Christopher M. Kvam J.D.
District Attorney Monroe County
I was diagnosed with CF in 1984 at age 4. I have lived through and benefited from every substantial advancement in CF science and drug development over the last 30 years. As result, today I am married, working as an assistant district attorney, and an avid cyclist and runner. I set goals in all areas of my life to motivate adherence to my treatment regiment. Physical exercise plays a critical role in how I strive to life a full life with CF. I ran competitively in high school and college, and in 2013, I ran the NYC marathon. In 2008 I cycled 900 miles through the Canadian Rockies for the Canadian CF Foundation. Growing up with CF made me an incredibly driven and motivated person. I graduated from the University at Buffalo Law School in 2011, and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2012. I also hold a Masters of Public Policy degree from the George Washington University and a BA in Economics from SUNY Geneseo. Before becoming a state prosecutor, I worked for Mathematica Policy Research from 2004-2008, specializing in Health Policy. My law degree focused on person-centered law, including bioethics, health law, international human rights, and work/disability law. I have been fortunate and honored to have the opportunity to represent the concerns of people with CF for the joint CFF/ECFS Anxiety and Depression Guidelines Committee to develop screening tools and clinical care guidelines for addressing mental health issues within the CF clinic. It is a privilege to share my voice and experiences at the 2014 NACFC.