Margaret High-Thomas Named Community Development Coordinator in Columbus Ohio

Posted Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA), committed to improving the lives of those with congenital heart disease, establishes formal presence in Ohio.

The only organization in the country that specifically serves adults with congenital heart disease (CHD), ACHA has named Margaret High-Thomas Community Development Coordinator for Columbus—one of five regions ACHA has targeted for expansion this year. In this role, High-Thomas 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 thrilled to have Margaret join the ACHA team and help us expand throughout Ohio,” said Mark Roeder, President and CEO of ACHA. “Margaret’s strong background in the healthcare industry will deepen our relationships with existing hospitals and healthcare facilities, and allow us to build on new ones.”

Prior to ACHA, High-Thomas served as Manager at The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and Associate Director at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Earlier in her career, she held positions at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Arthritis Foundation, and Ohio State Medical Association. High-Thomas graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Journalism.

“I am heavily involved in the Columbus community, currently a member of the Ohio Healthcare Volunteer Management Association and a past member of the International Association of Business Communicators,” said High-Thomas. “I look forward to using my skills and knowledge in the healthcare field to continue to improve the lives of those affected by CHD through local programs and development initiatives.”

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