Siri Vaeth's involvement with CFRI began soon after her daughter Tess’ diagnosis with cystic fibrosis in 1995. Prior to joining CFRI's staff, she served on the Board of Directors for 10 years. Siri has a BA in Politics and a Master's in Social Welfare. She brings many years of nonprofit experience to CFRI, including previous positions as executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County, nonprofit grant writer, and Head Start social worker. In addition to Tess, Siri has a 21-year-old son. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.