Welcome to Our New Board and International Advisory Leaders

We’re delighted to welcome three new members to our Board of Directors: Anu Codaty, Jeffrey Gleason and Darren Nauss, along with Nick Seddon, new to our International Advisory Board.

Anu Codaty is General Manager of International Pain Therapies Business and Vice President, Business Development and Strategy for All Neuromodulation Strategies at Medtronic. Anu is a champion of equity, diversity, inclusion, and is a leader of the Asian Network at Medtronic. She knows Children’s HeartLink well and led the work for our last strategic plan.

Jeffrey Gleason is a partner at Robins Kaplan and a trial attorney with expertise in health care law, government investigations and complex business litigation. Jeff is a committed advocate for children who need specialized, high-quality medical care, particularly in countries where resources are more scarce.

Darren Nauss is Founder & CEO of RAZR Marketing, Inc., an agency that uses informed technology and design to improve audience engagement. Grayduck Health, a division of RAZR, consulted with and advised Children’s HeartLink on our donor engagement strategy.

Nick Seddon, new to our International Advisory Board, is Senior Vice President, Strategy and Transformation at Optum, the fastest growing part of UnitedHealth Group. He has played a key role in shaping and driving Optum’s enterprise strategy. Nick served as Special Advisor for Health and Life Sciences before moving to the US.

“Anu, Jeff and Darren will each bring great expertise to our board of directors at a time when we are still adjusting to the new reality of a world dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re extremely grateful to Nick for joining our International Advisory Board. His perspective and his expertise in global health will be especially important to us as we create our advocacy strategy to meet this moment,” says Children’s HeartLink President Jackie Boucher.

Children’s HeartLink trains medical teams in underserved parts of the world to diagnose and treat children with heart disease. Founded in 1969, we currently support 18 partner hospitals in Brazil, China, India, Malaysia and Vietnam. Last year alone, the medical providers we trained served 177,000 children with heart disease, more than ever before.