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Local Leadership

Our Regional Board and Regional Management Team lead us in our mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

California Board

The regional board is the governing body responsible for strategic focus, organizational goals and measurable results in achieving the mission. The business of the board includes the equitable distribution of resources and programs as well as the development of volunteer structures across the entire region.

FY2018 Governing Board

Mark Johnson

Vice Chair
Mary Strenn

National Board

Cheryl Calhoun

Steve O'Kane

Board Members

Afif El-Hasan, MD

Susan Griffin

Billy Kim

Steven Legg

David Madsen

Debbie Newman

Sue Padernacht

Lynn Paquin

Local Leadership Board

The purpose of the American Lung Association's Local Leadership Board to is raise the organization's profile in the community, advocate for lung health and increase resources to fund local programs and services.

Local Leadership Board members impact the work of the Association including: programs and services, public policy, research, and revenue generation.

Bakersfield - Leadership Board
Tony Moreno - Chair
Ian Anderson
Becky Lightner
John Rodgers
Brian Ruff, RT
Marcos Solis
Tonya Sterling
Daryl Thiesen
Pearl Urena

Greater Bay Area - Leadership Board
Mark Di Giorgio - Chair
Jack Colburn
John Epperson
Marissa Otellini
Mary Prunicki, PhD, MD

Los Angeles - Leadership Board
Marsha Ramos - Chair
Mickey Anderson
Scott Attay, MD
Marco Chu
Danielle Garcia
Donald Larsen, MD
Robin Singh
Harmik Soukiasian, MD
Tami Tittelfitz, RN, DNPc, NP-C

Inland Counties - Leadership Board
Aimee French, MD - Chair
Ted Bezuneh, RT
Mitchell Goldstein, MD
Rodney Lynch, RT
Catherine Mckee
Diana Mckee, RT
Laren Tan, MC, FCCP
Mitchell Winnik, RRT, MBA

San Diego - Leadership Board
John Sowers - Chair
Laurie Edwards-Tate
Natalie Germuska
Neil Matheson
Kevin Narcomey
Julie Ryu, MD
Jennifer Ziegaus Wahl

Management Team

  • Vanessa Marvin, Vice President, Public Policy and Advocacy
  • Bo Smith, Vice President, Strategic Communications
  • Denise Muniz, Associate Vice President, Donor Development
  • Greg Forni, Director of Revenue Generation
  • Jill Arnstein, Executive Director, Greater Los Angeles
  • Joel Preston, Executive Director, Bay Area
  • Rita Redaelli, Executive Director, San Diego
  • Terry Roberts, Executive Director, Inland Empire
  • Rocio Saucedo, Finance Director
  • Wendy Klos, Executive Assistant
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