Welcome to Conquering CHD - Virginia

Conquering CHD'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 Conquering CHD - Virginia chapter is a program of Conquering CHD, 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.



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About Us

Give Knowledge, Give a Voice, Give Hope.

Our Vision:
CHD families & patients feel equipped, supported, & empowered to advocate for their needs and are confident in the quality of their care.


Through social, educational & advocacy events that connect CHD patients & families & distributing educational materials & care packages, the Conquering CHD of Virginia works directly with patients, families, medical professionals and partner organizations to help Conquer CHD.


Local activities include:

  • Conquering CHD Kits offering critical information and a personal connection for patients with CHD of all ages through individualized care packages
  • Social events providing a safe environment to celebrate life & simple joys together or to remember our loved ones together
  • Advocacy activities sharing our stories to improve federal research funding
  • Research promotion and participation helping promising developments become reality
  • Physician education improving understanding of congenital heart disease from the patient and family perspective
  • 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
PCHA State Chapter
PCHA State Chapter
PCHA State Chapter

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Conquering CHD-Virginia is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

Our tax exempt or EIN number is: 81-5481933


For additional documentation of our tax exempt status, please contact

Please give generously to support our state chapter activities.

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Meet the Team

Conquering CHD Virginia Board of Directors

Chapter President – Laura Carpenter
Chapter Vice President/Communications Coordinator – Renee Lang
Treasurer/Fundraising Coordinator – Kristen Essex
Secretary – Katie Almquist
Board Member at Large - Jennifer Smith
Board Member at Large - Carolyn Fingerman


Conquering CHD -Virginia
P.O. Box 1735
Harrisonburg, VA 22803