Sure, we have raised millions of dollars to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis. But our mission isn't all about fundraising; it's also about supporting the CF community. To that end, we have developed a variety of programs to help people with CF live, breathe and succeed ... despite the disease.
Co-Chairman Boomer Esiason FoundationFormer NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason is the most visible national figure in the fight against cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening, genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of 30,000 children and adults in the United States.
David B. Rimington
PresidentDave Rimington has served as President of the Boomer Esiason Foundation since 1995. Under his leadership, BEF has instituted and developed a variety of educational programs, scholarships and new media initiatives that have directly benefited cystic fibrosis communities nationwide.
Senior Vice President, FinanceEtsuko Murase has been with the Foundation since 2003. She oversees the day-to-day finances of the Foundation, as well as all accounts receivables and payables.
Senior Vice President, Program EventsBEF welcomed Michaela Seccareccia in 2007. Michaela organizes and executes all Foundation events. She also heads the Team Boomer athletic program, which includes managing the more than 100 runners who participate in the ING NYC Marathon on behalf of BEF.
Program DirectorNatalie Wainwright joined the Foundation in 2004. Natalie manages and oversees all BEF activities and operations. She also acts as the liaison for the BEF Board of Directors. Prior to joining the Foundation, Natalie interned with the New York Jets.
Special Program DirectorOriginally from the Washington, D.C., area, Tami has been an integral part of BEF since 1990. Prior to joining Boomer, Tami worked for ProServ in Washington, D.C., and was part of the Volvo Tennis Event Program.
CF AmbassadorJerry Cahill has volunteered at the Foundation since 2004. He plays an integral role in all BEF efforts in the CF community. Jerry, 55 years old and living with CF, heads up the BEF scholarship and transplant grant programs, and he hosts a podcast series and the CF Wind Sprint video series.
Operations ManagerOperations Manager Rich Hahn assists with the coordination of the UnitedHealthcare Empire Challenge and other BEF events.
Program CoordinatorMichelle Pelini originally joined BEF in the summer of 2011 as an intern. After receiving her Masters of Sport Administration from Belmont University, she rejoined the team as Program Coordinator. As Program Coordinator, Michelle supports various BEF outreach programs and events.
Program CoordinatorOriginally from Northern New Jersey Arley Sarner joined the Foundation as a summer intern in 2010.
Social Media Coordinator & Rimington Trophy Media RelationsSeth Gonzales joined BEF in 2007 as Social Media Coordinator. He works on all social media ventures produced at the Foundation. In addition, he manages publicity and publications for the Rimington Trophy and helps coordinate the award's annual presentation in Lincoln, Neb.