About Us

We are a group of passionate, dedicated individuals who work every day to raise money, awareness, and support for the cystic fibrosis community.

The Team

The Boomer Esiason Foundation’s staff is comprised of individuals with expertise in cystic fibrosis and program development, event planning and fundraising, marketing and communications, and management.

Boomer Esiason

Co-Chairman Boomer Esiason Foundation

Bob Plansker

President & CEO

Gunnar Esiason

Executive Vice President, Strategy and Advocacy

Etsuko Murase


David B. Rimington

Michaela Johnson

President, Team Boomer

Natalie Wandelt

Program Director

Tami Amaker

Special Program Director

Rich Hahn

Program Operations Director

Michelle Pelini

Program Communications Director

Chris McEwan

Program Director, Education & Grants

Mike Hill

Program Assistant

The Boomer Esiason Foundation has received its SIXTH consecutive four-star rating from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of U.S. philanthropic organizations.

“Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that the Boomer Esiason Foundation exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. Only 11% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 6 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that the Boomer Esiason Foundation outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets the Boomer Esiason Foundation apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”

Michael Thatcher
President and CEO of Charity Navigator

Our Partners




Jiffy Lube

Samsung Electronics

Under Armour




Our Financials

Our Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) is: 11-3142753