Published January 6, 2023
Children’s HeartLink has two boards that guide the organization: The Board of Directors and the International Advisory Board. The Children’s HeartLink Board of Directors is a governing board that oversees our activities and guides us toward a sustainable future in pursuit of our vision and mission. The Children’s HeartLink International Advisory Board helps shape Children’s HeartLink’s resource development, strategic initiatives, medical diplomacy and awareness-raising related to the work of promoting pediatric cardiac care for children in the developing world. We are honored to have the following members on our 2023 boards.
2023 Children’s HeartLink Board of Directors
Jackie Boucher, President
Tom Armitage, M.D., Chair
Retired Executive, Medtronic, Inc.
Taryn Lynch, Vice Chair
Audit Partner, Deloitte
Anu Codaty, Secretary
Patrick Stoneking, Treasurer
Attorney, Jeff Anderson & Associates PA
Mark Lewin, M.D., Medical Director
Professor and Chief of Pediatric Cardiology, Seattle Children’s Hospital
David Overman, M.D., Medical Director
Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Partner, Life Sciences, Ernst & Young, LLP
Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN
Dean, University of Minnesota School of Nursing
Chief Nursing Officer, Optum
Chief Commercial Officer, Outlook Therapeutics
Susan H. Gebelein
Consultant, Savannah Consulting
Partner, Robins Kaplan, LLP
Maria Macuare Gordon, M.D.
Global Vice President of Medical Safety RM, Boston Scientific, Inc.
Partner, KPMG, LLP
Fernanda Kattar Petto
Vice President of Finance, Supply Chain & Logistics, UNFI
Retired Executive, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Chairman and CEO, RAZR Marketing, Inc.
Heather Hudnut Page
Peripheral Vascular Category Leader, Philips Image Guided Therapy Devices
Partner, McKinsey & Company
Key Account Director, Google
2023 Children’s HeartLink International Advisory Board
John C. Langenbrunner, Ph.D., Chair
Senior Health Economist, consultant to World Bank, Middle East and India, to USAID, Indonesia
Kathy Jenkins, M.D., MPH
Executive Director, Center for Applied Pediatric Quality Analytics, Kobren Family Chair for Patient Safety and Quality, Boston Children’s Hospital
James A. Rice, Ph.D.
Managing Director & Senior Advisor, Governance & Leadership, Gallagher Integrated
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Transformation, Optum
Kate Tulenko, M.D., MPH, MPhil, FAAP
CEO, Corvus Health
Lijing L. Yan, Ph.D., MPH
Head, NCD Research Program, Global Health Research Center, Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan, China
Liesl Zühlke, MB ChB, D.C.H., MPH, Ph.D.
Director of the Children’s Heart Disease Research Unit; Pediatric Cardiologist, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
We look forward to leaning into the expertise, leadership and guidance that these leaders can contribute to Children’s HeartLink. We are grateful to the many who have contributed to our success and extend our sincere gratitude to the following individuals who are embarking on new roles or ending their volunteer term. Thank you for your contributions and continued support to Children’s HeartLink.
Special Thank You to Outgoing Chairs
Jeff Evanson for your leadership as the Children’s HeartLink Board of Directors Chair.
James Rice for your leadership as the Children’s HeartLink International Advisory Board Chair.
Special Thank You to Outgoing Directors
Chairman and CEO, Medtronic, Inc.
Retired Executive, HealthPartners, Inc.
Kenneth Stein, M.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Boston Scientific, Inc.
Elizabeth Perlich Sweeney
Retired Executive, Children’s HeartLink
Interested in being considered for the Children’s HeartLink Board of Directors? Reach out to us.