Board Members

  • Brad Riemer | Board Chairman

    Brad currently resides in Austin, Texas. He was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis while attending Texas Tech University where he received a Bachelors of Science. After teaching for five years he earned a Masters of Education from Texas Christian University. Brad is currently enjoying working as a Special Education teacher. He is very involved in the community and believes his experiences with cystic fibrosis (CF) have equipped him to support those struggling with different needs around him. Brad strongly believes in the power of exercise and activity to improve the mental, emotional and physical well-being of those with CF and is excited to join the CFLF team.
  • Rod Spadinger | Board Treasurer

    Rod was born and raised in Hawaii, and was diagnosed with CF at the age of three months. He received a Bachelors degree from the University of Hawaii, and lived in Chicago, where he earned an MBA from DePaul University. He now work as a Business Analyst at Bank of Hawaii. Rod is am extremely proud to display the talents of CF patients through the website Cystic Fibrosis Artists, a space dedicated to publicizing the gifts of those of us in this community. This website is intended to show the world that people with CF are a group to be recognized and respected, despite their challenges. Rod understands the importance of exercise for those who have CF, and how a faithful regimen can lead to a healthy, productive, and fulfilling life. He is excited to work with this team at CFLF to promote this lifestyle throughout the CF community.
  • Tiffany McDaniel | Board Member

    Tiffany Monique McDaniel is a passionate and multitalented fighter of cystic fibrosis (CF). She has had many athletic and academic achievements in her life. In youth, despite being told that she could not do a lot of activities she was a singer in her church choir, cheerleader, played soccer in high school, and was a long time dancer, winning numerous dance competitions around the country including the second place prize-winner of the Miss America Pre-Teen Pageant in the year 2000. Now as an adult she continues to live the CFLF’s motto even after battling many health issues that often come with having CF. She accomplished her goal of graduating from college with her degree in American Sign Language. This passion to conquer all challenges has spilled over in her involvement with the Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation. Tiffany is a courageous woman who never allows illness, race, or gender define her abilities. She aspires to bring all her high-energy creative flow into this organization to help continue the efforts of this cause to empower young and old fighters of CF live stronger longer as their best version of themselves.
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