OUR TEAM

What is our goal in the long run?

Meet our founders. Each received a life-saving lung transplant at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. All experienced the very real chance of dying on a waiting list, and faced serious post-surgery obstacles–including the ongoing threat of organ rejection and infection, and the side effects of immunosuppressant medications.

Today, they are committed to raising money for research that will help others avoid these types of hardships. The team is advised by some of the best and brightest experts in the field– all of whom are dedicated to helping us achieve the goal of a better life for patients with advanced lung disease.

Leadership

“The work we are doing to support patients and researchers, is critical to saving and extending the lives of all lung transplant patients.  I am honored to lead the charge in the fight for lung health.”

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Dani CHILDRESS

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Board of Directors

Meet the patients and caregivers who infuse our organization with a never-ending supply of energy, hope and inspiration.

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Nilani RAVICHANDRAN

BOARD CHAIR | FNP-BC; AVP of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Services;
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Kassy KEBEDE

FOUNDER + TREASURER | Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis | Transplanted 2012
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Scott TAFFET

VICE CHAIR | Cystic Fibrosis | Transplanted 2010
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Christina RESTIVO

TEAM MEMBER | Liesbeth Lung Transplant 2009

Board of Advisors

Meet the dedicated professionals who support our vision and goal with thoughtful advice and heartfelt determination.

“Funding current research is critical to improving outcomes.”

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Selim ARCASOY

MD, MPH, Medical Director of Lung Transplant Program, CUMC
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Joshua SONETT

MD, Chief of Thoracic Surgery, CUMC

Life Members

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Victor FINK

FOUNDER | Pulmonary Fibrosis | Transplanted 2012

August 19, 1945 - November 1, 2018

Want to get in touch with us?

Feel free to contact us at 917-999-6534.

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