Lori Mein

Lori Mein 

Lori has been a nurse for 19 years and a Family Nurse Practitioner for 14 years. She currently works for Mercy Clinics at the East Village Family Practice/Urgent Care. Her career has been focused on Tobacco Issues because she has lost many family members, including her father when she was 12, to tobacco. She does tobacco treatment in her clinic, and is currently working on a tobacco treatment program within Mercy that will include the American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking Program. Additionally, Lori does many public speaking engagements on treating tobacco throughout the year.

Lori started volunteering with the American Lung Association (ALA) seven years ago because of the involvement and commitment to address youth prevention, promote clean air, change indoor policies which restricts secondhand smoke exposure, and to provide adult cessation programs. Lori thinks it is very important to address the cause of lung disease, which is tobacco. The ALA has worked with Lori on various projects, and she has found the staff to be strong advocates for tobacco control, prevention, and cessation.

Lori was also presented with Iowa’s 2008 Opal Fagle Award in recognition of her outstanding service to the American Lung Association in Iowa. This award is the American Lung Association in Iowa’s highest honor for outstanding volunteer service. It is named after Opal Fagle of Marshalltown, IA to honor her service of more than 30 years with the Lung Association and the TB Association.

Lori currently is serving on the American Lung Association in Iowa’s Local Leadership Board. Lori participates in the Fight for Air Walk and Fight for Air Climb fundraising events as well as a guest speaker for the Healthy Lung Expo. Currently, Lori is serving on the Healthiest State Tobacco Cessation Workgroup. Lori generously gives the American Lung Association her time and knowledge to help Iowan’s breathe easier.