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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.

Lary Winn III
Customer Development Strategist
BHC Rhodes

Vice Chair
Lisa Tomlinson
Market President
Bank of Blue Valley


  • Betsy Allgeyer
    Business by Promotion
  • Kevin Allgeyer
    Health, Safety and Environmental Management
    Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies
  • William Barkman, MD, MSPH, FCCP
    University of Kansas Medical Center
    Center for Environmental and Occupational Health
  • James M. Brophy
    North American Partners in Anesthesia
  • Trish Carcopa RN CDE
    Corporate Health Strategist / Allied Health Ed.
    Southwest Technologies
  • Christina Carter RN BSN CHPN CHPCA
    Executive Director
    Heartland Hospice
  • Tracy Garry
    Head of Client Management and Consulting
    Empower Retirement
  • Alexander S. Gill
    Kindred Hospital
  • Edward F. Gilmore
  • Stephanie Isaacson
    President and CEO
    New Horizons Enterprises, LLC
  • Kristen Leathers
    PE, Assoc. DBIA
    Affinis Corporation
  • Mike McKeen
    President/Principal EPC Real Estate Group
  • Pamela A. Popp
    Lockton Retirement Services
    Lockton Financial Advisors, LLC
    Lockton Investment Advisors, LLC
  • Margaret Richards, JD
    Lathrop and Gage
  • Gary Salzman, MD, FCCP
    UMKC School of Medicine
  • Brian R. Schatz
    Division Vice President, Corporate Integrity
    Chief Compliance Officer
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Jane B. Taylor, MD, MsCR, FAAP
    Pediatric Pulmonologist, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    UMKC School of Medicine
    Children's Mercy - Kansas City
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