Introducing Greater Philadelphia’s New Community Development Coordinator Trawana Porter

Posted Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018

The Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) continues to increase its presence in the city of brotherly love.

ACHA, the only organization in the country that specifically serves adults with congenital heart disease (CHD), has named Trawana Porter Community Development Coordinator for Greater Philadelphia. In this role, Porter will plan, implement, and lead local program and development initiatives, including patient and family education and support groups, CHD conferences, fundraising and volunteer activities, and overall community outreach.

“Trawana’s ability to cultivate relationships and coordinate activities with regional hospital programs will help deepen our presence in our headquarter city,” said Mark Roeder, President and CEO of ACHA. “As ACHA’s Administrative and Programs Assistant the past four years, she has developed an understanding of the needs of the CHD community, and how ACHA can work to best meet those needs in this market.”

Prior to ACHA, Porter served as Operations Manager at Feast of Justice, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending poverty in the Philadelphia area. Earlier in her career, she held positions at Food Bank of South Jersey and Delaware, KRA Corporation, and First State Community Action Agency.

“My previous experience in community and economic development, and program and project management will greatly benefit me in this role,” said Porter. “I look forward to furthering ACHA’s mission and continuing to impact and improve the lives of those affected by CHD.”

Porter graduated from Delaware State University with a B.S. in Agriculture Business, and received two Master’s Certificates: Business Administration from Wilmington University and Public Administration with a non-profit administration concentration from DeVry University.

About the Adult Congenital Heart Association 

The Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life and extending the lives of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD). ACHA serves and supports the more than one million adults with CHD, their families and the medical community—working with them to address the unmet needs of the long-term survivors of congenital heart defects through education, outreach, advocacy, and promotion of ACHD research. For more information about ACHA, contact (888) 921-ACHA or visit