Board of Directors
Gerry is the father of a 14 year old heart child named Gabriel Cruz. Gerry and his wife, Estela, have been involved with the CHS since Gabriel was diagnosed with VSD, ASD and PDA.
Gerry first sat on the CHS Board of Directors in the mid 2000's. He returned to the board in 2016 to share his knowledge and experience. Since returning, Gerry has hosted Dad's nights for our CHS men and is excited about his new role as President, for the 2019 year.
Gerry and Estela have two children and spends his spare time making memories with his wife and kids.
Vice - President
Andrea has been on the CHS Board since December 2013; however, she and her family have been members of the Children's Heart Society since she was born and diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot. On the CHS Board Andrea has held many roles, including Secretary (2014), director at large (2015) Vice President (2016), and President (2017 & 2018). Andrea is now in the role of Vice-President once again to assist Gerry.
Outside of the CHS, Andrea is a litigation lawyer in Edmonton. In her spare time she loves to travel and spend time with her husband, Cameron, son, Bennett, and German Shepherd, Sadie.
Cameron became involved with the CHS in 2016 when he joined the board to provide expertise on financial security and book keeping procedures. However, before formally joining the CHS Board, Cameron was on the Live with Heart Gala committee for several years and has had the opportunity to meet and develop relationships with many of our CHS families.
Cameron's connection to the CHS is through his wife, Andrea, and he is excited to see the CHS grow and help support local heart families.
In his spare time, Cameron likes to read, play sports, and hang out with Andrea, their son, Bennett, and their German Shepherd, Sadie.
Josemar and his wife Anelise are the parents of a heart child and have devoted their hearts not only to their son but to several foster children. Josemar's large family is passionate about their community and understand the value of the support that an organization like the CHS strives to provide.
Josemar was born in Brazil and has lived all over the globe, including in Germany. He and his family currently reside in Leduc, Alberta.
Josemar joined the CHS Board of Directors in 2016 and is excited to continue getting to know and supporting our heart families.
Jennifer lives north of Grand Prairie and is the mother of a heart child. She joined the board in 2019 and is eager to become more familiar and help out with many of our CHS events.
Junior Board Members
Skyler Johnson Kaylee Row
Adult Heart Child Adult Heart Child
The CHS Board at Live with Heart 2018
Left to right: Gerry Cruz, Estela Cruz, Josemar Owergoor, Anelise Owergoor, Andrea Luft-Kerr, and Cameron Kerr