We are pleased to announce the launch of CHOP’s first Spina Bifida Family Advisory Board. The board is comprised of family members of patients with spina bifida and young adults living with spina bifida.

Patients and families are the most knowledgeable members of the care team. Our goal is to bring together clinicians, administrators, families and patients in order to improve the overall patient and family experience. Please contact the Spina Bifida Clinic if you are interested in participating.

Board of Directors

Christle Chapman, President
Parent of an adult with spina bifida

Leilani Rivera, Vice President
Up-and-coming motivational speaker/social media influencer Adult with spina bifida

Kirstyn Cerone, Treasurer
Parent of a child with spina bifida

Jane Ann Yankelitis, Secretary
Parent of an adult with spina bifida

Holly Brubaker, Director
Parent of a child with spina bifida

Kristi E. Cauvin, Director
Parent of a child with spina bifida

Jill Yankelitis, Director
Student, Immaculata University, pursuing a degree in Early Education/Special Education, Adult with spina bifida