Welcome to Conquering CHD - Wisconsin


At Conquering CHD - Wisconsin, 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.


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
PCHA State Chapter
PCHA State Chapter
PCHA State Chapter

Get Connected

For more information about the Wisconsin chapter, email wisconsin@conqueringchd.org.


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    Conquering CHD - Wisconsin is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Our tax exempt or EIN number is: 82-1625343. For additional documentation of our tax exempt status, please contact wisconsin@conqueringchd.org.


    You can learn 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 - Carissa Ostrom

    Chapter Vice President - Cara Bonnell

    Chapter Treasurer - Amy Kalscheur

    Chapter Secretary - Marie Altwegg

    Chapter Hospital Coordinator - Mary Kate Maske

    Chapter Bereavement Coordinator- Cecilia Goudanis-Huebner

    Chapter Events Coordinator - Stacy Amstadt

    Chapter Fundraising Coordinator - Bridget Boyer

    Chapter Outreach Coordinator (NE Wisconsin) - Joelle Michel