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Nancy, a Nurse and after suffering through two C. difficile infections herself and witnessing the loss of her father whose life was claimed by C. difficile involvement, the C Diff Foundation came to fruition in 2012. The C Diff Foundation Members, with their Volunteer Health Advocates, successfully “Raise C. diff. Awareness” nationwide and have touched lives in fifty-six countries.
There is a U.S. Nationwide information Hot-Line
(1-844-FOR-CDIF) to support health care providers, patients, families, and caregivers to manage through all of the difficulties associated with a C. diff. infection. There are a variety of patient/family, and healthcare provider programs available to provide additional information and support.
Ahmed Al Mandalawi, MD, Medical Director of the C Diff Foundation, Emergency Room Physician, Administrator of the Bahrain Specialist Clinics in Riffa, Bahrain Specialist Hospital, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Previously Sr. House Office in Pediatric Emergency Unit, Pediatric Surgery. Central Teaching Hospital for Children, Baghdad. Dr. Mandalawi is also the Director of the American Heart Association Training Center Advanced Trauma Life Support, BLS Instructor and ACLS -- Provider Training Center Administrator at the Training Center Faculty Bahrain Specialist Hospital International. Research studies include Hirschisprung’s disease and Posterior sagital anorectoplasty. C. difficile infection (CDI) needs no introduction to Dr. Mandalawi as it has been an ongoing interest of his over the past thirty years in healthcare,.
Scott Battles, Vice-President of the C Diff Foundation . Scott is also a professional Wind Technician Instructor and Safety Program Coordinator Scott Battles has an extensive background in Wind energy and electronics and has had the opportunity to work with GE Energy and their renewable energy products with the BNSF Railway earning certifications in wind rigging, hydraulics safety, and in electrical communication equipment. Scott is a C. diff. survivor through a close family friend, who battled a long and debilitating C. diff. infection. It is through his first-hand knowledge and witnessing how a C. diff. infection impacts one's life that instilled the passion to promote awareness of this nosocomial, and community acquired life-threatening infection
Angelo Ortiz shares his thirty years experience in business and health care to provide extensive knowledge of infection prevention, patient safety, with support in the patient - family - caregiver community. Angelo is no stranger to C. difficile infections. He joins the team in sharing health and wellness topics with residents, and healthcare professionals in the communities who are eager to learn more about infection prevention and ways that will be beneficial to living a healthier life.
Tony Del Monaco is innovative and wears many hats as a Board Member of the C Diff Foundation. Tony is an owner of Bear Cranes, Inc. located in Maine. He is a graduate of University of Maine and earned a Bachelor degree with a major in Business Management. Tony has a solid foundation in office operations, accounting applications, estimates for projects, and forecasting project budgets. His healthcare background includes Medical Radiography, and EKG Technician.
A C. difficile infection needed no introduction to Tony, for his experience in healthcare provided the knowledge of how life-threatening it can be.
Administrative Support Committee
Josh Factor, Fundraising/Grant Writing Development Coordinator
Jennifer Boyle – Main Office Assistant
Scott Bauer – Main Office Assistant
C Diff Foundation Volunteer Health Advocate Program
Kathy Bischoff, VHA Coordinator
Alba Muhlfeld, N.E. Coordinator
Renata Johnson, S.E. Coordinator
C. diff. Global Tele Support Network
Dr. Paul Feuerstadt, MD, Co-Director
Dr. Caterina Oneto, MD, Co-Director
Karen Factor, RD- Dietary Support Leader
David Bischoff – Caregiver Leader
Infection Prevention Committee
Nicola Petrosillo, MD, FESMID — Chairperson
Glenn, Tillotson, Ph.D., FIDSA, FRSM, FCCP, FISC — Co-Chairperson
Barley Chironda, RPN, CIC, Infection Prevention Advocate
CDF Jr. Infection Fighter Program
Dayle Skelly, Program Director
Maureen Spencer, RN, M. Ed., CIC
Teena Chopra, MD, MPH
Healthcare Outreach Program
Mena Boules, MD, Director
Doreen McSherry, RDH, MA, CIC, CHSP – Co-Director
Medical Advisory Board
Dr. Mark Wilcox, MD, — Chairperson
Dr. Sahil Khanna, MD, M.B.B.S.
Dr. Paul Feuerstadt, MD — Director
Mental Health Advisory Committee
Applicants Pending *
Nutrition and Wellness Committee
Karen Factor, RD, MS, Chairperson
Michele Martello, Wellness Advocate
Research and Development Committee
Dr. Simon Cutting, MS, Ph.D., Chairperson
Dr. Martha R. Clokie, MS, PhD
Linda Davis, BSN, RN-BC
Annual Global Walk Committee
Angelo Ortiz, FL Coordinator
Dawn Chila, FL Assistant Coordinator
Michele Martello, NJ Coordinator
Dayle Skelly, PA Coordinator
Professor Martha Clokie, Ph.D. – UK
At the C Diff Foundation, we are grateful for all of the volunteer members who donate their time, and experience to answer the questions from health care professionals, patients, family members, and caregivers worldwide.
Being diagnosed with a C. diff. infection or recovering from a CDI is exhausting. We share the validated information to answer your questions. We are here for you!
Host – Karen Factor, MS, RD
Topic:: Nutrition During AND After a C.diff. Infection.
Join Karen on the
third SATURDAY MORNING of each month.
Via: Teleconference Call: 1 – 727- 999 – 2233 Conference ID: 123560#
6:00 a.m. PT 7:00 a.m.MT 8:00 a.m. CT 9:00 a.m. ET
Join Hosts – Doctors Caterina Oneto, MD &
Paul Feuerstadt, MD, FACG
Topic: Doctors Oneto and Feuerstadt will discuss
C. difficile Infections; The What, Where, and How. There will be opportunities to ask a brief question to the physicians. We appreciate
Dr. Oneto and Dr. Feuerstadt for donating their time to discuss C. difficile Infections and to provide information regarding prevention, treatments available, and environmental safety products available. Join Dr. Oneto and Dr. Feuerstadt’s session hosted on the
fourth Monday of each month.
Via: Teleconference Call: 1 – 646 -927 – 0297 Conference ID: 123560#
3:00 p.m. PT 4:00 p.m. MT 5:00 .pm. CT 6:00 p.m. ET