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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

Chair
Steven T. Mielke
Adient

Chair-Elect
Todd A. Mahr, MD
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center

Treasurer
Jessica Hoppe
Alerus Bank

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

Directors

  • Brad Baker
    Husky
  • 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
    UnitedHealthcare
  • 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.

Chair
Ryan Schmidt, BS, RRT
Philips Healthcare

Vice Chair
Ryan Sevcik
Koley Jessen PC

Immediate Past Chair
Brian Lodes
NMC Corporation

Membership

  • Jim Bush, APR
    Lukas Partners
  • Mike Carstens, MAAA, FSA
    Physician's Mutual
  • Lisa Fuchs, MHA, RRT, CTTS
    Methodist College
  • Russell Hopp, DO
    Creighton University Medical Center
  • Cindy Key, CISA, CFSA, CSOP
    Bank of the West
  • Rudy P. Lackner, MD
    Nebraska Medicine
  • Julie Lazure
    Nebraska Medicine
  • Jeff Matza
    Sirius Security Solutions
  • Matthew Milam
    United Healthcare
  • Lee E Morrow, MD, MSc
    CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center
  • Kathy Nellor
    Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Tyler Shovlin
    Select Medical
  • Bruce Thrasher*
    Retired, Mutual of Omaha
  • Carrie Valenta
    CHI Health
  • Shawn Williams*
    Coldstone Creamery

*Denotes members of Distinguished Service Council

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