Kat Quinn Porco, MS., NBC-HWC
National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach
Kat is co-founder of Attain Health. She attended Humboldt State University to complete her Bachelor’s in Social Work, graduating cum laude. Following her BSW, she attended Boston University to achieve her Master’s of Science degree in Health Communications. Her work over the past seven years has been solely focused on supporting and advocating for the cystic fibrosis community. Throughout these years, she has seen first hand the disconnect between the recommendations of the medical community and subsequent applicability for the patient community. Understanding this complex relationship, Kat felt that she could assist in bridging the gap to reach the ultimate health goals of both parties. In order to be prepared to create lasting change in the community she attended Duke Integrative Medicine and is a Duke Certified Integrative Health Coach. In September, she sat for board certification through the National Board of Medical Examiners and is now Nationally Board Certified in Health & Wellness Coaching (NBC-HWC).
Mike Porco, BS., CSCS., FMS
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Mike is co-founder of Attain Health. He attended Notre Dame, where he received his BS in Biology, graduating cum laude. During his time at Notre Dame he completed the Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (Formally, Howard Hugh's Biological Research Program). Following graduation, he spent one year in Haiti, as a member of the worldwide effort dedicated to the eradication of Lymphatic Filariasis. He translated for and assisted physicians in remote medical clinics throughout the impoverished nation. Since then, he has been involved in the CF community, working in the field of supplemental therapies, focusing on exercise and nutrition and their profound impact on the health of our community. Mike works remotely with clients to obtain their ultimate health through fitness, postural and nutrition therapy. In order to offer the most impactful programs for his clients he became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a FMS Level 1 certification with Functional Movement Systems and is currently enrolled in a certification program through the Postural Restoration Institute.
Care Advocate & Peer Facilitator
Brian has CF and is 43 years young. Brian is highly motivated to be in the best shape as he possibly can to fight CF, as well as encourage others to do the same. Brian's beautiful sister passed away from CF at 39, she is his inspiration. He uses that inspiration to partner with clients to harvest their strength and determination, overcoming hurdles and seeing their health realized.
-Substance Abuse Recovery
Adam Burns is a 38 year old man who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at 2 days old. He has one Delta F 508 mutation and one 3905Tins mutation. He was vice president of a construction company until January of 2016 when he stepped down from his position due to complications with his cystic fibrosis. He remains employed part time with the same company as an estimator. Adam enjoys hiking, camping, and fishing, however these days his activities are more sedentary. He plays guitar and it taking piano lessons. Additionally he paints, works on puzzles, and plays video games. He is known to tell a good story and motivate his peers through encouragement and laughter. Currently he is working with Attain Health and facilitates their substance abuse program.