Kristin Edwards Becomes Houston's Community Development Coordinator

Posted Monday, Jul 16, 2018

The Adult Congenital Heart Association, a non-profit committed to improving the lives of those with congenital heart disease, establishes formal presence in Texas.

The only organization in the country that specifically serves adults with congenital heart disease (CHD), the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) has named Kristin Edwards Community Development Coordinator for Houston—one of six and the final region ACHA has targeted for expansion in 2018. In this role, Edwards 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.

“We are excited to have Kristin join our ever-growing team,” said Mark Roeder, President and CEO of ACHA. “Kristin’s experience in project management, community outreach and public relations will strengthen ACHA’s mission and relationships in Texas.”

For the past six years, Edwards has worked for J. Connor Consulting and held positions as Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) Accounts Specialist, SEMS Senior Projects Analyst, and SEMS Projects Analyst. Earlier in her career, she held positions at Concentra Medical Centers and Child & Adolescent Health Research Lab (CAHRL). Edwards graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Health from the university’s Department of Health & Kinesiology.

“As an adult living with CHD, I am thrilled to be presented with this opportunity to work with an incredible organization, and impact and improve the lives of those affected by CHD,” commented Edwards.

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