ACHA Across the Country

Through Regional Development Leaders across the country, ACHA provides local and regional congenital heart disease (CHD) education opportunities; collaborates with local pediatric and adult congenital heart cardiologists to help build awareness of ACHA and the appropriate CHD care needed throughout the lifespan; helps to connect and engage patients and their families through regional events; and fosters consistent outreach in local communities. To do this work, ACHA Regional Development Leaders drive fundraising in their areas, such as ACHA Walk for 1 in 100, fundraising receptions, and fun activities like paint nights and dine and donates.

Currently, ACHA’s Regional Development Leaders are located in the following regions: California and the Midwest. Our Regional Development Leaders play a pivotal role in ACHA’s continued success and expansion.

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Meet the Regional Development Leaders

Emily Earhart


Hi! I am the California Regional Development Leader for ACHA. I am an LA native and an adult living with a CHD, Shone's Complex. A graduate of UC Berkeley and the University of London, I have worked as an education coordinator and project manager in both the medical and non-profit sectors. I currently reside in Orange County with my husband and rescue dog. I am beyond excited to connect and grow the CHD community of California through increased awareness, resources and events. 

Click here to join my Facebook Group.

Click here to join my ACHA Online Community Club. You must be a member of ACHA.

Click here to see upcoming events in California.


Hi! I’m Brooke Marley—the Midwest Regional Development Leader for ACHA based in Oklahoma City, OK. I was born and raised in Norman, OK, and attended The University of Oklahoma (boomer sooner!). I have a strong background in events and fundraising for both non-profit and for-profit organizations. I am beyond excited to join the ACHA team and connect the Midwest CHD community!

Click here to join my Facebook Group.

Click here to join my ACHA Online Community Club. You must be a member of ACHA.

Click here to see upcoming events in the Midwest.

Brooke Marley