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American Lung Association Announces New Members for 2017-2018 National Board of Directors

(October 9, 2017) - CHICAGO

For more information please contact:

Allison MacMunn
[email protected]

The American Lung Association national board of directors provides volunteer leadership and governance support to Lung Association staff working nationwide to drive forward a strategic plan to achieve the organization's vision of a world free of lung disease, including lung cancer. In June, the American Lung Association elected officers for its 2017-2018 national board of directors, and at its September board meeting the organization added two additional directors.

The two new members who have joined the 2017-2018 national board of directors are:

  • David Casey, Vice President, Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Office, CVS Health, Woonsocket, R.I.
  • David G. Hill, M.D., Director, Clinical Research, Waterbury Pulmonary Associates, Waterbury, Conn. 

"We are delighted to announce additional board members that will guide the Lung Association as we work to maximize our mission and strengthen our role as the leading voice for lung disease patients and caregivers across the country," said American Lung Association National President and CEO Harold P. Wimmer. "Our volunteer leadership brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the Lung Association, helping us improve the lung health of all Americans."

The 2017-2018 American Lung Association National Board of Directors:
Linn P. Billingsley, BSN, Las Vegas, Nev.
Larry Blumenthal, Cave Creek, Ariz.
Michael F. Busk, M.D., MPH, Indianapolis, Ind.
Cheryl A. Calhoun, CPA, MBA, Los Angeles, Calif.
David Casey, Woonsocket, R.I.
Christopher Carney, Perkasie, Pa.
Michael V. Carstens, Omaha, Neb.
Mario Castro, M.D., MPH, St. Louis, Mo.
John F. Emanuel, JD, Milwaukee, Wis., chair
Kathryn A. Forbes, CPA, Phoenix, Ariz., past chair
David G. Hill, M.D., Waterbury, Conn.
Sumita B. Khatri, MD, M.S., Cleveland, Ohio
Robert K. Merchant, MD, M.S., Billings, Mont.
Stephen J. Nolan, Esq., Baltimore, Md.
Stephen R. O'Kane, San Diego, Calif., secretary/treasurer
Harry Perlstadt, Ph.D., MPH, Haslett, Mich.
Jane Z. Reardon, MSN, APRN, CS, AE-C, Granby, Conn.
Al Rowe, Marion, Iowa
Penny J. Schilz, Eagle, Wis.
Kathleen M. Skambis, B.S., JD, MBA, Orlando, Fla.
Johnny A. Smith, Jr., St. Louis, Mo.
Jeffrey T. Stein, CFP, CRPS, Avon, Conn.
Karin A. Tollefson, PharmD, Indianapolis, Ind.
Hanley H. Wheeler, Fisher, Ind.


About the American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit:

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