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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.

FY2018 Board of Directors

July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018

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

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

Jeff Cellucci, Kindred Hospital,
Dallas, TX

Jan V. Eyer
United Healthgroup/Optum
Denver, CO

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

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

Craig Litle
First Fidelity Bank
Oklahoma City, OK

Lynn Rosenbach, MD
Banner Home Care and Hospice
Scottsdale, AZ

Duane Ross, MD
TrueHealth New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Michael Siler
Practical Strategic Solutions
Salt Lake City, UT

Chris Stanley, M.D., M.B.A.
Denver, CO

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

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.

Wayne Rigby
First West Benefit Solutions


  • Jennifer Ames
    Snell and Wilmer
  • Danae Avery
  • Korey Christensen
    Stoel Rives
  • Donald Gartman
  • Evan Hill
  • Jamie Issowits
    Zion's Bank
  • Sylvia Pacheo
    Beneficial Financial Group
  • Paul Shakespear
    Snell and Wilmer
  • Michael Siler
    Practical Strategic Solutions

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
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