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.
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.