Peer Advisory Board
Sophia Davidson is a freshman at the University of Michigan. 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 joined The Comfort Ability Peer Advisory Board several years ago in order to be a voice of comfort, reason, and hope for those with chronic pain. She now leads The Comfort Ability Peer Advisory Board board with the goal of making her story more accessible, spreading awareness on a larger level, and breaking down the stigma that comes with having an “invisible illness.” In the future, Sophia aspires to become a pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgeon and work both locally and abroad. In her free time, she enjoys writing, volunteering, and traveling.
Fiona Chace Donahue graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in neuroscience and she currently works as a nursing assistant on a neurosurgery unit while applying to graduate school. She plans on pursuing a career in healthcare with a focus in traumatic brain injury. Fiona attended the Comfort Ability Program workshop over eight years ago and joined The Comfort Ability Advisory Board because she wants to help empower and support others while sharing what she’s learned about how to manage chronic (and often invisible) pain. In her free time, Fiona enjoys paddle boarding, knitting, and exploring new places.
Aryn Lee is a sophomore at Boston University studying Psychology on a pre-medical track, and currently works as a Clinical Assistant at Boston Children’s Hospital. In 2016, following a concussion, she developed Pain Amplification Syndrome, POTS, and a variety of other related conditions. Aryn attended the Comfort Ability Program workshop at the beginning of her chronic pain journey, and joined The Comfort Ability Peer Advisory Board in hopes of sharing her story to help and empower others. She is an advocate for cognitive behavioral therapy and physical therapy, and works hard to maintain an active, fulfilling, and functional lifestyle. In her free time, she likes to watch TV shows, crochet, create digital art, volunteer, and travel.
Brooke Greenberg is a second year Clinical Psychology PhD student at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She has had full body chronic pain for nearly a decade, with the most impactful experience attending a multidisciplinary pain rehabilitation program which included physical therapy, occupational therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, which transformed her life. Brooke joined The Comfort Ability Peer Advisory Board in 2020 with the goal of amplifying voices of those with chronic pain and sharing stories of hope and courage with those living with chronic pain. Brooke also hopes to dismantle the stigma of chronic pain in that you can live a productive, meaningful life despite adversity. Brooke aspires to be a pediatric psychologist with a focus in chronic pain and work in a multidisciplinary pain rehabilitation program. In her free time, Brooke enjoys being active, spinning, advocacy work and traveling.
My name is Bridget McPhillips, I am 16 years old and a junior in high school. I developed complex regional pain syndrome in 2019, and spent around 7 months on crutches. I spent time in a pain rehabilitation program and learned strategies through physical therapy, occupational therapy and psychology to help me manage my pain the best way possible for me. After joining The Comfort Ability Peer Advisory Board in 2021, my goal is to help motivate others with chronic pain to try new active coping strategies and learn how to manage their pain in the best possible way for them! I want everyone to be able to live their lives to the fullest, despite chronic pain.