Kat Quinn Porco, MS., NBC-HWC
National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach
Kat founded Attain Health in 2017. 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).
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Mike received his BS in Biology from the University of Notre Dame where he completed the Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program. Following graduation, he spent one year in Haiti, as a member of the worldwide effort dedicated to the eradication of Lymphatic Filariasis. Since then, he has been involved in the CF community, focusing on exercise and its profound impact on health.
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, and 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 help them harvest their strength and determination to overcome hurdles.
Peer Facilitator, Substance Abuse Recovery
Adam Burns, 39, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at two days old. He was vice president of a construction company until he stepped down due to complications with CF. He remains employed part time as an estimator. Adam enjoys hiking, camping, and fishing. He also plays guitar, takes piano lessons, paints, works on puzzles, and plays video games. He is known to tell a good story and motivate his peers through encouragement and laughter.
Facilitator, Teen Peer Engagement Group
Emma is 19 years old and has both CF and CFRD. Emma currently attends the University of Windsor and is enrolled in the concurrent music education program where her focus is the baritone saxophone! She enjoys many activities, but aims to treat both CF and CFRD through a combination of exercise and treatment. When she is not at school or doing treatment, she is either working at the pool as a lifeguard and instructor, or sitting at home reading her favourite Dan Brown book. Emma aims to help connect teens with CF and create an engaging environment where teens can take ownership of their health.