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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.

Upper Midwest Regional 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.

FY2017 Board of Directors

July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

Steven T. Mielke

Todd A. Mahr, MD
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center

Jessica Hoppe
Alerus Bank

Kevin L. Kovitz, MD
Chicago Chest Center, Suburban Lung Associations


  • Brad Baker
  • Gail M. Brottman, MD
    Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Jeffrey Cahn
    Community Volunteer
  • Michael V. Carstens
    Physicians Mutual Insurance Company
  • Malcolm DeCamp, MD
    Northwestern Medicine
  • Julie R. Feasel
    Kindred Healthcare
  • Thomas Gross, MD
    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Reggie Henderson
    Telamon Corporation
  • Dustin L. Hinton
  • Michael J. Jaeger, MD
    Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield
  • William Kempiners
    Community Volunteer
  • Caroline V. Krider
    US Bank 
  • Heidi Larson
    Goff Public
  • Audrene Lojovich
    Community Volunteer
  • Lisa C. McKinney
    Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
  • Alan D. Rowe
    Kirkwood College
  • Jack Shapiro
    Community Volunteer
  • L. Craig Turner
    Craig Turner Attorney at Law
  • Peter Francesco Vitiello, PhD
    Sanford Research
  • Staff
    Lewis A. Bartfield
    American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest

Management Team

  • Lewis Bartfield, Executive Vice President, Upper Midwest Region
  • Meghan Miller, SVP of Development
  • Penny Fena, Chief Mission Officer
  • Brian Leibl, SVP of Finance
  • Michael Mark, SVP of HelpLine Services
  • Kristen Young, Executive Director - Greater Chicago
  • Linda Crider, Executive Director - Kansas
  • Greg Voss, Executive Director - Minnesota
  • Angela Wiseman, Executive Director - Missouri
  • Julia McCarville, Executive Director - Nebraska
  • Tanya Husain, Executive Director - Indiana
  • Micki Sandquist, Executive Director - Iowa
  • Linda Witucki, Executive Director - Wisconsin

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.

Julie Griffith
Purdue University
Vice President for Public Affairs

Vice Chair
John Smitson
Stone Center of Indiana

Executive Director
Tanya Husain


  • Rick Ball
    President and Co-Founder
    Lighthouse Readiness Group
  • Jack Buckley, MD
    IU Medical Center Pulmonary Critical Care
  • Michael Busk, MD
    System Executive
    St. Vincent Health, Wellness and Preventive Care Institute
  • Wade Clapp, MD
    Chief of Pediatrics
    Riley Hospital for Children @ IU Health
  • Stephanie Davis, MD
    Director – Section of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy and Sleep Medicine
    Riley Hospital for Children
  • Jamie Ellis
    Chief of Operations and Finance
    Katz Sapper Miller
  • Richard Feldman, MD
    Director, Family Medicine Residency and Director, Medical Health
    St. Francis Hospital
  • Richard Hall
    Managing Director
    Oxford Financial Group Ltd.
  • Reggie Henderson
    President of Telamon Corporation's Medical - Solutions Division
    Telamon Corporation
  • Bruce Hetrick
    Powerful Appeals
  • Kenneth A. Kesler, MD
    Surgical Director, Thoracic Oncology Program
    IU School of Medicine
  • Joy Kleinmaier
    Director of Corporate Strategy
  • Dan Krajnovich
    CEO of United Healthcare Indiana/Kentucky
    United Healthcare
  • Anthony Lennen
    Community Hospital South
  • Dan Long
    Quarles and Brady LLP
  • Erik Miner
    Regions Financial Corporation
  • Geoffrey Slaughter
    Taft Stettinius and Hollister
  • Kevin Speer
    Hendricks Regional Health
  • James Stehlik
    Senior Vice President and Team Leader, Commercial Banking
    Wells Fargo Bank
  • Ken Stella
  • Bill Stephan
    Vice President for Engagement
    Indiana University
  • Karin Tollefson
    Senior Director of the Oncology Business Unit
    Eli Lilly and Co.
  • Craig Turner
    Attorney at Law
  • Mark D. Williams, MD
    IU Methodist
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