Mary K. Lester R.R.T.

Respiratory Therapist

Mary Lester is a Respiratory Therapist who is currently working in Adult CF care at Keck Medical Center of USC in Los Angeles, CA., where she has been employed for last 4 years. Previously she had lived in Charleston, SC where she had worked on the Pediatric and Adult CF Team for over 15 years. Mary has worked on numerous projects with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Pulmonary Guidelines Committee, Adult Benchmarking Team, facilitator of the CF RT Mentoring Program, NACFC Planning Committee, the CF Adult Mentoring Project, and the CFF Communication Steering Committee . She is currently a mentor to RT's that work in CF. She has published several papers on CF Respiratory Care, and is currently working on a manuscript on her work with telemedicine as an education tool. Her professional passion is to work with people with CF to help make their tremendous therapy load effective and reasonable so they can live full, long, happy lives.