Our Leadership

National Leaders

Kathryn A. Forbes, CPA
Chair
Vice President Administration, Electric Applications, Inc.

John F. Emanuel, JD
Vice Chair
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, S.C.

Penny J. Siewert
Secretary/Treasurer
Owner, Quilt-agious

Ross P. Lanzafame, Esq.
Past Chair
Health Care Partner, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Harold Wimmer
President and Chief Executive Officer
American Lung Association

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2014-15 National Board of Directors

Linn P. Billingsley, BSN
Division Vice President, Kindred Healthcare – Nevada

Michael F. Busk, MD, MPH
System Executive, St. Vincent Health Wellness & Preventive Care Institute – Indiana

Cheryl Calhoun

Cheryl A. Calhoun, BA, MBA
Managing Director, CBIZ MHM, LLC – California

Chris Carney

Chris Carney
Vice President, Sales, Teva Pharmaceuticals – Pennsylvania

Michael V. Carstens
Vice President, Health Products, Physicians Mutual Insurance Co. – Nebraska

Mario Castro, M.D., MPH
Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine – Missouri

Arthur A. Cerullo, JD
Drummond & Drummond – Maine

John F. Emanuel, JD
Vice Chair
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, S.C. – Wisconsin

Kathryn A. Forbes, CPA
Chair
Vice President Administration, Electric Applications, Inc. – Arizona

Pauline Grant, MS, MBA, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer, Broward Health, North Broward Medical Center – Florida

Sumita Khatri

Sumita Khatri, MD, MS
Co-Director Asthma Center, Cleveland Clinic – Ohio

Ross P. Lanzafame, Esq.
Past Chair
Health Care Partner, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP – New York

Angela V. Mastrofrancesco
Senior Vice President, Comerica Bank – Florida

Robert Merchant

Robert Merchant, MD, MS
Billings Clinic – Montana

Stephen J. Nolan, Esq.
President, Law Offices of Stephen J. Nolan – Maryland

Stephen R. O'Kane
Health Care Consultant – California

Harry Perlstadt, Ph.D., MPH
Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University – Michigan

Austin K. Pugh
Manager of Public Sector Operations, PARC – California

Jane Z. Reardon, MSN, APRN, CS, AE-C
Nurse Practitioner Hospitalist, Hartford Hospital – Connecticut

Penny J. Siewert
Secretary/Treasurer
Owner, Quilt-agious – Wisconsin

Jeffrey T. Stein, CFP
Vice President, Peter M. Bakker Agency, Inc. – Connecticut

Karin Tollefson

Karin A. Tollefson, Ph.D.
Sr. Director Portfolio Project Management & Operations, Oncology Business Unit, Eli Lilly and Company – Indiana

Leticia Towns

Leticia W. Towns
Senior Vice President, Regional One Health – Tennessee

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2013-14 Chairs Assembly

American Lung Association in California

David Pogue

David Pogue
Vice Chair

Global Director of Corporate Responsibility, CBRE

Susan S. Griffin, RPA, CPM, CCIM
Chair

Senior Property Manager, Cassidy Turley

California

American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic

Jake Peltzman

Jake Peltzman
Vice Chair

Associate Administrator, Pediatrics, Nemours

Timothy P. Woodbridge
Chair

Vice President, Embassy Bank

American Lung Association of the Midland States

Kellie Hamilton

Kellie Hamilton
Vice Chair

Leslie Newman
Chair

King, Deep and Branaman

American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific

Ted J. Zurcher
Chair

Patty Ginsburg
Vice Chair

Buster Consulting & Communications

American Lung Association of the Northeast

Jonathon K. Rosen
Vice Chair

Impact Communications

Kent S. Booraem
Chair

State Farm Insurance

American Lung Association of the Southeast

Michael J. Hoffman
Vice Chair

William Cook
Chair

American Lung Association of the Southwest

Geri Reinardy, MPA
Chair

Caroline Moassessi
Secretary/Treasurer

American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest

Al Rowe
Chair

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Steven T. Mielke
Vice Chair

Assistant Treasurer, Johnson Controls

Michael Busk, MD, MPH
Chair-Elect

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National Office Senior Staff

Harold Wimmer
President and Chief Executive Officer

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Neil Ballentine
Vice President, Digital Strategy/Information Technology

Paul Billings
Senior Vice President, Advocacy & Education

Alana Burns
Vice President, Signature Cause Campaign

Rusty Burwell
Vice President of Governance

Sally Draper

Sally Draper
Vice-President of Development

Karen Engstrom
Vice President, CRM

Susan Rappaport
Vice President, Research & Health Education

Chaunda Roseborough-Smith

Chaunda Roseborough-Smith
Vice President, Communications & Marketing

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Laura Scott, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

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Charter Association Chief Executive Officers

American Lung Association of
the Mid-Atlantic

Deborah Brown
President and CEO

American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific

Renee Klein
President and CEO

American Lung Association of the Southeast

Martha Bogdan
President and CEO

American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest

Lew Bartfield
President and CEO

American Lung Association of the Midland States

Barry Gottschalk
President and CEO

American Lung Association of the Northeast

Jeff Seyler
President and CEO

American Lung Association of the Southwest

Bill Pfeifer
President and CEO

American Lung Association in California

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Olivia Gertz
President and CEO

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