Cystic Fibrosis Program

Meet Your Team

The Cystic Fibrosis Program brings together a team from many specialties to develop the care plan that works best for your child. You and your child are central members of the team. We take a proactive approach to managing your child’s condition and are passionate about improving their quality of life.

Providers in the Cystic Fibrosis Program include:


  • Ron Gibson, MD, PhD

    Ron Gibson, MD, PhD

    Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center; Co-Director, Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutic Development Center; Associate Program Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship

  • Thida Ong, MD

    Thida Ong, MD

    Associate Director, Seattle Children's Cystic Fibrosis Center; Medical Director, Quality Improvement



  • Allison Brunson, RN

  • Dawnita Munshaw, RN

  • Julie Romero, RN

  • Vanessa Stern, RN

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Athletic Trainers

  • North Creek – Mike McLaughlin Jr, LAT, ATC

  • Nathan Hale – Bethany Vandivort, LAT, ATC

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Child Life Specialists

  • Tricia Bertsch, CCLS, MA

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  • Sarah Bell, MPH, RDN, CD, CNSC

  • Hilary L Hendrix, RDN

  • Regina E Nagy-Steinert, RDN, CD

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Respiratory Therapist

  • Amy Hook, RRT, CPFT

  • Richard Hughes, RRT, CPFT, RT CF Educator

  • Debbie Morgan, RRT, RPFT

  • Brad Reece, RT, CPFT

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Social Worker

  • Gailon Wixson, MSW, LICSW

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Contact Us

For more information, contact the Cystic Fibrosis Program at 206-987-2024. If you would like an appointment, ask your child’s primary care provider for a referral.

Providers, see how to refer a patient.