Speakers
Mara Cray
Full Name
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
Full Name
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
Full Name
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
Full Name
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
Full Name
Carl Riedy
Speaker Bio

Carl Riedy and his spouse, Judy, are parents of three adult children, including Chad, who was diagnosed with CF at 3 years old, when life expectancy was 12. Today, Chad is 38, married to Julie, and the father of Liam and Tate, two awesome boys. Carl is actively engaged in multiple roles with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the national and local levels. The journey has been an incredible one, full of fear, hope, challenges, and successes. Carl and his wife have been involved in CF-related activities for decades. Together, they co-chaired an annual fundraiser at the local level for 22 years. Carl is on the National Volunteer Leadership Council, serving on the national Outreach Committee, has been engaged in CF FamilyCons, and was the parent representative on the Advanced Lung Disease Guideline Committee. He is on the Metro DC Chapter Board, serving as both the Advocacy and Outreach Chairs, and he is actively engaged with the Fairfax Inova CF Adult Care Center.