Board Chairman, Co-founder
Chris Lah is the Executive Director, Revenue Cycle at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). Both U.S. News and Parents magazines have consistently ranked CCHMC in the top three pediatric hospitals in the United States. With over 30 years’ experience in healthcare operations, Chris is dedicated to serving every family and patient.
Chris feels his greatest accomplishment was creating the first comprehensive charitable fund that helps families with their out of pocket medical expenses. Over $1 million has been raised to help families with large deductibles and patients as far away as China, Peru and the Ukraine.
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Chris "CJ" Lambert
CEO, Board Member, Strategic Creative Director
Chris "CJ" Lambert is an extraordinary freelance guitarist and currently performs with a few bands based out of Cincinnati, OH. He is a rock/blues guitarist at heart but plays many styles and is a talented writer, producer and engineer. He has worked with several national & international artists & industry veterans in the studio and on the stage. CJ is extremely passionate about Hear The Hope because of his love for music and the inspiration he gets from his youngest son, who has Down Syndrome.
CJ is the creator of The Musician's Survival Guide, which is an info product developed to assist aspiring musicians in experiencing success in the music business. CJ has performed in front of crowds as large as 20,000 people, he's a 3-time TEDxCincinnati performer, and has a contagious positive & energetic attitude that he enjoys sharing with the world through his guitar.
Song of the Month
We are a group of talented musicians working with patients, families, & employees of Children's Hospitals to raise money for families with out-of-pocket health care expenses. We connect with people associated with Children's Hospitals who can write music, lyrics, or even play an instrument and get them involved on our original studio recordings. We then produce these songs and release them through this website (and eventually on CD) and raise money to assist our community's families with their out-of-pocket health care expenses.
The songs of this project cater to a wide rang of musical tastes. Anything from pop, rock, world-beat, singer-songwriter, etc. is fair game. This gives people associated with Children's Hospitals an opportunity to live out their dream of being on a commercially released song and album. It even reignites the passion for music that some of us have put on the backburner for careers, school, and/or taking care of our loved ones.
If you are interested in submitting a song to be considered for HearTheHope, please visit the Submissions page. If you are interested in contributing in any other way, please visit the
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Assisting families in our community through the love of music
CBDO, Board Vice-Chairman, Strategic Creative Officer
From the board room to the recording studio, Toby always brings his “A Game”! With his high level energy, unique music skills, and decades of study with indigenous people, therapeutic experts, and top entrepreneurs from around the world, he brings a revolutionary viewpoint to solving life issues on both the personal and business levels. Toby is a positive force for change!
Toby is an expert in sound therapy and known in the industry as the Healing Drummer. He is also a keynote speaker, business & life coach, 4-time TEDxCincinnati performer/presenter, and has released several books and CDs.
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A non-profit organization
Mary Curran Hackett is the best-selling author of the critically acclaimed books Proof of Heaven and Proof of Angels (William Morrow) and her forthcoming memoir All Things that Never Happened. She has edited and ghostwritten hundreds of books, and currently serves several clients as a freelance content strategist, ghostwriter, and blogger.
Mary is also passionate about working with Hear the Hope as a storyteller and blogger. As an advocate for mental health awareness for both children and adults, Mary is proud to contribute to a cause that helps highlight stories of hope and healing. Mary is also the mother of two children, both of whom have benefited from life-saving care from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Mary Curran Hackett