Founding Executive Director of the Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation
Lisa Yue is the founding executive director of the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF), which she and her husband, Eddie Yu, established after losing two young children to cardiomyopathy. For her work, she is the recipient of the Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian 2005 Golden Heart Award, Good Housekeeping 2004 Hero for Health Award and NJBiz 2014 Healthcare Heroes Award for Education.
Prior to CCF, Ms. Yue was the Asia regional marketing director for Columbia TriStar Films and held marketing positions at HJ Heinz, McDonald’s and Walt Disney. She is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. She lives in Cresskill, N.J. with her husband and their four children.
The Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) is a national organization focused on finding causes and cures for all forms of pediatric cardiomyopathy, a chronic and potentially life-threatening heart disease. The Foundation was formed in 2002 to call attention to a poorly understood disease and to take action on the lack of medical progress and public awareness. Since then, CCF has grown into a global community of families, physicians and scientists raising more than $11 million for research and education initiatives, family support, and advocacy and awareness measures.