospital delivering Bravery Bags and snack bags to fellow heart families. Karla is a loving wife and mother to 2 beautiful children Austin 7 and Calli 4. She was introduced to the CHD community when her son, Austin, was diagnosed with HLHS at 24 hours old. Austin is now 5 years post Fontan surgery and a happy and active first grader and Lego Master Builder.
Kris Kroeger, Communications Coordinator
Kris became an active member of the CHD community in 2012, when her daughter, Karalyn, was diagnosed in utero with complex CHD. Karalyn was born prematurely in July of 2012 with Heterotaxy Syndrome/Dextrocardia, a large ASD, Common Valve, and more. Karalyn has had several surgeries, including open heart surgery, and has used a pacemaker since she was six months old. Originally from Chicago, Kris enjoys watching football, baseball, and basketball and is a passionate follower of the Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs. She is an active volunteer; likes relaxing with her husband, Dana; and swimming, cooking, and exploring fun places with Karalyn.