Our Board Members

We are indebted to the following current board members for going above and beyond to help our organization grow and sustain its efforts:

Steve Silva: Board President and Aidan’s Father

A graduate of the University of Scranton (1995), he holds a Master’s degree in History and, as a certified teacher, has taught in the Social Studies department at Penncrest High School in the Rose Tree Media School District for 19 years. He designed his own Philosophy course, which was approved and instituted 13 years ago, and Steve currently teaches Introduction to Philosophy as well as AP United States History. Steve also coached the JV Baseball team for 11 years and the Varsity team for five years. Steve is a co-founder of Aidan’s Heart Foundation, along with his wife, Christy, and the father of Aidan’s three younger siblings. He has been critically instrumental in the legislative efforts of the organization, moving “Aidan’s Law” (SB 267) through the PA Senate with a unanimous vote and into the House Education Committee. That bill, officially Act 35 of 2014, was signed into law in April 2014.

Christy Silva: Executive Director and Aidan’s Mother

A Cum Laude graduate of the University of Scranton, she holds a Master’s degree in Literacy and is a Reading Specialist. She founded her own education consulting company and continues to instruct high school students study skills and literacy strategies to improve school performance, prepare for the SAT and ACT exams, and navigate all components of the college search and application process. Christy also has two years of non-profit experience: as a program director for the Philadelphia Committee to End Homelessness (1997-1998) and as a classroom program director for Need in Deed Service Learning Organization (2001-2002). In college, Christy was the director of several community service initiatives, including the Social Justice club and multiple Habitat for Humanity mission trips. Christy is a co-founder of Aidan’s Heart Foundation, along with her husband, Steve, and the mother of Aidan’s three younger siblings.

Kim AndersenKim Anderson: Board Treasurer

Kim Anderson has 14 years of financial experience with 11 years in Pharma/Biotech and 3 years in public accounting. She has proven expertise in financial planning and analysis, development and implementation of accounting systems, fiscal management and audit. Kim holds a BS in Accounting from University of Delaware. Her financial background enables her to effectively perform the role of Treasurer for Aidan’s Heart Foundation.

John PorreccaJohn Porrecca: Board Secretary

Christa GlogowskiChrista Glogowski, DC

A chiropractor specializing in maternity and pediatrics, Christa is actively involved in the community, providing lectures and classes promoting healthy lifestyles. Working with the Aidan’s Heart Foundation offers an opportunity to influence the pediatric community in a way that will save lives.

Kelly HagelauerKelly Hagelauer

Chris GriesserChris Griesser

Chris is currently a Critical Care/Flight Paramedic with PennSTAR Flight Team at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and has been involved in the fire service and emergency medical services for 13 years. Past positions include EMS Captain for Berwyn Fire Company in Chester County and Clinical Care Coordinator for Narberth Ambulance in Montgomery County. Chris has been a Certified American Heart Association CPR/AED instructor for 8 years. He is our main instructor for our Heart Heroes CPR+AED Training Program in area schools.