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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.

FY2015 Leadership Board

  • Jodie Barnett, RN, BSN
    DakotaCare
  • Jeremy Brech
    Museum of Visual Materials
  • Matt Ellefson
    Survive iT
  • Rachel Haigh-Blume, RRT-MS
    Northeast Area Health Education Center
  • Rizan Hajal, MD
    Pulmonary and Sleep Consultants
  • Donald Humphreys, MD
    Sanford School of Medicine/USD
  • Kevin Jordanger
    Avera Pace
  • Justin Kalla, CHA
    Hilton Garden Inn
  • David Kvien, RRT
    Sioux Falls VA Medical Center
  • Jodi Lindstrom, RN
    Sepracor Inc
  • Michael Luken
  • Allen Nord, MD
    Medical Arts Clinic
  • Chad Porter
    Avera Place
  • Jennifer Prasek
    Sanford Center
  • Connie Scholten
  • John Small
    Sunny Radio
  • Rod Smart
    TGT The Green Team
  • R. Maclean Smith, MD
    Allergy and Asthma Clinic
  • Jean Snyders, RRT, CPFT
    Avera Mcennan Hospital
  • Kristi Specht, RRT-NPS
    Sanford Health
  • Marissa Trosen
    Dakota State University
  • Peter Vitiello, PhD
    Sanford Research
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