About Us

Our Story

The Three Lakes PF Initiatives were launched in 2017 by a family tragically affected by idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a form of pulmonary fibrosis with an unknown cause. Driven by their frustrations with misdiagnoses, lack of awareness and information, poor treatment options, and limited oxygen access, they established Three Lakes Foundation in 2020 to focus on accelerating new solutions to diagnose, treat, and cure PF.

Our Mission

To serve as a catalyst for uniting research, industries, and philanthropy in pulmonary fibrosis to improve time to diagnosis and accelerate new therapies.

Our Vision

A world where pulmonary fibrosis can be easily diagnosed and life-giving therapies are accessible, improving quality of life for both patients and families.

Dana Ball

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Bridget Burke

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Cheryl Nickerson-Nutter, PhD

SVP, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Ashley Brummel

GRANTS MANAGER

Energized by a Common Focus

While diverse in expertise and skills, we are unified in delivering upon our commitments to improving time to diagnosis, accelerating new therapies, and enhancing quality of life for those affected by PF. Our success will be measured by the difference we make in the lives of patients and their families.

Collaborating on a Shared Vision

We support and work closely with leading researchers, medical institutions, and like-minded corporate partners and organizations – all focused on increasing awareness and finding solutions for the PF community.

Paul Bleicher, MD, PhD

Julia Greenstein, PhD

Sally Okun, RN MMHS

John Ripple

Cara Williams, PhD

Guiding and Informing Our Journey

We are grateful to the executives who serve as strategic advisors. They provide unique insights that enrich our perspective, illuminating new pathways to success. Meet the exceptional individuals who are guiding us through the programs that will affect the future of PF.

Paul Bleicher, MD, PhD

Julia Greenstein, PhD

Sally Okun, RN MMHS

John Ripple

Cara Williams, PhD

Guiding and Informing Our Journey

We are grateful to the executives who serve as strategic advisors. They provide unique insights that enrich our perspective, illuminating new pathways to success. Meet the exceptional individuals who are guiding us through the programs that will affect the future of PF.