Welcome to PCHA - Kentucky

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-KY 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.

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 Kentucky chapter, email

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Upcoming Events and Activities

  • Upcoming Events and Activities

    Elliot's 2nd Annual Car Show

    Date: August 31, 2019 9am-2pm Location: Adena Trails, Mt. Sterling KY (Beside Old Train Depot)

    Like many of our Kentucky heart warriors, Elliot was born with Congenital Heart Defect (CHD). Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome is his specific CHD. He has had three palliative open heart surgeries at Nationwide Children's Hospital with his follow up care at the Congenital Heart Clinic at UK. Elliot is thriving and living life to the fullest. Elliot’s family is giving back to the heart community. All proceeds from the Car Show will go toward the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association- Kentucky Chapter, to be able to continue to support, educate, and offer education resources for other families like theirs. Top 20 Trophies, Specialty Trophies, Food, Music, Raffles ETC. DJ: Ice Man FREE ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC All Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles Welcome to Enter $15 Entry Fee Dash Plaques awarded to the first 50 Registrants Call Scott Bailey @ 859-274-5924


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

Our tax exempt or EIN number is: 82-4307005


For additional documentation of our tax exempt status, please contact


Please give generously to support our state chapter activities.

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Contact Us

President – Tabitha Rainey

Vice President – Cari Whalen

Chapter Secretary/ Treasurer – Katrina Evans

Fundraising Chair Melissa Haertzen

Outreach Coordinator – Pamela Kolessar and LeeAnne Hohimer
Volunteer Coordinator – Kimberly Hudson



P.O. Box 1193

Bardstown, Kentucky 40004

Phone: 859.379.9189