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The Cystic Fibrosis Family Advisory Council (CF FAC) at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is an energetic, optimistic group of parents with children of all ages living with cystic fibrosis (CF). We work closely with the CF care team of pulmonologists, nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, dieticians, and social workers, to help improve the care for all kids with this very complex, high-maintenance pulmonary condition.

About Our Cystic Fibrosis Advisory Council

Meetings: Quarterly on the third Monday

The CF FAC is here to help families like yours stay informed about their child’s condition, get involved in their child’s medical care, and manage daily living.

As the first hospital/family partnership formed around a specific condition, we’ve accomplished many things, including:

  • advocating for processes and procedures that resulted in better care
  • developing educational/informational materials for families dealing with a new CF diagnosis
  • hosting CF care team appreciation events
  • hosting lunch and learn events so parents and caregivers can meet with each other and staff to share information and support

Learn More

Cystic Fibrosis Advisory Council brochure (PDF)

Our Projects & Initiatives

We always have something in the works, whether it’s participating in fundraisers (wine tastings, charity walks), attending conferences, or planning regularly-scheduled events like education days and roundtable discussions.

CF Family Education Days

CF Family Education Days are learning events held in conjunction with Christiana Care in which both pediatric and adult CF patients and their families participate.

CF Lunch & Learns

Lunch & Learn events are wonderful opportunities to meet CF care providers, adults living with CF, and other special guests who lead discussions about importation CF issues. Previous topics covered:

  • mealtime challenges, weight gain, and nutrition
  • CF-related diabetes
  • school-related issues (from elementary school through college), including IEPs and 504 plans

How You Can Participate

We’d love to have you as a council member, whether it’s to provide general support, help with a specific project, or serve on one of our committees:

Membership Committee

Recruits members and maintains our membership rosters.
Email: Bethann Devenney

Technology Committee

Maintains the council’s website and develops brochures and other media for CF patients and families.
Email: Eileen Abscher

Advocacy Committee

Raises awareness in the community and shares information and concerns with hospital staff, as well as federal, state, and local legislators.
Email: Kerry Doyle Shannon

Quality of Care Committee

Creates and accomplishes targeted goals for improving clinical care.
Email: Cheryl Wolf

Join Us

If you’re interested in joining us in any capacity, please contact any of our members listed above. We sincerely appreciate all of our family volunteers who work so hard to improve the care of kids with CF.

You don’t have to be a member to benefit from our services. We encourage you to contact us if you need anything or would like to share your thoughts and ideas.

Cystic Fibrosis Resources & Forums

Cystic Fibrosis Support Group

Support and resources to help all families cope with the challenges of CF.

For more information, contact Jennifer Keller, MSW

From Nemours' KidsHealth.org

Nemours’ online resource provides valuable, physician-reviewed information about living with CF, including specific tests, healthy recipes, and articles about the condition written for kids, teens, and parents.

More Trusted Websites

Forms & Downloads

Clinic Worksheet (PDF)

Contact Us

Kathi Peeke, Coordinator

Phone: (302) 651-6426
kathi.peeke@nemours.org

Cystic Fibrosis Advisory Council

Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware
c/o Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803