The CF Team

The care team at the CCCFC is a multidisciplinary team made of MDs, Nurses, Nutritionists, Social Workers, Respiratory Therapists, a Physical Therapist, medical students and pediatric residents, and an administrative staff. A very important part of our care team are the people with CF for whom we care and their families. 


ADULT PROGRAM

(click on a name to view a bio and/or contact info)

Physicians

Medical Co-Director
J. Samuel Pope, MD
Samuel.Pope@hhchealth.org

Medical Co-Director
John McArdle, MD
John.McArdle@hhchealth.org

Research Director
R. Frederic Knauft, MD
RFrederic.Knauft@hhchealth.org

Erika Cappelluti, MD
Erika.Cappelluti@hhchealth.org

Nurses

Dee Rendock, APRN

Sandy Trifiro, RN

Jenifer Ash APRN, MPH

Dietitians

Erin Paice, RD, CD-N

Social Workers

Amy Mueller, LCSW

Respiratory Therapists

Allison Moreau, BS, RRT

Jennifer McLeod, RRT

Administrative Associate

Evelyn Williams



PEDIATRIC PROGRAM

Physicians

Craig D. Lapin, MD

Nurses 

Ginny Drapeau, BSN, RN
Ginny is the Clinical and Research Coordinator for the CCCFC. She coordinates the CF clinic for both pediatrics and adults. She also runs our clinical research program, which involves recruiting people for the various studies and conducting study visits and collecting data.

Debby Potticary, RN, BSN
Debby is the Clinical and Research Coordinator for the CCCFC. She coordinates the CF clinic for both pediatrics and adults. She also runs our clinical research program, which involves recruiting people for the various studies and conducting study visits and collecting data.

Pulmonary Division Nurses – Christine Mozille, RN, and Linda Sheerman, RN, handle the day-to-day phone calls, paperwork and insurance issues for the CF population. 

Respiratory Therapists

Toni Grady, RRTMelaine McLeod, RRTLynn Dougherty, RRT and R.B. Curtis, RRT 
Both the pediatric and adult respiratory therapists will perform pulmonary function testing in the clinics, assist with obtaining necessary respiratory equipment, and teach airway clearance techniques and well as appropriate use and cleaning of respiratory devices.

Physical Therapist

Anne Lapin, MCSP, LPT
Anne provides instruction and review of various airway clearance techniques. She is also available to provide advice about exercise and pulmonary rehabilitation programs.

Natalie Moore, DPT
Natalie graduated from the University of Vermont with her Doctor of Physical Therapy in May 2010. She started working with the Adult Cystic Fibrosis population in July of 2011. She collaborates with patients to work on maintaining exercise tolerance during and after a CF exacerbation, as well as to assist with maintaining chest wall mobility and instruction and review of various airway clearance techniques. She is working with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in a PT mentorship program in order to further her understanding and to develop her role as a PT working with adult patients with CF. 

Social Worker

Sarah Cabahug, LCSW
Sarah is the pediatric and adult social workers for the CCCFC program. They are available at all clinic visits and via phone outside of clinic times to provide assistance with dealing with all of the issues of a chronic disease, assisting with coping, providing support and information regarding insurance and financial assistance. They can also make referrals to outside agencies and therapists as needed.

Dietitian

Joann Kosinski, RD
Joann is the pediatric and adult Dietician for the CCCFC program. The dietician provides nutritional counseling and support for all of the people who attend our center, during clinic visits and also outside of scheduled clinic hours.