Conquering CHD Names Kyle Landry as This Year’s Heart Hero Award Winner

The heart hero award is a prestigious honor, given annually to someone who has done extraordinary work to further the mission of Conquering CHD. The Heart Hero Award acknowledges a provider, family member, or industry leader for their commitment to the heart community and significant contribution toward the advancement of outcomes for patients and families impacted by Congenital Heart Disease across the country.

This year, Conquering CHD will be honoring Kyle Landry, former Milwaukee Public Schools elementary educator and founder/manager of the Educational Achievement Program at Children’s Wisconsin, at our upcoming Heart of Milwaukee Event on November 4th, 2022.

Over 8 years of program growth, Landry has built a team of experienced educators specially trained in neurodevelopmental sequelae of complex illness, including mental and behavioral health, and the related complexities of social determinants of health. Landry’s work standardizing/validating assessment, intervention, and outcomes processes, as well as associated tools, has led to several research grants, authorship in a nursing textbook, and two recent medical journal publications.

Landry holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s Degree in Cultural Foundations of Community and Education from UW – Milwaukee. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Healthcare Leadership to round out her expertise braiding together the complex systems of education and healthcare.

Beyond her work as a care provider, Landry has an even more personal connection and lived experience as the very proud sister of Leigh Gabrielle Herma, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) Heart Warrior.

Learn more about the Educational Achievement Partnership Program’s mission at

Take a look at just a handful of the many incredible contributions Kyle has made to our organization for CHD patients and families in recent years:

Join us to celebrate Kyle on November 4, 2022 at Milwaukee at the Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee and raise critical funds that benefit the vital, life-changing programs of Conquering CHD.

About Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) – CHD is the most common birth defect and a leading cause of infant death. In 2021, 40,000 babies will be born with CHD in the United States alone, joining the 1.35 million new patients born this year around the world. 1 in 100 people worldwide are diagnosed with CHD.

Thanks to advances in medical technology and surgical procedures, more adults than children are now living with congenital heart disease. CHD is a chronic, lifelong condition that presents significant challenges for the patient and their family. CHD has no cure.

About Conquering CHD –  Conquering CHD exists to conquer the most common birth defect. We engage, listen, learn, and act. We create visibility and empower all impacted by congenital heart disease, accomplishing this through awareness, knowledge, community, and research. Visit our website at

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