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Our Team


The CF Transition Advisory Council (TAC) was formed to help guide the development and rollout of CF R.I.S.E. This council, supported by Gilead Sciences, Inc., is comprised of CF healthcare providers and experts.

This group has experience in:

  • implementing transition programs and transfer practices in their CF centers
  • representing adult and pediatric CF centers of varying sizes and geographies
  • participating in studies and/or being published on the topic of CF transition



Our Team


The CF Transition Advisory Council (TAC) was formed to help guide the development and rollout of CF R.I.S.E. This council, supported by Gilead Sciences, Inc., is comprised of CF healthcare providers and experts.

This group has experience in:

  • implementing transition programs and transfer practices in their CF centers
  • representing adult and pediatric CF centers of varying sizes and geographies
  • participating in studies and/or being published on the topic of CF transition




CF Transition Advisory Council


Physicians

Tara Barto, MD
Baylor College of Medicine (pediatric & adult)

Patrick Flume, MD
Medical University of South Carolina (adult)

Craig Lapin, MD
Connecticut Children’s Hospital (pediatric)

Charles McCaslin, MD
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital (pediatric)

Samya Nasr MD
CPI University of Michigan (pediatric)

H. Worth Parker, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (pediatric & adult)

Hossein Sadeghi, MD
Cystic Fibrosis Center Columbia University Medical Center (pediatric)

Greg Sawicki, MD
Boston Children’s Medical Center (pediatric)

Jonathan Spahr, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (pediatric)


Center Coordinator

Diane Acquazzino, BS
University of Nebraska Medical Center (pediatric)


Psychologists

Alexandra Quittner, PhD
University of Miami (pediatric)

Kristin Riekert, PhD
Johns Hopkins University (pediatric & adult)


 


Nurse Practitioner

Elizabeth Bryson, MSN, PPCNP-BC, CS
Nurse Practitioner
Akron Children's Hospital (pediatric & adult)


Nurse

Mary Helmers, RN, BSN
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University (pediatric)


Social Workers

Anne Daggett, MSW, LCSW
St. Luke’s Cystic Fibrosis Center of Idaho (pediatric)

Kecia Nelson, MSW, LCSW
University of Missouri Children's Hospital (pediatric & adult)


Child Life Specialist

Carla Hart, MS Ed (pediatric)


CF Parent

Lisa Greene, MA
Certified Family Life Educator, Certified Parent Coach, Certified Positive Discipline Educator