Board of Directors

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Jennifer H. Wescoe, M.Ed., NCC, Founder, Executive Director

Jennifer founded Wescoe Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis in memory of her Dad, Ron Wescoe. Jennifer is dedicated to raising awareness and educate the community about IPF through support groups, educational programs, and IPF community events.



Dr. Gerard Petersen, President, Pulmonologist at Lehigh Valley Hospital

Dr. Peterson was Mr. Wescoe’s physician and has become a close friend of the Wescoe family. He has a firm understanding of IPF from the medical perspective and from the perspective of his patients.



Dr. Trish Colasurdo, Vice-President

Dr. Colasurdo is a co-founder of the Tri-a-Biathlon Challenge and the Coopersburg 5K Health and Wellness Expo. She has also worked on many fundraising committees, including Southern Lehigh Education Foundation (SLEF).



Kyle Elsenbaumer, CPA, Treasurer

Kyle is CPA at Campbell, Rappold, and Yurasits, LLP. He is clearly dedicated, knowledgeable concerning our cause! We are lucky to have him on board.


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Jennifer Fernandes, Secretary

Jennifer is a dear friend of the Wescoe family who knew Mr. Wescoe. Jennifer has experience doing fundraising for the American Heart Association. Jennifer is also a marathon runner and a coach for “Girls on the Run”.