Leslie Newman

Leslie Newman of Henderson KY has been elected to serve as chairman of the charter board of the American Lung Association of the Midland States.   Based in Columbus OH, ALAMS provides programs and services to the residents of Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan.

Newman, an attorney with the law firm of King, Deep and Branaman, has been active with the American Lung Association since 1990, serving in a variety of capacities on the local, regional, and national boards.  In addition to her position with the Midland States, she is currently serving as part of the national American Lung Association’s chair’s assembly.

Her public service includes serving as a trustee, University of the South, Sewanee TN; a board member, Friends of John James Audubon State Park, Inc. Henderson KY; a board member, Henderson Music Preservation Society, Inc., Henderson KY; a board member, Henderson Parks and Recreation Board, City of Henderson KY; a member, Bluegrass in the Park and Folklife Festival; a board member, Henderson County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP); a member, Community Emergency Response Team and a member or the American Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, Henderson County Bar Association and Kentucky Justice Association.

Other Midland States charter board officers elected for the 2014-2015 fiscal year are:

Kelly Hamilton of Powell OH – Chair-Elect

Laverne Yousey of Akron OH - Secretary

John Cloud of Dayton OH - Treasurer

The mission of the American Lung Association is to save lives through the prevention of lung disease and lung health.  Originally founded in the early 1900’s to fight tuberculosis, the association now is actively involved with a variety of lung health issues working through research, advocacy and education initiatives.  For more information, visit www.midlandlung.org.