Life-long Rhode Island Resident Named as Chair of the American Lung Association’s Rhode Island Leadership Board
(August 5, 2015)
Jason Carosi, born and raised in Cranston, is familiar with the struggles those with lung disease face on a daily basis. Now, in his new role as Chair of the American Lung Association’s Leadership Board in Rhode Island, Carosi is hoping to bring more awareness to the public.
Carosi’s brother has chronic asthma and a friend who has lung cancer. As the new Chair of the Leadership Board, Carosi plans to use his personal experience along with his employment at Webster Bank to educate others on the importance of improving lung health and preventing lung disease. “The fact that I am a life-long resident of Rhode Island and have experience working face-to-face with clients on a daily basis will only help me in my effort to increase the Lung Association’s network within the business and non-profit community,” Carosi said.
Originally, a participant in the Fight for Air Climb in Providence, Jason was recruited to join the Leadership Board five years ago. Carosi plans to continue working with the board to expand the visibility of Lung Association events throughout the community. “I hope to obtain greater participation and more active engagement. Both of our events (Fight for Air Climb: Providence and the LUNG FORCE Walk in Warwick) were well attended, I hope we can increase fundraising for both events,” Carosi said.
“The Lung Association is honored to have Jason serve as the new Chair of our Leadership Board in Rhode Island,” said Jeff Seyler, President & CEO of the American Lung Association of the Northeast. “Jason’s familiarity with his community and his background in business, will help our organization spread our mission to a wider market. We look forward to the great work we are confident Jason will accomplish.”
Carosi received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Providence College and his Master’s Degree from Bryant University. Currently, he is a Commercial Banker with Webster Bank.