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


    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

    Vice President Shuntae Williams

    Treasurer – Amit Shah
    Secretary / Communications – Kate Pogorzelski

    Teen/Adult Coordinator – Teresa Quarino

    Inventory Coordinators Katie O'Kelly

    Board Member – Carol Raimondi

    Bereaved Hearts Group Connect with heart families who have lost a loved one to Congenital Heat Disease.

    Join Bereaved Hearts – Facebook


    Mail us at:

    PCHA-IL PO Box 1094 Elgin, IL 60121

    Direct Number: 708.232.6542