About Aidan’s Heart Foundation

Aidan’s Heart Foundation was formed shortly after the unexpected death of Aidan Joseph Silva in the fall of 2010 to protect young hearts from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). On October 23, 2013, Aidan’s Heart Foundation became officially recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization.

Our FEIN# is 46-1917169.

Our Mission

Aidan’s Heart Foundation is committed to providing awareness, education, and support to the communities of the southeast Pennsylvania region and its surrounding area to create heart-safe communities for youth regarding the prevention of and/or response to Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

We wanted to have donations made to Aidan’s Heart in lieu of flowers when my dad passed. I contacted the Foundation and they had a drop-down option there in a couple of hours and everyone has told me how happy they are to donate and how easy the process was. This is a fantastic organization. I am honored to be able to support them.

Heather O.

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.

Christy Silva

Board President and Aidan’s Mother

A Cum Laude graduate of the University of Scranton, she holds a Master’s degree in Literacy from West Chester University and is a Reading Specialist at the Marsh Creek Sixth Grade Center in Downingtown. She also founded her own education consulting company and continues to instruct high school students study skills and literacy strategies to improve high school performance, prepare for the SAT and ACT exams, and navigate all components of the college search and application process.

Christy was the Program Director for the Philadelphia Committee to End Homelessness (1997-1998) and 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 the President and Co-Founder of Aidan’s Heart Foundation (AHF). AHF was founded in 2013 upon the unexpected death of her son Aidan J. Silva in 2010 at age 7 from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Aidan was given a clean bill of health from his pediatrician a few months earlier. 

Christy was the L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth National Honoree in December 2018, Main Line Today Magazine Top 2020 Women on the Move, and the Be Well Philadelphia Magazine 2020 Health Hero. She has been featured on Fox29 News, People.com, Bloomberg Radio and iHeart Radio.

Christa Glogowski, DC

Christa Glogowski, DC

Vice President

Dr. Christa is a co-owner of Active Family & Sports Chiropractic in Exton, practicing with a focus in maternity and pediatrics. She has been involved with Aidan’s Heart Foundation since 2013 in a variety of ways including the Heart Heroes CPR+AED Training Program, Heart Screenings, and the annual 5K for Aidan J, which she and her family never miss.

She is passionate about ensuring pediatric cardiac screenings are completed as she has a personal history of cardiac concerns within her family and knows the importance of early detection to save lives.

John Porrecca


John is a financial advisor at IM Wealth Partners in Blue Bell, PA helping families and business owners with all of their financial planning needs. He has been involved with Aidan’s Heart Foundation since 2014 as the Board Secretary and has been involved with the Heart Heroes CPR+AED Training Program, Heart Screenings, and the Annual 5K for Aidan J.

Making an impact through serving this foundation is more important to me now than it ever has a father or three young children and a passionate football coach. We have the opportunity to instill in young people/athletes skills that may be necessary to one day potentially save the life of a teammate or peer.

John is a graduate of Widener University with a B.S. in Finance. John resides in Royersford, PA with wife Kelly and their 3 children.

Jenna Kulp, Board Member - Aidan's Heart Foundation

Jenna Kulp

Board Member, Process and Standards

Jenna is a Regulatory Affairs and Legal Specialist at Idera Pharmaceuticals in Exton, PA. Prior to Idera, she was a Client Services Marketing Manager for EURO RSCG. Jenna brings her project management and organizational skills to her role within AHF.

She has been part of Aidan’s Heart Foundation (AHF) since its inception in 2011. Jenna is passionate about preventing SCAs as well as teaching others (especially our youth) how to respond in the event of an SCA. She volunteers at heart screenings, CPR+AED trainings, benefits, and has been involved with every annual 5K for Aidan J.

Jenna received her BFA from Arcadia University. She resides in Downingtown, PA, with her husband Steve, their three teenagers, 2 dogs, a cat, a bunny, a flock of chickens, and their horse.

Chris Griesser

Chris Griesser

Board Member, Medical Guidance

Chris is a graduate of West Chester University’s College of Health Sciences and is currently pursuing a medical degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

A former Firefighter and Paramedic, Chris has extensive experience within the emergency services arena. He has a special interest in prehospital cardiac arrest resuscitation and has been recognized multiple times by the Chester County EMS Council for prehospital saves.

Chris enjoys applying practical knowledge to AHF’s mission of preventing out-of-hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrest and has been an active participant in our Heart Heroes CPR+AED Training Program in area schools.