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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.

Thomas Gross, M.D.
U of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Division of Pulmonary Diseases

Vice Chair
John Bergman
Hubbell Realty Company
Vice President-Real Estate Management

Laura Montgomery
Hubbell Realty Company
Office Manager | Executive Assistant


  • Amy Boeckmann
    Respiratory Therapist / Instructor
  • Arthur Brown, RRT, CRTT, CPFT, RCP
    Academic Dean of Health and Public Service
  • Christine Brandenburg
    EMC Insurance Companies
    HO Claims Stat Rptg Manager/Assistant Secretary
  • Laura Delaney, PA
    Des Moines University
    Assistant Professor
  • Alicia Gerke, MD
    U of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Division of Pulmonary Diseases
  • Whitney Kolbe
    Wellness Center Manager
  • Roger J. Kuhle, Esq.
    Polk County Attorney's Office
  • Jessica McLeran, RN
    The Iowa Clinic
    Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • Lori Mein, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC
    Mercy Medical Center
    Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Tom Muselman
    Retired - West Bank
  • Jean Rommes
    Retired-Patient Advocate
  • Jennifer Tinnermeier
    The Iowa Clinic
    Chief Legal Officer
  • Mark Westergaard, Jr
    Wells Fargo
    Implementation Consultant
  • National Representative
    Alan Rowe
    Kirkwood Comm. College
    Executive Director
  • Staff
    Micki Sandquist
    Executive Director
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