Executive Vice President, Midland States Region
Barry Gottschalk is Executive Vice President, Midland States Region. Prior to this, he served as President and CEO of American Lung Association of the Midland States until the Lung Association united into a single nationwide organization on July 1, 2017.
Gottschalk is an accomplished executive with 40 years of demonstrated success in nonprofit senior management and leadership positions. Gottschalk has a solid record of achievement in strategic planning, financial management, implementation and evaluation of health education programs and community organization.
Gottschalk has spent his entire professional career as an employee of the American Lung Association where he has held the positions of Health Education Director, Assistant Executive Director, Executive Director, Senior Vice President of Operations, President and CEO, and now Executive Vice President.
Gottschalk holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Education from West Chester University and a Master of Science Degree in Community Health from Western Kentucky University where he also held the position of Graduate Teaching Assistant. His past professional accomplishments include elected positions of President, Kentucky School Health Association; Board Chairman and Co-Founder, Health Education Consortium of Kentucky; Board Chairman, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Foundation; Board Chairman, Combined Health Appeal of Kentucky; and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Jefferson Community College Department of Allied Health.
Gottschalk and wife Becky reside in Floyds Knobs, Indiana where they enjoy spending time with their three children and two grandchildren.