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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.

Southwest 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

At-Large Director, National Board of Directors
Linn P. Billingsley
Kindred Hospital
Las Vegas, NV

Chair, National board Representative
Larry Blumenthal, M.B.A.
Dignity Health
Cave Creek, AZ

Civic Leader
Kathy Eskew, RN, BA, MHA
San Antonio, TX

Jan V. Eyer
United Healthgroup/Optum
Denver, CO

Kate Forbes
Electric Applications, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ

Wendy Lawson, MPH, RRT, AE-C
Oklahoma Heart Hospital
Oklahoma City, OK

Kelly LeGrow
Brown and Brown Insurance of Nevada
Las Vegas, NV

Secretary/Treasurer
Craig Litle
First Fidelity Bank
Oklahoma City, OK

Duane Ross, MD
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Michael Siler
Practical Strategic Solutions
Salt Lake City, UT

Chris Stanley, M.D., M.B.A.
Catholic Health Initiatives
Denver, CO

Julie Wilder, Ph.D.
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM

Rebecca Wooters
CITI Cards
Irving, TX

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.

Dallas Board Members

Noelle LeVeaux
Dallas CVB

Meamya Christie-Saunders
The Flourish Agency

Tom Silva
GlaxoSmithKline

Rebecca Wooters
Citigroup

DeShawn Weekly
Kohl

Scott Stanley
American Airlines

Meredith Cox-Glazer
Glazer Financial

If you are interested in serving on the Dallas Leadership Board, please contact Holly Torres, Executive Director, BPfiefer@Lungs.org.

Houston Medical Advisory Board

Dr. Larry Brown
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital

Dr. Marianna Sockrider
Texas Children's Hospital

Dr. Nicola Hanania
Texas Children's Hospital

Dr. Susan Pacheco
University of Texas Health Science Center

Dr. David Sugarbaker
Lung Institute

If you are interested in serving on the Houston Leadership Board, please contact Bill Pfiefer, Interim Executive Director, HTorres@Lungs.org.

Management Team

  • Bill Pfeifer, Executive Vice President, Southwest Region
  • Kelly Smith, Senior Vice President of Programs
  • Laura Zaccardi, Senior Vice President of Human Resources
  • JoAnna Strother, Regional Director of Public Policy

Staff Directory

Dallas Staff

  • Holly Torres, Executive Director
  • Dolores Johnson, Development Manager
  • Karol Nguyen, Office Assistant
  • Kellye Stephens, Program Coordinator

Houston Staff

  • Dr. Rubina Abrol, M.D., Program Manager
  • Katie Jones, Executive Director
  • Alexandra Rivera, Office Assistant
  • Michelle Sampson, Development Manager

San Antonio/Austin Staff

  • Robbie Moore, Office Assistant
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