The CF Adult Advisory Council (AAC) is a rotating group of adults living with CF that serves as a subsection of the Foundation's Board of Trustees. Members of the council lend their voices to convey the hopes, needs, and aspirations of the CF adult community by tapping into the strengths and expertise of other community members.
The AAC was formed to serve as a consultative and advisory body to the CF Foundation on various areas and activities, with a particular focus on issues of interest to adults with CF.
The AAC is responsible for the following:
- Providing insight on living with cystic fibrosis as an adult, from personal experiences and through involvement with others in the community
- Identifying ways that the CF Foundation can better partner with people with CF through its programs and mission
- Offering guidance and advice on various CF Foundation initiatives
The work of the council has helped the Foundation move forward with stronger awareness and responsiveness to the unique challenges faced by adults with CF every day, and continues to be a beneficial sounding board for the Foundation on new developments and existing projects.
To learn more about the AAC, please read the 2020 - 2021 AAC Year in Review Report.
2021-2022 Council Members
Leah Aiken, Shreveport, LA
Gabriella Balasa, Richmond, VA
Edward Canda, Lawrence, KS
Leisha Cuddihy Hilton, NY
Kristin Dunn, Vice Chair, Basking Ridge, NJ
Katherine Fielding, Alexandria, VA
Raeshaun Jones, Richmond, VA
Tré LaRosa, Pensacola, FL
Somer Love, Midvale, UT
Tony Madonna, Breckenridge, CO
Teena Mobley, Long Island, NY
Lydia Sand, Omaha, NE
Kathy Shannon, Eugene, OR
KC White, Chair, Chagrin Falls, OH