Peer Advisory Bios
Fiona Chace-Donahue is a recent graduate of Mount Holyoke College where she is studied neuroscience. She plans on pursing a M.D./ Ph.D. in order to become a pediatric neurologist specializing in traumatic brain injury. Fiona attended the Comfort Ability program over eight years ago. She joined The Comfort Ability Advisory Board because she wants to support others and share what she’s learned about how to manage chronic (and often invisible) pain so that individuals with chronic pain do not feel alone. In her free time, Fiona likes to paddleboard, knit, and go to the beach.
Isabella Serpe is studying psychology at Suffolk University. After graduating, Isabella would like to get a master’s degree in psychology and work in a pediatric clinical setting. She joined The Comfort Ability Advisory Board because she wants to make the cognitive behavioral resources that helped her more available to patients with chronic pain. In her free time, Isabella enjoys traveling and exploring new places, as well as playing the piano and snowboarding.
Polly Corbett is a recent graduate of Saint Michael’s College in Vermont, where she is studied psychology and chemistry. Polly would like to pursue a nursing degree with a focus on pediatric psychiatry. She joined The Comfort Ability Advisory Board with the goal of enhancing and sharing the skills and strategies she found to be helpful during her journey with chronic pain. Polly plays rugby and also enjoys hiking, kayaking, and other outdoor activities with friends.
Sophia Davidson is a high school student at the Winsor School in Boston. In the summer of 2016, she fractured her leg and developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). As a part of her recovery, she spent time in a multidisciplinary pain rehabilitation program, which included physical therapy and cognitive- behavioral therapy. Sophia is excited to join the Peer Advisory Board in order to share her story and coping techniques with the hope of helping other teens with chronic pain. In the future, Sophia aspires to become a pediatric plastic surgeon. In her free time, she enjoys writing and volunteering in schools.
Katie Michaels is majoring in psychology at Skidmore College. After graduation, she would like to continue her studies in nursing school and specialize as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She has had chronic back and leg pain since she was 10 years old and went to a multidisciplinary pain treatment program which focused on physical therapy, occupational therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. She joined the Peer Advisory Board because she feels it is important to share the strategies and skills that she learned in order to continue living an active life. In her free time, Katie enjoys riding horses, volunteering and spending time with her friends.
Brooke Greenberg is a student at Muhlenberg College majoring in psychology. After graduating, Brooke plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology with the goal of working with kids and adolescents with chronic illnesses and chronic pain. Brooke has had chronic full-body pain for the last eight years and as part of her recovery she attended a multidisciplinary pain treatment program that integrated physical therapy, occupational therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Brooke is excited to be a part of the Comfort Ability Peer Advisory Board with the hopes of sharing her story of recovery and coping strategies she has learned along the way. In her free time, she enjoys working out, yoga, and hanging out with friends and family.