Welcome to PCHA - Illinois

The Pediatric Congenital Heart Association’s mission is to “Conquer Congenital Heart Disease.” We are accomplishing this through collaboration with patients, parents, providers, and partner organizations to improve quality and outcomes through CHD education, support, research and awareness.

The PCHA-IL chapter is a program of PCHA, aimed at improving the lives of those with congenital heart disease and their families through direct support and education – meeting families where they are.


*This State Chapter has received the Honor Roll Award for outstanding performance in support of our mission.

About Us

Through our State Chapters we are able to give knowledge, give a voice and give hope, directly meeting the comprehensive, lifelong needs of patients with congenital heart disease and their families through support, education, advocacy and research programming.

Local activities include:

  • Conquering CHD Kits offering critical information and a personal connection for patients with CHD of all ages through individualized care packages
  • Online chat networks bringing people with similar experiences together
  • In-person peer support offering patients and families encouragement and insight from someone who has walked a similar path
  • Social events providing a safe environment to celebrate life and simple joys together
  • Physician education improving understanding of congenital heart disease from the patient and family perspective
  • Research promotion and participation helping promising developments become reality
  • Advocacy activities sharing our stories to improve federal research funding


PCHA State Chapter
PCHA State Chapter
PCHA State Chapter

Get Connected

For more information specifically about the Illinois chapter, email

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Upcoming Events and Activities

  • Upcoming Events and Activities

    Teen/Adult Patients at Pinstripes

    Date: October 13, 2019 6 pm - 8 pm Location: Pinstripes 7 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook

    Join other teen and adult CHD patients at Pinstripes for some bowling, food, and fun! Attendees will enjoy 2 hours of complimentary bowling, free appetizers, and one drink ticket (soft drinks are available for those under 21)! *Attendees are responsible for $5.00 shoe rental for bowling. Please RSVP to our Facebook event, so we can get a accurate count for the reservation.

    RSVP Here! >


The Pediatric Congenital Heart Association-Illinois is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

Our tax exempt or EIN number is: 81-5401105


For additional documentation of our tax exempt status, please contact 


Please give generously to support our state chapter activities.

Give to PCHA-IL

Contact Us

President – Karen Grossich
Treasurer – Amit Shah
Secretary / Communications – Jennifer Weiner

Inventory Coordinator Karen Moran
Bereavement Coordinator – Jackie Joy
Event Coordinator –  Shuntae Williams

Teen/Adult Coordinator – Teresa Quarino

Board Member – Carol Raimondi

Mail us at:

PCHA-IL PO Box 1094 Elgin, IL 60121

Direct Number: 708.232.6542