Welcome to Conquering CHD - Pennsylvania


At Conquering CHD - Pennsylvania, we exist to conquer the most common birth defect. We engage, listen, learn, and act. We create visibility and empower all impacted by CHD. We accomplish this through awareness, knowledge, community, and research.



*This State Chapter has received the Honor Roll Award for outstanding performance in support of our mission in 2019 and 2020.

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 awareness, knowledge, community, 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

Get Connected

For more information about the Pennsylvania chapter, email pennsylvania@conqueringchd.org.


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Upcoming Events and Activities

  • Upcoming Events and Activities

    Insuring the Uninsurable Child

    Date: March 28, 2023 6:30PM Location: Enders Insurance (Blue Mountain Room) 5912 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112 // Zoom

    Want to learn more about finding Life Insurance for the Uninsurable Child, our friends at Thrivent are here to help explain how to find life insurance for our warriors. They will be here to answer questions and take comments. We will also be recording this to share with anyone that cannot attend. We hope to see you there!


Conquering CHD - Pennsylvania is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Our tax-exempt or EIN number is 82-4772778. For additional documentation of our tax-exempt status, please contact pennsylvania@conqueringchd.org.


You can read more about our organization in our GuideStar profile.


Please give generously to support our state chapter activities!

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Contact Us

Chapter President - Joe Baranowski

Chapter Vice-President - Angela Bertugli

Chapter Treasurer - Missy Reidenhour
Chapter Secretary- Pamela Baranowski
Chapter Events Coordinator - Lauren Grzymala

Chapter Social Media Coordinator - Lynn Stoner
Chapter Hospital Coordinator - Janette Stoner

Chapter Teen/Adult Coordinator - Heather Fotiou

Chapter Bereavement Coordinator - Melissa Souder