Cardiac Kids. Helping Parents Become Heart Healthy.

The Cardiac Kids Team

Makena Comolli  |  Founder and CEO

Makena ComolliMakena Comolli founded Cardiac Kids in 2011 as a result of a life impacting experience in her childhood. She has since worked directly and closely with Stanford Medicine in order to create an easy way for parents to monitor their heart health. Today, as a Stanford University student, she is active in giving the Cardiac Kids presentations at the local schools with the Stanford Cardiovascular doctors in addition to raising funds and managing the organization.


Hudson Ling  |  President

Hudson Ling, PresidentHudson Ling is the god-brother of Makena Comolli, and became President of Cardiac Kids as an 11th grader at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of the inspiration for Cardiac Kids, Tim Ling, who died of an unexpected heart attack in 2004 at the age of 46. Hudson has worked with Stanford Hospital and Clinics in order to further the expansion of Cardiac Kids throughout Southern California with school presentations, and also by leading an awareness club for cardiovascular disease and blood cancer at his high school.

Dr. Bobby Robbins  |  Board Member

Dr. Bobby RobbinsDr. Bobby Robbins is the president-elect of the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association Western States Affiliate and the president and CEO of the Texas Medical Center. Prior to this position, Dr. Robbins was the Director of the Stanford Institute for Cardiovascular Medicine and the Chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University.


Dr. Alan Yeung  |  Stanford University’s Cardiac Kids Liaison and Presenting Physician

Dr. Alan YeungDr. Alan Yeung is the Clinical Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University and the Director of Interventional Cardiology at Stanford School Of Medicine as well. Dr. Yeung has worked with Cardiac Kids from the start and is active in school presentations.


Kimberly Ling  |  Board Member

Kimberly Ling is Makena Comolli’s godmother and the wife of Tim Ling – the inspiration behind Cardiac Kids. Kimberly is the mother of 3 boys and resides in Los Angeles, CA. She is a member of St. Matthews School Board and has background in healthcare management.