MENDED HEARTS INC

Albany, GA   |  www.mendedhearts.org

Mission

Mended Hearts and Mended Little Hearts Mission Statement: To inspire hope and improve the quality of life of heart patients and their families through ongoing peer-to-peer support, education and advocacy. Mended Hearts is the largest heart patient support network in the world, making more than 200,000 patient visits annually through its 300 chapters, all over the United States. Mended Hearts works nationally and in communities to support and inspire hope in heart disease patients, their families and caregivers. Mended Hearts is a non-profit and volunteer-based organization, celebrating over 68 years of service by facilitating a positive patient-care experience and empowering patients to improve their quality of life.

Ruling year info

1986

Executive Director

Norm Linsky

Main address

1500 Dawson Rd Merry Acres Executive Center

Albany, GA 31707 USA

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EIN

04-6073589

NTEE code info

Heart and Circulatory System (G43)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mended Hearts Person to Person Visiting and Support Programs

Recognized for its role in facilitating a positive patient-care experience, Mended Hearts partners with hospitals and cardiac rehabilitation clinics offering heart patient support through visiting programs, support group meetings and educational programs.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Mended Little Hearts is a program of the Mended Hearts Inc., a non-profit, volunteer-based organization providing hope, help and healing to heart patients and their families since 1951.

The Mended Little Hearts program works nationally and in communities to support children with congenital heart defects and their families.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email, Telephone,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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MENDED HEARTS INC

Board of directors
as of 2/6/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ron Manriquez

The Mended Hearts, Inc

Term: 2019 - 2021

Donnette Smith

Ronald Manriquez

Al Voss

Bruce Norris

Robert Hoffman

Marvin Keyser

Marlyn Taylor

Liz Blumenfeld

Bruce Norris

Amanda Stewart

Maryann Mayhood

Sharee McCoy

Jennifer Angelone

Anna Olvera

Mike Weber

Daniel Moravec

Candida Schendel

Nicole Sanchez

Denise Widzgowski

Kathy Boyd David

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/01/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

 

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/01/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.