Speakers
Mara Cray

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Mara Cray

Connection to CF

Adult with CF

Speaker Bio

Mara is from New Jersey and was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at birth. She has been advocating on behalf of the CF community since she was in grade school, when someone asked what her pancreatic enzymes were. Currently a Quinnipiac University Bobcat, she is studying strategic communications and film. In her spare time, Mara enjoys throwing a frisbee for her dog (but then fetching it herself because her dog’s really not that into it).

Jenn Gray

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Jenn Gray

Speaker Bio

Jennifer is the proud mother of four busy children; two of her boys, who are 9 and 7 years old, live full lives with cystic fibrosis. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Utah Valley University. She taught two years in the Alpine school district before becoming a full-time mom. For the last seven years, Jenn has been active in the Intermountain Cystic Fibrosis Parents’ Advisory Council and is currently serving as the Chair Elect. She has spoken at the Mountain West Cystic Fibrosis Conference, NACFC, and advocates for CF rights at the state level. Jenn and the Gray family live in Saratoga Springs, Utah.

Charlie Lahr

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Charlie Lahr

Speaker Bio

Charlie Lahr is 54 years old, resides in Denver, Colo. , and works as an Account Manager for HP, Inc. His oldest sister, Linda, has CF. Having a close relationship with Linda, who is now 57, Charlie has had an up-close perspective on not only how CF evolves, but more importantly on how their relationship has grown. Charlie looks forward to sharing his unique experience, hearing from others and discussing how family members serve as an integral part of the CF support system.

Josh Mogren

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Josh Mogren

Speaker Bio

Josh considers himself an 8-year-old kid trapped inside an nearly 40-year-old body. He’s an emotional, empathetic soul who over-shares and tries to help everyone he can. Josh is also a perfectly imperfect husband, father and human being who tries to be a better person than the day before. As someone living with CF, Josh is an optimistic realist who believes in respecting everyone’s personal journey with this challenging condition.

Carl Riedy

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Carl Riedy

Speaker Bio

Carl and his spouse, Judy, are parents of three adult children, including Chad, who was diagnosed with CF at the age of 2 years, when life expectancy was 12. Today, Chad is 36, married, the father of two awesome boys, works full-time and is involved nationally and locally with the CF Foundation. The journey has been an incredible one, full of fear, hope, challenges, and successes. Carl has been involved in CF-related activities for decades and has served in multiple roles at the chapter level, including co-chairing an annual fundraiser with Judy for 22 years. Currently he chairs local outreach efforts at the Metro-D.C. Chapter, is the parent representative on the Advanced Lung Disease Guideline Committee, and he recently served as a member of the CF FamilyCon Work Group.