Massachusetts / Rhode Island Chapter

Katie is our chapter's Annual Fund Ambassador
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Welcome Welcome to the Massachusetts / Rhode Island Chapter

As a child with cystic fibrosis, Katie works hard for every breath - devoting hours to nebulizers and breathing treatments to stay as healthy as possible.  Although there has been significant progress, there is so much more that needs to be done.

First, we must ensure that all people with CF become eligible for a modulator as we continue our path towards a cure. My family and I support the Annual Fund because we see firsthand the difference the CF Foundation is making in the lives of those with cystic fibrosis every day. Please join me in making a difference in 2021.

Katie’s Mom, Kristen


Events Get involved with our local events

There are 17 upcoming events for this chapter.

Massachusetts 66th Annual Dinner
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Pawtucket Great Strides
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Newport Great Strides
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Easton Great Strides
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Worcester Great Strides
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South Coast Great Strides
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Supporters We’d like to thank the people and businesses that support us
Platinum National Corporate Champions

Thank you to our Platinum National Corporate Champions!

abbvie American Airlines
Gold National Corporate Champions

Thank you to our Gold National Corporate Champions!

CHOATE The Collective
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Key Supporters

The Massachusetts/Rhode Island Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation recognizes and thanks our supporters for their generosity and support in the fight against cystic fibrosis.

Alcresta Bruins Francis Pew Hayes Foundation The Joey Fund
For information on how you can become a supporter, please call (508) 655-6000.
Care Centers
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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-accredited care centers provide expert care and specialized disease management to people living with cystic fibrosis.

Meet Our Local Team Massachusetts/Rhode Island Chapter Board and Staff

Massachusetts Board of Directors
Ellen Brown-Schwanke - Legacy Chair
Sharon Castillo- Advocacy Chair
Robert (Bob) Coughlin- Board Chair
Jenica Leo- Volunteer Chair
Jonathan McTague- Tomorrow’s Leader Chair
Kate O'Donnell- Tomorrow’s Leader Chair

Rhode Island Board of Directors
Steven Greenough
Patricia Healy
Kristina Hersey
Amy Lupica
Greg Lupica
Jane Mignone
Kathy Stark
Heather Wood


220 North Main Street Suite 104
Natick, MA 01760
Phone: 508-655-6000

Pamela Simms Spitzer
Executive Director
Todd Bornstein
Field Operations Manager
Carol Bradstreet
Senior Development Director

Cynthia Macgowan
Senior Development Director
Terry Waite
Associate Executive Director

Karen Kelly
Senior Development Director
Tracy Lund
Senior Development Director

Philomena Santos-Higgins
Senior Development Director

Elizabeth Feigen
Administrative Manager