Board Members

  • Brad Riemer | Board Chair

    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.
  • Lauren Lyons | Board Secretary

    Lauren Lyons, MSPT, is a physical therapist with expertise in pediatric rehabilitation and a passion for pulmonary care. She works for Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital and has been a member of the pediatric CF care team since 2008. An enthusiastic outdoor sports lover, Lauren strongly advocates for the importance of physical activity with all of her patients and families, and wholeheartedly believes in the CFLF mission. She resides in Connecticut with her husband and 3 children and enjoys hiking, running and chasing 2 and 4 legged family members. She received her BS in Health Studies and MS in Physical Therapy from Boston University.
  • Barbara Harison | Board Treasurer

    Barbara Harison, lives in Ventura, CA. She is now retired after a long career in public parks and recreation administration and management of her own consulting business, Harison & Associates. Barbara has an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University and M.S. and B.A. degrees in Recreation Administration. Barbara lost a sister to CF over 44 years ago and learned at the age of 64 years that she also has CF. In memory of her sister, Barbara established the Loretta Morris Memorial Fund with CFLF in 2010. The CFLF mission matched well with her career and active lifestyle. Since its inception, the Fund has awarded 91 Recreation Grants, totaling approximately $98,000. Barbara currently serves on Ventura Community College District Personnel Commission and has served many other community organizations. Barbara is an avid lap swimmer and enjoys golf, walking, reading, cultural arts and travel.
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