2009 Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia International Conference Items Available!


CHERUBS 2009 International Member Conference Items now available on our cafepress store! Order some now and have them ready for our Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Conference in San Antonio, Texas on July 22 25, 2009! Wear them before and after the conference to raise Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness!

Hat, shirts, stickers, sweatshirts, onesies, hoodies, bibs and much more!

CHERUBS 2009 International Conference

The date and location have been set! July 23-25, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas! The hotel location will be posted soon.

Our conference include several CDH experts as guestspeakers, round table discussions for both families of survivors and grieving families, pizza party, entertainment for the kids and more!

This year we are expecting about 100 members with families flying in from as far as Australia! We will have at least 4 countries represented at this conference – hopefully many more.

All members of CHERUBS (including CHERUBS UK and CHERUBS Australia) are welcome to attend! If you’re not a member, sign up for free at http://www.cdhsupport.org/members

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Newsletter

We just uploaded the latest issue of CHERUBS newsletter –

http://www.cdhsupport.org/newsletter/Winter09SilverLining.pdf






CHERUBS State & International Representatives

CHERUBS is an international organization with over 2600 members in all 50 states and in 38 countries. We are so proud of our wonderful Representatives who are helping our global CDH support group to also be a local CDH support group as well.

Our Reps provide local support to families dealing with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. They plan local get-togethers, picnics and other events. They provide hospitals with information packets for CDH families. They help families find other local services if they are in need of additional help. They represent CHERUBS at conferences and awareness events and often plan these events as well. They help plan our International CDH Conferences. Many of our Reps have created blogs and web sites to offer local on-line support.

2 of our Representatives have gone on to achieve non-profit status in their own countries which makes them sister organizations to CHERUBS now. Congratulations to our CHERUBS Australia and CHERUBS UK members for this wonderful achievement! We are very, very proud of them!

Click on the Country / State to view their blog or web site – some are still under construction. Click on the Rep’s names to e-mail them.

Australia – President ~ Danielle Kessner ~ president@cdh.org.au ~ 03 5135 6999 ~ http://www.cdh.org.au
Australia ~ Angela Logozzo ~ alogozzo@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 02 47740470 ~ http://cherubsaus.wordpress.com/
Australia ~ Sharon Knott ~ sknott@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 08 9304 2583 ~ http://cherubsaus.wordpress.com/
Canada ~ Kim Switzer ~ kswitzer@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 204-687-8995 ~ http://cherubscanada.wordpress.com/
Great Britain ~ Brenda Lane ~ blane@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 01553 762 884 ~ http://www.uk-cherubs.org.uk/
Great Britain ~ Kevin Lane ~ klane@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 01553 762 884 ~ http://www.uk-cherubs.org.uk/
Great Britain ~ Rachel Wyatt ~ rwyatt@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 01908 565 574 ~ http://www.uk-cherubs.org.uk/
India ~ Shankari Murali ~ smurali@cherubs-cdh.org ~ +91-80-25283423 ~ http://cherubsindia.wordpress.com/
Ireland ~ Liz Dunne ~ ldunne@cherubs-cdh.org ~ ~ Coming soon!
Mexico ~ Fernanda Arce ~ farce@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 55249924 ~ Coming soon!
New Zealand ~ Tania Smythe ~ tsmythe@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 03 4727321 ~ Coming soon!
New Zealand -S ~ Sonia Stuart ~ sstuart@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 09-4353070 ~ Coming soon!
Papau New Guinea ~ Danielle Kessner ~ president@cdh.org.au ~ 03 5135 6999 ~ http://www.cdh.org.au
Scotland ~ Marie Brown ~ mbrown@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 01389 380120 ~ Coming soon!
Arizona ~ Krista Bold ~ kbold@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 480-882-9449 ~ Coming soon!
California ~ Tammy Spohr ~ tsphor@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 530-273-2156 ~ Coming soon!
Colorado ~ Tracy Meats ~ tmeats@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 307-362-9630 ~ http://www.wyomingandcoloradocherubs.wordpress.com/
Connecticut ~ Corin Nava ~ cnava@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 401-524-9182 ~ http://newenglandcherubs.wordpress.com/
Connecticut ~ Jeanne Nava ~ jnava@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 401-578-8279 ~ http://newenglandcherubs.wordpress.com/
Indiana ~ Stephanie Olivarez ~ solivarez@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 574-224-2223 ~ http://cherubsindiana.wordpress.com/
Iowa ~ Sarah Godsey ~ sgodsey@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 208-755-7772 ~ Coming soon!
Louisiana ~ Ashley Jackson ~ ajackson@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 225-271-4096 ~ Coming soon!
Maine ~ Jeanne Nava ~ jnava@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 401-578-8279 ~ http://newenglandcherubs.wordpress.com/
Maine ~ Corin Nava ~ cnava@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 401-524-9182 ~ http://newenglandcherubs.wordpress.com/
Maryland ~ Brenda Slavin ~ bslavin@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 443-624-2187 ~ Coming soon!
Massachusetts ~ Jeanne Nava ~ jnava@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 401-578-8279 ~ http://newenglandcherubs.wordpress.com/
Massachusetts ~ Corin Nava ~ cnava@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 401-524-9182 ~ http://newenglandcherubs.wordpress.com/
Massachusetts ~ Joelene Ross ~ jross@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 508-904-1503 ~ http://newenglandcherubs.wordpress.com/
Minnesota ~ Melissa Glennie ~ mglennie@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 952-240-3451 ~ http://mncherubs.blogspot.com/
Montana ~ Elaine Moats ~ emoats@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 406-234-5038 ~ Coming soon!
New Hampshire ~ Jeanne Nava ~ jnava@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 401-578-8279 ~ http://newenglandcherubs.wordpress.com/
New Hampshire ~ Corin Nava ~ cnava@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 401-524-9182 ~ http://newenglandcherubs.wordpress.com/
New Jersey ~ Jeanne Nava ~ jnava@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 401-578-8279 ~ http://newenglandcherubs.wordpress.com/
New Jersey ~ Corin Nava ~ cnava@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 401-524-9182 ~ http://newenglandcherubs.wordpress.com/
New York ~ Jeanne Nava ~ jnava@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 401-578-8279 ~ http://newenglandcherubs.wordpress.com/
New York ~ Corin Nava ~ cnava@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 401-524-9182 ~ http://newenglandcherubs.wordpress.com/
North Carolina ~ Dawn Williamson ~ dawn.williamson@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 919-610-0129 ~ http://nccherubs.wordpress.com/
North Dakota ~ Elaine Moats ~ emoats@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 406-234-5038 ~ Coming soon!
Ohio ~ Sarah Deskins ~ sdeskins@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 419-512-3446 ~ http://cherubs-ohio.wordpress.com/
Ohio ~ Tara Hall ~ thall@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 614-275-0858 ~ http://cherubs-ohio.wordpress.com/
Pennsylvania ~ Kate Crawford ~ kcrawford@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 412-414-7073 ~ http://pacherubs.wordpress.com/
Pennsylvania ~ Andrea Ryan ~ aryan@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 610-927-9356 ~ Coming soon!
Rhode Island ~ Corin Nava ~ cnava@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 401-524-9182 ~ http://newenglandcherubs.wordpress.com/
Rhode Island ~ Jeanne Nava ~ jnava@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 401-578-8279 ~ http://newenglandcherubs.wordpress.com/
South Carolina ~ Lynne Brogdon ~ lbrogdon@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 864-627-8644 ~ Coming soon!
South Dakota ~ Elaine Moats ~ emoats@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 406-234-5038 ~ Coming soon!
Texas- S ~ Melissa Kelly ~ mkelly@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 361-288-4698 ~ http://txcherubs.wordpress.com/
UtahS ~ Kimberly Byington ~ kbyington@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 801-814-1514 ~ Coming soon!
Vermont ~ Jeanne Nava ~ jnava@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 401-578-8279 ~ http://newenglandcherubs.wordpress.com/
Vermont ~ Corin Nava ~ cnava@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 401-524-9182 ~ http://newenglandcherubs.wordpress.com/
Virginia ~ Penny Campsey ~ pcampsey@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 434-432-2166 ~ Coming soon!
Washington ~ Georgia Gebow ~ ggebow@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 360-691-5974 ~ http://www.wacherubs.blogspot.com
Washington DC ~ Brenda Slavin ~ bslavin@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 443-624-2187 ~ Coming soon!
Wyoming ~ Tracy Meats ~ tmeats@cherubs-cdh.org ~ 307-362-9630 ~ http://www.wyomingandcoloradocherubs.wordpress.com

We still need Reps in many countries and states. If you are a member of CHERUBS and would like to volunteer to be a State or International Representative, please contact Stephanie at solivarez@cherubs-cdh.org