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Corporate Advisory Council

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Corporate Advisory Council The Corporate Advisory Council is formally recognized in the Mended Hearts bylaws and allows Mended Hearts leadership to connect on a regular basis with our corporate partners to discuss opportunities to work together to improve the lives of heart patients, their families and caregivers nationwide.   For more information, please contact Marcia Baker, … Continue reading “Corporate Advisory Council”

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About Mended Little Hearts

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Every 15 minutes a child is born with a congenital heart defect. Mended Little Hearts is there. Mended Little Hearts is non-profit, volunteer-led program providing hope and support to children, patients and families affected by congenital heart disease. Our Mission To empower families affected by congenital heart disease (CHDs) through peer-to-peer support services, education, connecting … Continue reading “About Mended Little Hearts”

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Mended Little Hearts Advisory Board

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Advisory Board Colby Reed Miller Director of Revenue Strategy and Sales at AOL Colby launched his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, quickly becoming the top-rated CPA of his class at the firm; from there, Colby moved into the dynamic world of Ad Tech, advising some of the industry’s fastest-growing companies; and today is one of the top sales … Continue reading “Mended Little Hearts Advisory Board”

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Harken Award

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As one of Mended Hearts’ most prestigious awards, the Dwight Emary Harken Award was created to recognize individuals or organizations for excellence in the field of cardiovascular medicine. It is named in honor of Dwight Emary Harken, a pioneer heart surgeon and preeminent cardiologist considered the “father” of Mended Hearts. Mended Hearts was co-founded in … Continue reading “Harken Award”

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A Word From Our President

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Donnette Smith, Huntsville, AL Doctors may have saved my heart, but Mended Hearts has saved my life. Thanks to the incredible vision of Dr. Harken and others, this organization has had such transformative power in my life, and in so many other lives. That’s why I’m so delighted at the opportunity to serve as the … Continue reading “A Word From Our President”

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Board of Directors

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President of the Board: Donnette Smith Executive Vice President: Millie Henn Vice President: Patrick Farrant Treasurer: Gordon (Gus) Littlefield Vice President, Mended Little Hearts: Angel Olvera Central Regional Director: Bruce Norris Mid-Atlantic Regional Director: Bill Carter, Midwest Regional Director: Larry Mantle Northeast Regional Director: Bob Hoffman Rocky Mountain Regional Director: Bob Oberfield Southern Regional Director: … Continue reading “Board of Directors”

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Our History

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Mended Hearts is a national and community-based non-profit organization that has been offering the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers. Mended Hearts is the largest cardiovascular support organization in the world. Founded by Dr. Dwight E. Harken, The Mended Hearts was started with four of Dr. Harken’s open heart surgery … Continue reading “Our History”

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Mission Statement and Strategic Plan

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Mended Hearts’ Strategic Plan As Mended Hearts grows and adapts to the ever-changing cardiovascular world, the Board of Directors conducts a strategic review of the previous 24 months and determines new goals for the organization. This process is designed to move our organization in a new direction with the goal to reach more patients and … Continue reading “Mission Statement and Strategic Plan”

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