President and CEO
American Lung Association of the Midland States
Barry Gottschalk is an accomplished executive with 30 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, and CEO. Now in his 38th year of employment with the ALA, he currently holds the position of President and CEO for the American Lung Association of the Midland States.
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 3 children and 2 grandchildren.