Board of Directors | American Lung Association

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Board of Directors

  • Director
    Jennifer M. Bazante, MBA
    Senior Vice President, Brand and Acquisition Marketing, Humana
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Director
    Rabih I. Bechara, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine/Director: Thoracic Institute, Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Medical College of GA
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Director
    Linn P. Billingsley, BSN
    Vice President of Operations, Kindred Healthcare
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Director
    Larry Blumenthal
    Vice President of Finance for Physician Integration, Dignity Health
    Cave Creek, Arizona
  • Director
    Michael F. Busk, M.D., MPH
    System Executive, St. Vincent Health, Wellness & Preventive Institute
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Director and Audit and Risk Oversight Committee Chair
    Cheryl A. Calhoun, CPA, MBA
    Managing Director, CBIZ MHM, LLC
    Los Angeles, California
  • Director and Regional Relations Committee Chair
    Michael V. Carstens
    Vice President, Health Products, Physicians Mutual Insurance Co.
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Director
    David Casey
    VP, Workforce Strategies & Chief Diversity Officer, CVS Health
    Woonsocket, Rhode Island
  • Director
    Anne E. Dixon, M.D.
    Professor and Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
    Shelburne, Vermont
  • Immediate Past Board Chair and Governance Committee Chair
    John F. Emanuel, JD
    Senior Counsel, Husch Blackwell LLP
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Director
    David G. Hill, M.D.
    Director of Clinical Research, Waterbury Pulmonary Associates
    Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Director
    Mark C. Johnson, MBA
    Senior Director, Investor Relations, aTyrPharma, Inc.
    San Diego, California
  • Director and Public Policy Committee Chair
    Sumita Khatri, M.D., MS
    Co-Director Asthma Center, Cleveland Clinic
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Director
    Robert Merchant, M.D., MS
    Chief Medical Officer, Billings Clinic
    Bilings, Montana
  • Secretary/Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair
    Stephen R. O'Kane
    Health Care Consultant
    San Diego, California
  • Director
    Jonathon K. Rosen
    Founder & President, Impact Communications
    Wilton, Connecticut
  • Director
    Al Rowe
    Vice President-Institutional Effectiveness/Research for Kirkwood Community College
    Marion, Iowa
  • Board Chair and Executive Committee Chair
    Penny J. Schilz
    Owner, Quilt-agious
    Eagle, Wisconsin
  • Director
    Kathleen M. Skambis, JD
    The Skambis Law Firm
    Orlando, Florida
  • Director
    Johnny A. Smith, Jr.
    National Senior Director of Marketing and Communications for Ascension
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Director
    Karin A. Tollefson, PharmD
    Eli Lilly and Company
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Director
    Sterling QL Yee, MBA
    Director of Strategic Consulting, Oceanit
    Honolulu, Hawaii

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