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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.

Mountain Pacific 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

John Coefield
Montana

Chair-Elect
Mike Fenello
Idaho

Chair
Patty Ginsburg
Alaska

Secretary
Anne Etter
Washington

Virginia Hall
Oregon

Julie Hasquet
Alaska

Don Lojek, Esq.
Idaho

Robert Merchant, MD
Montana

Robert (Tad) Seder
Washington

Steve Wilson
Hawai'i

Treasurer
Sterling Yee
Hawai'i

Past Chair
Ted Zurcher
Oregon

Management Team

  • Allison Hickey, Executive Vice President, Mountain Pacific Region
  • Tony Peterson, Chief Financial Officer
  • Beverly Stewart, Vice President, Health Initiatives
  • Carrie Nyssen, Vice President, Advocacy and Air Quality
  • Myda Magana, Vice President, Development

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.

Leadership Council

Chair
Ron Suchanek, RRT
Manager, Respiratory Care and Hyperbaric Services - Providence Portland Medical Center

OTS President
Dr. Stephanie Nonas
Pulmonologist - OHSU

Gavin Amato
Vice President - Baird Private Wealth Management

Brenda Batts
Director, Respiratory Therapy Program - Concorde Career Colleges

Amy Bloodworth, RRT
Respiratory Therapist - VA

Past Chair
Carol Brown
Sustainability Manager - Portland General Electric

Past OTS President
Dr. Rhett J. Cummings
Pulmonologist - The Oregon Clinic

Tawny Friedman

Amy Glass, Pharm.D.
Pharmacist - Fred Meyer

John Handy, MD
Pulmonologist - Providence Cancer Center

Jeanna Hunt, MHA, RRT, CPFT
Director of Clinical Education Allied Health Division - Mount Hood Community College

Christina Swartz
Managing Director of Public and Professional - Oregon Dental Association

Matt Walter, MD
Pulmonolgist - Oregon Lung Specialists

Alex Wylie
Attorney - Preg O'Donnell and Gillett

Regional Council

Virginia Hall
Oregon

Past Board Chair
Ted Zurcher
Oregon

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