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North Florida Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Welcomes New Team Members
North Florida Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Welcomes New Team Members


The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) of North Florida announces three new team members have joined the organization. Brett Hipsley has been named development director and will manage the Great Strides brand, the foundation’s largest national event, for the North Florida office. He will be responsible for nine of the 13 annual Great Strides that take place from Jacksonville to Pensacola. Mona Hover will serve as development manager and is responsible for overseeing the production of major fundraising events including Cycle for Life, The Oldest City Red Trout Celebrity Classic fishing tournament and Gainesville Tailgate for a Cure. Charlotte Cudd has joined the team as event specialist and will assist in the production of the 24 North Florida CFF events held annually.

 “We have been very fortunate to experience growth in our programs and events in North Florida,” said Claudia Werner, executive director of the North Florida Cystic Fibrosis Foundation office. “These talented individuals make excellent additions to our team, and I am confident that with their expertise and passion, we will continue to expand our reach in cystic fibrosis education and awareness which will ultimately result in more dollars for critical CF research and making a difference in the lives of those born with cystic fibrosis.”

Prior to joining the North Florida CFF, Hipsley worked for the American Cancer Society in Gainesville, Fla. overseeing a number of walk events, both locally and in outlying markets. Hover worked for the North Florida Chapter of the National MS Society for more than eight years, and was instrumental in the growth of their cycling event, as well as other events in the chapter. Cudd is dedicated to community involvement and nonprofit work and has volunteered her time for a number of Northeast Florida organizations, including CFF.  As part of the North Florida CFF team, she will develop relationships with event sponsors, vendors, volunteers and other event partners to ensure the success of each event.

After more than 50 years of service, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation remains committed to its core mission: to assure a means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease. For more information, visit or call the North Florida CFF office at (904) 733-3560.

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