About Children’s Flight of Hope

Our Mission

Children’s Flight of Hope (CFOH) offers hope and healing to families by providing air transportation to children in need of specialized medical care. For most families, this means we reserve tickets on commercial airlines for the child and one adult companion to travel for treatment. Some families travel once a year, some every three weeks and many have changing needs as a child’s treatment evolves. On limited occasions, our resources allow us to provide private flights for a child who is medically unable to travel on a commercial airline.

We had our best year ever in 2019! Learn more in our Annual Report.

Our Team

Staff

Pat Nelli
Executive Director
pat@cfoh.org
984.465.0482
Stephanie Thompson, MS
Director of Mission Delivery
stephanie@cfoh.org
missions@cfoh.org
984.465.0481

Carol Pyszkowski
Manager of Events and Community Engagement
carol@cfoh.org
984.465.0483

Desiree Vassel
Mission Delivery Coordinator
missions@cfoh.org
984.466.8593 x 103

Board of Directors

Jennifer Wade
CFOH Chair
Moe’s Southwest Grill
Owner
David Byerley
CFOH Treasurer
BB&T now Truist
Senior Vice President, Middle Market Banking
Rick Gardner
CFOH Immediate Past Chair 
RGA Investments
President
Deborah Nunn
CFOH Secretary
D&H Support Solutions, Inc.
Owner
Herbert Fuchs, MD
CFOH Vice Chair
Duke University Medical Center
Head of Pediatric Neurosurgical Services
Rachid Bendali
Parker LORD
Vice President, Global Aerospace & Defense
Gill Cooper
First Federal Bank
Commercial Relationship Manager
Ben Griffith
Microsoft
Naval Aviation Advisor/Technology Sales
Dale L. Thomas, Jr.
Attorney
Gray Newell Thomas, LLP
Matt Callahan
Callahan Construction & Development Co.
President & CEO
Joe Dillon
Curi Capital
Managing Director
Debra Perry 
Vice President Alliances
Kurmi Software
Jeff Causey
Causey Aviation
Chief Operating Officer
Jeff Stocks
Chairman and CEO
The Nautical Group

Advisory Board

Rob Gooding
Vice President
Accentuate Staffing
Abel Zalcberg
Owner
ABCZ Properties, LLC
Robert Sasser
Partner
Barringer Sasser LLP
Richard (Dick) Ambrose
Retired
LORD Corporation

Stories of Hope

The greatest reward for CFOH is hearing the stories of the families weve helped.

They are stories of courage, of compassion, of love, and - most certainly - of hope.

Alexandra

Maalik

Cammy