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The 2023 Happy Heart Festival
A Program of the Edwards Lifesciences Foundation and Camp del Corazon

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HHF Schedule
HHF Agenda


Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care

Leigh Reardon, MD - UCLA Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiology Physician

Katrina Whalen, NP - UCLA Adult Congenital Cardiology Nurse Practitioner

Roslyn Rivera, RN BSN- UCLA Fetal and Pediatric Cardiology Nurse Coordinator

David Highfill, LCSW - UCLA Adult Congenital Cardiology Social Worker

Victoria Gerdts, ACSW, MPA - UCLA Pediatric Cardiology Social Worker

Emily Earhart - Adult Congenital Heart Association Regional Development Manager

Aurora Alvarez, CNA - Nursing Student, Camp Grad, Current PACE member

Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Discussion

Nancy Halnon, MD - Pediatric Cardiologist, UCLA

Ai Jin Lee, MSN, AGCNS-BC, CCRN - UCLA Clinical Nurse Specialist, UCLA Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program

Steve Van Wormer - PH Caregiver, President, PHAware Global Association


Molly Weisert MD - Cardiologist Heart Failure, Heart Transplant and VAD team

Debbie Dechant RN - Heart Transplant Coordinator VAD Coordinator and Heart Failure Team

Skylar Collins - Combined Heart Liver Transplant Recipient , LCSW

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About Edwards Lifesciences: While you may not know Edwards Lifesciences by name, you likely know about their lifesaving technology. Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused innovations treating heart valve disease that help patients live longer, healthier and more productive lives. Edwards has also been a longtime partner to Camp del Corazon – they help make camp possible! And now they are offering this amazing opportunity for Camp del Corazon, our friends and partners to come together as a heart community to learn, connect and have fun at their headquarters. The event is FREE for families, volunteers, or other CHD families to attend this special event!

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