Caroline Moassessi

Caroline Moassessi serves as Area Board Chair for the Leadership Board in Reno, Nevada. Caroline became involved with the American Lung Association in Nevada in 2003 when she brought her son Cyrus to Asthma Day Camp. After camp, Caroline and her family started the Dragon Breath’s Asthma Walk Team with over 40 team members and a long term dedicated relationship was formed.

For the past seven years Caroline has contributed hundreds of volunteer hours to further American Lung Association’s mission through education, advocacy and fundraising. She has become an expert on living with food allergies and asthma. She also works passionately on advocacy efforts including clean air, asthma, and tobacco prevention, sometimes testifying at the state level. She speaks at various food allergy conferences and is a member of the national Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network’s Support Group Advisory Council. She founded the non-profit Northern Nevada Asthma and Food Allergy Parent Education Group and still serves as president and co-group leader.

Caroline is an Open Airways educator and is also a Jefferson Community Service Award nominee. This year Caroline spoke to school district nurses at the Washoe County School District nurse’s conference, and she continues to provide asthma education at individual schools in Washoe County. She is currently working with Washoe County School District on food allergy legislation.

Caroline has organized teams for the Asthma Walk and Stair Climb for several years, raising over $25,000. This year, Caroline and her team of volunteers worked diligently on the American Lung Association Honor Award Dinner for Nevada Governor Bryan Sandoval. Caroline, along with the volunteers she recruited, set up the auction and contributed many volunteer hours to ensure the dinner was a success.

Caroline is the ideal volunteer. She not only provides program services and education, but she also understands the need to raise money to fund the American Lung Association’s important program initiatives.

Caroline has a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management and has traveled the world as a trainer in this industry and still enjoys traveling and good food. She lives in Reno with her husband and two children who have life threatening food allergies and asthma.