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Get to Know Veera Rajasekhar, In-Country India Consultant

Veera: My profession advocates for “helping people help themselves” Veera’s first visit as Chilldren’s HeartLink’s in-country India consultant to our partner hospital Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh   What does a typical day at work look like?  Since I work from home, my work day is very flexible. My work revolves … Continued

Get to Know Bobbi Morris, Events Manager

Bobbi recharges by camping on the North Shore of Lake Superior   Tell us a little about your background and why it led you to Children’s HeartLink. My background is in meeting, conference and exhibit hall planning, along with producing fundraising walks and galas. Before Children’s HeartLink, I worked at two other nonprofit organizations and … Continued

Get to Know Adriana Dobrzycka, Country Director

Adriana and her family on vacation in Lebanon   What does a typical day at work look like? My days are about continually learning how we can best support our partners and medical volunteers to create change in lives of so many children – it’s incredibly energizing! Here are some other things I do on … Continued

Mary McMahon Busch Nurse Training Fund

We’ve established the Mary McMahon Busch Nurse Training Fund in memory of our treasured board member Mary McMahon Busch, who passed away this spring. This fund will be dedicated to educating, training and empowering nurses in pediatric cardiac care at Children’s HeartLink partner hospitals. Mary was a cardiac nurse by training, and she had an intimate understanding … Continued

Get to Know Wally Abramson, Director of Leadership Giving

Wally in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, with heart patient Phuc and her mother Cuc, and Children’s HeartLink board member Dr. Ken Stein and his wife Jackie   Tell us a little bit about your background and why it led you to Children’s HeartLink. I’ve worked in three other nonprofit settings over the past 28 … Continued

Children’s HeartLink Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Sciences

Children’s HeartLink is partnering with Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Kochi, India, and Institut Jantung Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, both Children’s HeartLink Centers of Excellence since 2013 and 2016, respectively, to offer a Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Sciences for medical professionals from low- and middle-income countries. Each year, three medical professionals will be … Continued

Get to Know Courtney Geolat, International Programs Assistant

Courtney and her husband at their wedding last summer.   What does a typical day at work look like?  The beauty of my job is that no two days are the same. I spend time communicating with volunteers, coordinating logistics, researching country requirements (visas, NGO registration, etc.), and collaborating with program staff to plan training … Continued

Get to Know Anne Betzner, Vice President of Programs and Evaluation

Anne Betzner, second from left, in India with Children’s HeartLink colleagues and the Newborn Foundation.   Your role is a new one for Children’s HeartLink. Tell us more about it: why it was created and what you hope to contribute and accomplish. Children’s HeartLink has a powerful, tested model that we know works. This position … Continued

A Warm Welcome to our New Partners in Coimbatore, India

Our partnerships in India go back almost 20 years. Our commitment to helping the country develop the capabilities needed to deliver high-quality pediatric cardiac care was strengthened this week when we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with G. Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital (GKNM) in Coimbatore. A volunteer team from Mayo Clinic is paired with the GKNM … Continued

New Partnership in Qingdao is our Fifth in China

Children and families in China’s eastern Shandong province and the surrounding area will benefit from our new partnership with Qingdao Women and Children’s Hospital. The hospital is a member of a regional network of hospitals that serves 30 million in the greater Qingdao area, and it brings our total number of partner hospitals in China to … Continued