• New Member on the Board
  • Did you notice that there is a new name listed in our PERF Board of Directors? We would like to officially welcome Rubye Richey and tell you a little about her. Rubye fills a role in PERF that has been empty much too long, that of a patient advisor. While PERF is very patient oriented we want to make sure that we always have the patient’s viewpoint in mind. Rubye will help us do that. Rubye graduated from Mary Burns’ pulmonary rehab program about 15 years ago. She made fantastic improvements during rehab and hasn’t slowed down since. She is an ardent supporter of rehab and the value of exercise! She remains on the Patient Board of the PEP Pioneers at Little Company of Mary Hospital, helps with PERF mailings and has attended several PERF Board meetings over the years.
  • You may have seen our dear Rubye in one the slides that Mary uses to illustrate talks she has given around the world. The picture above shows Rubye with classmate Carol Hoshiko exercising at the highly successful program for COPD patients run by Tom Storer, PhD at El Camino College. We all welcome our friend, Rubye Richey, to the PERF Board of Directors!

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